Sea Moss, also known as Chondrus crispyus or Irish moss, isn't actually a moss. It is actually a type of red seaweed, or algae that can both be found on the Atlantic coasts.
5 potential advantages of eating uncooked carrageen moss
Does sea moss deserve its current street cred? Here's the science.
1. Support your immune system
Sea moss may also help keep your immune systems in check, according to animal studies. One study found that seaweed supplementation improved the immune response and modulation of salmon. Another study showed that sea moss increases immune antibodies in rats. We need to see proof it works in humans.
2. May promote a healthy gut
Sea moss is great for your gut. Seaweeds can be a great source for fatty acids and polyphenols as well as carotenoids and novel complex polysaccharides. These bioactive compounds may help promote healthy bacteria in your intestinal tract.
3. This could help you lose weight
Sea moss may help you shed some weight. A research found that fucoxanthin may help to break down and metabolize fat. Sea moss' high fibre content could also help you feel fuller for longer.
4. Thyroid health may be improved
Is it possible to prevent thyroid disease by eating wakame? No. A thyroid deficiency can lead to thyroid problems and prevent you from producing essential hormones.
5. This could increase fertility
Although sea moss has been used for fertility treatments since ancient times, there is no research. What are your thoughts on sea moss and reproductive healthcare?