I've been using tons of kelp. I have the Alk. drink about 5x a day and use anywhere from 1-2 Tbs. with each glass. I had a great supply from a bulk source I bought out of town. But here in the little town I live in we only have a small health food shop and they don't carry bulk kelp, except for parkelp which I don't really trust as I can't find much info on it.
I bought capsuled kelp by SOLARAY. It contains magnesium Stearate and says to take only one capsule a day. Any advice on how much is probably safe to increase with each glass?
Cool. I shall get some parkelp today and give it a try then.
I've already opened up my bottle of kelp by solaray and emptied the contents into a jar, which equated to hardly anything. Do you think it would be o.k to use about a tsp. to a Tbs. each day (That would be about 1-3 640 MG capsules. I'd hate to waste it. Their kelp is collected around Iceland which I assumed is the same as the kelp from Norway that you suggest.
I'll just use a little Solaray each day with the Parkelp I get today.
I just searched magnesium stearate and found many articles saying it's a big no-no addition to our diets (major reason is it has immo-suppressant properties), yet nearly 90-95% of the supplements on the market has it in them. I dug through the box of supplements I used to take and found this to be true.
I'm so glad I found your forum and stopped taking all those nasty things and started supplementing a whole foods diet with Superfoods and the Alka. drink instead. I feel so much safer! :)
I'll look into it. I would love to have that much kelp around the house. I'm one of those people that like to stock up on things and not have to worry about getting any more for a while. I usually have about two cups of powdered kelp, but good god-25 lbs. MMMMMmmmm. I actually crave kelp nowadays.
I know that Thorvin makes both animal & people grade Kelp, but didn't know the difference. Just got an e-mail from Wolf Creek regarding my question as to which one they sell. It seems that the animal grade which they sell, doesn't have much iodine --
This kelp is organic and "approved" for use in animal feed and fertilizer. Thorvin advises the ONLY differences between this organic kelp and their "human" grade kelp are:
#1 - The human grade kelp is approved for use in humans (certifications required for this)
#2 - The human grade kelp is a laminara digitata and the animal feed is ascophyllum nosodosum
#3 - The only nutritional differences - human grade has 5000 to 7000 ppm iodine and less than 1% fat
The animal feed grade has only 700 ppm iodine and 2% fat.
IF they got the approval for the animal feed to be used in humans, the cost of the feed product would increase dramatically and likely those using it as animal feed may switch to a cheaper kelp or not use it at all. This is the #1 mineral my own livestock consume and I KNOW it is a huge reason we never have birthing problems, their coats are always healthy and shiney, and they don't get sick. I must say, I have a few die hard organic people who eat the kelp in their food and I tried putting some TK on my breakfast food one morning and I was NOT happy with the taste. I have considered encapsulating it for myself, since I see the huge health benefits for my 100 animals here, but since I encapsulate a number of herbs that aren't palitable, I have not had the time or gumption to encapsulate the kelp "too".
Hope this helps.
Hugs, Howls, Miaows, Health, & Happiness,
Julie & Critters
Wolf Creek Ranch
Home of Whispering Winds Wholistic Animal Sanctuary
I wonder if they ground it into a finer grind before using it? I do not think that I would try using it before I ground it up.
If it does not work well for me after several weeks, I will use it for my dog, cat and plants. It is cheap enough at a few dollars a pound. The best price I could find on the Frontier brand was around 7.50 a pound here locally.
I have since emailed Thorvin to get their price list on the human grade.
Another user here pointed me to some bulk Norwegian kelp that I will be buying here in a while as well... I will try to find the link and post it.
We Have gotten our herd down to 8 cows. We treat them like pets & they are near our house so we look at them several times a day. They have deveolped a limp. One
will get better then another get it. Now we have 3 that are limping all at the same time. The only think I can think if it's not an illness is that my husband
chipped up many trees and put the chips in the entrance way to the barn and they
have irritated the feet. This foot thing has gone on for one year.
Two that had calves & the bags are so large that one teet split open over night.
We had the vet out & he gave us salve to put on it. We are still applying
and it's been 3 weeks. Another one that has never had problems calving had her
something? uterus? come out and the vet sewed her up.