Bladderwrack is a nutrient-dense sea vegetable with the highest known levels of iodine. Iodine in this form appears to be closely related to thyroid hormones like T4 and T3 which are manufactured by converting DIT into thyroxine or triiodothyronine, respectively.
Scientists have known about bladderwrack’s medicinal properties for centuries, and it was once one of the most widely prescribed seaweeds in Europe. Bladderwracks’ ability to regulate inflammation while providing essential nutrients such as iodine means that this small yet powerful plant has an important place on your plate!
The thallus of bladderwrack, which is made up primarily of chitin and proteins has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments from obesity to anxiety. Scientists believe it does this by keeping inflammation at bay while providing essential nutrients like iodine that regulate hormonal activity in your body!