FAQ

Postage:

MbK products are sent via the following different postage options

Option 1) FREE postage for local pickup from our mbK collection point:

31 casey crescent Mystery Bay. Please message preferred time with your order.

Option 2) – Flat rate satchel up to 500gm $7.95

Option 3) – flat rate satchel up to 3kg $13.90

Wholesale orders : PRICE UPON CONFIRMATION OF QUANTITIES  ORDERED – Can be boxed 🙂

4) Regular post – as shown in the shop when purchasing. Can be sent out completely plastic free in cardboard tough bag.

Regular post goes on weight, dimensions and distance so can be the most expensive option, however completely plastic free ;))

all products packaged with recycled shredded paper.Any other questions please ask.

Q: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral..What exactly is mbK ?

  • Vitamin’s A B C D K
  • Iodine
  • magnesium
  • zinc
  • Tungsten
  • Calcium
  • Barium
  • Thallium
  • Potassium
  • Bismuth
  • Sodium
  • Thorium
  • Sulfur
  • Cadmium
  • Silicon
  • Chromium
  • Iron
  • Nickel
  • Phosphorus
  • Antimony
  • Manganese
  • Uranium
  • Boron
  • Lithium
  • Cobolt
  • Molybdendrum
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Strontium

Q: Do we sell mbK products wholesale?

Please visit our Wholesale Enquiries page for further details.

Q: How much should I use?

RDI

Comprised of 30% fibre, mbK is technically an algae however it is now becoming more commonly referred to as a “sea vegetable”. mbK is finely ground, if you purchase the “Kelp Pod”  it is super easy to add to your diet and food.  Please be aware the following is as a suggested guide only. Your health care professional, naturopath or integrative therapist will be able to advise you best on your unique situation. I have included some guidelines here so no one overdoes things !

Firstly I will cover shelf life. Our product mbK if kept out of direct sunlight and in the kelp pod closed, will last for a year. Due to the natural sodium content which acts as a preservative, however we suggest you eat it pretty much when you get it as with anything, fresh is best. The Garlic infusion and Umami Black flavours should be eaten within 6 months or so for the flavours to fully come through, the garlics tend to bind the products a little more as we have no anti caking agents in them. Always close your pod when not in use, just like table salt it can clump however it is easily rectified with a bit of a stir now and then to which keeps the granules separated.

Secondly Iodine content: One 1/4 teaspoon (1 gm) of mbK contains approx 4.4mg Iodine. There is no right or wrong answer as to how much seaweed you ‘should’ eat per day, as everyone is different. (There is a great book written by David Brownstein which covers this and more) however it is really important to have your iodine levels tested as Iodine is majorly important for good health. Kelp contains the highest natural iodine out of any other vegetable and plant on the planet. Seaweed is a highly nutritious natural food not only a wonderful source of natural iodine but with many other macro and micro nutrients of which can be incorporated into your diet easily. According to the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)  both adult both men and women require 150mcg per day however according to many health care professionals including David Brownstein this is not enough. 

If you’re new to seaweed, it’s a great idea to start up with a small amount sprinkled on food and work up to daily consumption. If you have thyroid issues, knowing whether you are hypo or hyper is important.

  • Hypo thyroid (generally low iodine levels) – up to 1.5 teaspoons a day.
  • Hyper thyroid up to 1 teaspoon/day.
  • If you take blood thinners warfrin or the like, no more than 1/2 teaspoon per day or less.

If you have thyroid issues and are pregnant at the same time please consult your health practitioner, generally though kelp is good to have in the diet. Approx 1 teaspoon or more if you are low in iodine should generally be considered fine. Tests can be conducted for Iodine. For the most accurate results I highly recommend insisting on a 24 Iodine uptake test to give the best reading. You will be really well informed then of what exactly you need. Your GP will most likely only recommend a blood test. Please note this is not going to give you a true reading. A specialist clinic such as the “Lucy rose clinic ” (Australia wide) are an excellent place for thyroid health consultation and diagnosis through to treatment. Thorough, correct testing of thyroid disease and issues associated with thyroid is key and essential for best results.

I myself am hypo and have had radioactive thyroid therapy so I have partially functioning thyroid..the iodine levels that I need are different and I need to add my T3 due to damage to my thyroid. I have also been supplementing my diet with high doses of Iodine using mbK. I recently had a TSH issue where my levels went through the roof. My GP couldn’t believe I was going as well as I was but I believe it had something to do with taking kelp that stopped me from atotal health meltdown.  Infusing mbk into all meals is great for me. I have noticed an incredible difference to my overall health, mental clarity & energy levels. **

**Please do not immediately cease taking any medications for thyroid issues. To do so is dangerous and you need to have a complete picture of where your levels are at. Consult your health care practitioner.

Others of who have tested dificient in Iodine & are not taking any other Iodine supplements could potentially take up to 2 teaspoons per day. Again I suggest gradually adding to your diet and building to see how you feel then have another iodine uptake test after about a month to 6 weeks.

Children up to 1 teaspoon per day,  sprinkled on or added to food. Please note, Cooking does dilute Iodine content. Raw is best however cooking with mbK is super easy and gives dishes a nice texture too. Please be aware of sodium levels if you have kidney issues. Although kelp is a good alternative to regular table salt, it is a natural, sodium reduced Iodine infused and an unaltered alternative to salts you can buy in the supermarket. Kelp contains a much lower sodium content and is unprocessed or refined.

Through my own healthcare journey with thyroid disease mbK has certainly helped me, not only for my health but for my families health as well. Improving diet & nutritional intake, reducing stress, supporting adrenal function and checking iodine levels is a the quickest way to start your own healing.

If you suffer from Thyroid related issues, unexplained weight gain that just won’t move no matter what you do, or diagnosis of an Autoimmune disease, arthritis, stiffness in joints, lack of energy, brain fog, fatigue etc. Checking your Thyroid function by someone who specialises in Thyroid testing will be the best thing you ever do.

I wish you well in your health journey, I really believe the health benefits of kelp to be amazing, the next super food. If you need support or encouragement in your health journey or have any other questions please feel free to contact us.

Recipe suggestions, news feeds will be added to our site and any other handy things I can find to share, I will do so along the way.

Thank you for your interest in our product and reading all about Kelp… there will be more to come and remember – “choose plastic free packaged products where you can !!”

Warmly,
Lee-Anne
mbK.