View Full Version : How much kelp in a day?
08-08-2012, 04:06 PM
I have a big jar of kelp powder that we sometimes sprinkle on salads. I know some people just mix it with water and drink it. How much kelp powder is recommended for daily intake? A tbsp? More? How much do you use in a day? I know its needed for the iodine and thyroid function. I've been a bit concerned since we got rid of the table salt over a year ago if I'm getting enough to keep my thyroid happy.
The Sproutarian (Mr Raw)
08-09-2012, 03:52 AM
This is what l wrote on another forum that l very occasionally visit:
l always thought that the upper limit of sea vegetable consumption was about 2 tablespoons of compact sea vegies, with an average being about a tablespoon. But according to Dr Brian Clement, a normal person can tolerate quite a lot of sea vegetables if they don't suffer from any iodine sensitive problems such as glandular or thyroid issues, then it would be highly unlikely that you could have too much. And if a person is very selenium deficient and has destroyed their thyroid or has destroyed the thyroid through chemical overload, then they can also have an iodine sensitivity, but most people with selenium deficiencies and chemical overload can still tolerate good amounts of sea vegetables exept for those people who have destroyed virtually all thyroid function. So in effect Dr Brian says that most people without iodine sensitive problems will not have problems consuming good amounts of kelp, and he should know, having treated over 100,000 people on a sea vegetable diet and having the most clinical research done on such a diet out of anyone in the world living today. Dr Brian has checked periodic blood results for over 100,000 people over 40 years, so he does know what he is talking about. And naturally no-one is going to be eating huge amounts of sea vegetables everyday, so l don't see the harm with having 2 or 3 tablespoons of kelp etc for most people.
Dr Brian on Sea vegetables and iodine:
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