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Organic seaweed brand launches new plastic free packaging. Organic seaweed supplement brand, Doctor Seaweed, has announced the launch of a new plastic free and sustainable look for their packaging. The switch to plastic-free comes as a huge new development for the brand who are committed to making sustainable and ethical products that positively impact both its customers and the planet, in a natural way. The introduction of plastic-free pouches will start where Doctor Seaweed began, with their original Pure Seaweed Capsules,  before being rolled out across the full range.

Doctor Seaweed AKA Marine Biologist Craig Rose commented:

”After six years of phenomenal growth at Doctor Seaweed, we are thrilled to announce a significant eco-friendly initiative for our supplements which will now be packaged in compostable, certified plastic-free pouches. The move away from our plastic blisters is testament to our  commitment to sustainability and our passion for marine conservation. It is so important to us that we achieve a plastic-free future wherever possible, and so we are extremely proud to take this step in contributing positively to a healthier and cleaner planet. We endeavour to work towards changes that positively impact our customer and the planet, in a natural and sustainable way.”

Pure Seaweed capsules are a natural and plant-based source of iodine making it easy to keep  the thyroid healthy and keep  energy levels up.  A recent wellness study by Doctor Seaweed showed 70% of people noticed a significant improvement in their energy levels after only 30 days of taking our supplements.⁠ A common symptom of iodine deficiency is low energy – feeling sluggish, tired and unmotivated. This is because thyroid hormones help the body make energy.⁠ To make sure your body produces those important thyroid hormones, you need the essential nutrient iodine. ⁠

With a global population increasing and climate change threatening food security, seaweed is now entering the stage as the latest sustainable superfood. Most of us are familiar with seaweed in sushi, but seaweed has long been part of the daily diet in China and Japan. In fact, one-fifth of the meals consumed in Japan (which has the 2nd highest life expectancy in the world) contain a form of edible seaweed. Despite being recommended by health and dietetic experts worldwide as one of the most nutritious foods to include in our diets, especially for women needing to increase their iodine intake, seaweed has often been overlooked in the Western Hemisphere.

The United Kingdom is now classified as iodine deficient by the World Health Organisation and ranks seventh among the ten most iodine-deficient nations in the world, one of only two high-income countries on the list.  Dietary deficiencies in iodine have been shown to severely impact mental and physical health and thyroid function. Maintaining healthy thyroid function is vital for good health as it controls the body’s metabolism and many other important functions, including energy, immunity, hair, skin, nails and cognitive function.  Low levels have been associated with many health concerns associated with brittle hair and nails, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, tiredness, brain fog, low mood and fatigue.

Seaweed packs a super nutritious punch and is incredibly rich in iodine, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This is why Doctor Seaweed created his supplement range, which contains 100 percent pure, sustainably sourced Scottish seaweed.

Other valuable nutritional benefits of increasing your vitamin seaweed include:

Vitamins and Minerals – Seaweed contains vitamins, such as A, D, E, C and B, and minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. Additionally, seaweed may be a valuable source of vitamin B12 for vegans, who are at risk of deficiency, as B12 is usually found in animal products.  Seaweed is also a source of sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, iron and zinc. In fact, because of seaweed’s unique properties, its mineral content is higher than land vegetables.

 Heart health – Certain compounds in seaweed, in particular fucoidan, fucoxanthin, astaxanthin and phlorotannin, may have a protective effect on the heart, according to a 2021 review in Phytomedicine Plus. Seaweed also contains EPA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. EPA is important for our cardiovascular health and triglycerides. It can improve our good cholesterol.  EPA is found in fatty fish, like tuna and salmon, so seaweed is a great alternative for vegans.

Source: Press release