Overview

Ascophyllum nodosum is a type of brown seaweed. It is found along the shorelines in cold areas of the world, such as Northern Canada, United States, and Europe. Ascophyllum nodosum is now protected in many countries because of over-harvesting for a chemical called alginate.

Ascophyllum nodosum is taken by mouth for dental health, weight loss, or as a source of the mineral iodine. Don't confuse Ascophyllum nodosum with other kinds of seaweed like Bladderwort, Blue-green Algae, Brown Algae, Fucus vesiculosus, or Laminaria, or with the chemical Algin that comes from seaweed.

How does it work ?

Ascophyllum nodosum contains nutrients such as large sugars (carbohydrates), fats, and the mineral iodine. Ascophyllum nodosum might help the body kill cancer cells and reduce swelling.
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