WHAT ARE THE 92 MINERALS IN SEAMOSS?
This is a short list of the various elements, chemicals, trace minerals, and vitamins typically found in sea moss:
- Calcium (Ca)
- Folate (C19H19N7O6)
- Iron (Fe)
- Zinc (Zn)
- Copper (Cu)
- Sodium (Na)
- Iodine (I)
- Boron (B)
- Magnesium (Mg)
- Manganese (Mn)
- Potassium (K)
- Selenium (Se)
Wildcrafted, Organically grown seamoss contains traces of these 80 minerals and elements:
Actinium Aluminum Americium Antimony Argon Arsenic Astatine Barium Berkelium Beryllium Bismuth Bohrium Boron Bromine Cadmium Cesium Californium Carbon Cerium Chlorine Chromium Cobalt Curium Dubnium Dysprosium Einsteinium Erbium Europium Fermium Francium Gadolinium Gallium Germanium Gold Hafnium Hassium Helium Holmium Hydrogen IndiumIridium Krypton Lanthanum Lead Lithium Lutetium Mercury Molybdenum Neodymium Neon Neptunium Nickel Niobium Nitrogen Osmium Palladium Platinum Plutonium Polonium Praseodymium Promethium Protactinium Radium Radon Rhenium Rhodium Rubidium Ruthenium Samarium Scandium Silicon Silver Strontium Tantalum Technetium Tellurium Terbium Thallium Thorium
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEAMOSS?
There’s plenty of research data on the health benefits of seaweed, seamoss and seamoss's cousin, just not only on seamoss. Still, it’s considered generally safe for consumption, and the benefits align with those of other seaweeds.
Seaweed is a superfood. It has a higher fiber content than most vegetables — which is a good thing, as fiber has all kinds of positive effects on the body. It can improve blood sugar control, help lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Studies show that seamoss may help lower bad cholesterol, which is one of the factors for heart disease. It has also been shown to help lower blood pressure, another key factor in heart health.
Promotes weight loss
Remember how much fiber seaweed has? High-fiber foods are filling foods, which means they may keep you from overeating. Fiber keeps us fuller longer, which may help with weight control.
Good source of iodine
Iodine is one of the keys to a healthy thyroid, but because your body doesn’t make iodine on its own, you can only get it through diet. (Most people, however, get enough iodine from dairy products, seafood and iodized salt.)
Supports gut health
Your digestive system is full of bacteria, some good and some bad and because gut health is associated with overall health, balancing out those bacteria is an important element of your wellness. Algae, including sea moss, is a good source of fiber and live bacteria. It can help replenish the good bacteria in our gut.
Boost your immunity
One study showed Atlantic salmon that ate seamoss to have a more efficient immune response than salmon that didn’t. Of course, fish and people have very different bodies, and no similar studies have yet proven the same effect on humans.
Still, a healthy gut is associated with a healthy immune system and seamoss is also high in iron and antioxidants, which both contribute to immune health.
Helps build muscle and aids in workout recovery
Seamoss is rich in an amino acid called taurine, which helps with muscle-building. When we exercise, we get little micro-tears in our muscles, amino acids help with that recovery.
Seamoss also has about 6 grams of protein per 100 grams, an exercise staple. Just don’t rely solely on seamoss for exercise recovery though! You’ve still got to make sure you’re getting enough healthy food, hydration, rest, etc.
Side effects of taking seamoss supplements:
Seamoss is a product of its environment, so it's nutritional value depends largely on where it's grown. Kay's Seamoss is the highest Quality Seamoss - 100% wildcrafted and harvested!
Seamoss is associated with two key risks.
1. You could consume too much iodine
Too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, as is the case with iodine. In fact, endocrinologists advise against taking iodine supplements unless specifically indicated by your doctor, as they may actually have a negative effect on your thyroid. BE SURE TO CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.
2. It contains traces of heavy metals
Seaweed is known to absorb heavy metals from the water in which it grows. It’s not toxic in small amounts, but you definitely don’t want to overdo it on seaweed consumption.
Raw seamoss has an earthy, underwater taste similar to clams and oysters. “If you don’t like seafood, the flavor of raw sea moss is probably not going to be for you, Luckily, though, you can get it infused with your favorite fruit.
Taste aside, you may also be put off by sea moss’s mouthfeel: In gel form, it has a slick, thick texture similar to aloe vera.
SHOULD YOU TAKE SEAMOSS AS A SUPPLEMENT?
One study found that 4 grams of sea moss per day is typically safe — but you should still check with your healthcare provider before taking it, especially if you already have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
But whether you’re just taking sea moss supplements or loading up on other types, too, it’s worth remembering that you can’t out-supplement a bad diet.
Sea moss does have potential health benefits, but having a good, varied diet is going to be the most helpful to your body overall.
HOW DO I STORE MY SEA MOSS?
Sea Moss gel should always be stored in a fridge. It will last up to 2-3 weeks refrigerated and lasts up to a couple months frozen.
HOW LONG DOES SEA MOSS LAST BEFORE SPOILING?
Most Seamoss gel has an average life span of about 2 to 3 weeks from when you receive your order and should be kept refrigerated. You should always inspect all your food products before consumption. Seamoss has been known to vary in spoilage and is not intended to be stored but rather to be consumed. We always advise to consume generously.
HOW DO I USE MY SEA MOSS GEL?
Seamoss is naturally rich in 92 minerals that the body is made up of. Adding 2 tablespoons of Seamoss gel to your daily smoothies, drinks, or other foods, over time, will help reduce mucus and inflammation throughout your body.
Why not make it a mask! If you decide to use seamoss gel, please be sure to set aside a small portion of it to apply as a face mask a couple times a week. (this is recommended to do without the fruit infusion gel)
It is full of all the minerals your skin craves. It is a natural collagen and will help plump the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is rich in sodium and will help tighten/smooth the skin as well.
CAN I TAKE SEA MOSS IF I'M PREGNANT?
Seamoss is great for an expecting mother. Babies require a majority of the vitamins, nutrients & minerals an expecting mother consumes. By adding Sea Moss to your diet you will maximize the amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals being consumed so that mom is not left feeling drained after the unborn child has had its full share of the food benefits. It is an amazing addition to the family regiment.
CAN I TAKE SEA MOSS WHILE I'M ON IODINE MEDICATION? (COMMON THYROID ISSUES)
It is not recommended that you take seamoss while taking iodine medication. Please consult a doctor in this case. Normally we find that seamoss replaces the daily need for iodine medication. Again, please consult your doctor & feel free to reach out to us directly if you have questions.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SEA MOSS SPOILED?
Signs of spoilage include odd smells & light grayish top layer or even mold.
HOW MUCH SEA MOSS CAN I CONSUME?
As much or as little as you like within reason! We recommend 1 - 2 tablespoons per day to start. For children you can start off with 1 tablespoon.vIf you’re unsure about taking seamoss, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider or nutritionist.
CAN I TAKE SEA MOSS IF I AM ALLERGIC TO SHELL FISH, SEA ANIMALS OR BOTTOM FEEDERS?
Absolutely! Seamoss is a vegan product that simply grows off the shores in the sea.
WHERE DOES YOUR SEAMOSS COME FROM?
Kay's Seamoss grows off the shores of St. Lucia in the Atlantic Ocean & is certified raw wildcrafted Seamoss.