Bladderwrack is in the kelp family, and some people may refer to it by that name. But kelp is a generic name for many different types of brown seaweed. The term does not refer specifically to bladderwrack.
The main stem of bladderwrack — the thallus — is used for medicinal supplements to treat several different conditions.
May Relieve Constipation or Diarrhea
Bladderwrack contains alginic acid, a kind of dietary fiber. Fiber helps with constipation, but it can also relieve diarrhea and keep your bowel movements more regulated.
May Help With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
GERD is chronic acid reflux. It irritates the lining of the esophagus and causes heartburn at least a few times per week. Some people manage it with lifestyle changes, but others take medications or supplements.
Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine. This product is harvested from the sea. May contain occasional shell fragments. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish and shellfish. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.