Sea kelp, also known as kombu and haidai, is a marine flat red or brown algae that belongs to the family Laminariaceae of the plants. Sea kelp makes a rich dietary source of calcium and iodine. Other nutrients include vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E and K; minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, chromium, selenium, silicon and barium; gels such as agar, alginate and carrageenan.
High amounts of calcium in sea kelp help maintain the health of bones and protect against the risk of osteoporosis. Calcium assists in normal blood clotting and promotes normal muscle function. Iodine in sea kelp assists in synthesizing thyroid hormones, which help boost low thyroid function and reduce the symptoms of cretinism and goitre. Vitamins in kelp help boost the immune function and promote healthy skin, nails and hair.
Gels in kelp aid digestion and help stimulate gastrointestinal health. They help relieve and soothe inflamed mucous membranes and reduce the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on the body.
Seal kelp exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and it helps treat rheumatism and arthritis. It contains germanium, an antioxidant that helps combat cancer, promotes skin healing and boosts immune function. A recent research shows that sea kelp is effective in lowering blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Lifeplan Sea Kelp 400mg is a popular brand on the market that is made using finest quality marine sea kelp. It helps maintain healthy musculoskeletal and digestive systems and preserves the immune function. This product contains no added sugars, artificial colours and live yeasts.