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Bladderwrack 101: The Herb Supercharged By The Sun

Rich Sol Foods Team
7 minute read

The healing powers of mother nature are SO abundant. There is so much out there to help you along your health and wellness journey. Maybe you’re a master herbalist, or maybe you’re new to the natural healing world and looking for somewhere to start, wherever you are Bladderwrack is the perfect addition to your life and routines.  

While the name Bladderwrack may sound a bit funny - this marine plant is definitely nothing to play around with as it is a potent herb filled with vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive. Not only that but it tastes good and is easy and effective to add to your stews, juices, waters, blends, mushrooms, capsules, smoothies and more.

This is an epic plant jam packed with vitamin A, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and other high quality vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The benefits are immense. It can help with inflammation, joint pain, immune system boosting, eye health, weight management, skin rejuvenation, digestion, and the list goes on, and on, and on. 

Give thanks for all the healing powers of this herb and read on to learn more about how this herb can help you. 

 

What is Bladderwrack?

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosuswrack) is a seaweed that is found on the coasts of most Oceans. It’s most recognizable by its deep green and brown stems that attach to rocks and its “sacs'' that keep it floating above and within the water. Just imagine it underwater - sacs waving in the tide back and forth. Almost like it's dancing or just celebrating just being alive - it's truly epic y’all!

It's is coated with special types of beta carotene and chlorophyll that work together to help protect the plant from the sun’s rays while simultaneously allowing it to collect a wider range of the light spectrum. The results are that it has has a superior ability to harness energy from the sun and absorb the maximum amount of nutrients. This is what makes it so powerful when it comes to helping us with our health and healing. 

It’s like a supercharged solar panel made by earth! This herb can even GLOW IN THE DARK under water in certain light spectrum frequencies because of its properties. Isn’t nature always amazing?

Bladderwrack Powder

Bladderwrack Powder

$40.00

Straight from the Pristine Oceans near Saint Lucia, we present to you our Wild-Crafted Bladderwrack powder! Similar to Seamoss, Bladderwrack is full of minerals and may help build and rebuild your physical while providing you with everything you need to live a life full… read more

Can Bladderwrack Help Plant Based People?

If you are plant based or you know someone who is plant based, you probably know about B12 deficiency. B12 is a very important vitamin that helps keeps your nerve cells and blood cells healthy and functioning. Chronic Vitamin B12 can lead to physical, neurological, and psychological problems on the severe end, and serious fatigue and lack of energy on the lower end. 

Your body is not able to make B12 on its own, so you have to consume it through foods such as meat, dairy, and eggs. Which is why, when you are plant based it can be more difficult to manage and maintain your Vitamin B12 levels. That is where this herb comes in!!! It contains high levels of B12 to help you increase your levels while remaining and keeping your plant based diet. 

 

Can Bladderwrack Help With Weight Loss?

Probably the most common known benefit and the reason so many people LOVE this herb is because it helps them with their weight. Weight is one of humanity's toughest challenges as it seems everyone is always looking for a way to either gain or lose weight. The reason that this herb is so beneficial for weight management is because it has one of the highest sources of iodine on the PLANET and so it’s a great choice for natural weight management. 

So - how does this work? Let’s start by talking about the thyroid. Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the front of your neck, whose main job is to control and manage your metabolism by making and releasing certain hormones. When your metabolism and hormones are not functioning optimally, this drastically impacts how your body uses energy and so impacts your weight. 

What Are Some Precautions?

The beauty of this herb is that a LITTLE can go a LONG way so it’s important to be cautious of the quantities you are consuming. This is due to the high levels of iodine and the massive impacts it can have on the body. Bladderwrack is best absorbed in smaller amounts and taken along side other healing herbs like Seamoss. 

For example if you are taking seamoss every day (and you can and should be taking seamoss everyday), maybe only take Bladderwrack 2-3 times a week alongside your seamoss. Read on to see some ways that you can combine Seamoss and Bladderwrack. Be mindful of its power y’all and believe us when we say that a little bit of Bladderwrack goes a long way.

Should You Combine Seamoss and Bladderwrack?

The combined power of these two herbs for more health and wellness EPIC. The best and easiest way to do this is to combine Seamoss Gel and Bladderwrack Powder into your smoothies, teas, or stews.  

Add ½ a teaspoon of powder for each dose of Seamoss Gel to your smoothie, combine with other ingredients and blend or mz as normal! BUT continue being mindful of the quantities.  

High quality iodine helps your thyroid function properly. When the thyroid is functioning properly, your body efficiently manages its own energy, and your weight will adjust to its optimal level. When you start taking Bladderwrack you will reap many weight benefits that your body needs. If you are holding onto excess weight, your body will lose it.

If you are underweight you will be able to gain weight. Other factors should be taken into considerations such as diet and movement, but you are already taking those steps, bladderwrack is sure to benefit and take you the rest of the way. 

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Seamoss Gel - 16 oz

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Harvested from the pristine coasts and clear waters of beautiful St. Lucia, Rich Sol Food’s Irish Sea moss is 100% natural and does not contain any additives or preservatives. Our high grade healing sea moss is rich with an abundance of… read more

How is Bladderwrack Harvested?

While it's abundant in quantity - the quality of differs greatly based on region depending on the water's quality. Water is essentially just soil for marine plants and so what’s in the water will be in the plants. When consuming it, it is really important that you choose plants that are sourced from high quality waters that are not polluted and filled with chemicals and toxins. 

At Rich Sol Foods our Bladderwrack is harvested directly from the fresh, pure, unpolluted waters of St. Lucia to ensure the highest quality product possible. We turn our Bladderwrack into a powder to make it easier to consume and add it to your stews, smoothies, waters, juices etc…

You can tell our herb is high quality (and use this as a metric to check if you are shopping from other brands) due to its deep brown coloring. This coloring represents high amounts of beta carotene and chlorophyll, the healing properties of the herb. 

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Blessed love! You now have all the education you need to decide whether or not this herb is the right High Grade Healing plant for you. Also read more on our blog about other HERBS that might work for YOU and your family. 

Bladderwrack Powder

Bladderwrack Powder

$40.00

Straight from the Pristine Oceans near Saint Lucia, we present to you our Wild-Crafted Bladderwrack powder! Similar to Seamoss, Bladderwrack is full of minerals and may help build and rebuild your physical while providing you with everything you need to live a life full… read more

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