Bladderwrack

Scientific Name: Fucus versiculosus

Bladderwrack Information

Bladderwrack is a common sea weed which supplies trace minerals and iodine for rebalancing thyroid or metabolic disorders. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that grows along colder coastlines and is an excellent source of iodine, a major component of thyroxine and triiodothyronine, hormones that affect weight gain and cellular metabolic rates. The alginates in Bladderwrack (complex polysaccharides), like other soluble fibers, have a soothing and cleansing effect on the digestive tract and are known to prevent the absorption of toxic metals like mercury, cadmium, plutonium and cesium. Alginates are also hydrasorbent laxatives, compounds that swell to 20 times their original volume by absorbing water, which is much greater than other types of bulk laxatives such as psyllium and bran. These alginates are effective in treating habitual constipation and gastric bloating because they swell in intestinal juices rather than water or gastric juices and are non-irritating. Bladderwrach also has antiviral activity against influenza virus due to a very active inhibitor of viral and bacterial neuraminidase.

Bladderwrack Benefits

  • Has Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
  • Aids in metabolic, digestive, and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Rich source of iodine - supplements for iodine deficiency
  • Because of its effects on the thyroid, may aid in weight loss

Bladderwrack Nutrient Content

Polysaccharides: alginic acid (algin) as the major component; fucoidan and laminarin (sulphated polysaccharide esters). Minerals: iodine; calcium; potassium; magnesium; phosphorus; iron and silicon

Bladderwrack Notes

The iodine content in kelp may cause hyper- or hypothyroidism, if taken in excessive amounts, and may interfere with existing treatment for abnormal thyroid function.

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