Our raw Organic Kelp powder (also known as Rockweed or Norwegian kelp - Ascophyllum nodosum) is naturally mineral rich and can be easily included in practically any dish. Sprinkle it on entrees, soups and salads. Or add it to smoothies, teas and iced drinks. Our organic kelp comes from the pristine and protected oceans of the North Atlantic. Kelp like other sea vegetables is virtually fat-free, low calorie and one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom. Kelp contains high amounts of calcium and phosphorous and is extremely high in magnesium, iron, iodine and sodium.
Kelp (laminaria), the most prolific sea plant on America's shores, contains algin, carrageenan, iodine, potassium, bromine, mucopolysaccharides, mannitol, alginic acid, kainic acid, laminine, histamine, zeaxanthin, protein, vitamins A, B, E, D, K, C, and is rich in minerals. Kelp proteins are comparable in quality to animal proteins. Kelp contains sodium alginate (algin), an element that helps remove radioactive particles and heavy metals from the body. Algin, carrageenan and agar are kelp gels that rejuvenate gastrointestinal health and aid digestion. Kelp works as a blood purifier, relieves arthritis stiffness, and promotes adrenal, pituitary and thyroid health. Its natural iodine can normalize thyroid-related disorders like overweight and lymph system congestion. It is a demulcent that helps eliminate herpes outbreaks.
Kelp is a nutritional source that is used to promote healthy glandular functions, focusing especially on the thyroid. Kelp is especially high in iodine, which must be present for proper glandular function. By regulating the thyroid, Kelp helps stimulate and balance the metabolism. The large amounts of iodine found in Kelp are important in the treatment of an under-active thyroid. Consequently, Kelp may contribute to weight loss if the weight gain is directly related to thyroid disorders. Containing algin, a fiber that absorbs toxins and nutrients from the digestive system, Kelp helps improve digestion, stimulate kidney function, increase circulation, and purify the blood. Kelp has also been known to treat inflamed joints and tissues caused by arthritis and rheumatism. Furthermore, Kelp enhances the immune system and eliminates the negative effects that stress may have on the body. It can also help to normalize overly low blood pressure. Known topical uses for this herb include its use as a compress or oil for arthritic joints, as a bath herb for cellulite and weight loss and as a lotion for its skin-softening qualities.
Organic raw Kelp is a brown seaweed and a great natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI). Iodine is a chemical element essential for the production of thyroid hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Diets deficient in iodine increase risk of retarded brain development in children (cretinism), mental slowness, high cholesterol, lethargy, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and goiter: a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. The natural Potassium iodide (KI) / Iodine from Kelp / Rockweed is absorbed by your body more slowly and safely than chemical or synthetic iodine. Further Kelp / Rockweed helps promote an alkaline pH balance within the body and also boosts the immune system.
Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI), administered orally immediately after exposure to certain types of radiation, may be used to protect the thyroid from ingested radioactive iodine. But Potassium iodide (KI) would only be effective if the radiation contains radioactive iodine.
Raw organic Kelp is also excellent for detoxification. Kelp is a primary source of alginic acid which is a polysaccharide that is abundant in sea vegetables classified as brown seaweeds. Scientific researchers, including a team led by Dr. Tanaka at McGill University, have demonstrated that alginic acid binds with any heavy metals found in the intestines, renders them indigestible, and causes them to be eliminated. So, heavy metals, such as barium, cadmium, lead, mercury, zinc, and even radioactive strontium, that may be present in the intestines will not be absorbed by the body when alginic acid is present. What's more, Dr. Tanaka's research has shown that the alginic acid in sea vegetables actually helps bind and draw out any similar toxins that are already stored in our bodies, thus "lowering the body's burden."
Doctors Seibin and Teruko Arasaki, Japanese scientists who have published several books about sea vegetables, also report this cleansing property of alginic acid in their book Vegetables From the Sea. They conclude, "Heavy metals taken into the human body are rendered insoluble by alginic acid in the intestines and cannot therefore be absorbed into body tissues."
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Kelp powder may include:
● Great natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI)
● Ability to scavenge chemicals, drugs, heavy metals, & radioisotopes throughout the body
● Improving circulation
● Protecting against obesity
● Deterring cholesterol build up in the body
● Polysaccharides: important in the prevention of degenerative diseases
● Reducing inflammation
● Helping normalizing blood pressure
● Boosting metabolism
● Improving many bladder disorders
● Helping to inhibit arteriosclerosis
● Normalizing thyroid function
● More vitamin C than oranges
● Improving kidney function
● Good natural source of vitamin K
● Reducing hyper tension
● Supporting recovery from cancer & radiation poisoning
● Strengthens an underactive thyroid
● May be used as an emollient
● Excellent source of bioavailable iron
● Reducing allergies in dogs
● May play a role in lowering risk of estrogen-related problems
● Anti-viral, anticoagulant, & antithrombotic properties
● Contains fucoidans which may have anti-inflammatory benefits
● Natural source of the mineral vanadium which appears to play a multi-faceted role in regulation of carbohydrate metabolism & blood sugar
Suggested Use: Take 1/4 teaspoon 1 - 3 times daily.
Botanical Name: Ascophyllum nodosum
Other Names: Rockweed, Norwegian Kelp
Origin: Canada - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Kelp powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers organic raw Kelp powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your raw Organic Kelp powder in a cool, dark, dry place.