Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) & Irish Spirulina Capsules (ulva lactuca Spiralis)
A blend of the red and the green algae in one 500 mg capsule, total of 45 grams of pure 100% Spirulina Ulva Lactuca and Irish Moss (carrageen) seaweed in 90 capsules
The two seaweeds is a completely natural, organic product and a source of over 92 vitamins and minerals (nothing added) a rich source of Calcium 9346, B12 9000 mg/kg, Iron 168mg/kg , Iodine 178, Zinc 51 mg/kg and Magnesium 14640 mg/kg
Capsules can be opened and flakes sprinkled onto your food if desired.
The sulfated polysaccharide compounds found in Red and green Marine Algae support a healthy immune response.
The blend of red and green seaweeds provide a complete protein with all of the essential amino acids, many vitamins, minerals and other trace elements. Most importantly, these seaweeds contain the unique phyto-chemicals known as sulphated polysaccharides which are a protein bound carbohydrate that supports the body’s immune response to foreign invaders and can inhibit certain viruses.
Seaweeds provide a full spectrum of natural vitamins, minerals, proteins, selenium, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phenols, enzymes, trace elements, amino acids, and all the rarer nutrients like B12 and zinc. Beneficial for gut bacteria.
Our seaweed is hand harvested directly from the north Irish Atlantic coast, hand dried and chopped by ourselves. No chemicals or other substances are used in production. No microwave, or any harmful process is undertaken.
Health Benefits: It may encourage weight loss by curbing your appetite. It may improve you metabolic rate. It may enhance your digestive system and prevent various digestive problems. It may help to lower high cholesterol levels. It may boost immune system functioning. It may promote detoxification of blood and body. It is reputed to have anti-bacterial qualities.
Nutritional Analysis per 100 grams
Fat (% of dry matter) 0.2 mg/kg
Energy 1445 kj/100g
Protein (% of dry matter) 13.7 mg/kg
Carbohydrates (% of dry matter) 40
Vitamin C (ppm, ug/g) 55.29
Calcium (mg/kg) 9346
Iron (mg/kg) 168
Magnesium (mg/kg) 14640
Iodine (ppm, ug/g) 178
B12 (ug) 9000 mg/kg
Zinc 51 mg/kg
Health and nutrition claims from the EU commission on the intake of iodine.
Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function.
Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system.
Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function
Irish Moss Chondrus crispus
Irish Moss has been used in Ireland since the beginning of the 19th century as a folk remedy for respiratory ailments. During the famine in Ireland emigrates exported the Irish moss to New England in the USA where it was used for sizing ropes and cooking.
Carrageen moss is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. In its fresh condition this protist is soft and cartilaginous, varying in color from a greenish-yellow, through red, to a dark purple or purplish-brown. The principal constituent is a mucilaginous body, made of the polysaccharide carrageenan, which constitutes 55% of its weight. The organism also consists of nearly 10% protein and about 15% mineral matter, and is rich in iodine and sulfur. When softened in water it has a sea-like odour and because of the abundant cell wall polysaccharides it will form a jelly when boiled, containing from 20 to 100 times its weight of water.
Vitamin B complex by Se-Kwon Kim and Puji Rahmadi.
Sea lettuces are a source of vitamins from group B (MacArtain et al., 2007; McDermid and Stuercke, 2003). For instances, Ulva lactuca contain high amount of cobalamin or vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 plays a key role in homeostasis of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood (Scalabrino, 2009). Daily ingestion of 1.4 g/day of Ulva lactuca will be enough to meet the daily requirements of vitamin B12 (MacArtain et al., 2007). One of the most important vitamins B occurring in Ulva reticulata is riboflavin (vitamin B2). Vitamin B2 deficiency is often endemic in human populations that subsist on diets poor in dairy products and meat. Vitamin B2 cannot be synthesized by mammals, and there is only limited, short-term storage capacity for this vitamin in the liver. Humans are vulnerable to develop a vitamin B2 deficiency during periods of dietary deprivation or stress, and this may lead to a variety of clinical abnormalities, such as growth retardation, anemia, skin lesions, and degenerative changes in the nervous system. Therefore, this water-soluble vitamin should be present in the diet on a daily basis (Van Herwaarden et al., 2007).
Differences in iodine content in all Emerald Isle Seaweed Capsules.
Triple blend has a low iodine content of 140 mcg 1-2 capsules per day
Kelp has a high iodine content of 737 mcg 1 capsule per day
Dulse capsules has a low content 132 mcg iodine content
Spirulina capsules 350 mcg iodine content
Bladder wrack capsules 250 mcg iodine content
Irish Moss & Spirulina 178 mcg