Superfood Spotlight on: Bladderwrack Seaweed
What You Should Know: Although bladderwrack sounds more like the name of a sea witch than a seaweed, this green superfood can do more good than evil! Bladderwrack is a type of kelp often found tripping up beach joggers and in and around tide pools. The seaweed’s odd name comes from the little claw-shaped ‘bladders’ that make it so recognizable.
Why You Should Use It: This seaweed is not for everyone. Bladderwrack stimulates the thyroid which can be helpful for those whose thyroids need the support. Obviously, if your thyroid is already running hot, bladderwrack may not be so super for you after all. Keeping that in mind, bladderwrack’s other healthy properties include support for inflamed joints and the presence of a whole host of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, silicon and iron.
Let’s Get Together: Although consuming this seaweed is a great way to benefit from it’s super-properties, so is soaking in a bath infused with it! In fact, we’re fans of the entire line of bladderwrack-based body products from The Seaweed Bath Co. The company’s founder used seaweeds to successfully treat himself from inflammatory skin conditions and launched this line soon after. Try their Ocean Fresh Whole Seaweed Detox Bath. A great treat during your next juice cleanse or at any time when your system needs extra support.
For a bladderwrack supplement, try Amazing Grass Raw Reserve Green SuperFood Powder.