Study: Seagreens wild Wrack Ascophyllum could be key to treating iodine deficiencies in UK
We've discussed before on this blog the growing prevalence of iodine deficiencies throughout the United States, due to diets that shortchange a healthy iodine intake. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this problem has also developed into "a prominent health issue" in the United Kingdom as well — but one that can be potentially solved with Seagreens wild Wrack Ascophyllum!
The health news service Medical Xpress reports that a new study conducted at the University of Glasgow in Scotland examined how natural health supplements made from Seagreens wild Wrack Ascophyllum could improve iodine levels in British women. The researchers' findings, which were published in the British Journal of Nutrition, determined that cooking with seaweed and using the plant as an ingredient for meals could notably bolster a person's daily iodine intake.
"Iodine insufficiency is reportedly widespread in the UK and other European countries, and while some countries add iodine to salt as a way of helping people to consume recommended levels, the UK has not yet gone down this road," wrote lead researcher Dr. Emilie Combet in the official findings. "This study shows that seaweed offers a way of addressing iodine insufficiency in a healthy, palatable way. Seaweed could easily be added to staple food groups with no adverse effects on taste."
A whopping 67 percent of the women who participated in this study said that they enjoyed both the taste of organic seaweed and how easily it can be used in preparing meals, but were frustrated with the lack of opportunity in finding and buying it.
Luckily, Seagreens® provides all natural supplements derived from seaweed to help nourish any diet. Seagreens' organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. Certified organic, kosher and contaminant-free, Seagreens products like The Mineral Salt and Food Capsules contain all the micronutrients, minerals, trace elements and vitamins.