History of Sea Moss - What is it?

Sea moss, also known as Irish sea moss or Irish moss, is a type of red algae or seaweed. It is native to Europe, Atlantic coastlines of North America, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. Sea moss has gained massive popularity in recent years for its health benefits.

The texture from touch is soft and cartilaginous; the color ranges from greenish-yellow to red, or purplish-brown. The primary constituents of sea moss include a polysaccharide carrageenan mucilaginous body, protein, and minerals. It gives a sea like odor when softened with water. It has been used for centuries as a food and remedy for its medicinal properties.

Sea moss has widely used by the Caribbean and Irish for its health outcomes. It has been reported to contain 90+ minerals, including high reservoirs of Calcium, Iodine, Zinc, Potassium bromide, and Selenium. A medical study has suggested that it can support gut microbiota, gut health, and improve digestion as act like a prebiotic.

After years of research, it has been concluded that sea moss act more as a supplement rather than a food. It possesses many health benefits and can be used as over the counter remedy. But it is important to consider that it must be used with caution because it has some adverse health effects.

Sea moss has been processed for different medical applications via different routes. It can be used as food in a diet plan or taken as a supplement with meals or topically on the skin. It can be applied to the skin to protect minor injuries and deliver anti-aging properties.

 

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