Top 5 Sea Moss Gel Benefits

Nobody knew that the sea vegetables that grow in rocky shallow oceans had so much to offer. Thanks to science and the internet, now we all have a much clearer idea about what sea moss is and why is it so popular. 

There are two main reasons behind the popularity of sea moss. 

  1. First, having quite a few potential health benefits. The list of potential health benefits is long and includes:
  • It promotes healthy gut microbiome and is helpful in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive tract irregularties.
  • It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) from the body, boost immune system, wellbeing, mood, and is good for eyes, heart etc.

  1. Secondly, seaweed is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that help our bodies in plenty of ways. Sea moss contains up to 92 out of 102 minerals and vitamins that our bodies need on the daily basis (to perform daily tasks). Some of them are calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, iodine, vitamin A, copper, and the list goes on and on.

Now hang on and think for a second, that a single sea vegetable is offering all that.

So there should be no doubts regarding the goodness of sea moss. Plus, thanks to the internet again, we have access to all sorts of information as well, like the availability of sea moss, the comparison regarding the quality and the price, all the different ways of consuming this gift from nature and so much more.

Let’s jump to the top 5 sea moss gel benefits

  1. Being a rich source of iodine, sea moss may help support healthy thyroid functionality. Iodine is a compound that's present in the sea moss and is necessary for thyroid health. 
  2. Sea moss has a compound known as fucoxanthin, which, according to one study, helps in reducing high blood sugar levels. Research also says that sea moss can control the high spikes of blood sugar.
  3. Quite a few studies have known positive results regarding seaweed helping good heart health. It is believed that they help and act as a blood thinner and that will help the heart and reduce risks of certain diseases. 
  4. Sea moss is also a great source of live bacteria that are known to help human bodies. These bacteria along with fiber help our bodies by supporting a healthy gut function.

Final Word

Last but not least, sea moss gel has made it now a lot easier for us to consume the weed and make it a part of our daily lives. You can look up new and exciting products and recipes according to your taste so that you can enjoy your food that's healthier than before. You can use it in your soups, smoothies, stews, desserts. You can even apply it to your skin for healthier, softer skin. 

References

Raposo, M, Morais, A, Morais, R. Emergent Sources of Prebiotics: Seaweeds and Microalgae. Mar Drugs. 2016 Feb; 14(2): 27. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771980/


Chan, P, Matanjun, P, Yasir S. Antioxidant and hypolipidaemic properties of red seaweed, Gracilaria changii. Journal of Applied Phycology volume 26, pages987–997 (2014). Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-013-0135-z

Combet, E, Ma Zheng, Cousins, F. Low-level seaweed supplementation improves iodine status in iodine-insufficient women. Br J Nutr. 2014 Sep 14;112(5):753-61. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25006699/


Mikami, N, Hosokawa, M, Miyasita, K. Reduction of HbA1c levels by fucoxanthin-enriched akamoku oil possibly involves the thrifty allele of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1): a randomised controlled trial in normal-weight and obese Japanese adults. J Nutr Sci. 2017; 6: e5. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5465861/


Taboada, C, Millan, R, Miguez, I. Composition, nutritional aspects and effect on serum parameters of marine algae Ulva rigida. J Sci Food Agric. 2010 Feb;90(3):445-9. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20355066/


Cherry, P, Yadav, S, Strain, C. Prebiotics from Seaweeds: An Ocean of Opportunity? Mar Drugs. 2019 Jun 1;17(6):327. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31159359/

 

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