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The Japanese consume approximately 10 billion sheets of nori per year, and for good reason-for centuries, nori has long been purported as a food that supports longevity.

Nori contains one of the highest concentrations of nutrients of all seaweeds, with as much protein as soybeans. Nori also supplies calcium and iron in qualities and qualities ideal for regular consumption.

Nori also is vibrantly flavorful, and contains a rich reservoir of 12 essential vitamins, including A and B vitamins:

Two sheets of nori contain daily recommended amounts of Vitamin A, B1, and B2.

Nori yields twice the amount of Vitamin C as tangerines, and retains its vitamin C profile even when heated.

Known by some as the "king of seaweeds," Kombu is a brown type of kelp that grows in long narrow blades (up to 6 feet long), in dense forests below the tide. A rich source of iodine, Kombu has been used to treat thyroid dysfunction. It contains concentrated amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, trace minerals (including copper and zinc), as well as chromium.

Incredibly low in calories, high in fiber, and delicious, Kombu has been a staple the Japanese diet for centuries.

Irish Moss boosts the body when recovering from an illness, unleashing a tidal wave of important nutrients-15 of the 18 elements composing the human body.

Irish moss has also been used to treat bronchitis, thyroid dysfunction, and to improve and strengthen glands. Irish moss is also used as a gentle anticoagulant and has been used to treat gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea.

Researchers have discovered that Irish moss may also improve blood pressure and may prove useful in the treatment of peptic ulcers without effecting colon health.

Honey is the concentrated nectar of flowers extracted by bees. It contains a variety of flavonoids and antioxidants which work to scavenge and eliminate free radicals and is also a natural sweetener. Life Force uses organic honey that has not been pasteurized.