Kelp

Kelp

From cleansing to toning, moisturizing to repairing, sea kelp is a winner on all fronts for hair and scalp. It is an excellent hair fortifying ingredients and is great to have in all curl care products. 

Kelp is a large, brown seaweed that grows in shallow, nutrient-rich saltwater near the world's coasts. It is slightly different in colour, flavour, and nutrient profile from the type found in sushi rolls. Because of its versatility and health benefits, you can consume it in a variety of ways, including raw, cooked, powdered, or in form of supplements.

Kelp also produces a substance known as sodium alginate. Many foods, including ice cream and salad dressing, contain sodium alginate as a thickener.

Benefits of Kelp

Sea kelp is in a plethora of vitamins, macronutrients and minerals. Kelp absorbs nutrients from its marine environment so it's rich in Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace elements. Let’s elaborate on the health benefits of Kelp.

  • Thyroid hormone production: Kelp is a natural source of Iodine, an essential one in thyroid hormone production. Low iodine levels will lead to the enlargement of the thyroid gland and other complications.
  • Diseases fighting abilities: Kelp contains a lot of antioxidants, like carotenoids and flavonoids, which help fight disease-causing free radicals.
  • Weight loss: Alginate is a natural fibre found in kelp. According to research, alginate may help prevent fat absorption in the gut.
  • Diabetic control: Vanadium, a mineral found in kelp, could be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes.

Benefits of kelp for hair

  • From cleansing to toning, moisturizing to repairing, sea kelp is a winner on all fronts for hair and scalp. Whenever there is a deficiency in the body of a vitamin or mineral, hair is the first to go.
  • A zinc deficiency may cause hair thinning, and iron or potassium deficiency may also cause hair thinning, so sea kelp being rich in zinc, iron or potassium is an ideal fix.
  • The best way to get all the nutrients and vitamins of sea kelp is through consumption and a diet rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals will yield a healthier body and in turn healthier hair and scalp.

Benefits of kelp for skin

  • Sea kelp comes with loads of vitamins, proteins, amino acids and minerals. It is especially beneficial to those with flare-prone skin conditions like eczema and acne. While sea kelp can be used alone, it goes well with other ingredients like vitamin B and hyaluronic acid, peptides etc.
  • It is also anti-inflamatory and has properties to reduce redness and irritation caused by dryness and other skin conditions. It can help reduce rosacea and reduce the swelling of acne. An ideal allrounder miracle for angry skin.
  • It is super plumping that helps strengthen your skin barrier by retaining moisture, but without clogging pores or making your skin look oily. With no negative side effects, no wonder sea kelp has become a favourite among skincare enthusiasts.

No wonder Ariel had pristine skin, she had kelp to help.

How to consume Kelp?

Kelp comes in many different forms and can be consumed as a food or as a supplement.

  • Raw kelp can be added to salads
  • Organic dried kelp can be added to soups and noodles
  • Blending with vegetable juices
  • Kelp powder is an easy way to begin eating kelp
  • But the form to keep kelp is in its natural way

Side effects of Kelp

Kelp supplements can come with some serious health risks, and excessive amounts of iodine can cause harm to the thyroid.Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding shouldn’t use kelp supplements.Sea kelp supplements can also be particularly high in arsenic. High levels of arsenic are toxic and carcinogenic in nature


 

 

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