More nutritional information on brown algae (Phaeophyta)



Traditional usage of brown algae:
• Anti-inflammatory
• Antioxidant
• Blood Purifier
• Bone and Joint Problems
• Cellular Regeneration
• Cleansing
• Detoxifying
• Digestive Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Goiter
• Iodine Deficiency
• Laxative
• Lethargy
• Mineral Deficiencies
• Vascular Deficiencies
• Vitamin Deficiencies
• Weight loss
Active Ingredients in brown algae:
Polysaccharides: alginic acid (algin) as the major component; fucoidan and laminarin (sulphated polysaccharide esters).

Minerals: iodine; calcium; potassium; magnesium; phosphorus; iron and silicon. Total iodine varies between 0.1 to 0.8%, based on dry weight.

Raw Phaeophyta contains: Water 81.6%; Protein 1.7%; Total lipid (fat) 0.56%; Carbohydrate, by difference 9.6%; Fiber, total dietary 1.3%; Ash 6.61%.

Minerals (per 100g): Calcium, 168mg; Iron, 2.8mg; Magnesium, 121mg; Phosphorus, 42mg; Potassium, 89mg; Sodium, 233mg; Zinc, 1.23mg; Copper, 0.13mg; Manganese, 0.2mg; Selenium, 0.7mcg.

Vitamins: Vitamin C, 3.0mg; Thiamin 0.05mg; Riboflavin 0.15 mg; Niacin 0.47mg; Pantothenic acid 0.64mg; Vitamin B-6 0.002; Folate, 180mcg; Vitamin A, 116IU; Vitamin A, RE 12mg; Vitamin E 0.87mg (ate).

Lipids: Fatty acids, total saturated 0.25%; Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.098%; Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.047%.

• Phaeophyta (brown algae) also contains several essential and non-essential amino acids, including 0.27% Glutamic acid.

Suggested Amount:
The dosage of kelp is 5-10 grams or equivalent in infusion, taken three times daily.

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