In this Article
- What other names is Bladderwrack known by?
- What is Bladderwrack?
- How does Bladderwrack work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Bladderwrack.
Like other sea plants, bladderwrack can concentrate toxic heavy metals, such as arsenic, from the water in which it lives.
Do not take bladderwrack if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a thyroid problem known as hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone).
- You are allergic to iodine.
- You are trying to become pregnant.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Bladderwrack might increase the risk of bleeding.
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