There are many claims circulating on the internet that sea moss helps improve both male and female infertility – or at least help manage the factors causing these problems.
Since sea moss is a widely used natural aphrodisiac in the Carribean, particularly for men, many people claim that it boosts testosterone levels and increases sperm count.
As for women, there are statements making round that due to the high iodine, vitamin B, zinc and calcium content in sea moss, it can serve as a fertility powerhouse – and also help with pregnancy troubles.
But how true are these claims?
Let’s find out what research says.
Sea Moss and Male Sexual Enhancement
Considering the plant-based benefits of sea weed in the bedroom, most claim it to be the best natural male aphrodisiac out there.
However, the evidence is mainly circumstantial.
It’s more of a trust thing – if men who consume sea moss or sea moss gel feel it heightens their sexual function or desire, then that’s great! There’s no harm in taking this superfood in moderate amounts.
But the big question is this: does sea moss actually increase testosterone levels, and does that translate into increased fertility?
The answer might be a little disappointing.
There is no scientific evidence that suggests sea moss enhances testosterone levels, and neither does more testosterone mean higher fertility.
However, the nutritional profile of sea moss, especially its high zinc content, does have a significant impact on testosterone levels, improves sperm health, and eases the problems associated with fertility, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Sea Moss and Female Sexual Enhancement
There isn’t any research specifically indicating that sea moss helps improve fertility in women.
But when it comes to babymaking, sea moss might hold some potential value for women.
Take folate for instance. Folate (folic acid) supplementation is often recommended for women to improve chances of pregnancy. 100 grams of sea moss contains 182 mcg of folate, which is almost half of the 400 mcg daily recommendation.
Next is zinc. 100 grams of sea moss contains 1.95 mg of the mineral, which has been shown to improve egg quality. And it’s also advised that women struggling to conceive must take zinc.
On a side note, according to research, zinc and folate might also improve sperm quality in certain men. So that could be great as well!
And lastly is iodine deficiency – hypothyroidism might impair fertility. And it’s a well-known fact that seaweed is a superfood when it comes to iodine, which regulates the thyroid gland and manages hormone function.
Even though there isn’t any conclusive evidence that sea moss can help with fertility in men and women, but its high nutritional profile can definitely support the factors that influence it.
So there’s no harm in talking to your doctor and giving sea moss a try.
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