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Photo of seaweed. Seagreens® is made from wild Arctic seaweed.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the many reasons you should add Seagreens® to your daily vitamin regimen.

Have you ever considered how advantageous seaweed can be for your health? You don't have to love sushi to reap the benefits; you can take a whole food product that is organic seaweed. Seagreens® food capsules are 100-percent natural and contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino and essential fatty acids that the body needs to thrive.

Brown seaweed is the most nutritious of its kind. It's found and harvested in oceans and lakes in a way to ensure zero harm to the marine environment while retaining optimal nutritional value.

Let's take a closer look at three of the many reasons you should add seaweed to your daily vitamin regimen:

1. Its vitamin and mineral content
Much like land-grown produce, sea vegetables are loaded with nutrients. According to BBC Good Food, seaweed is rich in calcium, copper, iron, protein, fiber, vitamin K, folic acid and more. Additionally, it's an excellent source of iodine, omega 3-fatty acids and it's low in both calories and fat content.

2. Its ability to aid digestion and promote heart health
It likely comes as no surprise to you that a food containing so many beneficial vitamins and minerals can also aid digestion. Seaweed is a natural prebiotic, also known as the healthy bacteria that optimizes gut health and nutrient absorption. Because of its good bacteria content, seaweed has the ability to reduce bad bacteria in the gut, ultimately promoting better digestion.

"Seaweed optimizes gut health and nutrient absorption."

Due to its heart health compounds, including antioxidants and essential fatty acids, seaweed also has a reputation for promoting cardiovasuclar wellness. Dr. Maria Hayes, in collaboration with Michelle Tierney and researchers at Memorial University, believe seaweed may have the ability to reduce one's risk for experiencing heart complications.

"Seaweeds are a known source of essential fatty acids, which are thought to reduce thrombosis and atherosclerosis – factors important in the reduction of the risk of heart disease," Hayes explained.

3. It improves mineral absorption of other foods
Seaweed's abundance of lipase, carbohydrase and protease facilitates the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins of foods to encourage a rapid absorption of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial elements of the foods you're eating. That's why it's so important to incorporate a nutritious diet alongside these supplements to maximize your overall health.

Try Seagreens today
If you're ready to add an organic whole food supplement to your diet, Seagreens Food Capsules make the ideal option. This product provides a natural balance of nutrients and micronutrients missing from processed foods, as well as some organic land-grown foods. Among its abundance of vitamins and minerals, the Seagreens Iodine + product provides a good source of natural iodine with safe RDA recommendations. Iodine deficiencies can influence negative health, causing hypothyroidism, heart disease, diabetes and many of the debilitating symptoms that follow these conditions.