What is Sea Moss?
Sea moss is one of the several thousand species of seaweed found in our ocean. It is primarily harvested from the rocky coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific ocean for the numerous health benefits. As well as being an organic product, it is also a superfood that can be consumed or used in many different ways.
What Are The Common Benefits of Sea Moss?
Sea moss naturally contains vitamins and minerals that have been found to act as mood boosters, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Seaweeds are a good source of live bacteria and fiber, which both support a healthy gut microbiome. (1) (2) Sea moss serves as a prebiotic for your gut health, promotes a healthy colon and digestive system. Sea moss may also promote weight loss and improve your metabolism. Sea moss is also rich in iodine, a micronutrient necessary for healthy thyroid function (3).
While there are some additional benefits researchers are still assessing, in the Carribean, sea moss is best known for the healing and aphrodisiac properties it naturally possesses. Lastly, many consumers report having drastic improvement to the state of their skin, hair and nails.
Sea moss also includes many essential vitamins and minerals such as:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin C
At Blue Mahoe Organics, we harvest 100% wildcrafted sea moss off of the beautiful, clear coasts of Jamaica. Our sea moss is delivered in its purest state, chemical-free, rinsed in natural springs and sun dried to preserve all of the nutrients and beneficial properties.
Who is Sea Moss for?
Sea moss is for everyone, no matter your age, sex, or diet. Being that seaweed is all-natural, it offers many health benefits and is even safe for children. However, as with all things, it should be consumed in moderation.
Believe it or not, seaweeds are even used as a supplement in pet diets. Sea moss is one of the most commonly used seaweeds, due to its ability to act as a food high in iodine and as a topical healing agent.
How to Prepare Sea Moss:
Sea Moss can be consumed in many different ways, however, it is most popularly made into a gel that can be added to a number of recipes or eaten directly by itself. One of the most popular methods of consuming Sea Moss is to incorporate the gel into a nutrient packed smoothie.
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How to Make Sea Moss Gel
Step 1: Rinse your desired amount of dried sea moss well and place it in a large bowl.
Step 2: Store in an airtight container filled with spring water
Step 3: Let the moss soak for an hour, then remove it from the water and rinse it again. Use your fingers to massage the moss and work out any sand or organic debris that may be on it.
Step 4: Discard the water the moss was soaking in
Step 5: After you’ve cleaned the moss, place it in the empty bowl and pour fresh water in the container and seal it.
Step 6: Let the sea moss soak for another 24-46 hours.
Step 7: Remove the moss from the water (do not discard the water) and place it in a blender. Add just enough of the water used to soak the moss into the blender (just enough to cover the moss) and blend thoroughly.
Step 8: Pour the blended gel into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
One 16 ounce jar of sea moss gel will have a refrigerated shelf life of 2 weeks. 16 ounces of raw sea moss creates 8 separate 16 ounce jars of gel. For smaller batches: 8 ounces of raw sea moss makes 4 separate 16 ounce jars of gel .