Seaweed is some of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world. They are also called sea vegetables. Seaweed gets all the nutrients from the ocean water and contains more than 50 various vitamins and minerals, valuable proteins, fibers, and amino acids. The combination of nutrients obtained from the ocean water is so unique, that in the process of digestion they help each other to be absorbed. For example:
- Wakame contains 5 times more calcium than milk
- Dulse contains 10 times more iron than spinach
- Kombu contains 6 times more potassium than avocado
- Wakame contains 5 times more magnesium than spinach
Speed up metabolism
The key nutrient in Numami seaweed is iodine. Iodine makes up the T3 and T4 hormones, these are two essential hormones produced by your thyroid gland – the master gland to speed your metabolism!
RECOVER FASTER from workout
The high content of electrolyte minerals – calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium means seaweed is a super natural way of replacing the electrolytes lost during your training sessions.
Also high in protein, and packed with anti-oxidants which are proven to help reduce inflammation in the body, seaweed is a fantastic re-fuel for your body immediately post training.
DIGEST BETTER without bloating
Seaweed contains enzymes that break down the indigestible sugars that cause gas formation. Polysaccharides in seaweed support the growth of good gut bacteria which help digestion in long run.
Detox your body
Seaweeds are packed with nutrients that support and encourage the process of flushing toxins: chlorophyll which purifies the blood & lymphatic fluids, bio-cctive compounds, unique to seaweeds which remove radioactive elements, heavy metals and other environmental pollutants. Also seaweeds are rich in antioxidants, anti-viral, anti-parasitic & anti-fungal properties which help to eliminate free radicals.
Improve overall health
Seaweed contains a wide range of antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E, carotenoids and flavonoids. These antioxidants protect your body from cell damage. Antioxidants can make unstable substances in your body called free radicals less reactive. Excess free radical production is considered to be an underlying cause of several diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Balance iodine level
Your thyroid relies on iodine to make hormones which helps to control growth, energy production, reproduction and the repair of damaged cells in your body. Without enough iodine, you may start to experience symptoms like weight changes, fatigue or swelling of the neck over time.
STRENGTHEN immune system
Healthy immune system needs good, regular nourishment but there is no single miracle compound to do that. The best you can do is to have a healthy diet and less stress in your life. Here comes seaweed to help with over 50 different vitamins, minerals and amino acids to boost your overall health and iodine amongst them to help reduce the effects of stress to your body.
BOOST Your Energy
Thanks to its numerous nutrients, seaweed can help to create a sustained energy release throughout the day. By regularly consuming seaweed you can feel more alert and less fatigued. Iodine and iron in the seaweed are contributing to a high energy yielding metabolism.
Manage stress leves
Prolonged stress may crop up as depression or anxiety when both are actually hypothyroid symptoms. Also you may experience other symptoms, such as fatigue or weight gain. The impact of stress on the thyroid occurs by slowing your body’s metabolism. This is another way that stress and weight gain are linked. Iodine is the necessary nutrient to support your thyroid gland and boost your metabolism which help to decrease the effects of stress to your body.
According to the data of EUthyroid Project (2018), 350 million Europeans have iodine deficiency. This is 50% of the population of Europe. Therefore, every second person in Europe has iodine deficiency and lives with the symptoms caused by it.
According to the data collected by WHO (World Health Organisaton), iodine deficiency is the most common cause of various health problems. Iodine is especially important for the pregnant and breastfeeding women because during these periods the development of the brain can be damaged, and the intellect might be affected.
Illnesses caused by iodine deficiency: :
- Brain damage
- Thyroid problems
We encourage everyone to support the Krakow Declaration on Iodine: www.iodinedeclaration.eu
Even better if you start taking care of your own and your children’s health at once and add seaweed to your food every day.
One teaspoon-sized portion of seaweed a day is enough to guarantee that your organism gets the necessary amount of iodine.