Knotted kelp capsules

Knotted kelp slows lipogenesis and lowers cholesterol

Knotted kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) is a species of Nordic marine vegetation that grows in the waters around Iceland. The kelp is rich in fucoidan polysaccharides and also contains carotenes, iodine and polyphenol antioxidants called plorotannins, which are only found in kelp and seaweed. The ascophyllan in knotted kelp is a fucoidan polysaccharide that has been extensively researched and found to have a range of medicinal properties. Fucoidans appear to stimulate the immune system and act against cancer and inflammation as well as reduce rheumatic pain. Numerous studies have also shown that fucoidans appear to reduce lipogenesis and lower cholesterol levels as well as provide varied protection against cardiovascular diseases. Knotted kelp is considered to have generally positive effects on the metabolic and immune systems as well as being rich in fibre and good for digestion. This also aids weight loss.

Iceherbs (Íslensk fjallagrös hf.) manufactures medicinal goods from Iceland moss and other natural Icelandic resources under the trademark Natura Islandica. The Natura Islandica trademark refers to the value inherent in the purity of Iceland’s natural environment.


The knotted kelp capsules from Iceherbs contain 500 mg of dried and finely ground Icelandic knotted kelp.

Knotted kelp is available in the following packaging:

  • Plastic containers with 60 capsules. Product number 51000140. EAN  5 690869 107108

Directions for use:

A suitable daily dose of the knotted kelp capsules is 2–3 capsules, twice a day, with a glass of water. The capsules are rather large and do not, therefore, suit very young children.   Remember, however, that supplements do not replace a varied diet.