The term ‘Kelp’ seaweed can be refer to different types of seaweed, growing in cold waters, with long fronds and used in food preparations.
While the word Kelp should be related to Laminaria seaweed species only, it is commonly used for some Fucus species (Ascophyllum nodosum) and Saccharina latissima (Sweet Kombu).
Kelp seaweed is mainly growing in the deep sea, where the heavy metals may affect the seaweed nutritional value for health. For this reason, it is important to prefer organic seaweed, as the organic certification bodies require specific tests to prove its quality.
AlgAran seaweed products are especially rinsed in clean, filtered water and never dried at high temperature, to preserve all the nutrients provided by nature.
Irish seaweed is generally less polluted than seaweeds grown in overseas countries; however, the cleanest shores are in the North West Coast of Ireland.
Kelp products are known to provide high amounts of iodine. However, the iodine naturally occurring in seaweed is not all bioavailable and it is organicated, which means bound to other seaweed compounds. This makes Irish organic seaweed safe to eat and it is unlikely to cause side effects or over dosage of iodine, even in large quantities.
Considering that kelp seaweed, especially Ascophyllum nodosum, contains all the minerals existing on the planet, plus vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates and Fucoidan, it is safe not to exceed 5g per day.
AlgAran Kelp Capsules are the best and safest way to control the iodine and Fucoidan intake.
Organic Seaweed from Ireland is one of the best resources which is going to generate more and more revenue in our country in the years to come.
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