Sea Moss and Mental Health: A Wonderful Connection

In the 21st world, stress, anxiety, and mental health challenges are becoming more and more pronounced. The reliance on traditional medicines is fast losing its recognition. The search for natural remedies supporting emotional well-being has accelerated relatively in the last few years. One such natural remedy that has attracted the interest of researchers is sea moss. It is a seaweed with a lot of potential to offer, not only for physical health but for mental health as well. In this brief, we are going to have a look at this aspect of seaweed. By the end of this brief, we will know how this humble sharing plant can provide peace of mind for many distressed folks! 

The Sea Moss Profile

Sea moss is commonly found along the Atlantic coastline. We mostly talk about North America, Europe and the Caribbean region. Seaweed has been a staple diet for many for centuries. Its consumption in the coastal communities has always been pronounced. It has found uses in soups, stews and desserts. One of the main reasons sea moss has been given so much importance in these regions is its nutrient-rich profile.

Sea moss is enriched with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Sea moss is an excellent source of iodine, iron, potassium, and specific vital vitamins. These vitamins include vitamins A comma C, E and vitamin K. The research established the role of these vitamins and minerals in supporting the body’s immune system, promoting healthy digestion, keeping metabolic processes in check and enhancing overall vitality.

The Brain-Boosting Potential of Sea Moss

So, let us look closer at the significance of these vitamins and minerals for brain health. Take the example of the vitamin B complex in this seaweed. The vitamin B complex is quite essential when it comes to neurotransmitter synthesis. Neurotransmitters, as you might already know, are vital for proper nervous system functioning. Then, chronic inflammation has always been linked to specific mental health issues, for example, depression and anxiety. Sea moss contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, the risk of these conditions is reduced by a significant factor. Furthermore, sea moss contains iodine, which is a mineral that is vital for thyroid health. If the thyroid gland is functioning correctly, a person’s mood and energy levels are always entirely in the balance.

Final Thoughts

Sea moss does appear to have a certain boosting quality as far as mental health is concerned, won’t you agree? One final thing we want to mention before we sign off: always invest in premium sea moss products for better results. And Herbal Vineyards is one such place to get them!

 

References 

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Khalifa M, Aftab HB, Kantorovich V. “Fueling the Fire” - Sea-Moss Resulting in Jod-Basedow Phenomenon in a Patient With Grave’s Disease. J Endocr Soc. 2021 May 3;5(Suppl 1):A906. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8090171/ 

Smyth PPA. Iodine, Seaweed, and the Thyroid. Eur Thyroid J. 2021 Apr;10(2):101-108. doi: 10.1159/000512971. Epub 2021 Jan 27. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8077470/ 

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