Sea moss and fertility benefits that can come from it are perhaps the most talked-about benefit of this superfood. However, fertility benefits are just one among the wide variety of things Irish sea moss can do to improve your health and wellbeing. 

While raw sea moss only became widely known relatively recently, people around the world have been using it for its health properties for thousands upon thousands of years, from Ireland to Jamaica to Japan. Modern medicine, meanwhile, only became interested in sea moss in the last few years, so many of the benefits aren’t well documented or understood yet. That said, when folk remedies persist for generations and generations as they have with sea moss, it’s relatively certain that the benefits are legitimate.  


Topical Sea Moss Benefits

Sea moss isn’t just taken by mouth for internal benefits like fertility. It also offers tons of benefits to hair and skin when applied topically, rubbed on as a lotion or gel. Sea moss is packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and magnesium, among others, all of which can help hydrate your skin and allow your skin cells to function properly. This aids with problems like acne and wrinkles. Sea moss also naturally has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can further contribute to its anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. It contains lots of sulfur, particularly which scientists have found can decrease the level of microorganisms on the skin, all while lowering skin inflammation.


You can also eat sea moss, make it into gelatin (gel), and add it to foods or drinks. When ingested, many medical experts have found that sea moss gel can soothe the respiratory tract and the digestive tract. Just like aloe vera, or okra, sea moss is mucilaginous (i.e., slimy and mucus-like), so it works well to soothe irritation on any surface it comes across. 

It also dissolves well in water, so it can also play the soluble fiber part, helping your bowel movements stay formed and regular. Since natural sea moss is also prebiotic, it can help to heal leaky gut syndrome and other gut disorders, providing vital nutrients for healthy gut bacteria. If you’re taking antibiotics, for example, sea moss can work well in combination with probiotics to boost your good bacteria.

Raw Irish sea moss is incredibly low in calories, although it’s quite filling (hence its miraculous success as a weight loss aid), but it’s absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals. Sea moss is particularly high in iodine, which promotes thyroid health and can help to cure hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolism and promote brain and bone development for the fetus during pregnancy and newborn infants. Meanwhile, its high folate count helps support proper prenatal development and overall health. The folate in sea moss can also improve sperm quality, according to recent studies. The list of nutrients and vitamins in sea moss is exceptionally long, so that we could go on and on. 

Natural sea moss contains 92 out of the 102 critical vitamins and minerals the human body needs to function, including:

  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Sodium
  • Iodine
  • Potassium

Also, because sea moss is quite high in several immune-boosting nutrients, including some of those above, it helps support the immune system. These nutrients, like iron, magnesium, and zinc, will help optimize your immune health and allow you to better fight off cold and flu symptoms.


Sea Moss and Fertility

Now let's get into the main point of this article: sea moss and its fertility benefits. We've already discussed how it can dramatically improve bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy, but can it help people conceive, too?

Like all sea moss benefits, the facts are murky, but it's safe to say that sea moss can benefit fertility in some ways for both men and women. 

Sea moss is widely used in the Caribbean as a natural sexual enhancement product for men. This is because many say it can boost both your testosterone levels and your sperm count. While there isn't any solid evidence showing that it increases fertility, in particular in men, the nutrients in sea moss contribute to a healthy diet. This, in turn, helps ease issues that cause infertility in men, things like metabolic syndrome and obesity. 

Many of the nutrients in sea moss (iodine, folate, B vitamins, calcium, and zinc) contribute to women having a fertile womb on the female side of things. Folate, in particular, has been proven to increase pregnancy rates.


The Takeaway

Of course, no food is a miracle cure. Even sea moss can't cure each and every health problem or skin malady. If you're really looking to get pregnant, the best bet is probably a high-quality prenatal vitamin, although sea moss can clearly help. Most importantly, experts agree that sea moss's potential side effects are minimal and largely nothing to worry about, and there are dozens of nutrients and vitamins found in it.
Just remember, consistency is key if you want to see real results from your sea moss supplementation. Also, be careful only to take the recommended daily dose since you don't want to overdo it on the iodine.
You should use sea moss products daily, but keep in mind that it may take several weeks of regular use to see the advantages in your skin. The active ingredient needs contact time with your skin in order for your body to absorb the nutrients, so be patient!


Our Sea Moss

Here at Natural Sea Moss, we provide only organic, natural 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 highest quality and viability, the sea moss isn’t refined or processed 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!

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