Is sea moss all it’s cracked up to be?
Looks like it, if we’re basing it on the feedback we’re getting so far on how sea moss benefits various areas of health: from skin and hair to an otherwise weak immunity. Sea moss is actually a long-kept secret of nature, swimming along nicely on the beach along the Atlantic seaboard as well as the Caribbean. Full of minerals and nutrients, this macro-algae is called “nature’s multivitamin” and promised to be the next big superfood.
Let’s have a closer look at some of its biggest benefits – and if there’s basis for the hype.
Natural Weight Loss
Sea moss is a known source of iodine, a mineral found in a limited amount in the food we eat. Our bodies need iodine in moderate amounts in order to produce thyroid hormones, which govern metabolism and other critical functions.
This means that if your body isn’t getting the thyroid hormone precursors that are vital to healthy thyroid functioning and metabolism, then you might have trouble losing weight. Sea moss can boost thyroid hormones and help facilitate weight loss and management. Again, moderation is key – check with your doctor to avoid overdoing the hormone precursors.
Maybe you’re wondering: How can I make the most of sea moss’ weight loss benefits? Well, you may try adding sea moss to your favorite diet shakes, even as a meal replacement if you want to see fast results. Note, though, that it’s best to speak with a nutritionist if you get fatigue or tiredness while on a low-calorie diet, as not everyone functions well on a limited food supply.
Sea moss is an effective fighter of everyday aging and inflammation. It’s an effective “anti”: anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. Since time immemorial, it’s been used to fight off colds and the flu, particularly as it comes in powder form. Sea moss also offers potassium chloride, which assists the body in reducing inflammation and is taken to lower infection risk.
Here’s the bigger benefit: sea moss is packed with 92 of the 110 minerals that the body needs, as well as vitamin C and a whole host of immune boosters for better health.
Sea moss may also help improve your energy levels. When it comes to harnessing the energy that’s stored in food, B vitamins are the key. Sea moss is a rich source of riboflavin or vitamin B2 as well as folate or vitamin B9. The former helps break down proteins, carbs, as well as fats, while the latter is necessary to form DNA and other genetic material. When folat combines with B12, there are red blood cells created.
Speaking of energy boost, sea moss is so dense in nutrients that it can also help you recover from intense exercise. Since the body consumes the nutrients you get for energy while you exercise, sea moss can effectively replace the nutrients lost during intense physical activity. This way, you get to exercise longer.
Of course, not everyone has the time, energy or raw materials to prepare sea moss. The first thing you’ll need to prepare is raw sea moss, and that’s not readily available everywhere. If this is the case, you can still enjoy the unnumbered benefits through sea moss supplementation.
Capsules may benefit users on varying levels, and largely on an individual basis. While sea moss as food may be more versatile, capsules offer sea moss in reliable and consistent amounts. If you’re someone on the go, it’s a great way to get your fix of high-quality sea moss regularly.
Sea moss has a wealth of other benefits, including aiding in digestion, suppressing appetite (weight loss perk again!), nourishing skin and nails, and even leading to better sex. We’ll talk about this in greater detail in future blogs.