What is Sea Moss?
Whether you hear Irish Moss, Jamaican Moss, or Sea Moss, maybe even their scientific names, Chondrus Crispus, Genus Gracilaria, and Euchuema Spinosa. They all are species of the red algae family of edible marine (Rhodophytes). There are over 6000 different species of red algae. They all look similar, carry the habitat of attaching itself to rocks, and hold a plethora of benefits when consumed. When I transitioned to a plant-based diet and bought into holistic living in 2018, Sea Moss almost single handedly changed my life for the better.
If you’re like me, when you think of sea food, you initially think of fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, etc. But what about the vegetables? If you think the only place vegetables grow are land, then you are simply misinformed or mislead, or maybe even in disbelief. It’s all good though, it be like that sometimes. I was right there with you at one point of my life. That’s why at CoreLyfe our mission is to simply empower, educate, and also provide organic wildcrafted products.
For those of you who don’t know, edible marine algae or “Sea Vegetables”, include some of the oldest life forms on Earth and can be unicellular or multicellular. All that means is that the cells within these sea vegetables can reproduce at a faster rate and increase in size without any limitation. Although these species resemble plants, they’re not. They don’t have a root system because they are able to absorb nutrients and water directly into their tissues.
Sea Moss became trendy and popular right around the time pandemic hit in 2019, mainly because of the many health benefits its able to provide the human body. From boosting your immune system, to improving gut health, to promoting healthy skin, this superfood has been in high demand ever since. I’ve been consuming sea moss for well over 4 years now, and I must say, it’s a real game changer!
This gift to us from nature has been around for hundreds of years. I find it crazy that still, not many of us know much about it or most other marine vegetable today for that matter. It became a primary source of sustenance for the Irish people who lived in coastal areas during the height of the Irish potato famine in the mid 1800s.
Benefits Of Sea Moss
Sea moss is packed with antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can keep your body running at peak condition. Think of Sea Moss as a “One A Day” multi-vitamin.
Your body is made up of 102 minerals, and 16 of those are essential to keeping you alive. There are 92 elements, chemicals, trace minerals, and vitamins found in Sea Moss. Do the math, that’s over 90% of the minerals your body regularly needs. Loaded with Vitamins A-E and K, Iron, Calcium, Folate, Zinc, Copper, Sodium, Iodine, Boron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, and Selenium to name few, why would you NOT want to implement Sea Moss into your daily diet routine.
There are a variety of benefits that you may reap from consuming Sea Moss as a regular part of your diet. Some of them include:
- Thyroid Support
Imbalances in thyroid hormone leads to fatigue, extreme weight gain/loss, fertility complications, and muscle pains. Consuming Sea Moss is a good way to support thyroid health due to its high iodine content, a mineral that stimulates the production of thyroid hormones.
- Immune Support
The high chloride, chlorophyll, potassium chloride, and omega-3 fatty acid contents of sea moss make it a good decongestant. They also have antimicrobial and anti-inflammation properties that can help ease swelling and dissolve mucus.
- Improved Gut Health
Sea moss has a thick, rich texture that soothes mucus membranes in the digestive tract. Studies show that sea moss provides prebiotic benefits during the digestion process. This includes functions such as removing bad gut bacteria, boosting gut immunity, and stimulating short-chain fatty acid production. Plus, sea moss is loaded with healthy dietary fiber. Getting enough of this every day is important so you can flush out harmful toxins and chemicals in your body.
- Weight Loss Support
The high iodine content of sea moss can stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, these control your appetite and metabolism. Plus, sea moss retains water making you feel full and suppressing cravings.
- Relieves Inflammation
The fish oils and fatty acids found in sea moss are excellent anti-inflammatory agents. They can help reduce joint swelling, improve flexibility, and promote overall mobility.
Some of the people who can benefit from these include:
- Soothes Skin Complications
Sea moss is a skincare powerhouse because of its richness in protein, fatty acids, B-vitamins, vitamin C, E, B6, K, and other nutrients that make up the human body. It also carries large amounts of antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties that balance the skin microbiome.
- Increase libido/promote fertility
Caribbean natives have been using sea moss as a natural aphrodisiac for years. Its high zinc content allows the body to produce more sex hormones, which play a key role in boosting libido levels.
Also, the iron found in sea moss can help increase your endurance. It’ll pump your body with hemoglobin and keep the oxygen flowing throughout your bloodstream.
- Improves overall mood
Potassium is a very important mineral that supports mental and emotional health. A deficiency in potassium can lead to confusion, depression, anxiety, nervousness, and fatigue. Sea Moss has roughly around 63mg of potassium. Since the body doesn’t store potassium for extended periods, you want to replenish your body with it regularly.
This superfood has many more benefits to offer that may vary person to person because we all are so different from one another. But all in all, you want to make sure you are replenishing the vital minerals that you may not be getting from you regular food choices. Head on over to our shop and take a look of the selection of Sea Moss Products that we have available.