What Is Sea Moss

Sea MossEucheuma spinosum referred to as Sea Moss. It is found along the coasts of the Atlantic and some parts of the Caribbean. Juice Life sources wildcrafted gold sea moss from the Caribbean island of St Lucia.


Sea Moss Nutrients 

Sea moss is low in calories and fat, and it contains a small amount of protein. It offers a variety of vitamins and minerals and is a good source of iodine and antioxidants. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FoodData CentralTrusted Source, 2 tablespoons (tbsp) or a 10 gram (g) serving of sea moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals that our bodies need like: 

  • calcium: 7.2 milligrams (mg) 
  • magnesium: 14.4 mg 
  • phosphorous: 15.7 mg 
  • potassium: 6.3 mg 
  • selenium: 0.7 mkg 
  • iron: 0.9 mg 
  • zinc: 0.2 mg 
  • copper: 0.02 mg 
  • manganese: 0.04 mg 


Potential Benefits 

Some of the main potential benefits of using sea moss may include: 

  • Thyroid health. Seaweeds are rich in iodine, a micronutrient necessary for healthy thyroid function  
  • Gut health. Seaweeds are a good source of live bacteria and fiber, which both support a healthy gut microbiome 
  • Heart health. Some studies have found that seaweed reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol and acts as a blood thinner, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease 
  • Blood sugar management. One study found that the compound fucoxanthin in seaweed reduced high blood sugar. 
  • Reduces inflammation. Red seaweeds contain antioxidants, substances that inhibit cell damage and may help prevent certain inflammatory diseases. 
  • Skin and hair health. Research has shown that citrulline-arginine, a compound indicated in Irish moss, can enhance cell growth and metabolism. The compound also produces amino acids, which are important for the synthesis of proteins and collagen. Collagen is the material that makes the skin clean and the hair becomes fluffy. 
  • Respiratory Issues. sea moss is known to help dissolve mucus, act as natural decongestants to soothe the bronchial system.  Classified as a demulcent it soothe and protects inflamed tissue and lung tubes. Sea moss may be your best option to cleanse your lungs and improve lung function if you are a heavy smoker, have asthma, COPD, or even a cold or flu. 


How do I use it? 

Sea moss is a spiny edible sea plant. You can most commonly find it in supplement form. Some supplement companies sell it in raw form, as a gel or powder, or as an oral capsule or gummy. 

Here are even more ways to use it: 

  • smoothies 
  • acai bowls
  • juices 
  • oatmeal  
  • chia pudding 
  • soups 
  • fruit preserves
  • sauces 
  • egg replacer  
  • topically as a moisturizer  
  • as a hair conditioning mask or gel