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Essential Minerals In Seaweed

Looking to discover all the essential minerals in seaweed? Then keep on Reading…

Our Seaweeds contain all the essential minerals your body needs!

Did you know a credit card size of Kelp has more calcium than 10 glasses of milk?

Minerals like Calcium, iron, iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and more can be found in seaweed.

Take a look at our nutritional chart for more information on each seaweed.

Green seaweeds are full of calcium and iron

Calcium

Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth. A calcium deficiency can also cause bones to become brittle and long term cause include osteoporosis. Seaweeds like digitata (Kelp), sugar kelp and wakame have the best calcium content. A great addition or substitute for Milk in your diet.

Iron

Iron is a component of hemoglobin that in present in red blood cells carrying oxygen around the body. Deficiency Anemia is caused when you haven’t got enough iron in your blood. Green Seaweeds like Sea Lettuce, and Sea Grass have massive amounts of iron. Seaweeds such as dulse and nori also.

Iodine

Iodine is needed in the body for your Thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is needed to make hormones. A thyroid deficiency can be very serious leading to infertility, autoimmune diseases. linking to thyroid cancer and other forms.Most of the worlds Iodine is found in the ocean, so therefore seaweed is your best source. Seaweeds such as our Kelps, Wakame and the green seaweeds are full of iodine.

This article outlines the importance of Iodine in your diet: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-35/iodine

Dillisk is full of minerals
Dulse is full if Minerals and Vitamins

Phosphorus

Phosphorus works with other minerals and vitamins strengthen bones, produce energy and help kidney function.It can be found in the green seaweeds such as sea lettuce and sea grass. Our sea salad shakers would do the trick!

Magnesium

Magnesium is responsible for many chemical reactions in the body from energy production to muscle movements to brain function.It can be used to lower blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance for type 2 diabetics. Seaweeds such as Sea Spaghetti, Dulse and Carrageen have the most magnesium.

Zinc

Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system. A Zinc deficiency can make a person more vulnerable to disease and illness. Zinc is essential for children to promote healthy immune systems from a young age.

Seaweed sprinkles
Seaweed Sprinkle starter Pack. Photograph by John Kelly.

Looking to make a change?

If you find your lacking in any of the essential minerals seaweed is a great solutions. Maybe you just want to pick the healthier options. These simple additions to your daily diet can work wonders for your health.

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