A.Vogel Kelpasan 150 tabs
Seaweed is part of the diet of all people living close to the ocean. It represents a source of high quality nutrients. The relevance of seaweed resides mainly in its high mineral concentration (particularly iodine) and the high bioavailability of these minerals.
Each tablet contains:
Pacific kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) 25-50 mg
Adults: take 1 tablet with water, before breakfast.
Therapeutic use (under the supervision of a health professional): 1-2 tablets with water, before breakfast and lunch.
Actions and pharmacology
The prevalence of hypothyroidism in our society clearly shows the marked iodine deficiency in our diet. Despite the use of iodized salt (whose legitimacy is questionable), the number of people, mainly women, suffering from a slow thyroid function is constantly increasing. Kelpasan is one of the few standardized sources of iodine on the market which, contrary to the mineral sources, insure an increased bioavailability.
Kelp is listed in the unapproved herbs section in the German Commission E for: regulation of thyroid function and goiter.(1)
No clinical studies have yet been published on kelp.
Precautions, contraindications and interactions
Contraindication: known allergy to kelp or iodine.
Since iodine supplementation may influence hormonal levels in blood tests, patients taking thyroid hormone (Synthroid, Eltroxin) should be careful.
The safety of Kelpasan during pregnancy and nursing has not been established: caution is advised.
1-The Complete German Commission E Monographs, Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Blumenthal M et al 1998. American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, Texas, 78723.
2-Natural Medicines Comprehensive DataBase 2001. Pharmacist`s Letter 3120 W. March Lane, PO Box 8190, Stockton, CA 95208
Information is taken from the A.Vogel website.
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