What is all this fuss about Sea Moss?
Well if you haven’t heard already Sea Moss is fast becoming one of the most sought after daily items needed in many households, not far behind our beloved toilet roll of course!
The benefits of purple sea moss are multiplied by its powerful antioxidant content. This is because it contains an element called “anthoycayanins” which helps to delay cellular ageing and prevent blood clotting, as result stopping the heart from forming any potential blockages.
The antioxidants found in sea moss are brilliant allies in the fight against various illnesses and alignments. Not to mention that it is jam packed with 92 minerals out of the 102 needed by the body to function at optimum wellness. Now here is the fuss or should we say the facts…
The key minerals and their benefits are as follows:
- Calcium (Ca) – Builds healthy teeth and bones, helps heart muscles and nerves to function at an optimum level
- Folate (C19H19N7O6) – Important for pre-natal health
- Iron (Fe) – Forms haemoglobin in our red blood cells, to carry oxygen from our lungs to our body’s cells, which supports energy and focus, gut health and regulates body temperature
- Zinc (Zn) – Regulates immune function
- Copper (Cu) – Works with Iron and develops healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function
- Sodium (Na) – Control our body’s fluid balance, regulated by the kidneys
- Iodine (I) – Maintains a healthy thyroid gland
- Boron (B) – Improves brain function, prevents vitamin D deficiency
- Magnesium (Mg) – Regulates fluid balance, muscle contractions, nerve signals, insulin metabolism. Also helps with anxiety, depression, and headaches
- Manganese (Mn) – Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Phosphoric Acid (P2O5) – Works with calcium to form strong teeth and bones, as well kidney function.
- Potassium (K) – Regulates fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals
- Selenium (Se) – Improves cellular function
- Sulphur (S) – Protects your cells from damage, antibacterial so great for skin conditions i.e. acne and dermatitis
- Nitrogen (N) – Supports building blocks that make up the proteins in your hair, muscles, skin, and other important tissues
- Vitamins A – Important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction.
- Vitamins B – keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA
- Vitamins C – Immunity boosting, helps reduce blood pressure, can lower cholesterol
- Vitamin D – Regulates calcium and phosphate in the body
- Vitamin E – Helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthen the body’s natural defences, through cell protection
- Vitamin K – Promotes blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium level
The pinkish/ blue/ purple hue garners its colouring due to its anthoycayanins content which can also be found in foods with a similar feature such as blueberries, blackberries, figs, lavender and prunes to name a few.
Many people use Sea moss for various reasons from helping with one’s immunity, to helping increase their libido. Sea moss is typically re-purposed into a gel which is then added to smoothies, stews or as a hot or cold beverage.
We have put a little video together demonstrating how to make Sea moss gel at home.