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benefits of seaweed kelp

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Iodine: You are paying to eat dried green-brown seaweed. Kelp is not a vitamin, but it's got plenty of iodine in it, which is good especially if you life in a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Endocrinologist: Do you have a specific thyroid problem? If so, i would address this with your endocrinologist. When it comes to endocrinologic health problems i think ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Kelp: What work are you looking for. K will go up in a few minutes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Dubious supplement: Sea kelp is a widely-promoted "natural" source of iodine; unless you live in a part of the world where iodized salt is unavailable, there's no reason ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: The japanese eat it all the time because of its iodine content. However be sure that your source is a good one.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Label: Check the label on the package it should give you an estimate. Since supplements such as this are not FDA regulated you never really know what is in t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Source of iodine: Kelp is an excellent source of trace minerals, esp. Iodine. If one is deficient in iodine it can cause hypothyroidism which can cause weight gain, so ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You will have a nasty kelp stool ball but otherwise ok.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
It really: has no use....today...it contains Iodine so was used years ago to treat certain THYROID problems Hope this helps Dr Z
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: how much kelp do you take? There have been cases of iodine toxicity associated with too much seaweed. There is no known contraindication to taking kel ... Read More
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