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Ankh 08-24-2005 04:06 PM

kelp tablets
 
hi there :)

does anybody know what the benefits of kelp tablets are?
I know it assists the thyroid and might speed up metabolism....but does this really happen?(sp. the metabolism story)

thanks

Misty800 08-25-2005 11:33 AM

Re: kelp tablets
 
Kelp contains high sodium and should be avoided by those with hypertension and other ailments where a sodium restriction applies.

Kelp may cause hyper- or hypothyroidism and interfer with treatment being given for abnormal thyroid.

Many years ago I went to a health food store to check on kelp thinking it might be good to take. A customer was in the store and said she took a handful of kelp pills every day as well as many other pills. I took one look at her, frail, drawn, sickly looking and decided if that is what kelp does to a person I wanted no part of it!!


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