Happy New year to All!
First of all, I would really love to thank all my wonderful customers who have purchased our Seaweed Supplements throughout last year - thank you so much for your support, kind words, and especially your incredible stories and feedback ... your amazing health journeys. A wee bit of an update: We had a wee hiccup pre-christmas regarding our seaweed harvester - he suffered some kind of break-down and went under cover.
GOOD NEWS though, we found a new Seaweed Harvester who is harvesting in a similar area of South Otago. So the same pure pristine waters, stunning growing conditions, harvested sustainably from the wild, (this method of harvesting is essential in preserving our ocean environment), and a far better harvesting procedures are in place for going forward.
SO, I am thrilled with this outcome. What's next - the harvest is complete and it is with our manufacture contractor. They batch test for a) microbiological tests and b) nutritional testing - quality etc. The seaweed is dried at a low temperature to ensure limited damage is done to the vitamins and mineral content of the seaweed - compared to high-temperture drying and cheap commercial seaweed. The whole process should take less than two weeks. I will be in contact with you all once I have the product with me - planned for the week of the 26th February.
Again thank you for your patience and your continued interest in our product - I am thrilled that it is part of your health regimine and journey, and that so many of you are noticing quite incredible benefits. Exert from: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/food-trends/eat-seaweed-for-the-health-benefits---but-dont-overdoit/article33281211/
Eat small amounts for the health benefits
Seaweed is high in iodine, iron, vitamin C (which aids iron absorption), antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamin K, vitamin B-12 and a range of other nutrients important for human health. Red seaweed such as dulse are high in protein. What's more, seaweed contain certain compounds not found in terrestrial food sources, including fucoidan, a type of carbohydrate that has anticoagulant and antiviral properties.
Numerous studies have linked the Japanese diet – high in fish, seaweed, soya, fruits and vegetables – to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancers in general. Studies such as these do not isolate the effects of seaweed from other dietary and lifestyle factors, notes Dr. Mary Hardy, a medical authority on dietary supplements and former medical director of the Integrative Medicine Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. But based on evidence of seaweed's disease-fighting potential from cell and animal studies, she says, "I do think this is a nutrient-rich superfood."