Physica Energetics’, Laminaria, is not just another dried, ground seaweed formulation. It is in fact, a highly concentrated extract of one of the most well researched brown algae.
One of the main factors that sets it apart from other types of seaweed products is its very high content of soluble polysaccharides; fucoidan, laminarin and alginate. Fucoidan is particularly rich in such simple sugars as glucuronic acid and fucose. The slightly sweet, distinctive taste of Laminaria is produced mostly from mannose.
The thyroid gland controls metabolism and promotes maturation of the nervous system. Organic iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. Without adequate iodine, the thyroid progressively enlarges as it tries to keep up with demand for thyroid hormone production. World- wide, iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid enlargement and goiter. As the body’s iodine levels fall, hypothyroidism may develop, since iodine is essential for making thyroid hormone.