The Benefits of Seaweed

Monday, May 13, 2013

I am having a love affair with seaweed lately. I have always read up on the benefits, but pretty much skipped incorporating this into my life other than having a seaweed body wrap done at a day spa. Why is it one of my favorite ingredients now? For many reasons!


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 I have told you about my lifestyle overhaul, which began in late winter. Now TWENTY pounds lighter, more energetic, and more content in general, I can attribute that partly to seaweed. You may know that I cut out sugar and wheat from my diet, started stepping up the exercise, etc.  I also started taking capsules called Emerald Sea each day. To be exact, I take three daily.

Emerald Sea is an all-natural blend of 7 sea vegetables, including Organic Norwegian Kelp, Organic Dulse, Organic Kombu, Organic Bladderwrack, Organic Sea Lettuce, Organic Wakame, and Organic Nori. This is a proprietaty blend from Emerald Essentials and all of the ingredients are certified organic and have been sustainably harvested by hand.

I have been taking Emerald Sea for 3 months now.

I have experienced many benefits.

*My last round of bloodwork was stellar. No problems at all. My doctor commented on how good my bloodwork now is.

*Adding this to my daily regimen has really helped shrink my belly! I really believe that Emerald Sea has played a major role in my weight loss because it helps to regulate metabolism.

*Emerald Sea is a natural source of iodine, and I believe that is why my thyroid levels are so good. I was on the verge of being put on medication and that is no longer the case.

*I have carpal tunnel syndrome and have intermittently had to wear a brace.  Typing is often painful for me and has been on and off for the past 15 months.  My symptoms have greatly diminished. I also attribute this to Emerald Sea, which has been shown to help with bone and joint health.

*My skin has benefited from the sea vegetables, too. My skin is so clear an feels so supple. Seaweed has many skin benefits!


After experiencing the benefits of Emerald Sea, I have looked for other ways to incorporate seaweed into my daily life. Here are some of my favorite seaweed items--



*Trader Joe's has seaweed chips for just $0.99 a bag. The treat is called a Roasted Seaweed Snack and it's pretty tasty! I have some everyday. Because the only carbs (1 g.) are from fiber, it is a truly no carb snack. They have regular and wasabi. I am a wimp and it feels like the inside of my nose is on fire when I have wasabi, so I always get the regular!

*The Seaweed Bath Company has a lovely, super rich foot butter made with Bladderwrack that is just lovely! It is called the Wildly Natural Seaweed Foot Butter and retails for $9.99.

*100% Pure has a newer line of hair care and I am loving the Kelp & Mint Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner! It smells heavenly and I love how they make my hair feel as I am in the growing out stages and want some oomph! My hair is super shiny with these items. Seaweed is mineral-rich and can stimulate hair growth and improve the overall health our your scalp and hair.


Here is a great article from Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., PhD about the benefits of seaweed on the Dr. Oz website: Dr. Mao Shing Ni article

Is seaweed a part of your life?  Share what you love about it in the comments section below.

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