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Irish Seamoss Gel
Irish Seamoss Gel
Golden Wildcrafted Sea Moss Gel 16 Oz. Pure and Natural, High-Potency, Vegan Superfood - Heart, Lung, Gut Health and Immunity Support.
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What are the 92 minerals in sea moss?
According to the US Department of Agriculture, a 10 g serving of sea moss contains the following 12 essential minerals in significant amounts (average content):
Calcium: 7.2 mgCopper: 0.02 mgIodine: 47 µgIron: 0.89 mgManganese: 0.037 mgMagnesium: 14.4 mgPhosphorus: 15.7 mgPotassium: 6.3 mgSelenium: 0.07 µgSodium: 6.7 mgSulfur: data not foundZinc: 0.195 mg
Besides, depending on the water in which sea moss has grown, it may contain 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 Sea Moss?
Sea moss health benefits
First things first: “There seem to be quite a few health benefits of sea moss, but they aren’t heavily studied,” Czerwony warns, “and sea moss supplements are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”
There’s plenty of research data on the health benefits of seaweed, sea moss’s cousin — just not on sea moss specifically. Still, it’s considered generally safe for consumption, and the benefits align with those of other seaweeds.
Seaweed is a bit of 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 sea moss may help lower bad cholesterol, which is one of the factors for heart disease,” Czerwony says. It has also been shown to help lower blood pressure, another key factor in heart health.
It may promote 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,” Czerwony says.
It’s a 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.)
It 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,” Czerwony says.
It may boost your immunity
One study showed Atlantic salmon that ate sea moss 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 sea moss is also high in iron and antioxidants, which both contribute to immune health.
It can build muscle and aid in workout recovery
Sea moss is rich in an amino acid called taurine, which helps with muscle-building. “When we exercise, we get little micro-tears in our muscles,” Czerwony explains, “but amino acids can help with that recovery.”
Sea moss also has about 6 grams of protein per 100 grams, an exercise staple. Just don’t rely solely on sea moss for exercise recovery! You’ve still got to make sure you’re getting enough healthy food, hydration, rest, etc.
Side effects of taking sea moss supplements
Sea moss is mostly thought to be healthy, though it contains inconsistent amounts of both good nutrients and some less healthy stuff (which we’ll get to in a moment).
“Sea moss is a product of its environment, so its nutritional value depends largely on where it’s grown,” Czerwony says. “Unfortunately, there’s no real way to know exactly what’s in it or how much, and one batch may have higher potency than the next one.”
Sea moss is associated with two key risks.
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.
It contains heavy metals
Yikes! 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.
It has an unpleasant taste and texture
Not of risk but still of note is sea moss’s slimy texture and fishy taste.
Raw sea moss 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,” Czerwony says. Luckily, though, it shouldn’t have much of a taste in supplement form.
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. If it bothers you, try switching to a different type of supplement.
Should you take sea moss supplements?
Registered dietitian Beth Czerwony, RD, Cleveland Clinic, weighs in on sea moss’s benefits and side effects, so you can decide whether this spiny sea vegetable deserves a place in your diet.
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.
It’s available the raw, as well as in a variety of supplement forms, including:
Which version you take is up to you. “It’s really about whatever your preference is,” Czerwony says, “so long as you’re following proper dosing instructions.”
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,”
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 6 months when frozen.
HOW LONG DOES SEA MOSS LAST BEFORE SPOILING?
Most Sea Moss 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. Sea Moss 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?
Sea Moss is naturally rich in 92 minerals that the body is made up of. Adding 1 - 2 tablespoons of Sea Moss 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 Sea Moss 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?
Sea Moss 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 Sea Moss while taking iodine medication. Please consult a doctor in this case. Normally we find that Sea Moss 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 greyish top layer or even mold.
HOW MUCH SEA MOSS CAN I CONSUME?
As much or as little as you like! We recommend 1 - 2 tablespoons per day to start. If you’re unsure about taking Sea Moss, 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! Sea Moss is a vegan product that simply grows off the shores in the sea.
WHERE DOES YOUR SEA MOSS COME FROM?
Our Sea Moss grows off the shores of St. Lucia in the Atlantic Ocean & is certified raw wildcrafted Sea Moss.