Kelp Seaweed: Properties
Kelp Seaweed usually presented as a standardized mixture comprising a powdered dried seaweed species Laminaria and Ascophylum. They are known internationally for his American name "Kelp" or the European designation of "Algivit. It is characterized by containing the algae of the genus Laminaria, brown algae are particularly rich in iodine (up to 0.5% of its dry weight) but also contain Fucoidan, a polysaccharide water soluble high viscosity and laminarin, a glycoside very viscous that occurs in two forms, one soluble and one insoluble in cold, besides mannitol, and other soluble carbohydrates, and algin or alginic acid, a polysaccharide gelling and antidiarrheal action.
The Ascophylum is also a genus of algae rich in alginic acid (20/26%) and especially rich in iodine, it contains up to 1200 mg / kg of dried seaweed.
Its rich in vitamins and minerals, can be used as a dietary supplement natural vitamin-mineral enriching the modern diet, so devoid of such principles as a result of intensive agricultural crops, as the farmland began to be depleted of many of the trace elements and micronutrients.
Kelp algae Composicióm
To give an idea of the nutritional value of these algae, consider the composition of the algae "Ascophylum nodosum" main component of these algae tablets, according to analysis provided by the Norwegian Institute of Seaweed Research, who led Dr. Arne Jensen, one pioneer in recommending dietary supplementation with algae:
Alginic acid: 20-26%
Boro: 40-100 mg / kg
Cobalt: 1-10 mg / kg
Copper: 1-10 mg / kg
Iron: 150-1000 mg / kg
Manganese: 10-50 mg / kg
Iodine: 700-1200 mg / kg
Zinc: 50-200 mg / kg
Molybdenum: 0.3-1 mg / kg
Crude Fiber: 8%
Crude protein: 5-10%
Ether extract: 2-4%
Ext. N. Free: 45-60%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): 500-2000 mg / kg
Carotene (Provitamin A): 30-60 mg / kg
Biotin (Vitamin H): 0.1-0.4 mg / kg
Folic Acid: 0.1-0.5 mg / kg
Folinic acid: 0.1-0.5 mg / kg
Niacin (Vitamin B1): 10-30 mg / kg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 5-10 mg / kg
Thiamin: 1-5 mg / kg
Tocopherols (vitamin E): 150-300 mg / kg
Vitamin B12: 0.004 mg / kg
Vitamin K: 10 mg / kg
Vanadium: 1.5-3 mg / kg
Nickel: 2-5 mg / kg
Barium: 15-20 mg / kg
Kelp seaweed Properties
As is clear from this analysis, the tablets or capsules of kelp therefore represent an important source of minerals, trace elements or trace elements and a range of vital components, prepared from a mixture of algae Laminaria spp. and Ascophylum nodosum, which have been specially treated and selected for human consumption and which are the same that are being consumed as a food supplement, dietary supplement or natural medicine, in an increasing number of countries.
Its value is due to diet high in natural combination of trace elements, amino acids and carbohydrates special.
These algae have the natural property of absorbing much of the amino acids from the sea, absorbing them in greater proportions that are not in the same sea water, hence each algae tablets containing more than 60 trace elements, combined organically, easily absorbable, thus allowing easily supplement any diet, preventing and fighting and all possible mineral deficiencies.
Kelp seaweed but also contain a wide range of vitamins, with especially high levels of vitamin E and K, and contain all essential amino acids known. It also contains a special carbohydrate as kelp, the Fucoidan and alginic acid, which are only present in the algae that are particularly interesting to the body.
Indications of seaweed Kelp
Therefore, and also to serve as a nutritional supplement for the body, we recommend the use of these tablets or capsules of seaweed in the following metabolic disorders: arthritis, rheumatism, cramps, depression, stress, fatigue, common cold, Alopecia, Nail items, premature infertility, psoriasis, anemia, etc.. they constitute an excellent food supplement based on the combined effect of minerals, vitamins and amino acids that in such cases has proven to be very positive effects.