Everything You Need to Know About Seamoss
Seamoss or Irish Moss also known as Chondrus crispus is a red algae that grows along the Atlantic coast. This sup[erfood has been used in the Caribbean Islands for centuries but may be new to you if you’re from other parts of the world. This sea vegetable can be looked at as a catalyst for optimal health due to its healing properties and vast nutrient content.
Our bodies are made up of 102 minerals and seamoss contains 92 of them. This algae regenerates and rebuilds the cells in the body and contains high amounts of vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, and B12, iodine, calcium, manganese, zinc, potassium, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids, fiber, bromine, iron and protein. Now that we’ve gotten a glimpse of what this superfood is made of (I mean, what doesn’t it have?!), let’s get into what it can do for our bodies.
The potassium chloride in seamoss help it to eliminate inflammation dissolve mucous- two major culprits of most dis-ease. It is excellent for fighting cold and flu symptoms and can also be used for prevention throughout the whole year.
The high content of iodine and selenium make it beneficial for those with thyroid problems.
Great for Workouts/Bodybuilding
Seamoss is rich in protein and low in calories and fats which makes it ideal pre or post workout. It replenishes nutrients and is also energy boosting and helps to balance metabolism and eliminate body fat making it excellent for weight loss.
Prenatal and Postnatal Care
The benefits of seamoss can also be enjoyed by expecting mothers. The nutrient compound provides the mother with a host of vital nutrients and its also been known to support the brain growth of the unborn child. It can also be used post birth to replenish nutrients and help to balance emotions and prevent postpartum depression.
Sea Moss is high in sulfur making it the perfect beauty accomplice. It can be used as a facial to help with acne, premature aging, wrinkles, dryness, dark spots, and helps to restore elasticity and firmness to create new skin. You can think of it as nature’s face lift.
Other Benefits include:
Anti-cancer, sexual and reproductive health, relieves menstrual cramps and PMS, hair growth, muscle growth, and more!
How to Consume:
Irish moss can be purchased in its raw natural form or as a dried powder. It is recommended to simmer the seamoss until it forms a jelly then add it to your favorite shake or smoothie. It can be consumed at any point of the day but does especially well first thing in the morning after a glass of water.
Where to Find:
You may be able to find seamoss at your local health food grocery store or herbal market. If you’re in the DMV area, check out our delicious shakes HERE to have this superfood at your fingertips!