Kelp powder - 500 gram


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Kelp from Big Food is a natural superfood extract made from kelp, a seaweed with a unique combination of nutrients, including glutamic acid and iodine.
Kelp powder can be used to enrich the taste of all your favorite smoothies, shakes and juices and it is also delicious with raw soups and salads.

SKU: BF110500

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What is Kelp?

Kelp is a large, brown form of seaweed or algae that typically grows in shallow, colder and nutrient-rich shorelines across the planet. For thousands of years, it has been a part of the traditional diet in countries such as China, Korea and Japan. However, in the West it has become increasingly popular and used as a therapeutic supplement! (1). The rising popularity of the natural oceanic superfood is most likely due to the high concentrations of iodide that it contains, among other nutrients.
Iodide (iodine in the body) is a trace element that is essential for optimal thyroid function and is the first line of action in the prevention of thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism (2). Additionally, even small amounts of Kelp, can provide a range of additional nutrients such as iron, manganese, magnesium and calcium.

✓ Certified Organic
✓ Non-GMO
✓ No Additives
✓ Gluten-Free
✓ No artificial anything

Health Benefits of Kelp

Kelp is a relatively new supplement, and so research is currently undeveloped. However, there are some studies that have examined some potential benefits of ground, kelp powder or capsules.
Thyroid Function – Iodide is an inorganic salt, which provides iodine to the body when consumed. Iodine is required for the production of thyroid hormones, which are essential for optimal thyroid function. However, it has been estimated that approximately 2 billion people do not consume sufficient amounts of this essential nutrient (3). Because of the rich iodide content in Kelp, it was first proposed to have a beneficial impact on the development of thyroid disorders by Swiss physician, Coindet in 1813 (4).
In one of the first clinical trials of kelp supplements, 36 healthy subjects were assigned to either a high-kelp, low-kelp, or placebo group. All groups took four capsules per day, which contained a placebo of alfafa, low-dose or high-dose kelp. After four weeks, the primary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) had increased significantly in both the low- and high-dose groups compared to the placebo. There was however reduced concentrations of the active thyroid hormone, known as T3, in the high-dose group, compared to the low-dose and placebo groups (1). This has important implications, as excess iodine intake can also have adverse effects. Make sure to carefully examine the instructions on this packet, prior to consumption.
Antioxidants – Kelp is also touted as a rich source of several antioxidants, including carotenoids, flavanols and alkaloids (5). Antioxidants are important minerals that help to mitigate inflammation and to reduce free radical formation. These free radicals accumulate when we engage in unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, drinking alcohol or being overly stressed. Therefore, by mobilizing and neutralizing them, these antioxidants are crucial to long-term health. Unfortunately, few studies have examined the direct effects of the antioxidants in Kelp among humans. However, in a study assessing the antioxidant potential of various strains, concluded that due to the high flavanol and phenolic compounds, Kelp should have a high potential for free radical scavenging (6).
For example, one of the most impactful of these antioxidants is Fucoxanthin, which is known as a carotenoid. This has been shown to reduce oxidative damage in animal cells and believed to have more pronounced effects in those with overweight or obesity (7).


- Rich in Iodide, which is essential for healthy thyroid function
- Important for metabolism, hormone production and brain development
- Contains a wide variety of antioxidants which reduce inflammation

Nutritional declarationPer 100 gPer 3 g
Energy1269 kJ
(303 kcal)
38 kJ
(9 kcal)
Fat4,6 g0,1 g
of which saturates0,9 g0 g
Carbohydrate70,8 g2,1 g
of which sugars1,2 g0 g
Fibre8,4 g0,3 g
Protein8,9 g0,3 g
Salt*0,1 g0,01 g
*The salt content is exclusively due to the presence of naturally occurring sodium.

Vitamins & MineralsPer 100 gPer 3 gRI %
Calcium1200 mg36 mg150/33 %
Magnesium750mg22,5 mg200/17 %
Potassium1900 mg57 mg95/3 %
*RI = Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)

Store sealed, in a cool, dry place at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat.

100% Organic Kelp Powder


Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Stir 1 teaspoon (3 grams) of Kelp powder into water, juice, your favourite drink or mix into a smoothie. Take once or twice daily. Do not exceed recommended dose.

Because of the high amounts of iodine, copper and manganese in Kelp, it is important to not over consume the superfood. Excessive intakes can lead to iodine accumulation and hypothyroidism is a potential consequence. Is is important that you do not exceed the recommended dosage, and consult your physician if you are pregnant, or have any significant health conditions, prior to consuming.

(1) Clark, MD CD, Bassett, MD B, Burge, MD MR. Effects of kelp supplementation on thyroid function in euthyroid subjects. Endocrine Practice. 2003 Oct 1;9(5):363–9.

(2) Fleming T, ed. PDR for Herbal Medicines. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, 1998: 855-856

(3) Zimmermann MB, Jooste PL, Pandav CS. Iodine-deficiency disorders. The Lancet. 2008 Oct 4;372(9645):1251–62.

(4) Zimmermann MB. Research on iodine deficiency and goiter in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Journal of nutrition. 2008 Nov 1;138(11):2060–3.

(5) Healthline (2018). ‘7 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed’. [Accessed: 06/28/2019]

(6) Mikami K, Hosokawa M. Biosynthetic pathway and health benefits of fucoxanthin, an algae-specific xanthophyll in brown seaweeds. International journal of molecular sciences. 2013 Jul;14(7):13763–81.

(7) Farasat M, Khavari-Nejad RA, Nabavi SM, Namjooyan F. Antioxidant activity, total phenolics and flavonoid contents of some edible green seaweeds from northern coasts of the Persian Gulf. Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research: IJPR. 2014;13(1):163.

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