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Seaweed Raises Thryoid in Postmenopausal Women

Low thyroid stopping your weight loss? Try seaweed.

A new study from the University of South Carolina Cancer Center has shown that supplementing with 5 grams of seaweed per day can boost thyroid output in postmenopausal women by increasing TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)

Seaweed is a natural source of iodine. Increased iodine increases TSH, which increases the output of your thyroid. Weight loss difficulty can often be rooted in low thyroid output.

In a double blind placebo controlled study, 25 women were given either 10 capsules per day of seaweed or a placebo. The experimental group showed a small but statistically significant increase in TSH levels.

Before you buy go out and buy a seaweed supplement hoping to lose weight, consider the dose - 5 grams or 10 capsules. While not an impossible dose, this breaks out into 5 pills twice daily.

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