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What are the Benefits of Sea Moss?

Wild crafted sea moss transformed by hand in small batches to edible sea moss gel at The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store

Hand made wildcrafted sea moss gel at The Mockingbird Apothecary & General StoreIntroduction

If you're looking for a nutrient-rich superfood that can help boost your health in a variety of ways, look no further than sea moss. This type of seaweed is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can have a positive impact on your overall health. From boosting immunity to improving digestion, there are many reasons why you should add sea moss to your diet.

Read on to learn more about the top health benefits of sea moss.

Health Benefits of Sea Moss

St Lucia sea moss is a type of seaweed that is found in the Caribbean Sea where it is commonly used in soups and stews, and is also used as a thickener for smoothies and other beverages. It has also been traditionally used for its medicinal properties as well as supplementing a healthy lifestyle.   

The human body needs 102 minerals to function properly. Sea moss contains 92 minerals including iodine, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. These minerals are essential for many different processes in the body, including metabolism, growth and development, and maintenance of cell structure. 

This makes sea moss an excellent source of nutrition and a popular choice for those looking to improve their health. 

These minerals are important for maintaining fluid balance in the body, supporting bone health, and helping to prevent conditions such as anemia and maintaining a healthy gland.

Additionally, sea moss contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are important for immunity, skin health, and eye health. Sea moss also contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which may be beneficial for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis or Crohn's disease. 

Here are just some of the health benefits associated with sea moss:

  • Boosting immunity
  • Supporting thyroid function
  • Ridding the body of mucus
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Supporting respiratory health
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Improving digestive health
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Enhancing mood
  • Promoting healthy skin
  • Improving sexual health and fertility
  • Aiding in weight loss
  • Relieving symptoms of anemia
  • Improving joint health
  • Speeding up recovery after surgery

Taking Sea Moss Gel

There is no set recommended dosage for St. Lucia sea moss gel, however it is important to start with a small amount and increase gradually as needed. It is also important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, as sea moss can cause dehydration if not consumed with adequate fluids.

Dosage can be used in a variety of ways depending on your needs. For example, if you are using it to boost your immune system, you may want to take 1-2 tablespoons per day. If you are using it for thyroid support, a higher dosage of 3-4 tablespoons per day may be recommended.

Sea moss is a type of seaweed and great vegan-friendly alternative to gelatin, and an excellent source of vegan nutrition. 

It can be used in soups, smoothies, tea, coffee, or consumed alone. Sea moss is also often used in recipes as a thickener, emulsifier, gelatin, egg replacer, or simply enjoyed on its own as a healthy snack. It is virtually odorless and tasteless once prepared.

Keep in mind that sea moss contains a high amount of iodine, so it should not be consumed in large quantities. Therefore, it is best to use it in moderation.

One way to incorporate sea moss into your diet is by using it to make a healthy and delicious jelly. This recipe is quick, easy, and only requires a few ingredients.

2 Tablespoons unflavored sea moss gel
1 Cup of 100 % natural fruit juice
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into a glass jar or container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
3. Enjoy!

Everything in moderation

Although sea moss is generally considered safe, there are a few potential risks associated with consuming it. These risks include:

Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to sea moss. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include itching, hives, and difficulty breathing. If you experience these symptoms after consuming sea moss, please seek medical attention immediately.

Interactions with medications: Sea moss may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and thyroid medications. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare provider before consuming sea moss.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There is not enough research to determine whether or not it is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to consume sea moss. Therefore, it is best to avoid consuming it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

As with anything, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider before consuming sea moss to ensure that it is safe for you. Additionally, be sure to purchase sea moss from a reputable source to ensure that it has been harvested safely and is free of contaminants.

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