Also indexed as:Laminaria digitata
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Side Effects

There have been several case reports of high intakes of kelp providing too much iodine and interfering with normal thyroid function.2, 3, 4, 5, 6 People with thyroid disease should check with a doctor before taking supplements that contain kelp.

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