Which of the available seaweeds has the most iodine, and is it easily assimulated?

I have nodes on my thyroid. Which of the seaweeds would best help with iodine?

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May 25, 2010
Re: Which seaweed has the most iodine
by: Mica

I've asked Ria Peters of Seaweed Ireland, and here's what she says:

We all do need iodine but some people are sensitive for excess and there are a few iodine-induced diseases as well. However, it involves a small group of people and iodine shortage is most common. If you are sensitive to an excess amount of iodine, the effect can be severe and dangerous.

For most people, it isn't a problem because the body normally can readily adapt to high iodine concentration.

Brown seaweeds in general are very rich in iodine with kelp at the top, red type seaweeds contain about 50% compared with the brown type, and greens are generally low.

Still seaweed can best be used as a supplement in small quantities because of the presence of lots of nutrients and minerals in concentrated form.
If consumed in large amounts on a regular basis it can and will lead to illness.

It is still best to consult your health practitioner or your doctor for advise.

Learn more about seaweed and the thyroid from Dr. Ryan Drum and Dr. Stephen Langer.

Dec 05, 2013
ingrediants in seaweed
by: Nina Nichy

I discovered that the NORI seaweed I've been eating has corn oil in it. Is that a negative?

May 06, 2015
Corn oil
by: Mica

I don't use corn oil and have never checked the benefits. I normally read up on Dr. Ben Kim's site on certain ingredients and the best oil is coconut oil.

Corn oil has a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids that may give you health problems.

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