Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful® seaweed capsules are an extremely convenient way to incorporate seaweed into your everyday life, and gain from its many health benefits.
With broader nutrition than land-plants, seaweed contains a huge range of minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids, and can be a great addition to a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
In fact, seaweed is the only good natural plant-based source of iodine which is shown to help support:
- Thyroid Health & Metabolism
- Cognitive Health
- Skin health
- Nervous System & Growth in Children
Each box contains 60 capsules which is a 1 - 2 month supply and each of our vegan capsules contain nothing but seaweed powder - no artificial fillers, bulkers or binding agents around here!
The Importance of Iodine
Iodine is an essential nutrient you have to get in your diet. The primary sources are white fish and dairy, with seaweed being the only natural and good plant based source of this essential nutrient.
Without sufficient iodine, your thyroid may not work as it should, as iodine is required in the production of thyroid hormones which have many impacts on your health and wellness. A diet insufficient in iodine can result in numerous health conditions, including an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), with symptoms including weight gain/difficulty losing weight, tiredness, sensitivity to cold, depression, brittle hair and nails, dry skin and more (see the NHS website here for more info).
One of the main benefits of a natural source of iodine like seaweed is the fact it can be released into the body more slowly, and has longer retention compared to artificial sources such as potassium iodide for example. This was demonstrated in an independent research trial which demonstrated that the artificial iodine was excreted more quickly than that from our seaweed. For more information about the study, check out this article.
There are over 10,000 different types of seaweed, and we stick to just the one, knowing the iodine level of each batch and ensuring sustainable harvesting. The seaweed is carefully produced into a powder using proprietary technologies, and every batch is tested to for other aspects of nutrition and safety, along with unique traceability and DNA Authentication so you know exactly what it is you are getting
If you're interested to learn more about where our seaweed comes from, click here.
A Forgotten Food
Around 2.5 million years ago there was a transition from primitive to modern Homo sapiens. Research shows that at this time our ancestors moved to coastal environments and started eating seaweed. The nutrients that were (and still are!) in seaweed allowed for the evolution of the human brain. Seaweed is a natural rich iodine source which is essential for brain development, and forms a crucial part of this story.
Harvested in Pristine Scottish Sea Lochs
Our Organic Hebridean Ascophyllum Seaweed is sustainably wild harvested around the remote islands of the Scottish Outer Hebrides. These pristine waters are carefully monitored and managed with exclusive harvesting rights from the Crown Estate. Our seaweed is carefully dried and milled using our Patent Pending technologies which ensures high quality, nutrient rich, and fully traceable products from sea to store.
Doctor Seaweed (aka Dr Craig Rose)
Doctor Seaweed (aka Dr Craig Rose) is a marine biologist who is passionate about bringing all the wonderful benefits of seaweed into your everyday life, and in ways that you’ll love. Craig’s vision is to see everyone able to enjoy and benefit from sustainable seaweed and to ensure it is not seen as being weird, but wonderful.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Ingredients: 100% Organic Hebridean Ascophyllum nodosum Seaweed Powder & nothing else!
Organic Vegan Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl methyl Cellulose
Directions for Use
Take 1-2 capsules per day with food.
Do not exceed stated dose unless otherwise directed by practitioner or medical professional. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and health lifestyle. Iodine can be harmful if taken in excess dosages. Store in a cool, dry place - out of the reach of children.