All seaweeds contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and antioxidants. Seaweed is also high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrate. The seaweeds that we use in our mixtures are designed to provide a broad spectrum of nutrient content and our seaweed contains:
Vitamins: A, B1 thiamin, B2 riboflavin, B3 niacin, B6 pyridoxine, B9 folate, B12 cobalamin, C, E and K.
Minerals and trace elements: Iodine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, molybdenum and chromium.
Research has been shown that seaweed can assist with: appetite control, regulation of blood sugar levels, reduction of cholesterol, blood pressure control, healthy brain activity, maintaining healthy gut flora and a healthy heart. Iodine is present in most seaweeds and is vital to maintain a healthy thyroid gland however it is possible to overstimulate the thyroid gland.
The highest concentration of iodine is found in most forms of kelp (of the Laminariales order) which is why we limit the use of kelp in our standard seaweed mixes.