I guess we can rightfully say that it’s the age of the sea weed.
We’re sure you must’ve heard of the amazing benefits of sea moss and bladderwrack, and if you haven’t, you must be wondering what all the excitement is about.
Apart from the fact that sea moss contains more than 90 minerals that are body needs to function optimally, and that bladderwrack contains a certain component that might just be the answer to cancer prevention, there’s so much more these amazing sea weeds have to offer.
So let’s look into how these 2 extremely beneficial superfoods work to benefit our overall health and wellbeing.
Bladderwrack: the Ocean’s SuperHero
Scientifically known as Fucus vesiculosus, Bladderwrack has been used as a herbal remedy in traditional foods for centuries. Also called red focus, rockweed, or black tang, this sea weed is among the most common ocean weeds.
Being an abundant source of many organic compounds, beta-carotene and potassium, bladderwrack has rightfully made its name as a true superfood – slowing down macular degeneration, improving vision, reducing inflammation, and managing arthritis and gout are just some of the benefits this powerful seaweed has to offer.
Some other benefits of bladderwrack include:
- Improving digestion
- Assisting weight loss through increased metabolism
- Reducing the risk of coronary disease
- Slowing signs of aging
What’s unique about bladderwrack is that it contains a fiber called ‘fucoidan’. The latter’s main function is regulating cell growth, which highlights the possibility of bladderwrack being a key player in cancer prevention regimes.
And on that note, research, although limited, has shown the sea weed to exhibit anti-tumor properties.
Sea Moss: Spectacular Superfood
Sea moss, also known as Irish moss, is commonly found on the rocky shores of Europe and North America. This popular sea vegetable is well-known for its anti-viral properties, and has been used for decades to help those with malnutrition.
The nutritional profile of sea moss is truly remarkable: 15 essential minerals, including calcium, selenium, magnesium, and potassium, and an abundance of vitamins A,D, E, and K.
Apart from being a superfood for improving health and enhancing immunity, some of the lesser known benefits of sea moss include:
- Helps dissolve mucus
- Enhances mental health
- Reduces harmful effects of radiation
- Assists weight loss
Sea moss and Bladderwrack: Common Benefit
Apart from being potent health enhancers, sea moss and bladderwrack both contain important hormone precursors – elements our bodies require to produce thyroid hormones.
Here’s how they help.
Thyroid hormones, produced by the thyroid gland, directly influence various vital bodily processes. If the thyroid gland doesn’t function properly, your entire system can literally go haywire.
Both sea moss and bladderwrack are rich sources of iodine, the mineral required for optimal thyroid function. Hence, these superweeds can prevent iodine deficiency and promote thyroid health, in turn optimizing overall health.
Bladderwrack and sea moss are often used together to make capsules, tea powders, and various other products. Simply add a sea moss/bladderwrack mix to your smoothies and shakes and enjoy their wholesome benefits.
Remember: as with any herbal therapy, always check with your doctor before including it in your daily dietary routine.
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