Sea Bamboo Powder
- Ecklonia maxima
± 60g - 70g
½ teaspoon once a day
up to 3 teaspoons for cronic ailments
Sea Bamboo Powder
Seaweed has been used all over the world for many millennia, but the first written records of Kelp being used as a supportive food comes from Japan almost 2000 years ago.
Kelp is a brown algae that grows in colder waters, they make up large underwater forests. These organisms require nutrient-rich water to thrive, which spikes their growth rates - some species growing as fast as half a meter a day, ultimately reaching between 30 to 80 meters. This high growth rate and nutrient density makes kelp a great source of food, and medicine for those lacking vital compounds needed for every day life.
In Europe, Mediterranean seaweeds were used as medicine between 509 BC – AD 395 by the Greeks and Roman. This versatile algae also found a place as a feed to animals around this time and some red algae were used as sources of dying agents.
The Kelp that we favor grows right off our coast, the Ecklonia maxima or sea bamboo. This type of kelp is highly nutritious since it preferentially bio-accumulates all the essential plant-nutrients that circulate in the ocean, rejecting the contaminants. South African kelp is possibly the last pure kelp-beds in the world, as they are fed by the clean Benguela cold water currents, which flow northwards up the West coast of southern Africa from the pristine ice continent of Antartica.
Clean kelp offers one of the most complete range of natural minerals of any food source on earth, containing all the important minerals needed for life, including - calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, zinc, and the highest food source of iodine ( over 50% of the world population is iodine deficient )
Kelp also contains vitamins A, B's, C, D, E, K, & folic acid, pantothenate and niacin as well as fatty acids, Omega 3 ( ala, well as small amounts of dha ) and 17 different amino acids. This great superfood is also excellent of the brain - for brain tissue, surrounding membranes, sensory nerves & the spinal cord.
Seaweeds are very susceptible to pollutants, which is why we ensure our powdered kelp is grown in seas not contaminated by heavy metals, and there are no chemically polluted river mouths nearby that flow into that part of the sea.