Whats the usual dosage?
Take 1 capsule per day with food, which delivers 150 micrograms of natural Iodine. You should always take a week off supplementation, every 2 weeks, to avoid iodine overdose. Do not exceed the recommended dose without permission from your doctor.
Is there and precautions?
This product is not suitable if you have hyperthyroidism, or are sensitive to Iodine, or prolonged daily use. If you are taking other drugs or supplements check with your doctor first.
Is there and side effects?
Excess iodine: The most common side effect caused by kelp is an overdose of iodine. Provided you don’t exceed 1 capsule per day, this probably wont happen. Anyone who takes excess kelp could suffer from hyperthyroidism which causes an over production of the thyroid hormone. This will result in side effects like weight loss, failed menstrual period, fatigue and increased bowel movements.
Laxative: Kelp contains laxative properties. Hence, an excess intake can cause side effects like diarrhea, heartburn and dehydration. Replace fluids at once to avoid getting dehydrated. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are severe.
Anti-coagulant: Kelp can slow blood clotting due to it contains anti-coagulant properties. This can increase bleeding in the gums and urinary tract even in case of a minor injury or trauma. Kelp could also interfere with blood clotting and cause excess bleeding during a surgery or after.