Irish Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) – 100 g
Organic Wild Atlantic Irish Bladderwrack - Hand-harvested from the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
Bladderwrack is a cold to temperate water species of brown seaweed known for its gut healing properties. It's found on both North Atlantic coasts, the North Sea, and the Western Baltic Sea. Fucus has traditionally been used to treat digestive issues, thyroid dysfunction, iodine deficiency, and joint pain. Bladderwrack’s rich nutrient profile includes the following bio-actives:
- Fucophlorethol compounds (Fucotriphlorethol A).
- Polysaccharides containing Fucose, a monosaccharide, and sulfur.
- Broad spectrum of minerals and vitamins (including calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, iodine, vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E.
Bladderwrack can be used in soups, to make stocks, and sprinkled on salads. It can also be use together with whole Sea moss to make gels for use in smoothies, or taken straight off the spoon. The combination of both sea moss and Bladderwrack provides the body with the broadest spectrum of minerals possible.
Recent scientific research suggests the carotenoid fucoxanthin is responsible for many of Bladderwrack's health benefits:
“Many of fucoxanthin's pharmacological properties include antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, antiobesity, anticancer, and antihypertensive effects. Fucoxanthin inhibits many cancer cell lines' proliferation, angiogenesis, migration, invasion, and metastasis. In addition, it modulates miRNA and induces cell cycle growth arrest, apoptosis, and autophagy. Moreover, the literature shows fucoxanthin's ability to inhibit cytokines and growth factors such as TNF-α and VEGF, which stimulates the activation of downstream signaling pathways such as PI3K/Akt autophagy, and pathways of apoptosis”. Anticancer Effects of Fucoxanthin through Cell Cycle Arrest, Apoptosis Induction, Angiogenesis Inhibition, and Autophagy Modulation: Shade A Ahmed, Patricia Mendonca, Rashid Elhag, Karam F A Soliman
Hand-harvested Wild Irish organic Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack). Harvested from the Wild Atlantic Way (Western coat of Ireland).
How to Make Sea Moss & Bladderwrack Gel:
Take around 5g Bladderwrack and 10g Sea moss . Rinse and clean in cold water (we recommend 3 rinses). Then cover in Luke warm water for around 30 minutes (It will really expand).
Drain off water and place 1 mixed cup of Sea moss and Bladderwrack to 1.5 cup fresh water in blender and blend for around 2 minutes. Check consistency until you are happy with it. If too runny, add more Sea moss. If too thick, add more water. You can also incorporate fruit of choice into the gel, as well as adding other health promoting ingredients such as honey, ginger and herbal adaptogens.
You can also add 1 heaped tsp of ground Bladderwrack (use spice grinder to grind) to fruit smoothies, or to a cup of hot water to make a tea (leave to sit for 10 minutes before drinking). Due to the high levels of iodine in bladderwrack, it’s recommended that you consume no more than three cups of tea a day. Can be added to soups and stews too.
Bladderwrack works well when combined with Ashwagandha and/or Siberian Ginseng.
Do not exceed the stated dosage. A food supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet or lifestyle. High in iodine. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Seek medical advice if pregnant ( Not recommended during pregnancy and lactation) or in case of hyperthyroidism.