Kelp is a family of 30 different seaweed species, all highly nutritious. It’s safety, low cost, and particular nutritional profile makes it vital tool for remineralizing the body in development science.
Kelp’s most well-known benefit is it’s high amounts of bio-available iodine. Referred to as the endocrine mineral, iodine is not only needed in the thyroid to produce hormones, but also the adrenal glands, prostate glands, ovaries and breast. In fact, it is actually needed in every cell of the body! It is also important for brain function and cancer prevention. There are several reasons why this mineral is so lacking in these times:
In addition to iodine, kelp sports a wide range of important trace minerals. It is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, has some zinc and selenium, and provides ultra-trace minerals such as germanium and rubidium. It’s calcium is unique in that it’s form is one of the most easily absorbed in the body. Many other mineral supplements, including fulvic and humic minerals, sea electrolytes, and other sea vegetables such as wakame and nori, either have the wrong balance of minerals or contain too many toxic metals. Kelp, although it contains a very small amount of heavy metals, also contains alginates, which bind to the metals and don’t allow them to be absorbed by the body. All these reasons, plus it’s low cost, make it a go-to for re-nourishing the body in development science.
Endo-met kelp contains a species of kelp known as Ascophyllum nodosum, which is harvested from the Atlantic ocean in shallow, cold ocean waters. Contains 600 mg Atlantic kelp extract and 0.6 mg iodine per capsule.