Sea Moss for Pregnant Women
Are you pregnant? Or are you planning on becoming a mommy soon?
Well if you are, then you’ll want to keep your body healthy so that your baby will have a good environment to grow in, especially during the first trimester.
And on that note, we have good news for you!
Sea moss, being a powerhouse of minerals and vitamins, is composed of 92 of the 102 minerals which the body makes naturally.
And women all over are now suggesting that it can help them foster a healthy and happy pregnancy.
But what makes sea moss this special for a mommy-to-be? Let’s find out!
Good Source of Folate and Iron
Sea moss is rich in folate (vitamin B9) and iron. These two minerals are extremely essential to sustain the rapid growth a woman’s body grows through during pregnancy.
Folate during pregnancy has many purposes, such as:
- Minimizes risk of birth defects involving spine and brain
- Helps the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow
- Stimulates conversion of carbohydrates into energy
- Promotes production of genetic material, i.e. DNA and RNA
Iron is especially important for blood building and transporting oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. And during pregnancy, this demand becomes double-fold, which makes a solid supply of iron even more crucial for mother and baby.
Helps Stabilize Vitals
There is no doubt that pregnancy wreaks havoc on the body.
Hormones raging, high blood pressure, raised sugar levels; are just some of the common problems.
Thankfully, sea moss can help keep your spiking hormones and elevated blood pressure under control.
And with the pandemic causing extra havoc, the superweed will also help boost your immune system.
Great Source of Iodine
During pregnancy, iodine requirements (mineral required primarily by the thyroid gland) increase drastically.
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to many complications related to growth and metabolisms.
And since sea moss is a rich source of iodine, it can be of great benefit for pregnant women.
Moreover, even after birth, the baby can enjoy the nourishment iodine adds to breast milk.
Note: Excess iodine also has its drawbacks, and since sea moss contains quite a lot of it, it is advised to consume the weed carefully.
Best Part: It's All Natural!
Most commercial prenatal vitamins contain artificial flavors, colors, and unnatural additives.
They cause the body to accumulate toxins and wastes, which leads to morning sickness and health risks for the mother and developing baby.
Prenatal multivitamins containing wildcrafted sea moss not only provide pregnant women with folate but are also rich in other essential micronutrients, such as magnesium, selenium, boron, silica, potassium, chromium, along with essential fatty acids, water-soluble fibers, and vitamin D which are great for tissue repair and bone formation.
So there you have it, sea moss and the wonders it can do for pregnant women and their growing babies.
With a rich supply of essential minerals and vitamins, sea moss can be extremely helpful in maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
But remember to always consult your healthcare practitioner for proper dosage requirements and safety.
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