Sea moss is quickly gaining popularity in the Western wellness world—and for good reason. Also known as Irish moss, sea moss is a species of red algae found on the Atlantic shorelines of North America, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. It’s been used medicinally for centuries in Jamaican and Irish cultures due to its wide range of incredible health benefits. In this article, we’ll be sharing seven benefits of sea moss that demonstrate why this superfood should be a part of your daily routine.
Rich in vitamins and minerals
Often referred to as “Nature’s Multi-Vitamin,” sea moss supplies many vitamins and minerals that are often missing from the average diet. In fact, it contains 92 of the 102 minerals that the human body needs to function. Additionally, red seaweeds like sea moss are packed with antioxidants, which help protect your cells from disease-causing oxidative damage.
Boosts your immune system
Due to its immune-boosting properties, sea moss has long been used to relieve cold and flu-like symptoms. Early research backs this centuries-old use, suggesting that sea moss can boost the immune system and may even protect the body from contracting salmonella.
Supports gut health and digestion
Maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut is very important for many aspects of health. It plays a critical role in immune health, mental health, and the absorption of nutrients. Sea moss acts as a prebiotic in the gut, meaning it nourishes the good bacteria in your digestive tract. This may positively impact the balance of bacteria in your gut by enhancing the growth of beneficial bacteria and suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria.
Aids in weight loss
Sea moss is rich in fiber, which can help you feel full and prevent overeating. Over time, this can support healthy weight loss. Additionally, studies have shown that a compound in seaweed called fucoxanthin promotes fat metabolism, adding another level of weight loss support.
Sea moss is rich in iron, a mineral that many plant-based eaters lack. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and anemia. Sea moss contains about nine milligrams of iron per 100 grams, which means sea moss has nine times more iron than chicken!
Helps build muscle
Sea moss contains an incredible six grams of protein per 100 grams of sea moss. For something that is very low in calories and easy to mix into food and drinks, that’s an impressive amount of protein.
Supports healthy skin and hair
Rich in sulfur, sea moss gel can be applied topically to your skin as a moisturizer and an aid in eliminating acne-causing bacteria. It’s also rich in collagen, which can help improve the appearance and texture of your skin and hair.
Add sea moss to your diet today
The uses covered in this article are only a small sampling of sea moss’ incredible health benefits. You can see a full list of benefits here.
At this point, you’re probably wondering how you can add sea moss to your daily routine. Here at Infinity Seamoss, we offer high-quality, raw sea moss gel that’s made using spring water and wildcrafted sea moss shipped directly from St. Lucia. It’s unflavored, free of contaminants, and completely natural. It can be eaten directly out of the jar, added to smoothies, warm drinks, cooked food, or applied directly to the skin and/or hair.
If you’re ready to transform your health with this natural, plant-based ingredient, order your Wildcrafted Sea Moss Gel today. Every jar is made to order within 24 to 48 hours!