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Sea Moss Gel Health Benefits & Warning

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In this post, you’ll learn about buying, preparing organic wild crafted sea moss and making sea moss gel and sea moss gel health benefits and precautions that you should take in order to avoid any side-effects of sea moss.

Types of Sea Moss

There are many types of sea moss and in many colors. You can find organic sea moo, wild crafted sea moss, Irish moss, purple sea moss, sea moss gold. There is one thing that you should keep in mind while buying sea moss and that is – sea moss has to be organically grown and not harvested for commercial interests.

  • Organic Sea Moss
  • Wild crafted Sea Moss
  • Purple Sea Moss
  • Sea Moss Gold
  • Irish Moss
  • Jamaican Sea Moss
  • Dr. Sebi Sea Moss

I assume that you already know what is sea moss, if not here is a detailed post on sea moss, purple sea moss, jamaican sea moss and sea moss pills, sea moss drink and sea moss supplement.

Sae Moss Prepration

Preparing sea moss is easy – you just need to wash sea moss a few times with water and then soak it in water for as per instruction on the package or generally for 30-40 minutes. Now, gently take out the sea moss from the pot and put it in strainer over a pot. After that you can let it dry in the open air to make sea moss flakes or powder. Otherwise a lot of people after soaking and rinsing sea moss, simmer/boil it to make sea moss gel.

  1. Wash Sea moss in plain water a few times
  2. Soak sea moss for 30-40 minutes
  3. Gently remove sea moss from the soaking pot
  4. Put it in a strainer

Making of Sea Moss Gel

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Before you start making your sea moss gel, you got two options – first, you can make pure sea moss gel and second, you can infuse sea moss gel with other herbs or fruits that you like. This infusing ingredient to sea moss could be just to a different flavor or add other health benefits that sea moss lacks.

I have seen people making sea moss and bladder wrack gel to add body cleansing property of bladder wrack, infusing sea moss gel with passion fruit to make it colorful and taste different.

Methods

  1. Prepare Your Sea Moss (Wash, Rinse, Soak)
  2. Simmer Sea Moss for a half an hour in covering water
  3. Strain Sea Moss and keep the water
  4. Let water cool and thicken (that’s sea moss gel)
  5. Blend the sea moss and keep it in other pot (that’s also sea moss gel)

There are three ways to go about making sea moss gel at home.

First, you prepare sea moss and simmer, strain and let cool and thicken the water. Some people do this way.

Second, after simmering the sea moss in water, let it cool and then blend sea moss with this water and that’s other way people make sea moss gel.

Third, you can add other super food like bladderwrack, burdock root or infuse your sea moss gel with flavoring and coloring fruits like passion fruit.

Health Benefits

Sea moss consists of different vitamins which are very essential to our human body. It has vitamins like A, B, C, D, E and K. Each vitamin has its own health benefits.

Our body needs 92 out of 102 minerals. Sea moss contains major minerals like magnesium, potassium, iodine, sulfur, calcium, iron, selenium and less amount of sodium. Each mineral plays its own important role. They supply energy to the body, regulate digestion, and detoxify the body.

Sea Moss carries a good amount of fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6, and very less amount of saturated and monounsaturated fats.

Here is the list of health benefits of pure sea moss gel, as long as it is not infused and added with other herb, seaweed and fruits.

  1. Prevents & Cures Respiratory Ailments
  2. Cures Skin Diseases
  3. Produces Thyroid Hormones
  4. Improves Blood Circulation
  5. Sore Throat & Lung Relieve
  6. Fights Joint and Muscle Pain
  7. Cures Fungal Infections
  8. Cures Thyroid Related Diseases:
  9. Sea Moss helps in Fungal and Microbial Infections
  10. Sea Moss Builds Immune System
  11. Sea Moss Helps Lose Weight

By Amulya Shahi

After making & serving seaweed salads, sushi for several years in Japanese restaurants in India, and the UAE. I fell in love with the recent advancement in algae industry and biotechnology. You can follow @eat_algae on twitter.

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