Sea Moss Mania
Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Sea Moss has become more and more popular in recent years, especially for those trying to maintain their health during the pandemic. Irish sea moss, or carrageen, has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1800s predominantly in Ireland and Jamaica. People incorporated the plant into not just medicine, but food and drink as part of their diets realizing its many benefits:
Sea Moss is said to have 92 of the 102 essential minerals for the human body. When consumed regularly, sea moss can fight colds and flu with the iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc. Folate, an important mineral for prenatal health and developmental health for babies, is also one of the minerals found in sea moss. Another example would be iodine which helps to regulate thyroid function, metabolism and encourages bone and brain health during pregnancy and infancy.
Aids in Food Digestion
The thick jelly like texture of sea moss soothes the mucous membranes including those in the digestive system. It gets rid of bad bacteria and improves overall gut health. It acts as a prebiotic, a dietary fiber that nourishes the good bacteria in your gut. It can also suppress your appetite aiding is weight loss. The high amount of minerals and nutrients will fill you up quick holding you over until your next meal.
Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids hydrate and nourish skin cells. When used topically, sea moss can heal burns and rashes, sooth eczema and psoriasis, and be a great addition to your regular skin care regimen.
Finally, it can lead to better sex.
Zinc and other minerals found in sea moss support reproductive health function and increases blood circulation (down there) causing an increase to your libido. So, yea, there’s that too.
How to Use Sea Moss
The most popular method of adding sea moss to your diet is to add the gel into a smoothie. Because it is flavorless, adding it into your smoothies will not affect the taste. You can also add the gel to soups and stews or add it to salad dressing. Many natural health suppliers are beginning to sell the gel. However, you can make your own by purchasing the dried moss, soaking to ensure cleanliness, and boiling, strain with cheesecloth and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
If the gel is just not palatable for you, it can be found in capsule form. Use as directed as part of your vitamin and supplement routine.
As with most vitamins and mineral supplements, these findings have not been FDA approved so always use caution and seek the advice of your doctor. There are additional warnings for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have hypertension.
Author: Kierstin Tonic
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