Each standardized tablet contains:
Pacific kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) 25-50 mg
Iodine 0.05 mg / 50 mcg
Adults: take 1 tablet with water, before
Therapeutic use (under the supervision of a health professional): 1-2 tablets with water,
before breakfast and lunch.
Seaweed is part of the diet of all people
living close to the ocean. It represents a source of high quality nutrients. The relevance
of seaweed resides mainly in its high mineral concentration (particularly iodine) and the
high bioavailability of these minerals.
Actions and pharmacology
The prevalence of hypothyroidism in our
society clearly shows the marked iodine deficiency in our diet. Despite the use of iodized
salt (whose legitimacy is questionable), the number of people, mainly women,
suffering from a slow thyroid function is constantly increasing. Kelpasan® is
one of the few standardized sources of iodine on the market which, contrary to the mineral
sources, insure an increased bioavailability.
Kelp is listed in the unapproved herbs
section in the German Commission E for: regulation of thyroid function and goiter.(1)
No clinical studies have yet been
published on kelp.
Precautions, contraindications and interactions
Contraindication: known allergy to kelp or
Since iodine supplementation may influence
hormonal levels in blood tests, patients taking thyroid hormone (Synthroid®,
Eltroxin®) should be careful.
The safety of Kelpasan® during pregnancy and nursing has not been established:
caution is advised.
1. The Complete German Commission E
Monographs, Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Blumenthal M et al 1998.
American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, Texas, 78723.
2. Natural Medicines Comprehensive DataBase
2001. Pharmacist's Letter 3120 W. March Lane, PO Box 8190, Stockton, CA 95208
*kelp values vary
from season to season in order
to standardize the Iodine value.