Nature’s bounty. That is what comes to mind with kelp or bladder wrack. This vegetable or herb (which you can find floating in the bluest of oceans) comes with a long list of minerals, chief of which is iodine. Aside from iodine, kelp is rich with minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. There are actually some 70 elements and minerals in kelp, making it one of the richest and most potent source of minerals in a single vegetable.
Iodine helps make sure that your thyroid is working at its best so that your body enjoys improved metabolism, energy and growth. Iodine kills infections and bacteria that attack our body. Kelp may very well be called the definitive source of iodine. It naturally produces iodine, iodine that your body needs. And since it is all-natural, you will have none of the allergic reactions that you may have when using manufactured iodine.
The iodine even kills off bacteria and infection. The iodine content of kelp also helps in controlling the weight as it stimulates the metabolism.
Kelp (which is rich in fiber) is also excellent in keeping your weight down. It suppresses your appetite. Kelp is also a diuretic, helping you get rid of water retention problems. And since you have better metabolism, the fat you burn become energy – so you feel better and look better.
Kelp is also great for the prostate and the pancreas. The toxins that may otherwise stay in your system are effectively flushed out. Kelp prevents these toxins from being absorbed in the body. The seaweed eases arthritis pain, improves the function of the liver, promotes healthy cholesterol levels as well as get rid of constipation and flatulence. Kelp also has essential fatty acids and Vitamin A to make sure that your skin is supple and glowing.
With all that kelp can do, you can really say that it is one of nature’s best gifts in keeping us healthy. However, certain precautions should be noted. You are not to take it without the knowledge and recognition of your doctor. Pregnant and lactating women are also advised to avoid kelp.