. Kelp, is a rich, organic source of...
Kelp, is a rich, organic source of many vitamins and minerals. One of these, Iodine, is a vital component of the thyroid hormones your body produces to regulate growth and development.
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Each tablet contains:
Concern is growing over a re-emerging trend in Australia towards iodine deficiency states1. Dietary sources are often insufficient because Australia has relatively impoverished soils. The move away from iodine based sanitisers in the dairy industry, fewer people cooking with iodised salt and the fact that 90% of dietary intake is eventually lost through the urine all point towards an increased need for supplementation in some people.
Blooms Super Kelp is a convenient way of making sure that dietary intake is adequate. Long term iodine deficiency can lead to swelling of the thyroid gland (goitre), as well as symptoms of an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism throughout the world.
Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
* Slow heart rate
* Dry skin
* Muscle and joint aches and pains
* Weight gain
Blooms Super Kelp contain the species Fucus vesiculosus commonly known as Bladder Wrack. This is an excellent dietary source of iodine; in fact Bladder Wrack was the original source of iodine, discovered in 1812.
Low intake of dietary iodine is the major cause of iodine deficiency in the community which is a major health concern in most countries.
Each tablet contains:
* Fucus vesiculous (Kelp) extract
* Equivalent to dry whole plant 600 mg
* Ascophyllum nodosum (Yellow wrack)
* Powdered dry plant 150 mg
* Total iodine content from all sources less than 300 mcg
No added gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, salt, lactose, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Directions for use.
Adults: Take 1 tablet daily.
If fluid retention persists, seek medical advice. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Cautions & Interactions.
Older people with nodular goitres are at risk of developing hyperthyroidism from use of iodine containing products.
Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in some with autoimmune thyroiditis.
Children with cystic fibrosis appear to have an exaggerated susceptibility to the goitrogenic effect of high doses of iodine.
Use only as directed. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Since 1992, the Australian Centre for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ACCIDD) has performed surveys of urinary iodine excretion (UIE) levels in Australia. It was initially found in 1992 that the UIE levels in the Australian population were above 200g/L – a sufficient iodine level according to the World Health Organisation standards. However, a noticeable trend has been observed in recent years. Median UIE levels were found to be < 100g/L in studies from Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, with pregnant women found to have an UIE well below 100g/L. These studies indicated that half of these women in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania are iodine deficient.
The National Iodine Study, conducted in February 2006, has found that overall children in mainland Australia are borderline iodine deficient. A national median UIE level was found to be 104g/L. On a state basis, NSW and Victorian children are mildly iodine deficient, with median UIE levels of 89g/L and 73.5 g/L, respectively. South Australian children are borderline iodine deficient, with a median UIE level of 101 g/L. Both Queensland and Western Australia children are iodine sufficient, with median UIE levels of 136.5 g/L and 142.5 g/L, respectively. It was found that about half (46.3%) of all the students tested in mainland Australia had UIE levels in the range of mild (36.7%) to moderate (9.6%) iodine deficiency. Victoria and New South Wales had the highest percentage of children in the range 20 – 49 g/L (18.8% and 13.6%, respectively).