Everything You Need to Know About Sea Moss
Nature’s most nutrient-dense powerhouse
According to archaeologists, Sea Moss, specifically Chondrus Crispus (Irish Moss), has been used for its powerful healing benefits for approximately 14,000 years dating back to 600 BC.
Sea Moss was especially crucial during the Irish Potato Famine in the 1800s when people needed to supplement vital nutrients to survive. Back then, the Irish believed this naturally growing algae would cure sick calves, human colds & flus, and congestion.
Today, Sea Moss is still being enjoyed worldwide for its nutritional benefits and natural properties that nourish the body and mind.
What is Sea Moss?
Sea Moss is a small, spiny edible sea vegetable that comes in Gold, Purple, Green and Red varieties. Due to its wide range of health benefits, Sea Moss is primarily used by humans as a natural supplement.
Found in both, tropical and colder oceans, Sea Moss is an edible sea plant and can be likened to other one’s humans consume like seaweed, algae and other leafy vegetables such as kelp. Sea Moss is an algae but actually looks a lot more like seaweed.
Each variety is potent, pure and reported to contain a multitude of essential vitamins & minerals our bodies need to function at optimal levels. The combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids include A, B, C, D and E, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Potassium, Iodine, Calcium and so much more.
There are three main types of Sea Moss species: Eucheuma Cottonii, Gracilaria, and Chondrus Crispus (Irish Moss), all of which are closely related with similar benefits but slightly different tastes.
We find that the darker the moss, the stronger the flavour is.
Sustainability is important to us
At Natures Farmer Sea, we want to help you easily create healthy, sustainable habits, which is why we use sustainably wildcrafted Irish Sea Moss for our capsules to virtually reduce the bold taste and provide you with a palatable natural product you can take anywhere.
We also use sustainably ocean-grown Eucheuma Cottonii Gold to prepare our gels. This variety makes delicious Sea Moss blends every time – so you get all the benefits and none of the strong ocean taste.
Where does our Sea Moss come from?
Sea Moss can be found worldwide, naturally growing and thriving within the warmer, tropical waters of the Caribbean and cooler waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in Ireland and Canada.
*Natures Farmer Sea sources our Sea Moss from the pristine waters of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean and Ireland.
Our customers and people all over the world are obsessed with the results they have been experiencing from the combined vitamins & minerals found in Sea Moss. Here are just some of the reported benefits:
Increase in energy & focus
Supports skin health & collagen production
Improved gut health
Improvement of menstrual pain & PMS symptoms
Improved thyroid issues
Mood support & help decrease symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks
Plus so much more!
Why is Sea Moss good for you?
Sea Moss is widely known for its multitude of health benefits as it is rich in many vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy.
It’s been reported all over the world that Sea Moss contains 92 out of the 102 minerals the human body needs. The Top 10 Minerals that Sea Moss contains include:
Sea Moss also contains Vitamins like B Vitamins, A, C, D and E. Plus, an abundance of other trace minerals that together, work to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Many people begin incorporating Sea Moss into their daily diet as it may contain properties that can help aid in weight loss. Although it can’t be labelled as a direct, standalone way of losing weight, Sea Moss contains multiple properties that may aid in:
- Regulating your appetite
- Influencing your fat metabolism
- Modulating your guts good bacteria
Sea Moss may help regulate your appetite by helping increase your feeling of fullness when eating. This is primarily because of the naturally occurring carrageenan that seamoss contains, which is not to be confused with poligeenan.
Although carrageenan and poligeenan are completely different, carrageenan is a natural substance found in seaweed whilst poligeenan isn’t found in nature at all. Prior to 1988 misinformation led people to name poligeenan degraded carrageenan, causing the confusion around carrageenan.
Poligeenan doesn’t have the same weight controlling benefits as carrageenan and in fact is used for medical imaging and isn’t consumed in food at all.
The 102 Minerals our Body needs for optimal Health!
The Human body is amazing and capable of absorbing all the Minerals and Vitamins that it needs to strive.
Due to our busy lives we often find ourselves not being able to provide our bodies all the needed minerals and vitamins; supplementing with nutrient dense superfoods is the perfect way to support our mind and body.
How to consume Sea Moss?
Sea Moss is super easy and delicious to consume!
You can have it in the gel form, which is two tablespoons per day or in the capsule form, which is two capsules per day.
The gels are extremely versatile and you can use it in the following forms.
Straight off the spoon; it is our favourite way
Blended in smoothies; makes them thicker and creamier. Or stirred into drinks!
Raw Desserts; acts as a natural plant-based gelatin
For breakfast; in yoghurt, on toast, cereal or with fruit salad
In dips, like guacamole and hummus
Made in ice cubes for drinks or ice blocks for kids
How to use Sea Moss topically?
- Use a small teaspoon amount of gel
- Rub into hands and spread evenly over face
- Gel will set in a few minutes
- Leave on for 20 minutes the first time (we leave on overnight)
- Rinse off with warm water
- Rub directly into hair (can be mixed with your favourite hair oils)
- Leave for 30 mins or longer if desired
- Rinse off with desired water temp
- Wound repair
First time, test it for 20 min and after that, you can leave it as long as you like. We recommend the OG, the Original Sea Moss for Skin conditions.
* Do a test patch for sensitive skin.
Sea Moss Shelf Life
Our Sea Moss is all natural and free from preservatives, artificial flavours, colours, fillers, stabiliser and any other added nasties.
This is what makes our Sea Moss gels so good for you. They are as close to nature as intended and that's why lots clients are reporting many different benefits.
Due to our gels being all natural, they have a natural healthy shelf life; we put a 4 week best before date on our jars. Please keep in mind a “best before” is different to an “expiry date”.
Think of Sea Moss gel as organic fruit and veg! Super healthy and clean but not going to last 6 months.
Here are some great ways to ensure a longer Shelf Life:
- Use a clean dry spoon every time
- No fingers in the jars
- Freeze Sea Moss gel in ice cube trays when getting closer to the best before date (don’t freeze in the glass jars). It will last for up to 3 months.
If you stick to the recommended daily dosage of 2 tablespoons per day you will get through the jars in roughly:
375ml – 1 week
500ml – 10 – 14 days
750ml – 3 weeks
1 litre – 4 weeks
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