As a dietary supplement company we are not allowed to make any claims regarding treatment or cure of a disease, regardless of supporting scientific research. We encourage you to be an informed consumer and do your own research. Alternatively, you can contact us directly and we may be able to assist you make the most appropiate product choice to meet your individual health requirements. Here is what we can say... Kelp (Asocophyllum nodosum) is a nutritional seaweed. This species grows in the tides of coastal ocean waters from zero to ten feet deep. Nature's Way uses whole dried plant guaranteed to contain 0.06% iodine. Recommendations: Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food. Do not exceed the recommended intake.