Kelp is the name given to various groups of seaweed which, thanks to their high content of vitamins and minerals, are used as a dietary supplement and provide health benefits to those who consume them, improving metabolism, facilitating digestion and even being used for weight loss. Real superfoods!
These highly nutritious algae are a perfect addition to any diet, because they can contain as much as ten times more minerals than vegetables and fruits or any terrestrial plant.
Kelp is found in shallow waters around the world and has a greenish-brown color. Eastern countries, especially Japan and China, are the largest consumers of this plant.
Kelp health benefits
Due to their high content of vitamins, these algae provide many health benefits.
Kelp is a source of minerals such as calcium and iodine and vitamins K and E which give it antioxidant properties, as one of the most complete natural supplements for the human body.
Kelp is used as a means of suppressing hunger, it is especially recommended for people who are on a weight control diet, because it speeds up the metabolism and also has the property of spreading in the stomach, providing a feeling of satiety.
The amino acids it contains are also conducive to digestion, as they are responsible for the regulation of all metabolic processes, as well as for the optimal storage of nutrients.
Similarly, fiber and algin, its other components, act as digestive and antidiarrheal agents, stabilizing intestinal activity as well as helping to control bloating, avoiding flatulence and preventing constipation.
Seaweed also has the ability to regulate cholesterol levels in the body, maintain constant blood pressure and is recommended for patients with cholesterol problems.
Kelp is recommended for cleaning and purifying arteries, because it has anticoagulant effects, at the same time regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland and protects from the harmful effects of heavy metals and radiation, helping to purify the body of these toxins.
It is often used to reduce stress levels because it provides a naturally relaxing effect and is a good treatment against general fatigue.
Cosmetic use of algae.
Seaweed not only serves as a dietary supplement, because it is an excellent source of nutrients, they help regenerate various parts of the body, and provide vitality and energy.
The nutritional properties of algae are used by the cosmetic industry, many make-up products or face creams include it among their components, they are recommended for those who want a deep nourishing effect because it revitalizes the skin.
Also, the high content of vitamins K and E prevents aging and the appearance of wrinkles, avoiding the formation of free radicals, chemicals that damage the body, keeping the skin fresh and healthy.
Kelp algae are effective in treating acne, in which case it is recommended to use kelp as a natural face mask, because it will act directly on the affected area and eliminate blackheads and fat accumulations.
Vitamins from kelp algae also renew nails and hair, giving them greater hardness, vitality and shine.
Use of algae.
Kelp algae are easily available, they can be found in pharmacies or health food stores, and in this case in our store in the form of capsules with a solution of kelp algae extract.
The most common form of consumption are kelp capsules, which are sold as a vitamin supplement and a hunger suppressant, and it is recommended to take one tablet at least one hour before each meal in order to achieve the desired effect.
Kelp is also available in powder form, in which case it is recommended to use it in meals as a salt. Kelp is a great substitute for kitchen salt.
For use as a face mask, it is suggested to mix algae with clay and water to create a creamy pasty consistency, which should be applied to the face like any cosmetic product for about 20 or 30 minutes, and then removed with water.
If you want to use it as a natural cleanser, it is desirable to add a tablespoon of algae powder to a cup of boiled water, leave it to rest overnight and you should consume three cups of this infusion during the next day.
Side effects of algae.
Although Kelp algae are natural and rarely produce negative health effects, their excessive consumption can have certain negative consequences on the body, so it is important not to exceed the prescribed dose.
Consumption of this plant is not recommended for people who suffer from thyroid problems, because one of its functions is to stimulate this gland, which in those cases could create an imbalance in metabolism.
The composition of one capsule
Algae extract (standardized to 0.4% iodine) – 150mcg.
Method of use and dosage
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily with water.
150 mg, 100 capsules
Store in a cool and dry place, out of direct sunlight.
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking prescription drugs.