Looking at your body from the outside in, a good place for starting a weight loss program begins with natural skin care products that contain bladderwrack. This herb thrives in shallow waters along coast lines in many parts of the world. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially iodine. Iodine is a crucial mineral for keeping your thyroid healthy. Among other things, this all-important little gland keeps your weight loss metabolism running smoothly.
What is Bladderwrack?
Bladderwrack is a type of kelp that you may have seen at the beach when it washes up onto the shore. Coastal peoples have considered it a tasty sea vegetable for centuries. Scientists have known it since the 18th century by its Latin name, Fucus vesiculosus.
This species of kelp also has an extensive folk medical history. Its main use has traditionally been for stimulating the thyroid gland as a treatment for obesity and cellulite. It also has a history of use for relief of pain from inflamed arthritic joints. More recently bladderwrack has been discovered to help with lipid balance and obesity, where obesity is associated with thyroid problems.
Bladderwrack provides a cornucopia of healthful minerals that it absorbs from the sea. These include iodine, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, and silicon. It is also rich in some B-complex vitamins and an array of carotenes.
The health benefits of bladderwrack stem from its use either internally or externally. The external use of bladderwrack supplies iodine, which is a remarkable mineral that is rarely available in herbal skin care products. Iodine is one of the few minerals that absorbs into skin quickly. In so doing, iodine gets into the bloodstream and directly to the thyroid and many other glands and organs where it is needed.
Dr. David Brownstein, author of the book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, has found that nearly 95% of his patients are iodine deficient. The odds are that most of us are deficient in this crucial mineral. If you are stuck on a weight loss plateau, or don’t even get your weight loss going in the first place, it may be due to iodine deficiency.
You can confirm your own iodine deficiency with a simple self-test at home. Just swab a small circle of tincture of iodine, available at all drug stores, on the soft tissue on your inner arm or thigh. If the yellow-orange spot is absorbed quickly, within 1-3 hours, your body needs iodine.
This is where organic skin care products containing bladderwrack can help. It is why such natural skin products are important for boosting metabolism for weight loss.
Research in 2009 at Kingston University in London examined the activities of several herb extracts for their ability to inhibit two key enzymes responsible for skin aging, collagenase and elastase. These enzymes break down collagen and elastin, respectively, which are the key components of skin that give it tensile strength and elasticity. Healthy collagen and elastin are the foundation of youthful, wrinkle-free skin.
Some of the results of this research were to be expected. Tea and angelica, for example, were two of the top herbs. Bladderwrack held its own in comparison. Indeed, it was ranked second, right behind tea, for its combined anti-collagenase and anti-elastase activities.
Bladderwrack in Jadience Herbal Skin Care Products
Weight loss can sometimes seem like a bigger challenge than it should be. The promise of iodine from bladderwrack could be the key that is holding you back. This is where two organic skin care products from Jadience Herbal Formulas get right to heart of the problem, with mixtures of bladderwrack and many other herbs that benefit your metabolism right where you need it. These are the Slimming Foot Soak and the Slimming Patch. They are two of the best all-natural skin care products anywhere that contain bladderwrack in slimming formulas.