Currently, I’m on a mission to become healthier seeing I’m now in my mid-40s. Throughout this process I’ll highlight different things that are healthy for you. One of the first things I’ll take about is sea moss because this is something I’ve been using for a couple months now. You may be asking, what the hell is sea moss? Sea moss, scientifically known as Chondrus crispus, is a type of algae or seaweed. It grows in waters along the rocky Atlantic coasts, primarily between North America and Europe. It’s an edible sea plant similar to other seaweeds, algae, and other familiar leafy sea vegetables like kelp or dulse. Sea moss grows in a number of colors, such as various shades of green, yellow, purple, red, brown, and black. The most common varieties that grow in the warmer waters are generally red and often called Irish moss.
How to Use It
For me, I’m currently using the gel in smoothies and capsules for daily usage. You may also hear about people using it in their stews or soups also. Some companies still harvest and sell the dried sea moss itself, but it is more common to find sea moss in the form of a dietary supplement. Supplements may contain sea moss on its own, or with a combination of other ingredients. The sea moss is usually in powdered or gel form. Some companies may take advantage of the thickening properties of sea moss to create products such as vitamin gummies or gels. Below are 6 benefits in adding sea moss to your everyday routine.
Helps With Weight Loss
Sea Moss is known to be taken by people that want to reduce body fat and mass. Weight loss effects may vary with each type of seaweed, and much of the research focuses on isolated compounds, rather than the effects of sea moss generally.
Helps With Thyroids
Many people don’t realize how important their thyroids are to their health. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid have a major impact on health and your metabolism.
Boosts Your Immune System
Ever since the Covid-19 epidemic, people are really weary of their immune system. In October of last year, me and most of my family contracted Covid. The virus put me down for almost a month and I’ve been on top of my immune issues ever since. The gut relates to the immune system. A diet rich in prebiotic, fiber-rich foods such as sea moss may help promote a healthy immune system. It is also known to help fight cancer.
Supports Gut Health
Sea moss may have prebiotic effects which could play a role in improving the health of the gut microbiome. Sea moss is rich in dietary fiber and oligosaccharides such as carrageenan. The sea moss seemed to support gut health by feeding the healthy bacteria in the intestines.
Helps With Muscle and Energy Recovery
Being someone that’s in his 40s, it takes much longer for our muscles to recover from workouts. We also need all the energy sources we can get. Sea moss may play a role in helping the body recover from workouts or help relieve fatigue. You may take it to help in the fertility department also. Sea moss may make up part of fertility treatment in traditional medicinal systems, and anecdotally some people claim the algae helps their fertility.
Supports Healthy Hair and Skin
Our hair and skin need all the supplemental help also as we get older. Some anecdotally claim that taking sea moss regularly improves the look and feel of their skin and hair. Whether this is 100% true, we don’t know yet, but sea moss can help in many ways.
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