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Fucus vesiculosus


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 algae - 400 mg

Part used :
Whole algae

Bladderwrack (a.k.a. seaweed) is a sea plant in the genus of Brown Algae, native to the oceans (coastal regions) of the northern hemisphere. Since most algae do not have any roots they assimilate minerals and trace elements through the cellular membranes from the water (osmosis). This plant is rich in iodine, minerals and trace elements. The active ingredients include mucilage, algine, mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine, bromine, potassium, essential oils and various minerals. Bladderwrack is a additive (aroma) used in the food industry. In naturopathy, it is used as a component of weight loss products. The weed is dried in the sun and sometimes also used as a feed for life stock (additive). This algae is used for production of iodine and potash; it should only be collected in the pristine water of coastal areas – not at beaches or in coastal areas which are known to have high concentrations of mercury and/or cadmium.

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.