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! :)