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NaturesPlus Icelandic Kelp -- 300 Tablets


NaturesPlus Icelandic Kelp
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NaturesPlus Icelandic Kelp Description

  • Natural Iodine Dietary Supplement
  • Hypo-Allergentic
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

Nutritional Support for General Well-Being


Directions

As a dietary supplement, one tablet daily.
Free Of
Artificial colors, preservatives, yeast, wheat, corn, soy and milk.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Iodine (from kelp)150 mcg100%
Icelandic Kelp150 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, di-calcium phoshphate, vegetable cellulose, magnesium stearate, alfalfa, silica.
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What is Iodine, and Why Do We Need it in Our Diets?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Like all essential minerals, the consumption of iodine is needed for the body to function properly. We can’t make it on our own, so being sure to include iodine rich foods in your diet is important for maintaining healthy levels. Among its many roles in day-to-day body functions, iodine plays a major role in the production of thyroid hormones. Without enough of the mineral, you can experience a range of thyroid-related symptoms, from fatigue to mood changes.

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What is iodine?

Iodine is an essential mineral that humans get from iodine foods and iodized salts. It’s found naturally in ocean waters and healthy soil, which is why maintaining healthy levels is easy when you eat a balanced diet. While it’s critical to get enough iodine for thyroid function and proper brain and bone development, consuming too much of the mineral can lead to problems. Eating excessive amounts of very high iodine foods, like dried seaweed, or taking iodine supplements may cause excessive amounts to build up in the body, which can be problematic. Most adults are getting enough iodine in their diets, but there are some risk factors for iodine deficiency, including soil nutrient depletion, poor diet and consumption of chemicals found in processed foods that deplete iodine levels. Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding also need to increase their iodine intake for their own health and the health of their babies.

What does iodine do for the body?

Perhaps its most well-known function, iodine is used by the body to create thyroxine (T4 hormone) and triiodothyronine (T3), two hormones that are produced by the thyroid and play a role in many important body processes. Healthy thyroid function relies heavily on proper iodine levels. In addition to its influence on thyroid hormone production, iodine also plays a role in proper brain and bone development during pregnancy and infancy. A iodine deficiency can lead to issues with cognitive function among children, and impair both physical and mental development.

Some iodine benefits to consider

1. Supports thyroid health

Healthy iodine levels are critical for proper thyroid function. The thyroid needs enough of the essential mineral to make major hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which regulate several daily biochemical reactions in the body. These thyroid hormones allow for healthy digestive enzyme activity, amino acid synthesis and skeletal system development. What happens if you don’t produce proper levels of thyroid hormones? You can experience symptoms such as fatigue, changes in weight, joint pain, brain fog and moodiness.

2. Supports child development

Iodine is needed for the early stages of human bone and brain development; it can also impact a baby’s birth weight. This is why it’s so important for pregnant women and infants to get enough iodine from their diets, for women, and breastmilk or formula for babies.

3. Promotes healthy brain function

Iodine plays a role in facilitating brain development and a deficiency in the mineral may cause neurodegenerative impairment. Getting enough iodine for brain health is particularly important among infants and young children.

4. Helps protect against infections

Topicals containing iodine, commonly in liquid form, can be used to prevent infections by fighting bacteria around mild cuts, burns or wounds. It should not, however, be used for deep cuts.

5. Works as water disinfectant

Iodine can be used for disinfecting water; this is sometimes done to disinfect water when there are no clean sources available. Iodine tinctures or tablets can be used, but this method should only be relied on when needed and with special attention on disinfection techniques because it may lead to excessive iodine consumption.

How to get iodine in your diet

Iodine is present in various foods, so it’s quite easy to maintain healthy levels of the mineral with a balanced diet. The ocean provides some of the world’s most iodine-rich foods, including seaweeds like kelp, wakame, kombu and nori. Iodine is also present in the Earth’s soil, but the levels vary, so not all produce will contain the same mineral levels. Some of the best sources of iodine include:
  1. Wild-caught cod
  2. Tuna
  3. Dried kelp
  4. Dried wakame
  5. Dried nori
  6. Yogurt
  7. Grass-fed milk
  8. Cage-free eggs
  9. Grass-fed butter
  10. Cheeses (like cheddar and mozzarella)
  11. Legumes/beans
  12. Barley
  13. Leafy greens
  14. Dried prunes and raisins
  15. Bananas
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