Sea Moss has been used as a food source for centuries. However, it is mainly used today for its health benefits. This super food contains many minerals and vitamins that are essential to a healthy diet. These include iron, magnesium, calcium and Potassium. The Potassium helps reduce inflammation and reduce the chance of infections due to the positive impact on the immune system.
It also contains some protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Irish Sea Moss (aka Irish Moss), is one of the best plant sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for brain function and a healthy heart. Getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids is connected to a lower risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Sea Moss and the Heart
Irish Sea Moss can help:
- improve blood sugar control
- help lower your cholesterol
- reduce your risk of chronic disease.
Studies have shown that Sea Moss can help lower bad cholesterol which is one of the factors for heart disease. It acts like a blood thinner and may improve cholesterol which in turn can assist certain types of heart disease. With the heart muscle seeing a lower blood pressure (better blood flow), the heart will have to do less work for sustaining the body.
Sea Moss and Thyroid Function
Sea Moss contains iodine which is one of the keys to a healthy thyroid, but because your body does not make iodine on its own, you can only get this through diet and supplements. The thyroid regulates your hormonal levels, therefore to avoid a deficiency of iodine, Sea Moss is a great supplement for the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is a vital part of the body, the hormones it secretes stimulate the metabolic system, breathing, body temperature, and heart rate. An overactive thyroid can lead to feelings of fatigue and abnormal weight loss, an underactive thyroid can lead to feelings of sluggishness and an inability to lose weight regardless of diet.
Iodine is a compound that is lacking in many diets and as the body cannot make Iodine, keeping your Iodine levels up naturally with Sea Moss and Bladderwrack goes a long way to ensure a healthy thyroid.
Sea Moss and Gut Health
Your digestive system is full of bacteria, some good and some bad. Because gut health is associated with overall health, getting the right balance of good and bad bacteria is an important element of your wellness. Algae, including Sea Moss is a good source of fibre and live bacteria, so it helps replenish the good bacteria in your gut and a healthy gut is associated with a healthy immune system, giving white blood cells a faster immune response to your body. Sea moss is also high in iron and antioxidants which both contribute to your immune health.
Combining Sea Moss with Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack contains alginic acid, a kind of dietary fibre. It can help bowel movements by relieving constipation but also can help with diarrhoea by balancing out the bowels. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iodine, magnesium potassium, zinc as well as vitamins A and C and the fibre content supports a healthy gut.
Bladderwrack has the ability to stimulate the metabolism which in turn leads to weight loss, it is also a source of Fucoxanthin, a carotenoid that can help burn fat, it is also a natural diuretic, flushing unwanted fluid from the body to combat bloating and water retention. Bladderwrack may also help in the appearance of cellulite which is caused by fluid trapped between fat cells beneath the skin, its diuretic qualities help rid the body of the fluid build-up that produces cellulite.
Sea Moss & Bladderwrack Smoothie Recipe
By the power of seaweed, this delicious banana and avocado smoothie with added sea moss and bladderwrack is a great way to get a whole load of nutrients into your body especially if you are following a meat-free diet. Vitamins and minerals are a great way to complement your diet and live a healthier lifestyle.
Ingredients and Recipe:
Sea Moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals our bodies need. Mix with Bladderwrack for the full 102. Which is why here at Innopure, we've combined these 2 ingredients into one capsule so that the body can get an overall spectrum of the benefits of both.
It is important to note that if you are currently under medication from your doctor that relates to heart conditions, or blood pressure, or have been recently checked for a thyroid function test - consulting with your doctor would be recommended before you take on this supplement.
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