A.Vogel's Kelp tablets can help those who feel sluggish with a ‘slow metabolism’. . The iodine present in kelp supports the body’s metabolism by promoting the normal production of thyroid hormones in your body. This in turn, encourages your body to burn up the food you eat, giving you more energy.
Kelp, sometimes also known as Sea Kelp, refers to a group of brown algae or seaweed. It is said that there are more than 30 related species, although it will be true that some are probably still to be discovered.
Kelp grows at the bottom of relatively shallow parts of oceans in ‘kelp forests’ and thrive best in nutrient rich sea at temperatures around 10oC. Although kelp may be found in the seas of many parts of the temperate world, they appear to grow particularly well in the Pacific Ocean.
Sea kelp has been used in healthcare for many centuries. It was eaten firstly as a food and many cultures (such as the Japanese) still value seaweed as part of their daily diet. Kelp contains a variety of nutrients, especially iodine, and it is for this reason that people use it to help maintain the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.
Apart from its use in natural healthcare, kelp has been used in a number of industrial processes. Kelp ash has been used in the manufacture of soap and glass; a substance known as alginate derived from kelp seaweed is used to thicken foods such as ice-cream, jelly, salad cream and toothpaste. This alginate has also been found to have the ability to bind to, and prevent fat-absorption.
- Rich in naturally occurring iodine
- Helps support the metabolism
- Promotes normal thyroid function
- Made from Pacific Sea Kelp
Our in-store pharmacist Shabir Daya, has written an article on Kelp Tablets:
Directions: As a food supplement, Adults: 1 tablet 2 - 3 times daily before food. Do not take before retiring to bed, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, kidney disorders, thyroid conditions or with allergies to iodine. Do NOT take at night as may disturb sleep. Not recommended whilst pregnant or breastfeeding. This product is not recommended for children. May not be suitable for people with a fish or crustacean allergy because of the Kelp.
Each tablet contains powdered Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). Also contains microcrystalline cellulose, pregelitinized starch, maize starch, soya polysaccharide and hydrated cottonseed oil. Each 250mg tablet provides 50mcg of iodine. May not be suitable for people with a fish or crustacean allergy because of the Kelp.
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