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Nutrigold Kelp & Nettle (150mcg of Iodine) - Kelp includes Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, manganese and zinc, flavonoids and carotenoids; and is noted for its iodine and fucoidan content.
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Kelp is rich in a vast array of nutrients, including antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, manganese and zinc, flavonoids and carotenoids; and kelp is particularly noted for its iodine and fucoidan content.
Directions for useTake one capsule daily with food or as directed by a practitioner.Allergens
Nutrigold Kelp & Nettle is free from Lactose, Nuts, Wheat and Gluten.
This product is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Kelp is an alkalising brown seaweed growing in underwater forests off the shores of Britain and elsewhere. We mostly harvest bladderwrack for consumption in this country. Kombu and wakame are the form of kelp most popular in Japan, making up more than 10% of their diet, and is widely sold for use in stews, broths and other savoury dishes. Kelp is rich in a vast array of nutrients, including antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, manganese and zinc, flavonoids and carotenoids; and kelp is particularly noted for its iodine and fucoidan content.
KELP AS AN OESTROGEN BALANCEROne study gave kelp to women with extremely irregular menstrual cycles. Not only were their cycles lengthened, but they also reported reduction in pain associated with endometriosis. The lengthening of the menstrual cycles is not only significant for general reproductive health. Longer menstrual cycles have also been shown to lower the risk of developing breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers. This is thought to be due to the lower levels of oestradiol hormone these parts of the body would have been exposed to. This particular form of oestrogen can stimulate the division of mutated cells in breast, endometrial and ovarian tissue, and increase the chance of further mutations in tissue cells.Oestradiol is released just before ovulation, so the fewer the periods, the less frequent the exposure. A test of human ovarian cell cultures demonstrated a 23-35% decrease in oestradiol levels after dosing with kelp extract. (Skibola CF, Curry JD, VandeVoort C, et al. Brown kelp modulates endocrine hormones in female sprague-dawley rats and in human luteinized granulosa cells. J Nutr. 2005 Feb;135(2):296-300.)
Reasearch has also suggested that the iodine in kelp may be a contributory factor. Iodine has been shown to have an oestrogen modulating effect in human breast cancer cultures, and also to stimulate apoptosis, or natural cell death, in cancer cells. (Stoddard, F R et al. Iodine Alters Gene Expression in the MCF7 Breast Cancer Cell Line: Evidence for an Anti-Estrogen Effect of Iodine. Int J Med Sci 2008; 5:189-196)
FUCOIDANS IN KELPKelp contains compounds called fucoidans that are reported to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties. They are sulphated polysaccharides, carbohydrate chains with sulphur attached. Various anti-inflammatory mechanisms of fucanoids have been studied, which make it potentially useful for a number of inflammatory conditions, from rheumatoid arthritis to cancer.Fucoidans have also been shown to block the binding sites for the herpes simplex 1 and 2 viruses. In addition they show anticoagulation properties, which could help in the prevention of blood clot formation, and so contribute to preventing strokes and thrombosis.
Product CautionsDo not exceed the recommended daily intake.Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place. Do not use if seal is broken.Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
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