The Top 5 Proven Health Benefits of Organic Sea Kelp Supplements

underwater image of a sea kelp forest with fish swimming through it and the sunlight penetrating the waters

Sea Kelp isn't yet hugely well known in the health supplement world. And yet, the benefits of it are potentially enormous! 

It contains a natural form of the essential mineral iodine, as well as being abundant in other nutrients too. From skin health and a well functioning thyroid, to brain fog and energy levels, the humble sea kelp can bring transformative powers into your life! 

As well as having huge potential for improving health, this natural wonder of the sea is also very easily farmed (growing up to a foot per day), sustainable, can easily be organic and is completely cruelty free and vegan friendly. That's quite an impressive list of credentials. 

In this blog post we are taking a look at the top 5 health benefits you can expect when you take a sea kelp supplement that is an excellent natural source of iodine. These health claims are all approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

A glass bowl of fresh green sea weed or sea kelp ready to eat and chop sticks on the side

Proven health benefit of Sea Kelp 1 - contributes to normal cognitive function

Cognitive function refers to our ability to think, and so this one is pretty important. Good cognition means you can think clearly and retrieve information from your memory without issue. Poor cognition means you can't think straight, or have brain fog or might be forgetful. 

Proven health benefit of Sea Kelp 2 - contributes to energy yielding metabolism 

In loose terms, this means how much energy your body can create to fuel itself through metabolising your food intake. Again, a super important area of health, especially around energy levels and maintaining healthy weight. 

Proven health benefit of Sea Kelp 3 - helps to maintain normal functioning of the nervous system

Our nervous system and neurological function can impact of every single element of how we function as a human. Our neurology is the system that includes our brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Keeping these in tip top condition is crucial for a healthy life. 

Proven health benefit of Sea Kelp 4 - contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

The natural iodine that is found abundantly (and easily absorbed into our systems) in Sea Kelp plays a pivotal role in the everyday health of our skin. If you aren't getting enough, then the skin is one of the places that it might be most obviously noted. 

Proven health benefit of Sea Kelp 5 - contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

Last, but by no means least... Thyroid function! This benefits holds a very personal experience for Birch & Wilde founder, Tara, and is one of the key drivers behind her wanting to develop a high quality, high strength, organic Sea Kelp supplement. You can read more about her and her mum's personal experience of this here

The symptoms of a thyroid that isn't functioning at it's best and producing hormones in the way it should can be crippling and life limiting. From chronic fatigue and lack of motivation, to brain fog, memory loss, thinning hair or hair loss, prematurely aged skin, weight gain or loss, and feeling pretty low in general. If thyroid health might be an issue, then a natural source of iodine like sea kelp capsules could truly make a difference. 

Hopefully this has helped you to see what a massive role the natural iodine that is contained in sea kelp can play in our everyday health, as well as for some very specific areas. As well as the iodine, sea kelp is also very rich in other nutrients and antioxidants. So a single daily capsule could really make a huge difference. 

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