Sea Moss: The Viral, Natural Superfood and Its Benefits

Sea moss — also referred to as Irish moss — is a soft, vein-like red algae often used as a thickening agent (such as in ice cream) and, more recently, as a health supplement. Despite its species name, sea moss can vary from bright greens to cream oranges to deep reds.  
The fan-like algae contain about 10% dry weight protein and 15% dry weight mineral matter, consisting of iodine and sulfur. Its richness in iodine is just one of the reasons why sea moss is a popular and oft-recommended health supplement. You can consume it naturally and unaltered, in a gel, or as a pill supplement.
Uses & Benefits
Contains 92 of 102 of all your minerals. Sea moss contains 92 out of 102 minerals the human body consists of. This includes necessary minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and Bcomplex vitamins. These nutrients are vital to keeping you healthy and assist in boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure and risk of heart diseases, promoting bone health, improving digestion, and more. 
Promotes a healthy thyroid. Your thyroid is a small, wing-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck. Your thyroid secretes thyroid hormones that improve and maintain your body temperature, growth and development, and metabolism. Unfortunately, your thyroid can be the cause of many problems, such as hypothyroidism, which can result in elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, and fertility issues so it’s important to take care of the small, oft-forgotten gland. Sea moss does so with the natural production of iodine.
Rich in iodine. Despite being an important hormone for a healthy, productive thyroid, the human body doesn’t produce it naturally. Instead, you’re expected to get iodine from food or supplements. Iodine helps the gland produce thyroid hormones to maintain a healthy body. Iodine is especially important for pregnant women to consume, as the hormone is vital for the brain development of infants. 
Supports a healthy heart. Sea moss is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and nutrients that are vital to a healthy heart (such as potassium, magnesium, and folic acid), some of which can fight back against cardiovascular disease. A sea moss supplement will help improve blood circulation, maintain blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol.
Boosts immune system. Sea moss is rich in iron, potassium chloride, and other antioxidants that are anti-bacterial and anti-viral to help reduce the risk of infection and fight back against any illness attacking your system. 
Reduce joint pain/joint and tissue support. Eaten raw or applied topically, sea moss reintroduces minerals and nutrients you expend from exercise or other intensive physical activities to provide relief for joint pain. Sea moss is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce swelling, pain, and chronic inflammation to protect tissue function.
Removes toxins and heavy metals. Sea moss contains the phytonutrient, algin, which is known to bind to toxins and heavy metals and absorb them. This makes sea moss a natural body detox and a drawing agent, useful for pulling harmful and toxic substances and heavy metals from the human body.

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