DULSE Overview Information
Dulse is a type of seaweed. It is used as food in Ireland and Eastern parts of Canada. Dulse contains iodine, an element that the body needs to make thyroid hormones. It is also a rich source of potassium. Some people use dulse as medicine.
Dulse is used for high cholesterol and prevention of iodine deficiency, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Don't confuse dulse with Ascophyllum Nodosum, Algin, Blue-green Algae, Ecklonia Cava, and Laminaria.
How does it work?
DULSE Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: Dulse is LIKELY SAFE when it is consumed in amounts found in food. There isn't enough reliable information to know if dulse is safe to use as medicine or what the side effects might be.
When applied to the skin: Dulse is POSSIBLY SAFE when it is applied to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if dulse is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Kidney problems: Dulse might cause dangerously high potassium levels. Don't take dulse if you have kidney problems.
Thyroid problems: Dulse contains large amounts of iodine. This might make thyroid problems worse. Don't take dulse if you have thyroid problems.
The appropriate dose of dulse depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for dulse. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.