Excellent source of iodine. Low sodium salt alternative. In his book, Iodine, Why Tim Need It, Dr. David Brownstein, MD, sites a government survey showing a 50% reduction in adult iodine levels since 1974. After discussing six possible reasons, he concludes, depending on the iodine status of our body, my experience has shown the RDA for iodine (150 mcg/day) is inadequate. His colleague Dr. David Miller, MD, agrees, The recommended intake of 100-150mcg is perhaps 100 times too low. Dr. Guy Abrams, MD, reporting on his clinical findings, says, Most patients on a daily intake ranging from 1250 to 5000 mcg of elemental iodine reported higher energy levels and mental clarity. He also notes that a healthy thyroid has a protective mechanism, limiting the uptake of peripheral (unneeded) iodine. If you're concerned about too much iodine, please consult your healthcare practitioner. Otherwise, enjoy the abundance of iodine and other minerals this dulse brings you from the sea. Certified Organic by OCIA International. Please re-use or recycle (No. 5) this canister. Thanks.