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Sea Moss Benefits

Need a good reason to consume Sea Moss? Here are 10 of them :)

Latin Name

Chondrus crispus

Also Known As

Sea Moss, Carrageen Moss, Irish Moss


The Ocean

 1 - Promotes regular thyroid function

The thyroid is a gland found in the neck. This gland secretes hormones known as triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). These hormones are known as T3 and T4 based on the atoms of iodine per molecule. T3= 3 iodine atoms per molecule, T4= 4 iodine atoms per molecule. These hormones have effects on the majority of the body's tissues and increase BMR (basal metabolic rate). Here are just a few examples of what the thyroid is responsible for:


Increases blood flow by directly increasing the rate and strength of the heartbeat.

Increases the growth rate of the developing brain cells in the fetus.

Increases the growth rate of young children.

Plays a major roll in thought patterns, sexual function, and sleep.

Regulates central and peripheral nervous system function.

Regulates menstrual cycle.

Controls cholesterol levels.

The most common cause of thyroid abnormalities is iodine deficiency. Iodine is one of the many minerals found abundantly in Sea Moss. By consuming Sea Moss regularly, you are directly feeding the thyroid.

2 - Promotes healthy sexual function

Due to the generous amount of zinc and other minerals that are vital for reproductive function and health, sea moss is great for anyone who desires an increased sex drive. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, sea moss promotes circulation throughout the entire body especially our reproductive organs. For male readers who are experiencing difficulty with sex related drive, stamina, erection, and other abnormalities, then you should consider consuming sea moss regularly. For female readers who are experiencing a lack in desire, painful sexual experience due to dryness, feminine irritation, and anything else related to this particular topic, then a regular dose of sea moss may improve this situation.

3 -  Improves metabolism  

After food is consumed, our metabolism is responsible for 3 functions.

Converting food into energy for cellular functions

Converting food into building and recovery elements for cells

Discarding waste after enough food has been processed for the above mentioned conversions

4 - Improves circulation  

Filters out germs and other bacteria during blood circulation, helps to reduce or eliminate Arthritis and other joint pain, helps to eliminate the issue of Erectile Dysfunction in men. 

5- Boosts immune function

Sea Moss is known to have antiviral, antibacterial, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial properties.

6 - Improve digestion 

Sea Moss is known to ease many digestive issues such as indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, constipation and other digestive issues. It is said due to the jelly-like consistency of sea moss, it can provide relief to all inflamed mucus membranes by coating the intestinal wall and at the same time pulling toxins out of the body.

7 - Suppresses appetite

Sea Moss is a great appetite suppressant due to its high concentration of minerals and its nutrient density. Most of us experience the uncomfortable sensations in our stomach when we have not consumed anything for a period of time. This discomfort may be coupled with weakness and cravings. This is the feeling that we know as hunger. Today we have many companies that create products to assist in the regulation and suppression of this hunger. Do your due diligence in researching what works best for you should you go that route. However, for the people that are looking to suppress their appetite in a more natural and healthier way, sea moss should be considered. When you process sea moss into gel form, it is easy to add as an ingredient with other foods and drinks. Due to its jelly-like consistency, when sea moss is consumed it passes through the intestines and soothes any inflammation as well as remove any toxins. Sea moss consumed regularly will help to eliminate cravings and as a result, bring the body back to its natural weight based on your level of activity and nutrition.

8 - Rich in vitamins and minerals

The human body is made up of 102 minerals and Irish Moss contains a whopping 92 of them. It also provides a wealth of other important nutrients including; protein, beta-carotene, B vitamins, pectin, vitamin C, sulfur, bromine, calcium, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, selenium, pectin, zinc, just to name a few.   One of the most important of these nutrients is a sulfur-containing amino acid called taurine, which is more abundant in Irish moss than any other seaweed – a nutrient that is commonly lacking in vegetarian and vegan diets.

It is an excellent immune boosting food that can be invaluable in the recovery from debilitating illness. Its high vitamin and mineral content make it the perfect food to replenish and revitalize the body after a long battle with disease.

9 - Skin 

Used topically as a skin and hair toner and nourishment.

Aside from internal consumption, sea moss can be applied directly to the skin. It works great on sunburn, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.


10 - Recovery

Sea Moss provides relief from muscle and joint pain. Whether you are a professional athlete, fitness enthusiast, or perform any kind of heavy lifting at work, sea moss can help replace the minerals that you deplete the body of when performing these activities.

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