Bladderwrack is a type of brown seaweed. The name comes from the air pockets in its leaves, which look like small bladders. The air pockets help the seaweed float. Bladderwrack grows in the ocean, near the northern coasts of the United States, on both the Pacific and Atlantic sides. It also grows on the northern coasts of Europe, on the Atlantic and Baltic sides.
Bladderwrack is in the kelp family, and some people may refer to it by that name. But kelp is a generic name for many different types of brown seaweed. The term does not refer specifically to Bladderwrack. The main stem of Bladderwrack the thallus — is used for medicinal supplements to treat several different conditions. However, more study is needed to clearly determine its effectiveness.
May Prevent Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Weight gain and slower metabolism
- Intolerance of colder temperatures
- Dry and coarse hair
- Heavy menstruation
- Hoarse or weak voice
Iodine, found in sea salt and many foods that come from the ocean, is an important nutrient for thyroid health. Your thyroid needs iodine to produce regulating hormones that keep your body functioning normally. However, your body does not produce iodine on its own. So you need to eat it in a food or supplement, like Bladderwrack.
Today, most people eat salt that has iodine added to it at least some of the time. Before this was a common practice, many people who did not live near the ocean — and did not get enough iodine in their diet — had a higher incidence of thyroid disease.
While more research is needed to test Bladderwrack’s efficiency against thyroid disease, seaweed in general has the most iodine content out of any food.
Benefits of Bladderwrack
- Improves metabolism Weight loss
- Prevents cancer
- Anti- inflammatory
- Anti- viral
- Improves mental health
- Contains high amounts of beta carotene helps with healthy vision
- Boost Immune system
- Promotes healthy skin
Sea Moss and Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack enhances the benefits of Sea Moss, together these substances supports healthy inflammatory response, and have shown strong properties for supporting a healthy immune system and intestinal flora.
Together Bladderwrack and Sea Moss can promote:
- Healthy thyroid
- Energy levels
- Positive mood
- Essential nerve function
- Heart health
- Probiotic benefits for direction
- Joint function
- Healthy skin
How can we help?
You can buy Bladderwrack at our store. Come on down to the Tree of Eternal Life, 124a West Green Road, Tottenham N.15 5AA, 0208 800 3115 or purchase this product on our website www.treeofeternallife.co.uk.