Can Kelp Replace a Multivitamin?
I've begun supplementing with Kelp (for Iodine) and I was wondering if it has enough of "everything else important" to round out an otherwise really good primal diet, such that I can stop taking my daily multivitamin in the future?
I do need to supplement, because being in Canada means sometimes the availability of quality veggies in the winter suffers. But I'd still like to be as natural as possible. I'm taking kelp tablets (not perfect, but a good concentrated iodine source for me) and supplementing my sauces/seasonings with kelp powder whenever appropriate. I also plan to include sea veggies in pinches and sprinkles to salads, etc.
I'm not overdoing any one thing, but I'm trying to get a few varieties of seaweed in regularly, in various forms. We eat kelp noodles too, but I'm not sure I can count them as a nutrient source.
So can the kelp supplementation reduce/eliminate my daily multi, even if (aside from the kelp tablets which are routine) my inclusion of other forms of kelp is sporadic?
I'd still keep supplementing my B vitamins and magnesium separately.
Thanks for the advice!
5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120
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