Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sea Moss?
Our earth offers so many delicious and life-giving vegetables that we often forget there are also vegetables in the sea that are immensely beneficial for our health. One such vegetable is Irish sea moss. Scientifically known as Chondrus crispus it detoxes heavy metals, radiation, and toxins as well as a powerful nourisher of minerals and vitamins that support the immune system. The human body is made up of 102 minerals and Irish Moss is said to contain 92 of them. It provides a wealth of important nutrients including; protein, beta-carotene, B vitamins, pectin, magnesium, Iodine, potassium, vitamin C, Sulphur, taurine, folate, vitamin K, iron, calcium phosphorus, zinc and many more. It is an excellent immune boosting food that can be invaluable to healing. Its high vitamin and mineral content make it the perfect food to replenish and revitalize the body. It would be hard to say one particular plant has all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, but sea moss comes close. This is one powerhouse superfood we all can use in our lives.
Where is our sea moss from?
Direct from the clean waters of St. Lucia.
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The high fiber content in Irish Moss exerts a mild laxative effect whilst soothing inflamed tissues within the intestinal tract, potentially providing relief from a whole host of intestinal disorders. It’s demulcent properties promote healthy digestion – soothing the membranes of the digestive tract. The gelatin like content helps to ease gastritis, dyspepsia, nausea, heartburn and indigestion.
Irish Moss is thought to help reduce the appetite due to its ability to absorb moisture, increasing its volume and filling the intestinal tract with a bulking type material, thus increasing the feeling of fullness. Its gentle laxative effect can promote the elimination process of waste through the gastrointestinal tract. The aforementioned iodine content can boost metabolism which in turn will increase energy and can help to accelerate weight loss.
INCREASES IMMUNITY & HELPS RECOVER FROM ILLNESS
Packed with over 90 minerals and a host of vitamins, including Vitamin C, Irish moss is a fantastic support for your immune system and general health. It also effectively dissolves mucus and congestion in the respiratory system due to being rich in potassium iodide. This sea moss also contains amino acids, antioxidants, antiviral and antimicrobial properties that help ward off infections.
REMOVES HEAVY METALS AND RADIATION
Sea vegetables are fabulous for this! It is known that sea vegetables such as irish moss and dulse bind to heavy metals such as mercury in the ocean. Many are worried that the heavy metals will be released into the body if these sea vegetables are eaten – however, this is not the case. In fact, they soak up heavy metals and radiation in the body and don’t let go until they have exited the body. Irish moss and dulse will hang out by the colon and make sure the toxins and metals leave your system. As we are exposed to heavy metals and radiation daily, Irish sea moss makes a wonderful addition to your daily regimen.
NOURISHES YOUR SKIN, HAIR, & NAILS
Rich with minerals and vitamins, Irish moss uniquely nourishes your skin, hair, and nails. Its gelatin-like quality makes a great base for homemade lotions and salves that can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and burns. A compound in Irish moss has been linked to be anti-aging and able to renew cell growth and metabolism. Not to mention, all the antioxidants – which are your best friend for great skin. And guess what? Irish moss also has benefits for the bones, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and teeth!
BOOST ENERGY & MOOD
When your body is low on essential minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium, your energy and mood can take a downturn. Irish moss is rich in both of these mood-boosting minerals; plus, it also creates electrolytes to help assist your body with handling stress. Sea vegetables are particularly beneficial for the endocrine system, helping regulate hormones that can dictate your mood. Additionally, preliminary studies have found Irish moss to aid with Parkinson’s disease, suggesting it protects brain tissue.
BOOST MENTAL HEALTH
Sea moss has high amount of potassium, which are essential for the smooth functioning of your body cells. As your body cannot conserve potassium, it is important for you to add sea moss in your diet to promote your mental functions and behavior. It also helps you to get a good relief from anxiety disorders, depression, fibromyalgia, agitation, moodiness and agitation. Irish moss also has Algin, which is a phytonutrient with an impressive therapeutic value that helps it to perform like a heavy metal detoxifying agent. This ingredient in the sea moss helps in removing the heavy metal residue from your body tissues.
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.
Irish moss can strengthen the connective tissues. This helps it to recover faster after a strenuous workout session or from surgeries, invasive procedures and serious injuries. It has several minerals and vitamins to help you recover from illnesses and diseases quickly by replenishing and supporting the immune system. The Irish moss also helps in quick recovery from debilitating medical issues like pneumonia and tuberculosis. As it maintains a nutrition rich profile, it helps people suffering from hypertension and arteriosclerosis recover much faster.
Perhaps one of the most important and undervalued benefits of this sea moss is its ability to help balance thyroid hormones. Irish Moss contains the vital thyroid hormone precursor DI-Iodothyronine (DIT), and the thyroid hormones Thyroxin (T4) and Tri-iodothyronine (T3). If the thyroid doesn’t produce these hormones as it should, this can have a detrimental effect on metabolism and many other bodily systems. These have been found to be the main organically bound iodine compounds in Irish moss. Irish Moss is also extremely high in the trace element iodine – the thyroid gland contains the highest concentration of iodine than any other organ in the body. You cannot make thyroid hormones without sufficient levels of iodine. Dr David Brownstein, a natural health practitioner with over 20 year’s experience in his field, found that over 95% of patients with thyroid disorders were iodine deficient. Whilst it is best to work with a practitioner who is knowledgeable about iodine therapy if a thyroid disorder is present, keeping your iodine levels up will go a long way to ensure a healthy thyroid remains that way.
Being a potent source of potassium chloride, this sea moss dissolves catarrh, phlegm and soothes inflammation of the mucus membranes to prevent congestion, helping to clear out the lungs of any phlegm that builds up with a common cold. Because of these expectorant qualities, Irish moss may help to prevent a common cold from turning into pneumonia and can treat other respiratory problems such as bronchitis. Irish Moss also has powerful antiviral properties, helping to prevent or treat a myriad of disorders such as flu, sore throats, chesty coughs and much more.
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