What is HS Labs Kelp?
HS Labs Kelp tablets provide 200 mcg of iodide from Kelp (Laminaria japonica extract. Iodine is an essential trace mineral that is generally lacking modern diets) .
Kelp is an exceptional natural source of iodide, a naturally occurring form of the trace mineral iodine. The most important physiological role of iodine is in synthesizing thyroid hormones. Thus, not consuming enough iodine is implicated in thyroid dysfunction and hypothyroidism.1 Symptoms of low thyroid and iodine deficiency typically include low energy, fatigue, cold body temperature, and compromised immune function.
Supplementing with kelp is suggested to support healthy thyroid function and a variety of other iodine-dependent processes.
Benefits of Kelp
Research shows that iodine deficiency is associated with a greater incidence of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism.1 Iodine is an important component of thyroid hormones, serving as a constituent in the chemical structure of these hormones.3 WIthout enough iodine, the thyroid gland is essentially “starved” for the necessary substrates of thyroid hormone.
In addition, the iodide in kelp serves as an important antioxidant in the thyroid gland and protects thyroid tissue from oxidative stress. In fact, thyroid cells are the only cells in the human body that are capable of utilizing iodine.
Given its abundant iodine content, kelp benefits may include:
- Support for healthy thyroid function
- Encourages proper immune function
- Protects thyroid tissue
HS Labs Kelp Dosing Recommendations
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) tablet of HS Labs Kelp per day, preferably after a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Note: If you are pregnant, lactating, nursing, or taking medication, consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.
The HS Labs Quality Difference
HS Labs Kelp is produced in a cGMP-certified facility in the EU and made with high-quality kelp extract. This product is suitable for vegan diets.
1. Zimmermann, M. B., & Boelaert, K. (2015). Iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 3(4), 286-295.