Certified Organic by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association.
Seaweed is a completely natural, organic product and a source of over 70 vitamins and minerals (nothing added). We treat our seaweed in an entirely natural way, hand harvested, hand dried and chopped. No chemicals or any other substance is used in production. No microwave, or any harmful process is undertake.
“Like all sea vegetables, kelp capsules provides minerals found in sea water, especially iodine and trace minerals that may be leaking in our depleted soils. For Westerners unaccustomed to including seaweed in the diet, a small daily supplement of kelp, in tablet or powdered form is a good idea, but don’t overdo -excess iodine may also cause thyroid problems.” Sally Fallon and Mary G Enig PhD ; Nourishing Traditions Cook book
We are now offering a refill service. This is a sachet of capsules which can be put into your original bottle.
Differences in iodine content in all Emerald Isle Seaweed Capsules.
Triple blend has a low iodine content of 140 mcg 1-2 capsules per day
Kelp has a high iodine content of 737 mcg 1 capsule per day
Dulse capsules has 132 mcg iodine content
Spirulina capsules 350 mcg iodine content
Bladder wrack capsules 250 mcg iodine content
Please see the link from the BBC talking about the health benefits of seaweed.
Because of soil depletion from unsustainable farming practices, most whole foods are lacking in sufficient mineral levels necessary for human health.
GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON SAFE IODINE IN TAKE
The World Health Organisation considers 1100 mcg iodine per day to be the safe upper limit.
The US Institute of Medicine has set 1100 mcg iodine per day as a safe upper limit.
The UK Department of Health recommends that a daily intake of 1000 mcg iodine should not be exceeded.
However, there is a lot of controversy over these fairly arbitrary figures, and an amount of iodine by a person’s weight has also been proposed. The allowance for a person who weighs 80 kg would be 2400 micrograms per day (mcg/day) – nearly 4 grams of Ascophyllum.