A new superfood has emerged and it is one that you should pay attention to for your own health. Sea moss (or Irish Moss) a powder that you can add to just about anything, is a type of red algae. According to folklore, it has been used to treat serious medical conditions for hundreds of years.
Sea moss itself doesn’t have much taste and can be used as a topical treatment and ingested.
What Are The Health Benefits of Sea Moss?
Sea moss contains many nutrients most of us do not get in our diets. Some of the nutrients we do get, but not enough. It contains selenium, protein, pectin, zinc, bromine, sulfur, calcium, iodine, magnesium, beta-carotene, vitamin-C, manganese, vitamin-B, phosphorus, phosphate, and potassium, among others.
Sea moss helps thyroid function, which keeps your brain thinking properly. Sea Moss has a lot of iodine, which is imperative to thyroid functionality. By consuming sea moss, you get enough iodine and support your thyroid in its quest to feed healthy blood to the brain. If you are trying to lose weight, sea moss can increase metabolism by supporting the thyroid as well. Some people have also reported that sea moss helps to suppress appetites and keep you full after you eat.
For people with digestion issues, sea moss can help to soothe pain that stems from inflammation due to indigestion, ulcers, constipation, gastritis, and food sensitivities. Sea moss can also help to extract toxins that lead to inflammation.
If you are an athlete, sea moss can help to relieve sore muscles. Whether you work out regularly or you use your muscles at work, sea moss has nutrients that allow you to work out harder and longer while feeling less pain in the hours and days after.
Sea moss can also help with skincare. If you apply it directly to your skin, it can relieve pain from burns and will soften your skin. Some people even add it to their bathtubs. When you take sea moss internally, you may see acne relief because it cuts down on inflammation.
Finally, sea moss boosts your immune system to help your body fight illnesses. The nutrients found in most sea moss powders have antiviral, antibacterial, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial properties that not only help you to fight off sicknesses but they help you to feel better when you are sick.
Of course, there are many more benefits to sea moss, these are just some of the most prevalent.
How to Use Sea Moss
Sea moss isn’t necessarily something we’ve all cooked with before now, so it can be difficult to find a way to use it. Most people will use dried, powder sea moss in their cooking. This is the easiest place to start. I tend to put my sea moss in my coffee and I can barely taste it at all.
There are plenty of other ways to use your sea moss, including in:
- Salad Dressing
If you aren’t interested in cooking with sea moss, you can also get a daily supplement.
Sea moss is a great addition to any diet or supplement plan. You will need to check your other supplements and foods to be sure that you aren’t getting too much iodine. If you are on medications, you should talk to your doctor. Right now, sea moss isn’t suggested for most women who are pregnant or nursing.
Have you tried sea moss? What benefits do you see?