Sea moss (Chondrus crispus) is a spiny sea vegetable found in the cold waters of the Atlantic coasts. It comes in a number of colors, such as green, yellow, red, brown, purple, and even black. We collect our Freshly Rooted Tribe sea moss directly from the ocean, but some other providers grow it in labs.
Note: you may hear sea moss discussed in the same context as spirulina, another algae-based food, but they are not the same thing.
sea moss packed with nutrients
Like other leafy sea vegetables and seaweeds, sea moss is very safe to eat. In fact, it contains a whopping 92 minerals out of the 102 that our bodies need, including:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B12
This certainly isn’t a “new” food. For generations, Irish moss has been harvested and ingested for its health benefits. In fact, it’s estimated that humans have been using seaweeds and sea mosses for nearly 14,000 years.
During the Irish Potato Famine, Irish Sea Moss Gel was used to help combat serious nutritional deficiencies throughout the affected area. The moss was used in both beverages and foods to compensate for the lack of nutrients in people’s diets. Eventually, in World War II, Irish Sea Moss Gel became popular in other countries, including the United States.
Today, most people use it as a thickening ingredient in their cooking or baking, but the moss can also be eaten on its own or used in topical products. You’ll find it used all over the world, from North American to European and Asian countries.
What Is Organic Irish Sea Moss Gel?
Organic Irish Sea Moss Gel is sea moss that has been cleaned and soaked with water. Oftentimes, the gel also includes other additives such as bladderwrack. Although you can eat sea moss without converting it into a gel form, many users prefer the gel for cooking and baking.
To make Organic Irish Sea Moss Gel, you’ll need to soak the moss with water. First, clean the moss and remove any sea debris or dirt. Be sure to use filtered, spring, or alkaline water – never tap water. Unfiltered water can contaminate the moss and render it less beneficial to your body.
Once the sea moss is clean, store it in an airtight container and place it in your fridge. You can keep up the moss for up to one month in the fridge and three months in the freezer.
Many add bladderwrack or elderberry to the gel to make it even more nutritious, but you can certainly use and consume sea moss without any additives. It’s really up to your personal preferences and how you plan to use the sea moss.
At Freshly Rooted Tribe, all of our Organic Irish Sea Moss Gel is created with the cleanest Kangen water – alkaline water that contains an additional antioxidant, hydrogen. We ensure that each jar of our gel is all-natural and packed with the right nutrients.
The Health Benefits Of Ingesting Sea Moss Gel
So, why all the fuss about Organic Irish Sea Moss Gel? We know it’s packed with minerals, but what does this “superfood” really do for our bodies?
Well, research indicates that sea moss is…
- Rich in amino acids and vitamins that help us fight off disease.
- Great at helping the body expel excess mucus when you have a cold or virus.
- Beneficial to balancing our gut bacteria and improving digestive system health.
- Effective when it comes to reducing inflammation.
- Important and useful when it comes to our gut health.
- Reportedly soothing to skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.
- Potentially beneficial when it comes to fertility issues and weight loss.
Additionally, eating sea moss boosts your intake of iodine, a micronutrient your body needs to produce thyroid hormones and manage your metabolism. Red seaweeds like sea moss are also full of antioxidants, which help protect your cells from disease-causing oxidative damage.
There's no doubt that Irish Sea Moss Gel has a lot of potential benefits, whether you want to use it for skin benefits like clearer skin or for deeper effects like a stronger immune system. It’s no wonder that so many people around the world have turned to the superfood for help.
Don’t just take our word for it. To learn more about the health benefits of using sea moss, check out this article from Medical News Today. There you’ll find plenty of supporting studies, as well as input from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
What Is The Recommended Amount Of Sea Moss To Take Daily?
Now, we’ve arrived at the big question: how much sea moss should you consume on a daily basis?
The recommended amount is one to four tablespoons per day, which equates to something between four and eight grams. Such a small serving amount makes it easy to add sea moss to a variety of foods, from smoothies to baked goods.
Some of our customers ingest sea moss alongside an additional sea moss tincture. If you decide to do that, we recommend that you only ingest about three droppers of the tincture on a daily basis.