The newest hidden weapon in your health arsenal may just be the seaweed you stepped over to get into the ocean the last time you were at the beach. Sea moss has been around since the oceans first lapped the shore, but it’s enjoying a surge in popularity, because of its powerful immune-boosting nutrients. Sea moss is rich in natural minerals, high in iron and antioxidants that make it an all-around immunity booster and weight-loss aid, which is why companies are harvesting it from beaches as far off as Ireland and the Caribbean, and consumers are adding it to everything from smoothies to acai bowls and rice and beans.
Boosts your body with new energy.
Supports in developing immunity against colds and flu.
Removes mucus and toxins out of the body
Helps balance thyroid hormones.
Can improve moodiness, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders
Contains anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties
One of the reasons sea moss has been touted as a superfood recently is that it’s a vegan, gluten-free source of many nutrients. Some of the nutrients contained in sea moss include:
- Sulphur Compounds
- Beta – Carotene
- B – Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids ( taurine )
- 92 minerals overall
Sea Moss, also known as Irish Moss, is a seaweed, is a macro-algae. It is sold in bunches that look just like the translucent yellow seaweed you’d find washing up on beaches along the Atlantic seaboard and the Caribbean. Sea moss comes from both organic harvesting and man-made pools, and where it’s grown affects the composition of the plant and its health benefits. Vital Vegan believes that “wildcrafted” sea moss from the ocean is better, so they only harvest their sea moss from the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica.
Less than two centuries ago, sea moss was used as a health treatment of tuberculosis and pneumonia. It’s also been used as a food to nourish people who worked in potato fields because it was an inexpensive source of nutrients. Because it was used by poor farmers, the seaweed was thought of as a “poverty food,” and forgotten by health seekers, due to the negative association. Dr. Sebi, the well-known herbalist with the cult-like following, brought sea moss back to the attention of his followers and recommended it to his patients to treat chronic illnesses. Now mainstream, sea moss is available at health markets and online through companies that grow it in ocean pools and harvest it to sell.
- Sea Moss Contains Iron and Can Help You Have More Energy.
Sea moss is full of iron, which many plant-based eaters lack because it’s commonly found in animal foods like meat, poultry, and seafood. Sea moss contains about 9 milligrams of iron per 100 grams, which means sea moss has 9 times more iron than chicken. When you’re feeling fatigued or low energy, it may be because your iron levels are low, since iron helps your body create red blood cells to move oxygen from your lungs to your cells. On top of taking a healthy iron supplement, try adding sea moss in a gel form to your smoothies and see if you begin to notice the difference in your energy. If you have ever been diagnosed with mild anemia, sea moss could work to help your body get the iron you need.
- Sea Moss Contains More Than 90% of Nutrients Our Bodies Need.
The tiny spiral yellow seaweed is extremely nutrient-dense, it’s almost like nature’s multi-vitamin. Otote explains that “sea moss has 92 of the 110 minerals the body is made from,” and he calls it the “powerhouse.” Sea moss contains beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, and sulfur as well as minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. All these contribute to healthy cell functioning in the body.
- Sea Moss Promotes Healthy Weight Loss.
Sea Moss contains high levels of iodine, a mineral found in a limited amount of foods. Our bodies need this mineral in moderation to produce thyroid hormones. “These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy,” according to a study by the National Institute of Health. The key is to get the right amount, however, and not too much.
Sea Moss contains the vital thyroid hormone precurses that are important for healthy thyroid function and your body’s metabolism. So if your thyroid is not functioning properly they can be beneficial and aid in weight loss. But before you use sea moss to boost thyroid hormones or as a weight-loss supplement, check with your doctor because you don’t want to over-do these hormone precursors either. Moderation is the most important thing with thyroid function.
- Sea Moss Can Help You Build Strong, Lean Muscles.
The seaweed is rich in protein with 6 grams of protein per 100 grams of sea moss. Specifically, it contains an amino acid called taurine, which helps the body burn fat and build muscle. “Taurine has the ability to make the body burn fat instead of carbs during cardio,” Otote says.
- Sea Moss Strengthens the Immune System and Helps to Prevent Sickness.
Sea Moss also helps the body fight back against everyday aging and inflammation, in what could be called “the anti’s:” Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. It’s used as a treatment to help prevent and relieve cold and flu-like symptoms, in powdered form. “It can be used to prevent colds but also help you heal and recover from sickness,” Otote says. Sea moss contains potassium chloride, which helps the body reduce inflammation and people take it to lower their risk of infections because of its positive impact on the immune system. Otote sums it up as a no-lose additive: “Sea moss when you’re ill is a win, and sea moss when you’re healthy is a win, it’s a win-win.”
Try using sea moss gel in your:
To replace a thickening agent in cooking
As a salad dressing
Dip for fruit
What are the claims about sea moss and fertility?
The claims circulating around sea moss involve both male- and female-factor infertility. This certainly makes it sound appealing as a catch-all remedy if you’re having difficulty getting pregnant.
Because sea moss is commonly used in the Caribbean as a natural sexual enhancement product for men, many say it can increase testosterone levels and sperm count, giving fertility a boost.
For women, it’s claimed that the nutrients in sea moss — particularly iodine, B vitamins, calcium, and zinc — make it a fertility powerhouse that can speed up the process of getting pregnant if you’re having trouble.
What are the benefits of integrating sea moss into my diet?
One study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies found that sea moss had a prebiotic effect on animals when consumed. It upped the number of fatty acids in the colon, which get rid of bad gut bacteria and, in turn, strengthen the body’s immune system.
We also know that sea moss has citrulline–arginine, a compound that stimulates the metabolism (which can help if you’re trying to lose weight) and synthesizes collagen to give you healthy, shiny hair and smooth skin. Another study published by the journal Marine Drugs found that sea moss’s anti-inflammatory powers also help protect the brain from diseases like Parkinson’s.
OK, I want to try sea moss. Are there any risks?
Two things to note when considering sea moss: It’s not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, because no research has been conducted on how it interacts with a fetus or newborn’s system.
“If you’re taking medication for your thyroid, you have to be careful of your iodine intake,” Young adds. “Sea moss is rich in iodine, which is good for your thyroid, but if you’re already taking medication that has iodine in it, you could have way too much of a good thing here and it could negatively affect the gland.” Similarly, if you don’t need this type of medication, the iodine in sea moss might support your already healthy thyroid.
“Sea moss is known for its high vitamin and mineral content, and for its ability to help the skin retain moisture,” Dr. Hadley King, MD, FAAD, a New York City-area dermatologist says. “It’s non-comedogenic and very hydrating.” However, most beneficial is its ability to prevent summer acne, particularly. “It’s is rich in sulfur, which has antibacterial properties and may help foster a healthy skin microbiome,” King says. “It has an antibacterial effect on propionibacterium, an acne-causing bacteria, and it can help decrease sebum production — making it potentially helpful for those with acne-prone skin.” And while our days outside may be reduced, the ingredient is great for fighting environmental effects. “In addition to sulfur, it’s also rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin K— all ingredients that help hydrate the skin and protect from environmental elements.”
🌱ALL NATURAL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
💪IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT🦠
✅ Dr Sebi Approved
✅ 92 OF THE 102 MINERALS OUR BODY NEEDS! – One of seas best kept secrets!… containing 92 minerals and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.
Fun Fact Minerals cannot be destroyed by heat, air, acid, or mixing.
Sea moss, a superfood known as a sea vegetable wild harvested in the caribbean. Rich in calcium, iodine, potassium iodide and potassium bromide, selenium, zinc and natural silica.
Is very beneficial to the bones, joints and skin, helping maintain bone strength and skin elasticity.
In addition to consuming Seamoss and Bladderwrack Gel You can be apply it topically to moisten and nourish the skin and hair!
Seamoss and Bladderwrack Gel health benefits include: weight loss, anti-diabetic, Skin Support, Joint Support, and much more.
✅ 92 OF THE 102 MINERALS OUR BODY NEEDS!
💪IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT🦠
✅ Dr Sebi Approved
BENEFITS OF PURPLE SEA MOSS :-
- contains 92 minerals
- Supports a healthy Heart
- Promotes good digestion
- Helps maintain a healthy weight
- Is a great post workout recovery Tonic
- Promotes a healthy thyroid
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Improves metabolism
- Supports hair, skin and nails
- Improves Libido
Sea Moss is rich in amino acids, vitamin c, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals.
It contains 92 of the 102 minerals that our bodies need like zinc, iodine, iron, and more!
Because it is mucilaginous (sticky and thick), it helps soothe the mucus membranes in the body and helps your body get rid of any excess mucus. It is especially helpful in reducing congestion and clearing out phlegm buildup in the lungs, which is particularly helpful when you are dealing with a cold. Sea Moss is also a prebiotic and helps to get rid of bad bacteria in the gut, which further increases digestive health.
HOW MUCH SEA MOSS GEL TO TAKE DAILY
The recommended amount to take daily is 1-2 tablespoons per day. You can take up to 1/4 cup.