Alaria is a certified organic, wild crafted seaweed that tests free of both mercury and cadmium.
Alaria Supreme™ is a wonderful complement to the rest of the Supreme Nutrition line. Alaria is a certified organic, wild crafted seaweed that tests free of both mercury and cadmium. I have known about the benefits of eating sea vegetables for at least 3 decades and used to eat it regularly. Once I became mercury toxic, I was unable to find a seaweed I could ingest without suffering from mercury symptoms. I had pretty much given up hope until finding a supplier for this alaria product.
Alaria has a great nutrient profile. Two capsules will give you your RDA of organic iodine as well as smaller but significant amounts of most vitamins and minerals. It has the most significant amounts of calcium, magnesium and B-vitamins of any edible seaweed. Being a whole food ground into a powder it has all the co-factors, phyto-nutrients, etc. you would expect to find in a “superfood” without the downside of the algaes, grass juices, alfalfa, etc.
Coming from the sea, Alaria is a rich source of organic trace minerals in a form that is very easily assimilated. No land plant can compare. Iodine deficiency is commonplace and land plants typically do not supply the amount of iodine needed to meet our needs. Inorganic iodine added to table salt is not an ideal form.
Alaria, as do most seaweeds, inhibit cancer cell growth in animal studies. They are considered anti-mutagenic, and anti-tumor. It is postulated that the low rate of breast cancer and lung cancer in Japan (despite the high rate of smoking) is due to seaweed consumption. Seaweeds can lower serum cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure and help remove arterial plaque as well as decrease platelet stickiness. Alaria and certain other seaweeds can also lower raised uric acid levels and can be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.
Alaria can be very effective in preventing damage due to radiation exposure from power plants, nuclear tests etc. (This radiation can virtually travel around the globe in small amounts and effect our health.)Nuclear faciltiesrelease radioactive Iodine 131 into the atmosphere. Iodine 131 (which can be inhaled) is heavier than natural iodine 127 and is implicated in the increasing rates we see today of thyroid cancer and other thyroid disorders. The only thing that protects our bodies from this radioactive isotope (Iodine 131) is having adequate amounts of iodine 127 (as exists in seaweed, etc.) Besides protecting against radioactive iodine, testing has shown that seaweeds also help remove radioactive strontium from the body. Following this line of thinking, it may also be very valuable in people undergoing radiation therapy, as it may decrease side effects and speed recovery.