What is Bladderwrack? (Fucus vesiculosus or Fucus Edentata) Bladderwrack is a sea vegetable that is believed to contain the highest levels of iodine known to man. This naturally-occurring source of iodine which is so highly valued in the herbal industry can help support a healthy functioning thyroid gland, and this action was first recognized in 1811. Iodine is noted by many great herbalists as one of the most crucial nutrients for a healthy thyroid. Scientifically without sufficient levels of iodine, the body can't make thyroid hormones primarily responsible for the regulation of metabolism. Makes sense? Bladderwrack is most commonly blended into a tincture, a drink, and or used in baths as well to provide a relaxing and soothing alkaline bath. This wonderful sea vegetable is a super product of the world. A must-have in everyone’s home!
Bladderwrack contains alginic acid, a kind of dietary fiber. Fiber helps with constipation, but it can also relieve diarrhea and keep your bowel movements more regular in general.
Bladderwrack is a demulcent herb, meaning it seems to work by decreasing inflammation and forming a barrier against irritants such as stomach acid. Demulcents herbs may be used to treat indigestion and heartburn.