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jojo
March 29th, 2008, 02:43 PM
well i am a bit late in reporting my findings but I have grown from 22" to 22.8" in 4 weeks which is great for me, as ive been stalling for a while. Tis could be the daktarin too though.

As a bonus ive also lost 7lbs:cheese:

Cinnamon Hair
March 29th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Ok explain please! How much kelp in what form (pills?), how often, and why kelp?
Congrats on the growth and weight loss!

AnneAdeline
March 29th, 2008, 04:23 PM
I'd also like to know how exactly the kelp is involved.
I'm imagining wrapping your head in it... which is probably totally off. :p

Elenna
March 29th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Jojo

What type of kelp did you take? In what form? How much? And why?

Elenna, wondering about kelp

Nynaeve
March 29th, 2008, 06:56 PM
I apparently missed the prethread-thread.
What experiment?
Tell me more, pretty please. :)

chotee
March 30th, 2008, 07:18 AM
Hi jojo,

I have been taking kelp too in pill form. My each tablet contains 100mg of kelp which has 150ug of iodine. I have been taking only one but recently i read that only if taken in a little high dosage does results show. Hence i have started taking 2 now. I don't want to overdose myself too.Kelp helps the body to increase metabolism especially for 0 blood group type's according to jadamo. These people are usually low in iodine levels. Kelp can also be taken in natural form like a vegetable but i haven't found it here so far. I have heard iodine by itself helps increase hair growth. That is why people living in coastal areas eating fish high in iodine have long healthy hair. Also other sources of iodine are iodised salt(don't take too much if BP), brinjals, plums or other varieties of plums, kale etc...

chotee

jojo
March 30th, 2008, 12:21 PM
i take 500mg of kelp in tablet form. i started taking it to help my thyroid out, as it contains iodine which aids the thyroid, but i had read that models take it to promote growth so i thought id give it a go, i have more energy too with it.
Heres a few links which may help.


http://www.samsonssecret.com/ingredients/kelp.html
http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/cid/health-products/sea-kelp-tablets/414362/comments/

Stephanie
March 30th, 2008, 12:27 PM
My mother always swore by kelp for overall general health. I'm taking spirulina and notice the same benefits. The green stuff's great!

Celebrian
March 30th, 2008, 01:29 PM
You won't believe this, but I've always wanted to try Kelp since I was at school - and haven't got round to it yet.

The problem (if there really is one!) is that I've been on thyroid supplements for several years now, due to hypothyroidism.

Every time I've asked specialist/family doctor about taking Kelp and thereby possibly reducing the thyroxine - I just get told 'no, don't do it' and don't get any clear explanation or reason given.

This is frustrating as, instinctively, I've felt for years that I could generally benefit from Kelp. I've a good mind to just go ahead and try it, starting with a low dose. I'm not daft (and have nursing background anyway) and would know to keep an eye out for bulging eyes, overheating, jumpiness and excessive weightloss!!!

anna1850
March 30th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Thanks for the info on this. I'm tempted to try it myself. I had a look at this site:
http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/nutrition/iodine.php
which said vegans (which I am) tend have less iodine and we don't have iodised salt over here like in the US (when I was in the US I remember being confused as to what it meant).
Can't do any harm right?

And congratulations on the 7lbs! That's amazing in 4 weeks.

ChloeDharma
March 30th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Oh excellent, congratulations! :D

I keep meaning to include more sea vegetables in my diet but i'm not used to using them much so keep forgetting.
Kelp (like other sea vegetables) is also rich in many minerals so it makes a good dietary addition all around.

CotM
March 30th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Ooh, thanks! I knew I bought 100g of kelp for a reason. :D
Congratulations on the great results!

Stephanie
March 30th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Just curious...do any of you take the powered form? If so, what do you mix it with?

ChloeDharma
March 30th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Just curious...do any of you take the powered form? If so, what do you mix it with?

I've never taken it myself, always used tablets....but you can add the powder to any liquid really....soups, stews....that kind of thing. I think i saw instructions to add it to orange juice.....ah, no, i remember, i tried that in my early teens....DON'T DO IT! I gagged! lol

jojo
March 30th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Although im not a vegan or vegetarian i only eat mainly white meat, so maybe this is why it worked for me? i was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism a few years back and my weight has steadily crept up, i have also been eating virgin coconut oil too so the weight loss could be due to a few factors?

Any excess kelp is excreted by the kidneys as far as i know but it is not recommended by those taking thyroid supplements.

intothemist1999
March 30th, 2008, 07:41 PM
I used to take kelp in the hopes it would help my metabolism, but it didn't. However, if it will help speed up my hair growth, I'll give it another try!

Jeni
March 31st, 2008, 02:57 AM
OK so I'm interested in taking kelp. Can it be found in the stores in the US? Like walmart and target or do I have to go to a health food store? Don't think I have ever seen kelp pills, but I also have never looked....

Jeni

Robinlyn
March 31st, 2008, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the info Jojo! I went to the health food store today and started taking my kelp supplements! I'm a vegetarian with no thyroid issues, I hope it works for me!

intothemist1999
March 31st, 2008, 07:50 PM
OK so I'm interested in taking kelp. Can it be found in the stores in the US? Like walmart and target or do I have to go to a health food store? Don't think I have ever seen kelp pills, but I also have never looked....

Jeni



Health stores, for sure. Here, near Vancouver, even small drugstores carry it these days.



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Jeni
April 1st, 2008, 07:41 PM
Health stores, for sure. Here, near Vancouver, even small drugstores carry it these days.



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Hum, I'll have to look for it next time I go to walmart or the drug store. I know the drug store has like 2 aisle dedicated to vitamins and such, so maybe they will have it.

Thanks,
Jeni

Melein
April 2nd, 2008, 12:50 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss and the growth. Jojo!

...I think I'm going to add kelp tablets to my daily vitamins now.:)

jojo
April 2nd, 2008, 05:01 AM
good luck to everybody on the kelp mission! im convinced it helps, hey we should have a im on kelp club!!

HaiirPEACE
April 2nd, 2008, 10:12 AM
GNC kelp tablets are 3.99 =]

dunno if they work though. i kind of want to try this too

AmandaPanda
April 2nd, 2008, 01:18 PM
What is the dosage?