Benefits of Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack contains three main constituents: iodine, alginic acid, and fucoidan.
The iodine in Bladderwrack helps those people deficient in this trace mineral to regulate and improve thyroid function, thus it is beneficial for hypothyroidism and goiter. It works as an anti-inflammatory and possesses anti-rheumatic properties to relieve arthritis and rheumatism.
Bladderwrack’s anti-bacterial properties help ward off bacteria and viruses.
The alginic acid constituent, a type of dietary fiber, is useful in relieving constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn. The fucoidan constitutent, another type of fiber, contributes to lowering cholesterol and glucose levels.