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Avoid a harmful iodine deficiency with help from seaweed

Avoid a harmful iodine deficiency with help from seaweed

What is iodine and why does it matter? You're probably not alone in asking that. While iodine is one of the most important nutrients your body needs, it doesn't often get the same attention as other more widely known minerals or vitamins. Consequently, those same people likely don't know where to get it or why they need it at all. For example, if you were low in vitamin D or calcium, most others would advise you to simply get more sun and drink more milk. When asked what to do about iodine, those same people tend to draw a blank.

It's important to change that way of thinking, though, as iodine deficiencies can be particularly harmful to overall health and well-being. Iodine is fuel for the thyroid gland, which produces the hormones that regulate heart, brain, muscle and organ functions throughout the body. Too little iodine not only pushes your thyroid into working even harder, but can also result in significant developmental problems.

The reason many people suffer from iodine deficiencies — and the health issues that go with them — is that the body cannot produce iodine on its own. The nutrient has to be ingested as either a supplement or part of your diet. Luckily, sea plants like organic seaweed are chock full of iodine and can help bring your intake up to healthier levels.

If you're looking to add more iodine-rich greens into your diet, try Seagreens® seaweed. Wild-harvested in the Grade A pristine waters among Scotland's remote Western Isles to our proprietary Human Food Seaweed™ standards (patents pending), which have been found by independent studies to deliver greater levels of nutrition and quality compared to conventional methods of seaweed production. Seagreens is a natural multi-nutrient whole food that contains all the other nutrients the body requires to metabolize iodine. Seagreens has also been involved in research studies at Glasgow University in the UK, where it has been shown to deliver a more sustained iodine metabolism compared to artificial sources of iodine that are typically used in fortified foods.

Try Seagreens today with all natural products like The Mineral Salt, The Culinary Ingredient, Food Capsules and more!

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