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Published: 15 years ago
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Moreless---not ALL people are the same either!

Actually Kelp will benefit those that are low in iodine levels. But an increase in one that already has high levels, i.e hyperthyrioders, etcc.. will cause an increase in acne.
Maybe your kids were low to begin with.
Kelp is phenomenal for our health and ph levels, but it can and DOES raise the chance of acne, especially in certain individuals(even with the most pure kind.)
Thanks, though.

Side Effects:
Hyperthyroidism has been associated with the excessive ingestion of kelp and is attributable to the iodine content in the plant. Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism include: weight loss, sweating, fatigue, heart palpitations and frequent soft stools. The iodine content in kelp has been associated with acne eruptions and may aggravate pre-existing acne. Elevated urinary arsenic concentrations have also been traced to the ingestion of kelp tablets. As such, kelp used as a food and/or for a medicinal product should not exceed arsenic levels above 3.0 ppm and lead levels above 10.0 ppm based on the internationally recognized Food Chemicals Codex. Prolonged ingestion of kelp in large quantities may also reduce gastrointestinal iron absorption and affect absorption of sodium and potassium and cause diarrhea
Acne and Iodine

Acne can be caused by excessive intake of iodine from food or medication. Excess amounts are excreted through the pores causing irritation and inflammation in acne prone skin. The recommended daily allowance for iodine is about 150 mcg. Many vitamin and mineral products contain anywhere from 50 to 150 mcg per pill.

Your acne diet should minimize foods which contain high levels of iodine. Not everyone will breakout with new acne lesions but if you notice a connection after eating salty chips or using iodized table salt on your foods then it makes sense to avoid these.

High iodine foods:
Acne foods which contain moderate to high amounts of iodine should be minimized or avoided.

Turkey, asparagus, beef liver, kelp, seaweed, iodized salt, chips with sea salt, brocolli, cauliflower
Iodine toxicity can result from an intake of 2.0 mg of iodide per day. The toxicity results in impairment of the creation of thyroid hormone, resulting in lower levels of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. The thyroid gland enlarges, as a consequence, and goiter is produced. This enlargement is also called hyperthyroidism. Goiter is usually caused by iodine deficiency. In addition to goiter, iodine toxicity produces ulcers on the skin. This condition has been called "kelp acne," because of its association with eating kelp, an ocean plant, which contains high levels of iodine. Iodine toxicity occurs in Japan, where large amounts of seaweed are consumed.
Iodine-rich foods, such as liver, cheese, iodized salt, kelp products, clams, crabs and other shellfish have been associated with acne, and should be avoided. Iodine is also used in commercial breads and in processing milk. Consider switching to alternate products. If you use a lot of iodized salt, switch to balanced sea salt which you can find at gourmet or health food stores, or purchase from the Grain and Salt Society, 800-867-7258 or visit their website Don't be fooled by products sold in grocery stores that are labeled "seasalt."
And there is many more.

Don't get me wrong---I LOVE KELP>and reccomend it to Almost everyone.
But get your blood levels checked first, and if you are Hyperthyroid take kelp in heavy doses for 2 weeks---you WILL feel more anxious than you already do, and your acne will get worse.
Those are facts.

But for everyone ELSE--take it--it's awesome and one of the most nutrient dense foods we can ingest.

Sorry Moreless--I was not trying to argue with you--just making people aware.


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