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- SEAWEED POWDER
Freeze-Dried Seaweed powder
Benefits: Seaweed is one of the primary sources of nutrition for ocean life. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine, fiber, minerals, protein, and chlorophyll (10mg/100 grams), is rich in antioxidants and represents up to 10% of the diet in several Asian countries. Seaweed is an excellent cleanser, digestive aid, detox. nutrient and source of calcium and iron. This product has a very pleasant marine flavor and smell.
Raw Material Source: Seagate's seaweed is harvested by divers from an isolated bay along the central Pacific coast of Baja California. This seaweed has no level of detectable contamination. It is a highly sustainable marine resource, growing up to 3 feet per day during the summer months.
Processing: Seagate divers deliver the fresh seaweed directly to the factory on the day that it is harvested. Seagate washes the seaweed in freshwater, removing most of the residual seawater salt. The remaining sea salt provides a rich marine taste and mineral content. Seagate freeze-dries the seaweed in modern stainless steel tanks, capturing all of its valuable nutrients.
Iodine is an important trace mineral found in seaweed. One serving of seaweed powder (10 grams) contains 0.12 mgs of iodine or 59% of the suggested daily value. For most people, iodine is an essential mineral helping to regulate the thyroid. However, persons with a thyroid condition should first consult with their health care professional to determine their limit of iodine consumption.
Seagate Seaweed can be enjoyed as either a powder or in capsule: 300 gram Powder bottle with a convenient shaker cap. This flavorful and nutritious ocean algae can enhance many foods. Lightly sprinkle it over salads, soups, pastas, omelets, chowders, cooked vegetables, or into juices and smoothies. Seaweed powder can also be mixed with a small amount of water to make a paste and applied to the face for its complex of sea salts, minerals, and protein to help soften the skin.
100 Capsule Bottle: A convenient and inexpensive way to take this rich marine source of fiber, minerals and protein every day, containing much less iodine than a serving of seaweed powder.
Radiation Monitoring: Since the 2011 Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, Seagate has been carefully monitoring the production of Seaweed Powder for any levels of radiation. Attached please find copies of the independent radiation tests for Lot #011 for 2012, Lot #012 for 2013, and Lot #014 for 2014 production. Of primary concern is the possible presence of radioactive isotope Iodine-131. Federal FDA standards for food products allows a max level of 170 Bq/kg. The independent laboratory found no detectable levels of any isotope contamination in Seagate's Seaweed for 2012 and 2013 for all isotopes tested. For 2014, 21 of the 22 isotopes tested had no detectable levels. One isotope had a level of 0.019 pCi/G, which is just .005 above the lab’s minimum level of detectability by its equipment, and compares to an allowance by the FDA of 1200 Bq/kg. This level is therefore insignificant. These reports are forwarded to the California Food and Drug Administration.
It has been over 3 years since Fukushima. The amount of time for the ocean’s currents to move a water particle from Japan across to Alaska and then south to Baja California where Seagate harvests seaweed is approximately one year. The first signs of radioactive water to appear in Seagate’s area of operation would have been in May 2012. Certainly by 2014, if the radiation were going to become a factor, it should have had sufficient time to show up as contamination of the local seaweed crop. Fortunately there is no contamination. A combination of the coriolis effect and local upwelling of rich clean bottom waters along the California Coast apparently have been protecting this region from the radiation-contaminated waters. It is therefore becoming obvious that Baja California will not likely be affected. Seagate will continue to monitor and test each new batch of seaweed before it is released for bottling.
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By: Michelle from Portland, OR US on August 8, 2008
"Great product Seagate! I love the taste. We use the shaker top powder bottle and sprinkle it over our salads. What a great way to get our protein, minerals and especially iodine. Thank you for helping me keep my family healthy! We buy a lot of Seagate products such as your Nasal and Throat Sprays and have not gotten sick in years."
What a great idea!
By: Gwen Caldwell from Patton, MO US on March 9, 2011
"I was skeptical about the taste before I ordered but not now! The seaweed powder is great sprinkled over an omelet made with eggs, cheese, fresh spinach, tomato and onion. What a delightful taste - - and it's all so nutritious, too! "
HEALTH BENEFITS EXCITING; TASTE NOT SO EXCITING
By: NATUROPATHIC MOM from PEOTONE, IL US on April 10, 2013
"I EAT ALOT OF WIERD STUFF DUE TO ITS HEALTH BENEFITS ACCORDING TO MY FRIENDS,FAMILY AND COWORKERS AND WAS EXCITED ABOUT THIS PRODUCT DUE TO ITS HEALTH BENEFITS BUT THE TASTE NOT FOR ME. MAKES EVERYTHING A LITTLE FISHY TASTING. WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET THROUGH THIS CONTAINER BECAUSE I CAN ONLY USE A VERY SMALL AMOUNT TO AVOID THE TASTE. GOOD FOR FISH."
By: Peggy Blanchard from Ashburnham, ME US on September 5, 2008
By: Tiny Me from Peotone, IL US on December 1, 2013
"I find this to be tasty and easy to use for getting the nutrients I need and as always Seagate does it right. My daughter and I who have thyroid issues are hoping to get the iodine and kelp needed to help the thyroid to do it's job. "
Great for rashes
By: Occidental from Denver, CO US on January 3, 2014
"Per Richard's suggestion (Know the Cause), I made a paste of the seaweed powder and put it on my hands that had a tough winter rash. After trying almost everything, this was the first product that worked. "
By: Scamp from Gridley, IL US on November 6, 2013
"The seaweed is easy to use, taste great, last a long time for such a little bottle, and makes me feel good. I will be buying more of this product.
I also bought the grape seed at the sme time. Also a product that I will be buying again.
All the products that I have gotten from this company have been first rate."
Excellent Supplement for Dogs Also
By: K9Handler from San Diego, CA US on September 15, 2013
"I started using this product after being heavily influenced by Juliette de Bairacli Levy's book, The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog. The book written in the 50s is about Natural Rearing.
According to her, seaweed powder is excellent for hair growth and gives the dogs excellent skin health and it is great for combating the secretions of the thyroid gland. It is also great for digestion and breaking down fatty foods. In addition, it gives dark pigmentation to the nose, eyes and claws. It also promotes strong bones. I have a working dog so strong health is critical for me. I will take the beauty part also if that comes with it too, and it does.
I sprinkle 1/2tsp on my dog's raw food; with every meal. A lot of dog training and feeding has become like religion, but the proof is in the pudding. Not only is he a lean machine, but he constantly gets compliments on his luxurious coat."
By: frances from SV, CA US on March 2, 2014