Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is a type of seaweed that has been used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments for centuries. It grows on the United States’ northern Atlantic and Pacific coasts, as well as Europe’s northern Atlantic and Baltic coasts. Many seaweeds have incredible healing properties, but in the West, it is very rare that we get to experience these.
Bladderwrack has often been recommended for people with thyroid issues due to its high levels of iodine, which is required for healthy thyroid function. It also has a history of use for arthritis, digestive issues, and even obesity.
Bladderwrack’s health benefits are now being investigated by scientists. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce joint pain and swelling. It has also shown a lot of promise as a potential weight loss aid since it boosts metabolism.
- Weight loss