Kelp is a good promoter of glandular health. It controls the thyroid and regulates/stimulates the metabolism. Kelp has the reputation of speeding up the burning of excess calories and is helpful in the nourishment of the body. It contains all of the minerals considered vital to health. Kelp has a beneficial effect on many disorders of the body. It works to sustain the nervous system and helps the brain to function normally. It is essential during pregnancy.
Kelp contains nearly thirty minerals. It is rich in iodine, calcium, sulphur and silicon. It also contains phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chlorine, copper, zinc and manganese. It has a small amount of barium, boron, chromium, lithium, nickel, silver, titanium, vanadium, aluminum, strontium, bismuth, cobalt, gallium, tin and zirconium. Kelp is rich in B-complex vitamins and contains vitamin A, C,E, G and the antihemorrhage vitamin K.