[identity profile] gwenavyre.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] ethnobotanpharm
I was wondering if people thought that any of these minerals would mess with my period. Bladderwrack kelp, selenionmetionine (organic selenium), vit d3, magnesium, and a multi. I'm trying to figure out if I've messed something up internally and what it might be. If I need to stop taking things or if you think that none of these should have an effect.

Thanks!

Date: 2009-01-22 04:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lyght.livejournal.com
I think bladderwrack contains a lot of iodine IIRC, and that could affect your period via iodine's effects on the thyroid.

Information I have found for you.

Date: 2009-02-14 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cindy-lee-hhp.livejournal.com
I hope this helps. It comes from a herbal website, but I have also cross referenced the information with my sources as well.

Modern research reveals that bladderwrack can be an alternative to soy is supporting women's health. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2004 reported that women who consume bladderwrack can experience normalization of short menstrual cycles and relief from severe PMS. Bladderwrack seems to encourage production of progesterone when there is excess production of estrogen. If given in doses of from 1/2 to 2 drams, 3 or 4 times daily, it has reduced excessively fat patients in a satisfactory manner without interfering in anyway with the normal health functions. "It is in the obesity of individuals of the lymphatic temperament that the beneficial effects of this drug are the most marked. It is recommended as a specific remedy in the treatment of both ex ophthalmic and simple goiter. It is especially successful in patients not above 30 years of age. It is also suggested in the treatment of fatty degeneration of the heart. It is of service in irritation and inflammation of the bladder. When general muscular relaxation is present, it is of service in the treatment of menstrual derangements.

Caution: Don't use on a daily basis for more than 2 weeks at a time, taking a 2 week break before using again. This will prevent you from overdosing iodine with potential imbalance in thyroid function. The alginic acid in bladderwrack creates a feeling of fullness that helps you eat less, but also interferes with the absorption of iron. For periodic use only and not to be taken for extended periods of time. Not to be used while pregnant.

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