Irish/sea moss is not actually a moss. It is a seaweed that grows on the rocky, Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Sea moss has been described as a single whole food packed with organic trace minerals including sulfur, calcium, selenium, iodine, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, and folate to name just a few. Of the 107 trace minerals found in the human body, sea moss contains 92 of them making this marine vegetable an effective immune booster and detox.
This particular seaweed has more iron than other sea vegetables like kelp and wakame. The mineralized form of silver and iron that is found in over-the-counter supplements can have some adverse side effects when used regularly or long-term. The minerals found in sea moss are more soluble for the human body and have less adverse side effects than non-organic herbal supplements.
Sea moss helps support healthy thyroid function. The iodine found in sea moss is a great food source that regulates your thyroid. Don’t over do it, though. Too much iodine can cause iodine poisoning. It is also known to maintain the healthy function of your digestive system, nervous system, metabolism, heart and cholesterol, brain and mood, bones, muscle control, and reproductive glands. It is antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, and probiotic.
Irish sea moss boosts blood flow and improved circulation helping to regulate blood pressure. It helps to reduce the build up of bad cholesterol and increases the oxygen saturation in the blood. Sea moss is one of those heart health greens you can depend on.
When sea moss is soaked in water it becomes a jelly-like substance. Sea moss gel can be used as an additive or thickener for some foods. Many vegan recipes include sea moss gel for jello to substitute the animal fat used. You can find many uses for sea moss to incorporate it into your diet.
Dried sea moss can be made into gel to consume and or apply to body such as skin and hair.. Sea moss gel benefits are of a great quantity.
Kimberly J, May 2020
Sea Moss growing abundantly along a rocky Atlantic coast.