Kelp is a seaweed that belongs to the brown algae family. Lennoaceae. Grows in nutrient rich salt water. Kelp has been consumed and used medicinally for hundreds of years. People have earned different varieties of kelp for their nutritional value all around the world for thousands of years. The Chinese used kelp and other seaweeds for their medicinal value since 3000BC. The Japanese used kelp in the treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder ailments, uterine problems and genital tract disorders.
Kelp is one of the best natural sources of iodine. iodine is essential for the growth and development of the brain. Iodine is a vital nutrient which is essential for thyroid hormone production. Iodine deficiency can cause goiter (enlargement of the thyroid) or metabolism disruption. Powdered kelp has been used to treat hypothyroidism. in patients with severe motor intellectual disabilities. Fucoidan prevent brain folk, a natural compound found in kelp helps to slow the spread of lung and prostate cancer.
Fucoidan induce cancer cell death in colorectal cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lung cancer.
Kelp can be used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes as it influences glycemic control, lowers blood lipids, and increases anti-oxidants. Enzyme activities. Kelp is reach in Vitamin K. which is essential for bone health. Vitamin K increases bone strength and helps in the fight against osteoporosis. Kelp protects brain cells from death in cell models of Parkinson’s disease.
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