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Reports say that saying yes to more seaweed could help solve everything from global hunger to our climate crisis, according to experts. Vincent Doumeizel, an adviser to the United Nations on food policy and author of Seaweed Revolution, commented that seaweed could be a deeply healthy food to consume. “It’s a nutritional bomb packed with a lot of important nutrients, notably protein, Omega 3, vitamins, fibre, and no fat or sugar.” 

The Need for Seaweed: Seaweed is a sustainable and underutilised natural resource we have simply forgotten about. It is an inherently sustainable material needing no land, fertiliser or freshwater to grow- and we are now re-discovering the huge array of seaweed benefits and finding a wide range of new ones.

Seaweed is an incredible source of critical nutrition.  The specific compounds in seaweeds are being researched for heart health, weight management, diabetes, and gut health.  A key nutrient in seaweed is iodine, and in fact, seaweed is the only natural plant-based source of this essential nutrient. With 2 billion people globally deficient, including 70% of Europeans, seaweed offers huge scope to sustainably impact the health and wellness of a huge number of people when delivered in the right way.  Iodine is critical for thyroid health, energy, brain function, development in children and much more.

Seaweed is a forgotten food and something that most cultures around the world have used as it is so incredibly sustainable and highly nutritious. We are now re-discovering this in the West, and it is the ability to use a sustainable natural marine resource to benefit so many aspects of our lives that it gives genuine and positive hope for a sustainable and prosperous future”.  Dr Craig Rose PhD 


Seaweed can save us from an iodine deficiency crisis.  The United Kingdom is now classified as iodine deficient by the World Health Organization*. It ranks seventh among the ten most iodine-deficient nations in the world, one of only two high-income countries on the list.

Despite being recommended by health and dietetic experts worldwide as one of the most nutritious foods to include in our diet to meet our RDA of iodine intake, particularly important for women’s health needs, seaweed has often been overlooked in the Western Hemisphere.

Dietary deficiencies in iodine have been shown to impact mental and physical health and thyroid function severely. Maintaining healthy thyroid function is vital for good health as it controls the body’s metabolism and many other important functions, including energy, immunity, hair, skin, nails and cognitive function.  Low levels have been associated with many health concerns, including brittle hair and nails, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, tiredness, brain fog, low mood and fatigue.

Say yes to more seaweed! Seaweed packs a super nutritious punch and is incredibly rich in iodine, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This is why Doctor Seaweedcreated hissupplement range, which contains 100 percent pure, sustainably sourced Scottish seaweed.

This all-natural, vegan-friendly supplement is a naturally good and simple way to incorporate essential food-based iodine, vitamins and minerals into the daily diet to greatly optimise thyroid health, metabolism and cognitive function, as well as improve the overall health and appearance of skin, nails and hair.

The main key superfood component of Doctor Seaweed’s Pure Seaweed is iodine, which has proven to be lacking in most British dietsand is found in abundance in seaweed.

How to increase your iodine intake from food? The primary sources of iodine are white fish and dairy.  Seaweed is the only natural and plant-based source that provides adequate amounts of iodine for optimal function. Each Doctor Seaweed’s Pure Seaweed 500mg capsule contains similar levels of iodine as one portion of haddock. The RDI of iodine is 150 micrograms for adults, 220 micrograms for pregnant women and 290 micrograms for breastfeeding women.


Other valuable nutritional benefits of increasing your vitamin seaweed include:

Vitamins and Minerals – Seaweed contains vitamins, such as A, D, E, C and B, and minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. Additionally, seaweed may be a valuable source of vitamin B12 for vegans, who are at risk of deficiency, as B12 is usually found in animal products.  Seaweed is also a source of sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, iron and zinc. In fact, because of seaweed’s unique properties, its mineral content is higher than land vegetables.

Heart health – Certain compounds in seaweed, in particular fucoidan, fucoxanthin, astaxanthin and phlorotannin, may have a protective effect on the heart, according to a 2021 review in Phytomedicine Plus. Seaweed also contains EPA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. EPA is important for our cardiovascular health and triglycerides. It can improve our good cholesterol.  EPA is found in fatty fish, like tuna and salmon, so seaweed is a great alternative for vegans.

With a global population increasing and climate change threatening food security, seaweed is now entering the stage as the latest sustainable superfood. Most of us are familiar with seaweed in sushi, but seaweed has long been part of the daily diet in China and Japan. One-fifth of the meals consumed in Japan (which has the 2nd highest life expectancy in the world) contain a form of edible seaweed.


Doctor Seaweed, AKA Dr Craig Rose PhD, comments, “Based on our own dedicated and sustainable supply in the pristine Scottish Outer Hebrides, my Weed & Wonderful seaweed supplements are the gold-standard of seaweed, and each capsule contains nothing but organic Scottish seaweed in a plant-based organic capsule shell plus other natural plant-based nutrients. Seaweed is a forgotten food that for thousands of years has benefited our health and wellness. As a marine biologist, I am passionate about bringing you the natural health benefits of seaweed, and in ways that will make you feel wonderful.

To feel the benefits of this sustainable superfood from the sea, take one capsule a day.
Prices start at £12.95 for 30 day’s supply 
The Doctor Seaweed range includes:

About Doctor Seaweed 

Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful supplements offer an easy and natural way to support your health by getting critical nutrients into the body that are lacking for most people in the UK.

Doctor Seaweed aka Dr Craig Rose is a Marine Biologist who is passionate about bringing you the natural health and nutrition benefits of sustainable seaweed, and in ways that will make you feel wonderful. The seaweed supplements are research-led, with clinical trials on iodine and thyroid health, as well as on-going research on the benefits for weight and blood sugar management.

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