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Fucus vesiculosus/Laminaria digitata


Typical Indications : Hypofunction of the thyroid gland, obesity, gout, dermatosis, cellulite, lightly purgative, mineral deficiency, iodine deficiency, goiter, fatigue, appetite suppressant . . . . Counter Indications : If heart palpitation occurs due to iodine allergy or hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, reduce dose or stop use altogether ...


Composition :
Capsule, 100% Fucus vesiculosus & Laminaria digitata algae - 400 mg/capsule

Part used :
Whole brown algae

Many varieties of Laminaria (a.k.a. kelp) are native in the rocky coastal areas of cold oceans where they can be seen in the crevices during low tide. The leaf-like, slashed thallus which grip the rock with a stem-like root, are easily spotted. The thallus are rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins. In both naturopathy and the pharmaceutical industry, seaweed is used to treat iodine deficiency, fatigue, obesity and rachitis (rickets).

Bladderwrack in combination with Laminaria hast he same indications as Bladderwrack alone; however, some patients benefit even more from the combination of the active ingredients of this mixture.

The active ingredients include mucilage, algine, mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine, bromine, potassium, essential oils and various minerals.

Iodine, which is richly present in many types of algae, stimulates the thyroid gland. Algae generally enhance wellbeing and provide vitality; they cleanse the body of toxins and balance the enzyme metabolism. In weight loss management, algae are often included because they provite energy and prevent deficiencies of potassium, magnesium and other critical mineral salts. The consumption of algae is a well established method to prevent goiter.

History: During the 19th century, seaweed (algae) was the main source of iodine (discovered as a chemical element in 1811). In Japan, algae have been consumed as vegetables for centuries.


Take 1-2 capsules one to three times daily, with plenty of water.