Iodine-rich kelp stimulates the thyroid gland, thereby increasing basal metabolism. By regulating thyroid function it is of value in the treatment of hypothyroidism, myxoedema and lyphadenoid goitre. Kelp also appears to assist in the problem of lipid balance associated with obesity and may encourage weight loss. A gelatinous substance within kelp swells and bulks in the digestive tract, giving the sensation of fullness. Kelp is contraindicated in hyperthyroidism or cardiac problems, and also during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our kelp is from a reputable source.