Kelp is a form of seaweed. Many cultures over the centuries have used kelp as a nutritional food.
Kelp is a source of iodine. Iodine is a trace element considered essential for synthesis of thyroid hormones and for normal brain development which requires thyroxine (T4). Because Kelp contains iodine, it has been deemed to have an immunostimulatory effect and to support thyroid health by raising TSH levels. Iodine deficiency may be responsible for slow thyroid (hypothyroidism), which can cause delay in infant development. For that reason, fifty-four countries have iodine supplementation programs in place using iodized salt. Iodine has been studied for its effect on severe motor intellectual disabilities. Patients receiving enteral nutrition may become deficient in iodine (ID) due to the low content of iodine in the EN formulas.
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