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Sea Moss for Kids & Women


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Sea Moss for Kids

Just like for adults, sea moss can work wonders for kids too. Of course, it might be a tad bit difficult to get the kids to eat the raw smelling moss, but that’s what Sea Moss Powder is there for! Just add a bit to their milkshakes, and you’re good to go.

Health Benefits:

Sea moss is a good source of iodine, and iodine provides children with better concentration and helps with normal cognitive function.

Because of its high fiber content, sea moss can keep children feeling full for longer and thus help them focus on learning.

Sea moss contains more than 92 vitamins and minerals that can help a child to grow and develop.

Sea moss also contains calcium, which can keep a child’s bones stronger and teeth healthy.

Sea moss iron content helps transport oxygen around the body and gives children a good source of energy.

Explore more about sea moss: Sea Moss Uses & Health Benefits

Sea Moss Side Effects:

Sea moss can dilute blood. Therefore, people taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications should avoid it.

People taking medicines for high blood pressure should also avoid it since it can have a negative effect on them.

Occasional side effects include bleeding, abdominal cramping, low blood pressure, and diarrhea.

Precautions

As with any other health supplement, you should refer to your child’s doctor before giving them sea moss in any form or quantity. You should also make sure to only feed them sea moss in limited amounts since an overdose of iodine can be more harmful than good for a kid.

Sea Moss for Pregnant Women

The studies about whether sea moss is beneficial for pregnant women, mostly been inconclusive. While some suggest that sea moss may help the unborn baby develop better, others indicate that sea moss can be harmful to toddlers, much less unborn babies because of its high iodine content.

In all seriousness, I’d recommend you not to risk it, but if you’d like to, you should probably discuss it with your doctor. It’s possible that sea moss may benefit some while harm others.

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.