Super Kelp

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Product description

Therapeutic Benefits
Kelp is a sea plant which is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly the B vitamins and iodine which is known to regulate thyroid gland function and thus, metabolism. Nourishing for the thyroid, it is a plant traditionally used in hypothyroidism. It is most commonly the herbalists’ prime remedy in this condition.

Kelp has a reputation for helping with the temporary relief of the pain of arthritis, as well as for the relief of fluid retention. It exerts a strong alkalising influence on the body.

Since 1992, the Australian Centre for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ACCIDD) has performed surveys of urinary iodine excretion (UIE) levels in Australia. It was initially found in 1992 that the UIE levels in the Australian population were above 200g/L – a sufficient iodine level according to the World Health Organisation standards. However, a noticeable trend has been observed in recent years. Median UIE levels were found to be < 100g/L in studies from Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, with pregnant women found to have an UIE well below 100g/L. These studies indicated that half of these women in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania are iodine deficient.

The National Iodine Study, conducted in February 2006, has found that overall children in mainland Australia are borderline iodine deficient. A national median UIE level was found to be 104g/L. On a state basis, NSW and Victorian children are mildly iodine deficient, with median UIE levels of 89g/L and 73.5 g/L, respectively. South Australian children are borderline iodine deficient, with a median UIE level of 101 g/L. Both Queensland and Western Australia children are iodine sufficient, with median UIE levels of 136.5 g/L and 142.5 g/L, respectively. It was found that about half (46.3%) of all the students tested in mainland Australia had UIE levels in the range of mild (36.7%) to moderate (9.6%) iodine deficiency. Victoria and New South Wales had the highest percentage of children in the range 20 – 49 g/L (18.8% and 13.6%, respectively).

Cautions & Interactions
Older people with nodular goitres are at risk of developing hyperthyroidism from use of iodine containing products.

Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in some with autoimmune thyroiditis.

Children with cystic fibrosis appear to have an exaggerated susceptibility to the goitrogenic effect of high doses of iodine.

Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Don’t exceed one tablet per day.

Directions for Use
Adults: One tablet daily.

Each tablet of Super Kelp contains:

  • Fucus vesiculous (Kelp)
    extract equivalent to dry plant 600mg
  • Ascophyllum nodosum
    (Yellow wrack) dry plant 150mg