Norwegian Kelp GP - source of organic iodine

Norwegian Kelp GP - References

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Indication: thyroid gland hypofunction, residence in endemic regions, weakened immunity, inertia, apathy, increased body mass, premenstrual syndrome, decreased skin elasticity, nail fragility, hair loss.

Actions: source of organic iodine, improves metabolism, stimulates thyroid gland function, normalizes endocrine gland function, increases energy levels, promotes detoxification, lowers the risk of developing tumors.

Ingredients (per 1 tablet):

Iodine (from Norwegian kelp) - 150 mcg, Norwegian kelp (0.1% iodine) (Ascophylum nodosum) - 150 mg.

Low USA domestic & international



Norwegian Kelp GP - References:

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