The Many Benefits of Sea Kelp

What is Sea Kelp?

 Sea Kelp is a type of underwater seaweed and is considered to be a vegetable.  It is one of the richest sources of natural vitamin D found in a vegetable.  Sea Kelp contains at least 25 vitamins including vitamins A and B12 as well as folic acid.  It is also rich in calcium, iron, iodine, potassium, sulfur and magnesium.

How can Sea Kelp help your pets? 

Both humans and pets can benefit from Sea Kelp’s high level of iodine. Since thyroid problems are often associated with iodine deficiency your pets may benefit from supplementing with sea kelp.  Not only does Sea Kelp cleanse the immune system by keeping the fluids balanced but it also contains sodium alginate that has been shown to help the body eliminate heavy metals and radioactive elements.

Sea Kelp can also supports a dog’s glandular, adrenal and pituitary systems, keeping them in “tip-top” shape.  Helping your pet’s metabolic system work more efficiently also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.  If you have a pet who suffers from hypothyroidism, you may be able to trade in the Thyroxine for Sea Kelp.  This, of course, should only be done on the advice of your veterinarian.

The iron in Sea Kelp helps fortify the blood and cleanses the immune system (protecting against a range of diseases) and helps the heart to pump more efficiently.  For this reason, Sea Kelp can be a great supplement for older dogs.  Post-surgery, the amino acids contained in Sea Kelp support tissue repair and may speed up the healing process.

Another notable benefit of Sea Kelp is that it has even been shown to reduce the amount of fleas in a pet with an infestation.  This suggests that Sea Kelp repulses the fleas and that using it regularly as a supplement is a useful addition to chemical flea treatments.  Sea Kelp can also reduce itchiness in pets dogs with skin allergies and can even improve the overall condition of the skin and coat.

How to use Sea Kelp for your pet:

Sea Kelp comes in both powder and capsule form and can easily be added to your pet’s meals.  One of the most important things to remember when purchasing Sea Kelp is that it’s only as good as the water it’s sourced from.  Sea Kelp’s purpose is to supply minerals so it must be sourced from mineral rich waters.  You may want to purchase organic Sea kelp from Iceland because the waters in Iceland are some of the most pure and mineral rich in the world.

As with any dietary supplement you work into your pet’s diet, start slowly and let your veterinarian know.

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