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Alternative Names

Atlantic Kelp, Alginate, Alginate de Sodium, Alginates, Alginato, Algine, Algue Géante, Ascophylle Noueuse, Goémon Noir, Sea Whistle, Sodium Alginate, Varech Palmé, Varech Porte-Poire. CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Bladderwrack, Blue-Green Algae, Brown Algae, Laminaria

Scientific Name

Ascophyllum Nodosum

Why Do People Use Atlantic Kelp?

Orally, Atlantic Kelp is used to lower serum cholesterol levels and to reduce absorption of strontium, barium, tin, cadmium, manganese, zinc, and mercury. Atlantic Kelp is also orally for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. In foods, Atlantic kelp is used in candy, gelatins, puddings, condiments, relishes, processed vegetables, fish products, and imitation dairy products. In manufacturing, Atlantic kelp is used as a binding and disintegrating agent in tablets, as binding and demulcent in lozenges, and as film in peel-off facial masks.

Is It Safe To Use?

Lilley Safe - when used orally in amounts typically found in foods. Pregnancy and Lactation - Insufficient reliable information available.

How Effective Is Atlantic Kelp?

There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of algin.

How Atlantic Kelp Works?

Atlantic Kelp is the purified carbohydrate product extracted from brown seaweed by use of dilute alkali. Atlantic Kelp is comprised of the sodium salt of alginic acid, a linear polymer of L-guluronic and D-mannuronic acid. Although mannuronic acid is the major component, there is variation depending on the algal source. Cholesterol lowering effects may be related to viscosity of gel and inhibiting cholesterol absorption. Hypotensive effects may be due to laminine dioxalate. Atlantic Kelp is believed, but not confirmed, to be indigestible.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Atlantic Kelp?

None known.

How Atlantic Kelp Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Strontium - Atlantic Kelp, also known as alginate, binds strontium and reduces its absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. A 10% sodium alginate solution reduces strontium absorption 4-fold when taken concurrently. This effect has been used to reduce strontium absorption and toxicity in cases of poisoning, but could theoretically also affect the absorption of strontium supplements.

How Atlantic Kelp Interacts With Drugs?

Oral Drugs - The fiber in Atlantic kelp can impair absorption of oral drugs.

How Atlantic Kelp Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Atlantic Kelp Interacts With Lab Tests?

Blood Pressure - Atlantic kelp possibly might lower blood pressure and blood pressure readings. Cholesterol - Atlantic kelp might reduce serum cholesterol concentrations and test results.

How Atlantic Kelp Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

None known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Atlantic Kelp?

There is no typical dosage for Atlantic Kelp.


Algin is isolated from a variety of brown algae (seaweeds, Class: Phaeophyceae), particularly from the genera Ascophyllum, Macrocystis, and Laminaria.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Atlantic Kelp Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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