Scientific Name: Fucus vesiculosus
Origin: United States
A form of kelp that hails from the North Atlantic, Bladderwrack Powder has been used medicinally for centuries. Mainly valued as a treatment for obesity due to its high iodine content, there’s much more to this sea vegetable than meets the eye. It’s also rich in a wealth of other vitamins and minerals including Potassium, Silicon, Magnesium and Iron. You’ll even find it contains excellent amounts of Vitamins A, C, E and G, as well as Selenium, Zinc and Manganese. Due to this and its many other bountiful and healthful elements, many see it as the MVP when it comes to heavy metal detoxification throughout the body.
Added to a smoothie, soup, salad or tea, Bladderwrack Powder is beloved for its perceived ability to cleanse the body, strengthen immunity, lower cholesterol, and ease inflamed joints. So, whether you call it Bladderwrack, Black Tang, Rockweed, Sea Oak or Black Tany, this sea-born substance is a flavorful way to enhance your everyday.
An excellent source of vital minerals, Bladderwrack Powder is a natural cleanser for the skin. Not only does its contained nutrients help to nourish the epidermis, but they can also relieve dryness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and aid the skin in the retention of proper levels of moisture.
Also, an excellent source of iodine, Bladderwrack Powder can stimulate proper functionality of the thyroid. This makes it a powerful aid in weight loss efforts, as it can boost metabolism, reduce food cravings, and ensure proper levels of energy are available. When combined with its content of various fibers, these traits are beneficial in relieving pain from cramps, bloating, ulcers, and flatulence as well.
Bladderwrack Powder contains a substance known as, Fucoidan, which is believed to reduce levels of LDL—or bad cholesterol. Conversely, it also promotes higher levels of HDL—or good cholesterol—thus lowering overall blood pressure. Together, these conditions can help to minimize the risks of heart attack and stroke by relieving some of the strain placed on the cardiovascular system.
A natural anti-inflammatory, Bladderwrack Powder may reduce joint and muscle pain, as well as conditions associated with arthritis. Its nutrient content is also believed to stimulate hormones and estrogen production, and treat the symptoms of thrombosis. Containing several key antioxidants, it’s beneficial in anti-aging efforts and vision health as well.
- Stir, blend or mix ¼ teaspoon of Bladderwrack Powder into your favorite beverage, 1 - 3 times daily.
- We highly recommend adding it to beet or carrot juice or to try it with your favorite smoothie or tea.
- For even faster intake, you can also make your own Bladderwrack capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
Discovered in 1811, Bladderwrack Powder has a long and storied history as an original source of iodine in many countries. One of the heaviest chemical elements on the planet, iodine is a potent substance that has been used for medicinal and health purposes for centuries. In Europe and other colonial nations, it was often used as a treatment for goiters, while also gathered and stored to be utilized as a vital source of cattle feed and fuel during harsh winter conditions. Although most common to the shores of the British Isles, this large-form alga can be found across the Atlantic shores of Europe, as well as areas of the Baltic Sea, Greenland, Morocco and much of the east coast United States.
If stored correctly, our Bladdwerwrack Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.