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The truth about Sea Moss

Edible microalgae

What the heck?
I know, I know…edible microalgae??  Sounds a bit weird, right?  If it makes you more comfortable, this is also known as seaweed.  If you’ve ever eaten fish, sushi, chlorella, spirulina, dulse, wakame, and so many other foods in local grocery stores/restaurants, you’ve eaten edible microalgae.  In fact, THIS is the very reason eating fish is marketed to us as healthy for our bodies.  However, the other parts of eating fish are not so healthy, so instead of “going to the middle-man”, just eat what the fish eat! 

“Eating fish because it’s healthy is like eating a human because they eat salads.” 
-Author, Dr. Denise

Seaweeds are a nutrient-rich food, gaining major attention due to the benefits they give to one’s health. Recent studies demonstrate the high nutritional value of seaweeds and the powerful properties that seaweeds’ bioactive compounds provide [1].  Used in combination with bladderwrack, Sea Moss has been successfully used for thousands of years in the treatments for reversal of chronic diseases [2].

Benefits
Seaweed is 100%, All Natural, highly nutritious, and crop free of chemicals [1].  It is identified as “nutraceutical food” which is a food that provides not only nutritional value but also it may help to prevent health problems.  Seaweeds-based foods are considered nutraceutical products due to the positive effects on human health such as:

  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticoagulant effects
  • Antithrombotic effects
  • Prevention and Alleviation of numerous Dis-eases such as:
    Arthritis
       Diabetes
       Autoimmune Disorders
       Ocular Diseases (glaucoma, cataracts, etc.)
       Neurodegenerative Diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and
  • Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Cardiovascular-diseases
  • …and many other Chronic Diseases [1,2,3,4,5,11].
      

Rich in

  • Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K)
  • Minerals (calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and fluoride)
  • Low-calorie soluble fiber
  • Essential Amino Acids
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
  • Antioxidants

SEA MOSS

Sea Moss (also called Chondrus crispus and Irish moss) is a specific type of seaweed.  Sea moss is naturally rich in minerals and vitamins and may have potential health benefits in numerous areas of the body with regular use.  It is a spiny, edible plant, and has some similarities to other edible seaweeds such as kombu, dulse, or wakame.  Seaweeds were consumed as whole food since ancient times, and they still have great economic importance (Lomartire et al., 2021).

Sea Moss may be added to food or taken as a nutritional supplement, offering the body vitamins (A, B1, B2, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K), essential minerals (calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and fluoride), dietary fibers [6,7,8,9], protein, essential amino acids and polyphenols, which exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties [10].

Sea Moss and other health products are available for purchase at
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REFERENCES

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Links
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8232781/#B6-marinedrugs-19-00341

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7996752/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/sea-moss

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6551690/

 

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