Sea moss benefits

The Marvels of Sea Moss

Since Kim Kardashian spoke about being a fan of sea moss smoothies, sea moss has exploded as a newly popular smoothie add in. At WKND EDIT HQ we are mildly smoothie obsessed and massively obsessed with the latest and greatest ingredients that help our favourite drink make us look and feel better.  You had us at "add in" 

What is sea moss?

Scientifically known as Chondrus crispus, is a type of red algae commonly found along the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. It's hailed as a superfood due to its rich nutrient profile and numerous health benefits.

Firstly, it is packed with essential vitamins and minerals like iodine, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These nutrients are vital for maintaining overall health, supporting thyroid function, and promoting strong bones and teeth.

Moreover, it contains a unique blend of antioxidants and bioactive compounds that contribute to its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. These compounds help protect cells from damage and fight off infections, keeping the body healthy and resilient. 

How can I take it?

One popular form of supplementation is through gummies. Gummies are made by extracting the gel from dried sea moss and combining it with fruit juices. Sea moss gummies provide a convenient and tasty way to incorporate this powerhouse into your daily routine.

Sea moss gel, on the other hand, is made by soaking dried sea moss in water until it forms a thick gel. This gel can be used in a variety of ways, such as in smoothies, soups, sauces, and desserts. This gel is prized for its ability to add a creamy texture to dishes while also delivering a nutrient boost.

Why should I be taking it?

Sea moss gel is known for its ability to support digestive health and promote gut integrity. It contains prebiotic fibers that nourish beneficial gut bacteria, leading to improved digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Additionally, sea moss gel is believed to have skin-nourishing properties, thanks to its high collagen content. Collagen is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and hydration.

Sea moss is a nutrient-rich seaweed with various health benefits ranging from thyroid support and immune boosting to digestive health and skincare. Whether eaten as gummies or incorporated into recipes as a gel, this marine superfood offers a natural and effective way to enhance overall wellness.


Photo: Giancarlo Revolledo

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