What is kelp?
Kelp is a type of large, brown algae. It contains thousands of small air pockets and can grow up to 60 meters long – forming veritable underground forests that provide an ecosystem for a diversity of underwater organisms.
Kelp in nature
Kelp is present naturally all around the globe in temperate waters that are rich in nutrients, and can also be found in the cold waters around Iceland and the Kerguelen Islands. It grows in the shallow areas of the oceans.
The benefits of kelp
Thanks to seawater’s richness in micronutrients, kelp takes in many minerals during the course of its growth, including iodine . Kelp’s composition endows it with many beneficial effects, including:
- Benefits for the mind: With its high iodine content, kelp has a positive effect on cognitive function and the nervous system.
- Benefits for the thyroid : At physiological dosage, kelp’s iodine content helps replenish deficiencies in this mineral that is often lacking in our diets – but that is vital to the proper functioning of the thyroid, a gland which has been described as the “conductor” of our body’s “orchestra”.
- Benefits for skin and joint health: Kelp has historically been used to soothe aching joints and to treat psoriasis and rheumatism. It also helps improve hair vitality.
Other beneficial effects have also been observed from kelp, including the regularization of bowel function thanks to the fiber it contains.
Who should take kelp?
Kelp can be recommended for people who are seeking general vitality and a boost of energy.
However, kelp-based products should not be consumed by those who suffer or have suffered from thyroid diseases, or by children or pregnant women.
The composition of Algorigin Kelp
Thanks to the environment in which it grows, kelp enjoys the benefits of all the minerals that are essential to its growth. This unique growth environment makes it loaded with iodine, while also giving it a fiber-rich structure.
Kelp is rich in iodine, and can help us ensure that we take in enough of this important mineral. Our iodine intake is otherwise quite dependent both on our tastes and our location – as iodine is particularly present in seafood such as shellfish, crustaceans… and algae!
The fiber in kelp helps regularize bowel function in the event of constipation.
ALGORIGIN KELP: SELECTED BY THE ALGORIGIN TEAM
Algorigin Kelp combines two different algae from the kelp family, Laminaria digitata and Ascophyllum nodosum, in order to obtain a balance of micronutrients and to optimize their intake. We use kelp that is found in its natural state in Breidafjordur bay on the west coast of Iceland, which features great quantities of these two types of algae in pollution-free waters.
They are harvested mechanically on the coast (Laminaria digitata) or by boat (Ascophyllum nodosum), being delivered the very same evening to the facility in which they are processed – quickly, gently, and at low temperatures, ensuring optimal conservation of the algae’s active elements.
The factory, which operates with geothermic energy drawn from the boiling water underground, ensures an environmentally friendly operation that provides the products with an extremely pure processing environment – far from any sources of particulate matter.
We have chosen to offer you a product that is harvested in a manner that respects the environment, as well as processed in a manner that respects the algae themselves – to make sure that you enjoy all the health benefits of a top-quality kelp product.
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