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Bladderwrack without The Alcohol


Where and how does one find bladderwrack without the alcohol based herbal tinctures. I am unable to locate another more suitable form.


As I have said, commercial health food store tinctures of bladderwrack are ineffective because the active ingredient, the sugar fucose, is not alcohol soluable.

You can purchase high-quality Fucus vesiculosis from North American Pharmacal. It comes in 60 capsule bottles. You can read more about it here and purchase it here.

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