Laminaria Extract

Review Summary

The problem first and foremost with such a philosophy of weight loss is that it sees no need for diet or exercise; the two practices most central to the weight loss struggle. But furthermore, in the case of Laminaria Extract particularly, Natures Way has employed a second-rate website that is far from convincing. Consumers might want to beware that we are dealing here with something of a substandard weight loss option.

Ingredients at a Glance

Laminaria Extract contains Laminaria Powder, Whey, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Iodine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Sulphate, Vegetable Stearic Acid, and Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.

Ingredients in Focus

The two most important ingredients are the following:

Laminaria is a genus of thirty-one brown algae species, commonly referred to as kelp. It is used in the production of iodine and potassium chloride, and is thought to be a nutritious food, used often in Japanese cuisine. The link to a fast and effective slimming action seems a bit tenuous, but Natures Way persists in characterizing the plant in this way.

Whey is also known as milk plasma. It is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. It is also a byproduct of cheese production and is used in a variety of products we consume. It is obviously popular in dietary supplements as a source of protein. Aside from the delivery of protein, Whey also resolves digestive, skin, and fungal problems.

A Plus version is available that also includes Vitamin B6, Lecithin, and Cider Vinegar.


-Contains no stimulants.

-Simple formula.


-Shoddy website.

-Excessive weight loss claims for a bunch of kelp pills.

-Downplays role of diet and exercise.

Final Thoughts

Judging by the low-quality website, Natures Way is just about the only one excited about Laminaria Extract. Kelp is widely available in dietary supplements these days, and there seems little reason to turn to Laminaria Extract. We recommend shopping for a proven fat burner that can supplement diet and exercise effectively and which also includes an ingredient for appetite suppression. This is the more likely recipe for weight loss.