Health has suffered considerably in today's fast-paced society when everyone is preoccupied with their frantic routines and a day-night cycle. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), protein malnutrition affects one billion people or every eighth individual. To top it off, our daily routine and our food are becoming increasingly deficient in critical protein, but they are also becoming increasingly unaffordable. A protein-rich diet is both costly to produce and complicated to prepare.
At this point, the magical food Sea Moss enters the picture. Sea moss, also known as red algae or Chondrus crispus, has been proven to be the best alternative to the beneficial peptides, proteins, and significantly better quality Sulfated polysaccharides.
This blog will look at sea moss' nutritional and health benefits and its high protein, peptide, and sulfated polysaccharide content.
Why Sulfated polysaccharides?
Polysaccharides containing sulphate groups are commonly used as antioxidants, anticoagulants, cholesterol-lowering agents in foods, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals. Sulfated polysaccharides are unique sugars that have a high mineral content of sulphur and are known to have positive health benefits for human health. Sulfated polysaccharides (SP) are specifically found in high amounts in sea moss due to their environment of high salt concentration. Therefore, SP is exclusively present in sea moss and not terrestrial plants. SP has been proven to be beneficial against a wide range of infections and overall bodily health in terms of its uses. For example, SP is a superior deterrent against most viruses, including Herpes simplex I and II, influenza, SARS, and even COVID-19, according to studies released in 2020. This is due to the high sulphur content of sea moss, which stimulates and strengthens the body's immune system. Similarly, SP is a good source of high-fibre content, which helps with constipation, cholesterol, mood, and high blood pressure.
Peptides and sea moss
Sea moss, like SP, contains a significant amount of polypeptides and peptides. One of the benefits of sea moss peptides is their unique makeup. According to research, sea moss peptides have a higher concentration of all essential amino acids (EAA), notably sulphur-containing methionine. These EAA are required to form lean muscle mass in your body and serve as a reservoir of all of the enzymes' building blocks, vital for a healthy metabolism.
Why Sea Moss as a source of sulfated polysaccharide and peptide
There are two significant advantages of using sea moss as a source of SP and peptide. One is that it has a more substantial proportion of sulfated polysaccharide and peptide content, accounting for nearly 70% of the total. Second, it's easy to process, and it generates more of these chemicals per acre than traditional plants, making it even more appealing.
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