Recently a patient came in with hair loss and memory loss. After thorough questioning, it was discovered that she took a daily kelp supplement.
The physicians analyzed the kelp and found high levels of arsenic.
The patient stopped taking the kelp and within a few weeks felt noticeably improved.
Since then, a firm analyzed 9 kelp supplements of which 8 had higher than the allowed levels of arsenic in them.
This tells you that you best purchase products which state they are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides. Be careful out there. Sometimes you think you are making yourself better by taking a supplement when in fact you may be slowly making yourself worse.
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