Sea moss has been around for a long time and has predominantly been used in the extraction of carrageenan. Here in the West, we are consuming much more than previously and it does not seem to be slowing down. In the form of a gel it is 100% seaweed with the addition of spring water.
This amazing nutrient-dense red seaweed contains protein, carbs, fibre, magnesium, zinc, tyrosine and much more. Sea moss has high iron content and can contribute to boosting your energy levels and is also a good source of iodine. There is a lack of evidence when it comes to sea moss compared to other seaweeds, but when you look at what it contains, its potential as a source of food and as an application, the many uses are admirable. Said to contain over 90% of the vitamins and minerals the body needs to function and is also prebiotic, a type of dietary fibre that contributes to a healthy gut.
The anti-inflammatory properties in sea moss may help improve blood circulation, reduce joint swelling and may also improve flexibility, contributing to healthy joints.
Sea moss has many benefits when eaten or used on your skin. The many vitamins, minerals and sulphur inside this seaweed can retain moisture and reduce inflammation. Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be managed with regular use of a sea moss face mask, the antibacterial and antiviral properties can also play a role in the condition of our skin. Antimicrobial properties can eliminate propionibacterium, which is an acne-causing bacteria. Common types of seaweed used to produce skincare products also include sea spaghetti, kelp and bladderwrack. As time goes by you will find more products containing seaweed extract in your local stores as more people move towards natural skincare.
There are no substantial warnings but like anything, consume in moderation. If you have an under or overactive thyroid consulting your doctor is a good idea. Consuming too much iodine may interfere with the function of your thyroid, and can cause enlargement of the gland and inflammation.
Sea moss and bladderwrack blended together is a good combination due to the extra iodine boost from this brown type of seaweed. Bladderwrack is part of the Fucus family and has an array of minerals and vitamins. The iodine content of bladderwrack is well documented and is packed with health-promoting plant compounds, which include phlorotannins and fucoxanthin. It also contains algin, which can act as a laxative to help the stool pass through the bowels.
Yes, if farmed with a sustainable ethos there is no reason why this seaweed can't continue being used as a source of food, and for multiple other uses. With resources, training and guidance all farmers around the world can benefit from aquaculture. The growth rate of most seaweeds are astonishing, giant kelp can grow up to 50cm daily. Sea moss is slower in growth, but can still produce astonishing results over 4 - 6 weeks.
There isn't a right or wrong time to take sea moss gel. Whenever is convenient for you, the main thing is consistency.
Yes, sea moss gel does expire. 3rd party testing has given our product 14 days from production. The gel does not contain preservatives or additives and has nothing in it to extend shelf life. You may find information online that says you can refrigerate and keep sea moss gel for up to a month. Ask yourself one simple question. What natural foods do you have in your fridge now that is ok to eat up to a month, once opened or produced?
A couple of factors determine the life of your gel, the lid not being closed tight, cross-contamination from a spoon that has been used in a different product beforehand and the temperature of your fridge.
Thoroughly cleaned sea moss should not smell foul or unusual. If it does, it hasn't been cleaned properly and could be a sign that your gel is deteriorating.
We know about sea moss, so what about black seed oil? Black seed oil is a volatile oil steeped in history and contains many nutritional key properties which can contribute to our daily lives. Good source of iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and amino acids. Black cumin seeds also known as Nigella sativa has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine and cooking. Can also benefit our skin by reducing acne symptoms and psoriasis flare-ups.
Keep away from sunlight, sealed in a cool, dry place.
Sea moss gel is a perishable product and must be kept refrigerated at 5*C or below.
Perishable foods are those that spoil quickly and require refrigeration. Non-perishable foods are those that will take a long time to spoil and doesn't require refrigeration.