Why We Love Wakame Oh-So Much!
Wakame is a type of edible seaweed that has been cultivated in Japan and Korea for centuries. In addition to bringing a unique taste and texture to soups and salads, Wakame is low in calories but high in nutrients that are essential to health.
Even in small amounts, it can help boost your intake of minerals like iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and magnesium, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B2 and B9. It is also packed with omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants like lignans to help you meet your nutrient needs. It has shown to support thyroid function, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease and even decreasing blood sugar and improving insulin resistance.
But we love it for it’s hair boosting properties!
When it comes to thinning or hair loss related to hypothyroidism, iodine deficiency is often the cause. Wakame’s nutrients include iron and iodine and these can directly affect hair growth. In studies where iron and iodine therapy were administered it was shown that a significant decrease in hair loss follows.
Zinc, a mineral responsible for hundreds of processes, when deficient may cause your hair to thin. Here again adding algae to your diet is an easy way to get this primary mineral into your body. Getting Wakame via your diet will result in a healthier scalp and head of hair.
Applied topically the minerals present in Wakame will promote a healthier scalp and more resistant, stronger hair. Because of its rich vitamin profile, Wakame will both hydrate and improve hair texture and will effectively add luster and manageability.
Keep in mind that when your body is nutrient deficient, it will try to replenish its stores from other non-vital parts of the body. That is why hair is the first to go because hair is not vital to our survival.
Our bio-active marine Wakame duo is the quintessential chemical-free, fragrance-free fortifying formula, and it is adequate for all hair types. It is ideal for soothing the skin from inflammation and repairing your hair’s roots to ends. A moisturising antioxidant rich formula it is excellent for dry scalps and nutrient deficient hair.