Health Benefits of Sea Moss

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2. Boost The Immune System

Sea moss is rich in antioxidants. It also contains sulfated polysaccharides (SP), a bioactive compound. This compound appears to have a strong stimulating effect on immune responses, which can be beneficial to fighting infections.1ZY;, Chen D;Wu XZ;Wen. ‘Sulfated Polysaccharides and Immune Response: Promoter or Inhibitor?’ Panminerva Medica, U.S. National Library of Medicine, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18607341/.

Consuming sea plants like moss as a dietary supplement can improve cell mediated and humoral immune response. One study conducted in test tubes has shown that sea moss can protect the body from contracting salmonella by stopping the growth of the bacteria.2Kulshreshtha, Garima, et al. ‘Red Seaweeds Sarcodiotheca Gaudichaudii and Chondrus Crispus down Regulate Virulence Factors of Salmonella Enteritidis and Induce Immune Responses in Caenorhabditis Elegans.’ Frontiers, Frontiers, 16 Mar. 2016, www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00421/full. Clinical trials are need to confirm this benefit.

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