Bladderwrack, also called Fucus vesiculosus, is a type of brown seaweed that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It is also called red fucus, dyers fucus, rock wrack, black tang, bladder fucus, and rockweed.
Bladderwrack can grow up to 35 inches (90 cm) tall. It grows along the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the North and Baltic Seas, and some Canadian and American waterways.
It has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years to treat a wide range of problems, such as a lack of iodine, obesity, joint pain, aging skin, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, and thyroid problems like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and the growth of a goiter.
Many people think that bladderwrack can be good for your health because it has a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, critics say that the claims are made before the research is done.
Even though there are many health claims about bladderwrack, there isn't much evidence to support its use for weight loss, arthritis, joint pain, fertility, and urinary tract infections.
Most research on bladderwrack looks at its effects on the thyroid and skin health, as well as its ability to reduce inflammation.
◉ Healthy Weight Loss - Because of how it reacts with the thyroid stimulating hormone, the iodine in Bladderwrack is in a form that is easy for the body to use (TSH). It is known that iodine can speed up your metabolism, which can help you lose weight. A slow thyroid has been linked to weight gain and metabolic syndrome for a long time. Bladderwrack is also full of fucoxanthin, a carotenoid that is being studied to see if it can help burn fat.
This seaweed is also a natural diuretic, which flushes out fluids that the body doesn't need. This helps with water retention and bloating. Bladderwrack is also in a lot of anti-cellulite creams. Cellulite happens when fluid gets stuck between fat cells under the skin. It makes you pee more, which helps get rid of the fluid buildup that causes cellulite.
◉ Eye Health - Bladderwrack is full of beta-carotene, which is a type of vitamin A found in plants. It also has the nutrients fucoxanthin and fucoidan, which Chinese scientists are calling the "eye nutrients of the future." Fucoxanthin is the main part of the seaweed that lets it absorb light. This is what makes it brown or olive-green in color. It is known that the blue light given off by many computers, phones, and other handheld devices is bad for your eyes. Fucoxanthin is a type of carotenoid called a xanthophyll. It absorbs light in the blue-green to yellow-green range, which helps protect the eyes.
Even though studies are still in their early stages, researchers have found that fucoidan may help with age-related macular degeneration because it stops the growth of extra blood vessels where cells aren't getting enough oxygen. Fucoidan, like fucoxanthin, has been found to help keep cells from aging and dying too quickly.
◉ Skin health - Bladderwrack has been used on the skin to treat problems like cellulite, wrinkles, and burns.
Early research has shown that the antioxidants in bladderwrack, especially fucoidan, help the skin make more collagen. This may help make cellulite look better, speed up skin healing, and stop the skin from getting older too quickly.
◉ May Relieve Constipation or Diarrhea - Bladderwrack has a type of fiber called alginic acid. Fiber helps with constipation, but it can also stop diarrhea and keep your bowel movements more regular in general. But more research needs to be done to show that bladderwrack works to treat these conditions.
|Scientific Name||Fucus vesiculosus.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from the United States.
|Taste & Aroma
||Bladderwrack has a mild and pleasantly briny taste, with a strong ocean umami flavor.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 2 or 3 years.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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