Iodine capsules from Seagreens® Kelp + Selenium
Vegan Iodine Capsules with Selenium – 150 µg natural + bioavailable iodine from 100% organically grown kelp + 55 µg selenium per capsule.
iodine from seagreens®-kelp + selenium contains organic, inorganic + molecular iodide for the thyroid gland and the cells of our body.
iodine from seagreens®-kelp + selenium serves as a natural iodine source with 150 µg iodine/capsule
iodine from seagreens®-kelp + selenium contains an additional 55 µg selenium/capsule
iodine from seagreens®-kelp + selenium is free from additives – vegan – gluten-free – lactose-free – fructose-free
Why is iodine important?
Iodine is a vital trace element that must be ingested daily with food in order to provide the body with sufficient iodine. It is important for
- a healthy thyroid gland
- the production of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4
- a healthy growth
- a functioning metabolism
- an intact nervous and immune system
- the normal healthy development of the brain in the baby during pregnancy and consequently the development of intelligence as well as
- a healthy skin appearance.
Why is selenium important?
Selenium is a vital trace element that is present and needed in many proteins and enzymes that are important for well-being and human health, such as the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which is so important for our health. We also need selenium for the production of metabolic hormones, e.g. in the thyroid gland. It is important for
- a strong immune system
- a healthy thyroid gland
- protection against free radicals
- a beautiful hair picture
- the protection of the cells
- the sperm formation & quality
Foods containing selenium are e.g. fish, nuts or cereals. Due to selenium-poor soils widespread in Germany and/or a selenium-poor diet, selenium deficiency can occur in the body. The recommended daily intake should be at least 60 µg for women and 70 µg for men, according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE). Women who breastfeed need at least 75 milligrams of selenium per day.
The combination: iodine & selenium
Selenium and Iodine are both vital trace elements that must be supplied regularly, preferably daily, with food, as the body cannot produce them on its own. Both trace elements are responsible for the thyroid gland’s ability to produce the vital thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Without iodine, the formation of vital hormones is not possible at all. In the second step, selenium supports the thyroid gland by converting the hormone T4 into T3, which is active in the body. For this purpose, 1 iodine atom is simply split off from T4. And just like iodine, selenium also scavenges free radicals, which are produced in large numbers during inflammations and diseases of the thyroid gland and damage the thyroid tissue.
Due to legal regulations, we are prohibited from making specific statements about the effectiveness of our products or the ingredients of our products. Therefore, we only use ingredients for which well-founded efficacy studies are available.
Studies on iodine:
- Clinical study on iodine from the seaweed Seagreens® Ascophyllum nodosum
- In a 2013 clinical trial* conducted with young women suffering from iodine deficiency, in which the iodine levels measured in the “marine iodine” contained Seagreens® seaweed was used as a source of marine iodine, it was demonstrated that iodine from the algae Seagreens® sustainably improves iodine concentration in the body and does not interfere with the storage of iodine in the thyroid gland. *Combet E. et al. Low-level seaweed supplementation improves iodine status in iodine-insufficient women. British J of Nutrition 1-9 (2014).
- Effects of low dose oral iodide supplementation on thyroid function in normal men
- The effect of small increases in dietary iodine on thyroid function in euthyroid subjects.
- Effect of low dose iodide supplementation on thyroid function in potentially susceptible subjects: are dietary iodide levels acceptable in Britain?
- Breast-milk iodine concentration declines over the first 6 mo postpartum in iodine-deficient women
Studies on selenium:
- Selenium and the thyroid
- The role of selenium in thyroid gland pathophysiology.
- Selenium Supplementation Significantly Reduces Thyroid Autoantibody Levels in Patients with Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to normal cognitive function
- Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
- Contributes to normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
- Contributes to normal thyroid function
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal nails
- Helps protect cells from oxidative stress
- contributes to normal functioning of the immune system (physical defense)
- contributes to normal sperm formation (formation of sperm cells)
marine iodine + seagreens™-kelp + selenium Directions: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily, unchewed, with plenty of liquid, in the morning or evening before meals or as directed by the therapist. The iodine content supplied per capsule is 150 µg/day and 55 µg selenium. This corresponds 100% to the EU recommendations (RDA). The DGE (German Nutrition Society) recommends a daily intake of 200 to 260 µg of iodine in the diet. The recommended daily intake for selenium should be at least 60 µg for women and 70 µg for men, according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE). Women who breastfeed need at least 75 milligrams of selenium per day.
marine iodine + seagreens™-kelp + selenium is a food that should be used as part of a healthy, varied and balanced diet. Keep out of reach of small children.
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