Everyone knows about kale and acai, but have you heard about the new sea moss health craze sweeping the world? Perhaps that's why you're here...
The thing is, sea moss isn't just a recent discovery. Native people in coastal communities around the world have been supplementing with sea moss for thousands of years. That's because sea moss has incredible natural benefits, improving everything from our skin to our immune system!
Of course, after media mogul Kim Kardashian posted about drinking a sea moss smoothie, the natural health community around the world has been turned on to this secret superfood and supplement.
Also called "Irish moss" or "red seaweed," sea moss is perhaps one of the most versatile plants found in the world. An intertidal seaweed, sea moss grows in tidepools and inlets around the world, from Europe to the Caribbean. One of the primary components harvested from it is carrageenan, and a gelatinous carbohydrate often put into baked goods or cosmetics. Carrageenan is found in dozens of common food items, including yogurts, ice cream, and milk. This component makes up around 55% of sea moss and gives it the rubbery texture it is known for.
That said, you can also eat sea moss by itself, put it into smoothies, use it as a lotion… and more!
Short History of Sea Moss
Sea moss has a wild and varied history. However, the long and short of it is that native coastal peoples have been harvesting it and using it as a medicine for generations. For example, since the early 1800s, the Irish have gone out to harvest sea moss. They used it as a natural healing agent and got vital nutrients the body needs during times of famine and hardship, such as the famous Great Potato Famine. Jamaicans, too, have a long history with sea moss.
Archaeologists recently found sea moss specimens in Monte Verde, Chile dating back thousands of years! From Ireland to Norway, Vietnam to Malaysia, and even in many remote regions of Africa, people have used seaweed as medicine and food for thousands of years.
The crazy thing is… even though people around the world have eaten sea moss for thousands of years, new benefits are being discovered every day.
So let's dive right in and find out more...
Benefits of Sea Moss
This ocean superfood benefits are wide-ranging, with quite literally far more benefits than anyone article can include. However, some of the main benefits include that the antioxidant-rich sea moss can potentially prevent and slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease, boost the immune system, help with weight loss, improve mood, and help regrow hair. It has massive anti-inflammatory benefits, so many athletes use it for joint pain, too.
This unique seaweed also works as a "drawing agent," which helps to draw out toxins and other harmful substances in our body, kind of like the liver does.
Of course, there are also numerous key vitamins and minerals found in sea moss, including:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B12
- Manganese (Mn)
Among these and more are 15 of the 18 essential nutrients our body needs to survive and thrive.
How Much Do I Need?
The incredible thing about sea moss is that just a tiny bit can go a LONG way. You don't need to take massive servings. Just two tablespoons of raw sea moss per day are enough to see these benefits.
So, you might be wondering...
How Do I Supplement?
Many brands have begun selling sea moss capsules and tablets, but in truth, the best way to consume this supplement is naturally, with raw sea moss or through sea moss gel. Pressed pills and capsules take out much of the benefit of pure, raw sea moss, so avoid them if you can.
Sea moss gel works great as a cream or lotion, and you can easily rub it into your scalp for hair benefits.It's also incredibly easy to add sea moss to your diet because it has little to no flavor. You won't even be able to taste it!Of course, the sea moss here at Natural Sea Moss is some of the best sea moss you'll find online, with grown organically in the unpolluted, warm Caribbean waters of St. Lucia.
You can rub our gel into your skin to minimize wrinkles and provide vital minerals, or you can add it directly into your tea, smoothies, or food. It works great in:
- Homemade ice cream
- Stews and soups
There's no wrong way to supplement with sea moss!
The gel is easy to add to just about anything, but if you want to cook with raw sea moss, it's a different process.
How to Cook with Sea Moss
First, you'll need to soak your raw moss in water for a full day. When it gets ready to use, it'll be easy to tell. Your sea moss will grow dramatically and become gelatinous and white. That means it's done!
At this point, you can add the sea moss and some water to a blender and then blend until it becomes a thick, honey-colored liquid!
Once you have your prepared sea moss, you can store it in the fridge for up to two weeks and use it in a number of recipes. It's an excellent plant-based substitute for gelatin or a similar thickening agent, and as we said, it has little to no flavor, so feel free to add it to just about anything.
Our Sea Moss
Here at Natural Sea Moss, we provide only organic, raw sea moss, straight from the source.
Our Raw Wildcrafted Dried Irish Sea Moss comes directly from the pristine waters off the island of St. Lucia. Sun-dried and hand packed to ensure the highest quality and viability, we don't refine or process our sea moss in any way.
Of course, we also offer Sea Moss Gel, made with only two ingredients...
Our Raw Wildcrafted Dried Irish Sea Moss and natural spring water.
Experience the benefits of this special seaweed today!
Published: Mon, Feb 15, 2021