Standardized: sea lettuce
Ulva lactuca L.
Plant Family: Ulvaceae
Sea lettuce is a bright green algae composed of lobed, ruffled edged leaves that are sheet like and do resemble a leaf of lettuce. It has almost no stalk at point of attachment and no true roots.
The whole plants, which consists almost entirely of leaves.
Added to soups and stocks, or used in salads.
One of the most familiar of shallow salt water seaweeds, sea lettuce is a favorite among manatees and humans alike and can even be used as an ingredient in ice cream. It is very high in iron, protein, iodine, manganese, and nickel.
Specific: Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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