Kelp Vitamin - Kelp Supplement and Iodine
Kelp is a herb which is so high in vitamins, nutrients and minerals that it works wonderfully as an all round
every day vitamin. It is particularly useful as a women's vitamin, because it is high in iron, calcium and
potassium, all of which tend to be essential for women during menstruation, and while pregnant or nursing. Kelp has
a salty taste to it and people have been known to use it in place of salt. It is also a natural source of iodine
and this is where a lot of it's medicinal, healing and wellness power comes into play.
Iodine is essential to your body, because it helps the thyroid gland to function properly. In turn, the thyroid
controls growth, energy and metabolism in your body. Since kelp is a natural source of iodine, it is absorbed by
your body more slowly and safely than chemical iodine is. For people that are allergic to chemical iodine, kelp is
an ideal alternative.
Kelp regulates both the thyroid and pituitary glands, plus it activates all glands in your body. It is wonderful
for nail growth and hair loss and it can help regulate your body temperature. It even helps if you have problems
with chronic low body temperature.
Kelp is beneficial to the pancreas and the prostrate. In fact it helps with both female and male organs in the
body. It also builds cell membranes, helps the digestive system, can help prevent the growth of tumors, can help
cleanse the body of radiation, and normalize glands and hormones. That last part makes it an excellent supplement
to take while pregnant, particularly because Kelp contains such high mineral content as well.
The naturally high iodine content of Kelp helps it act as an antibiotic in your body as well. When there is an
infection in your body, Kelp will help assist the thyroid to release more iodine into your blood stream and iodine
Kelp can be made into a tea to take when you have strep throat. Add a gel capsule of ground kelp to regular, hot
black tea, let it dissolve, stir it around and then I drink the tea. The kelp coats the throat as it goes down, and
the iodine kills the strep bacteria. It will also relieve pain almost immediately. Although it is gritty and does
not taste too good in tea form, it works really fast and it is cheap as well.
Although not so well known, Kelp offer some benefits for weight loss. Since it regulates your thyroid, this can
also stimulate your metabolism and give you more energy. Since it also acts as a diuretic, it will help you shed
water that your body might otherwise retain. Working together, these two benefits of kelp can help you achieve your
personal weight loss goals.