Health Benefits of Sea Moss

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Sea moss, also known as Irish moss or red seaweed, is a type of moss that grows throughout the year in tidepools and inlets. It recently became available on the international market following the discovery that it may have some therapeutic benefits.

It contains a variety of important minerals. It is particularly high in iodine, and is a good source of calcium along with other nutrients. Its versatility is another draw for consumers. It can be cooked, blended into drinks, or simply eaten raw. Health benefits include regulating thyroid function and reducing inflammation.

1. Improving Skin Health

Finding sea moss or seaweed in skincare products may come as no surprise. There are no specific research studies on sea moss. However, like other seaweeds that support skin health, sea moss may help improve conditions like dermatitis, varicose veins, rashes, and inflammation when used topically or in baths. Sea moss is packed with minerals and vitamins that nourish the skin.

Sea moss has antimicrobial properties, which could fight skin infections, and high amounts of antioxidants, which can help reduce skin inflammation. Sea moss also has collagen that helps skin retain moisture and fill out fine lines due to aging.

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