We’ve long contended that seaweed is the best thing since sliced bread and frankly, there’s a lot of questions about sliced bread nowadays, what with the carbs and all. The point is, we’ve always said that due to its high content of vitamins and minerals, certain kinds of seaweed can be beneficial whether your consuming it or bathing in it.
And now, television’s own Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz (a.k.a. Dr. Oz) has gone on record expounding the attributes of brown seaweed — which is rich in essential and non-essential amino acids found in your skin. Earlier this week, the popular cardiothoracic surgeon, author and talk show host ceremoniously unveiled a table with about 50 pounds of brown seaweed displayed on top.
Using an audience member to make his point, Dr. Oz shared that seaweed from the ocean has been proven to have potent powers that can assist in burning off belly fat. Specifically, the good doctor told his audience that an ingredient in brown seaweed called Fucoidan — when ingested in pill form — can help dieters burn more calories and body fat, as well as liver fat, and do it more rapidly than exercise alone.
He said the results of a 16-week study concluded regular exercise and a daily regimen of Fucoidan tablets can speed up weight-loss. Better yet, he said that adding a few drops of black licorice extract to 500 milligrams of Fucoidan can result in the loss of an additional pound of weight a week.
Fucoidan is the active ingredient found in bladderwrack seaweed, which is the primary product used in our line here at The Seaweed Bath Co. To view the segment on the Dr. Oz Show, click the image below: