Sep 01 , 2021
What is bladderwrack?
Do you know that bladderwrack is not a plant? You read it right. It is algae, which means they don’t have seed and flowers but spore. Bladderwrack belongs to brown seaweed group and lives on the rocky shore.
Brown seaweeds are not completely brown, but sometimes greenish brown. The color can change from brown to green depends on the color pigments it received from the sun.
Bladderwrack has distinctive air-filled bladders on the leaves that help the leaves to float and take in nutrients in the water when submerged.
You can find bladderwrack everywhere if you live in a coastal town in America. Other places you can find sea moss are in countries with Atlantic, Pacific, and Baltic seacoasts.
1. Sustainable food supply
What amazing about seaweeds from food perspective for us is that they required zero inputs:
No fresh water. No feed. No fertilizer. No land.
That makes it the most sustainable food on the planet. Zero inputs foods are going to be the most affordable food on the planet. It’s just not only going to be for elite restaurants. It will be at some point everyday food. It will be for you and me!
2. Packed with nutrients
Like many other seaweeds, bladderwrack continuously bath in mineral-rich sea cold-water, it is packed with proteins, iodine, fiber, vitamins (A, B, C, E), phosphorus, which is about 15-20 times higher than the land vegetables. For example, sea lettuce has 25 times the iron found in beef! Some sea vegetable has more calcium than milk!
The anti-aging properties found find in the sea moss is much higher than other vegetables living on earth, because they need to save the energy in the cold water and can’t not “shed” its skin as fast as the vegetables on earth.
What are health benefits of bladderwrack?
1. Bladderwrack supports heart health with antioxidant properties
Bladderwrack and other sea vegetables are rich in antioxidant minerals such as zinc and manganese that support heart health and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. They contains measurable amounts of antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and E to support skin health.
2. Bladderwrack supports thyroid disorder
Iodine in bladderwrack can support thyroid disorders. These thyroid disorders are caused by lacking iodine and selenium. This is where it really makes bladderwrack and other sea vegetables stand out! In 2 tbs contains 200% - 500% daily value of iodine for us!
3. Bladderwrack supports digestive health
Bladderwrack is a good source of live bacteria and fiber, which both support a healthy gut. Our body do not digest fiber, but it will be passed down into the intestine and absorb water to soften stool. The undigested fiber binds together so the intestinal muscles can push the waste out of the body.
Disclaimer: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.