Roasted seaweed snacks are made from the sea vegetable nori, the same one used to wrap sushi rolls. It has an extremely high nutrient profile which includes iodine, B12, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Many potsies have reported feeling betting after supplementing with B12, magnesium and vitamin C. B12 in particular is important as it helps to create red blood cells, which often improves symptoms of POTS.
Kirkland brand roasted & salted seaweed snacks contains 60mg of sodium per serving (1 package). This makes it taste a bit saltier than the average brand of seaweed snacks – which is probably what you want!
Some people, maybe those who haven’t tried sushi, can be turned off by the taste of seaweed, especially at first. But because it’s so nutritionally dense, it’s worth trying. Sometimes your taste buds will get accustomed to a new food that contains nutrients your body needs.
Seaweed snacks are low-calorie, which makes them a good replacement for high-calorie salty junk food. But on the flip side, because they are low calorie you can’t really make a meal out of them. This translates to a slightly high cost per serving, compared to a similarly filling snack. However, the nutrition benefit might be worth it for you.