Norwegian Kelp GP contains kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) - brown algae, growing in the cold waters of the North Atlantic ocean. Kelp is harvested from the pollution-free regions of Norwegian Sea.
Studies indicate that kelp contains more vitamins and minerals than any other foodstuff. The trace-mineral content (potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron) is among the highest of any known single source, but it's the iodine content in kelp that makes it especially good for your mental and physical health.
Kelp was traditionally used as a remedy for thyroid gland diseases, caused by iodine deficiency. It is noticed, that people living near the sea and consuming sea food, including kelp, are less likely to develop hypothyroidism.
Iodine is an essential element and participates in almost all vital processes in the human body. Iodine stimulates thyroid gland function, assists in making thyroid hormones, which are necessary for maintaining normal metabolism in all cells of the body, converting food to energy, maintaining body temperature. They regulate the function of cardiovascular system, and are important for the nervous system, for the body’s growth and fertility, for its resistance to the harmful environmental agents.
Brown algae help to detoxify the body, to get rid of different toxins, radioactive nuclides, salts of heavy metal; help to relieve nervous tension; are useful in reducing the symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome; help to normalize heart function; improve overall health.
Much of the mineral content in our soil today has been depleted due to aggressive farming techniques, which means the vegetables that grow in that soil may be lacking in nutrients. But the ocean is a reservoir of minerals and nutrients, and kelp contains many of the minerals needed for sustaining good health.
Kelp is an excellent source of iodine that is traditionally used as a dietary supplement.
But the content of iodine in Ascophyllum nodosum can vary considerably, depending on different factors. (1)
Dry brown algae powder cannot guarantee the essential quantity of iodine in every batch of product.
The improved Santegra®’s formula Norwegian Kelp GP has guaranteed iodine content. Each Norwegian Kelp GP tablet contains 150 mcg of iodine – the recommended daily amount of this important microelement.
The high content of iodine helps to normalize the thyroid gland function and the production of thyroid hormones, essential for the body’s vital activity.
Disorders of the thyroid gland are diagnosed more and more often nowadays. Iodine deficiency is the most common preventable cause of thyroid disease in the world.
Iodine deficiency can result in endemic goiter, hypothyroidism, thyroid neoplasms, and nervous system development disorders.
Iodine deficiency can lead to poor brain development. Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable intellectual deficit worldwide.
Iodine is very important for the children. Iodine deficiency makes them apathetic, easily tired; they experience lack of appetite and have poor results at school.
Iodine deficiency in pregnant women causes miscarriages, stillbirths, and other complications. It also decreases child survival, and impairs growth and development.
Globally, 2.2 billion people (38% of the world's population) live in the areas with iodine deficiency and risk its complications.
The only effective way to prevent iodine deficiency is adequate everyday intake of iodine.
But food and drinking water in many areas do not contain enough iodine. In these areas soil and therefore crops and grazing animals do not provide sufficient dietary iodine. For example some parts of Continental Europe and Russia can be considered as areas of endemic iodine deficiency.
Symptoms of iodine deficiency are often subtle. They are not specific, which means they can mimic the symptoms of many other conditions. Common symptoms include: weakened immunity, apathy, fatigue, weight gain, decreased skin elasticity, hair loss, and nail fragility.
The iodine requirement depends on age and physiological state of the body, the recommended daily allowance for adults is 150 mcg.
|Supplement Facts, Serving Size 1 Capsule:||Iodine (from Norwegian kelp) - 150 mcg, Norwegian kelp (0.1% iodine) (Ascophylum nodosum) - 150 mg.|
|Usage||As a dietary supplement take 1 tablet daily with a glass of water.|
|Contraindications||Individual intolerance, hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis.|