Scientific Name: Ascophyllum nodosum
Origin: United States (Northern Atlantic Ocean)
Also known as seaweed to some, Kelp Powder is a salty treat that adds that much sought after “umami” flavor to just about any dish you add it to. Rich in Iodine, this savior from the sea is jam-packed with nutrients, including Sodium, Iron, Phosphorous, Calcium, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as Magnesium and Potassium. And with so many wondrous ingredients, it’s no wonder it has just as many uses. From enhancing metabolism and growth and energy levels to cleansing the body of toxins and normalizing glandular secretions, it’s no wonder popularity is on the rise.
Whether you add it to a smoothie, juice, dry rub or vegetable dish, there’s almost no limit to what you can do with the ever-incredible Kelp Powder. Once you try it, you’ll never look at the sea the same way again.
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Considered by many to be a superfood, Kelp Powder is an excellent source of iodine. An essential nutrient that supports proper thyroid function, it promotes healthy growth of the body and can help counteract the effects of hypothyroidism. Kelp Powder is also rich in a protein known as, fucoxanthin, which is shown to suppress fat build-up and reduce deposits of fatty tissue.
Kelp Powder is a great source of the nutrient, fucoidan, which has shown to help minimize the risk of dangerous blood clots, as well as the possibility of heart attack and stroke. This powerful compound is also beneficial in the regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, further preventing damage to the body’s cells and systems.
Rich in vitamin K, Kelp Powder is shown to help maintain overall bone health by improving mineral density and combating age-related bone loss. Likewise, this nutrient is absorbed into the blood to ensure proper healing and alleviate pain associated with ailments, such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
A natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, Kelp Powder can help regulate the immune system in a number of beneficial ways. From improving cholesterol levels to regulating hormones in the body, it functions to help protect us from harmful foreign bodies, as well as free radicals and infection.
The recommended dose of Kelp Powder is 1 teaspoon, per day.
- While many people take simply take it with water, you can also blend it into salad dressings and smoothies or use it as a garnish for side dishes.
- We suggest giving it a try on top of your morning yogurt or mixed into your favorite spice blend.
- For even faster intake, you can also make your own Kelp Powder capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
The use of kelp as a food source dates back to Middle Stone Age Africa. There, natives used to harvest it alongside other items, such as abalones and mussels. Some even believe that the existence of kelp around certain areas of the globe helped lead to some of the earliest migrations of modern humans. Known as the “kelp highway hypothesis,” it was presented in 2007 and is still debated by scientists and archeologists to this very day. As the decades and centuries wore on, more and more people began to take notice of the healthful benefits of kelp and its presence has rapidly expanded as a result. Today, kelp is as popular as ever and can be found in everything from chips and tonics to snacks and sushi dishes.
If stored correctly, our Kelp 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.