Sea Moss is a type of seaweed that naturally grows in the ocean. It is also known as Irish Moss, Chrondrus Crispus or Genus Gracilaria. Chrondus Crispus grows in the cold waters of Ireland, Canada, Maine & the Northern Atlantic and Genus Gracilaria is grown in the warm waters of the Caribbean Islands like Jamaica & St. Lucia. Sea Moss is popularly used for its health benefits, which include improving digestion, boosting the immune system, and promoting healthy skin and hair. It is often used in natural remedies, herbal supplements, and as a thickening agent in cooking and baking. Sea Moss is rich in vitamins and minerals such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Sea Moss is known to have several benefits, including:
1. Boosts immune system: Sea Moss is high in antioxidants and nutrients that help to strengthen the immune system, making the body more resistant to infections and diseases.
2. Promotes healthy digestion: Sea Moss contains a significant amount of fiber, which helps to improve digestion and prevent digestive problems such as constipation.
3. Enhances skin health: Sea Moss is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to nourish the skin and promote healthy skin growth.
4. Improves thyroid function: Sea Moss is high in iodine, which is essential for thyroid function and metabolism and can help to boost energy levels.
5. Aids in weight loss: Sea Moss is low in calories and high in fiber, which can help to promote weight loss by reducing appetite and aiding in digestion.
6. Promotes healthy hair: Sea Moss contains vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen hair and promote healthy hair growth.
7. Reduces inflammation: Sea Moss contains anti-inflammatory compounds that help to reduce inflammation in the body and promote overall health.
8. Improves Libido: Sea Moss has been traditionally used to improve libido and boost energy. Sea Moss is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which could contribute to improved energy and sexual function. For example, seamoss is a good source of zinc, which is important for reproductive health and immune function. It is important to note that the effects of Sea Moss on libido and energy may vary from person to person and may depend on a variety of factors, including overall health, diet, and lifestyle habits.
The recommended amount of Sea Moss to take varies depending on the form of Sea Moss being used and the individual’s health needs. Here are some general guidelines:
1. Sea Moss Gel: If using seamoss gel, it is recommended to take 2-3 tablespoons per day.
2. Sea Moss Capsules: If using seamoss capsules, follow the instructions on the label for the recommended dosage.
3. Sea Moss Powder: If using seamoss powder, 1-2 tablespoons per day is recommended.
It is important to note that Sea Moss contains iodine, which can be harmful in large amounts. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement or making significant changes in diet.
Seamoss has a mild flavor and a slightly oceanic taste. It has a gelatinous texture and can be used as a thickening agent in various recipes. Some people may find the taste of Sea Moss to be bland, while others enjoy it. It is often mixed with other ingredients, such as fruits, herbs or sweeteners, to make it more desirable. The taste of Sea Moss can also vary depending on the type of Sea Moss and how it is prepared.
Dried Sea Moss:
If stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, dried sea moss can last up to a year.
– Sea Moss Gel:
If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, sea moss gel can last up to 4 weeks, and up to 6 months in the freezer.
It’s important to note that the quality of sea moss may deteriorate over time, so it’s best to use it within the recommended time frame for optimal freshness and potency. Always check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or mold, before using sea moss.
At Murray Holistic Sea Moss Products and Supplements we sell Genus Gracilaria which is ethically sourced from the tropical waters of Jamaica and St. Lucia and Chrondus Crispus which is sourced from the Northern Atlantic Ocean.