How Sea Moss Fulfills Mineral Deficiencies
Until the farming industry begins to change to better, more sustainable and environmentally protective practices on a widespread scale, we humans must continue to do what it takes to get the minerals our bodies need, like seeking other sources for our minerals. Though one natural source–soil–-is experiencing mineral depletion, another natural resource is still abundant with minerals and nutrients. We’re talking about the ocean and our most favorite superfood–sea moss.
What is Sea Moss?
Sea moss, also called Irish moss, is seaweed’s close cousin. It’s a red algae mostly found near the rocky Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe. Though it’s only recently become popularized in modern culture, sea moss has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes by many cultures including Jamaican and Irish. In its natural environment, sea moss serves as a structure for smaller organisms and a food source for low zone invertebrate herbivores.
Just two tablespoons of sea moss per day provides many required minerals and nutrients like iodine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese, to name a few. It’s believed that sea moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals our bodies need for survival. Sea moss gel is one of our favorite ways to get the minerals we need from sea moss because you can eat it on its own or add it to your favorite morning smoothie.
Another reason we prefer sea moss gel over other supplement products is that sea moss gel is all-natural. The process to convert sea moss into a gel is natural and doesn’t require any special additives or sugars. You’re getting the minerals and nutrients your body needs without any added junk.
Because interest in sea moss as a food source is still new, so is much of the research into the benefits of sea moss and most of the studies that have been performed were on a small scale. Although many experts and scientists are still hesitant in confirming the incredible benefits of consuming sea moss, all can agree that the studies that have been completed showed very promising results.
We hope the day comes quickly that today’s agricultural industry will realize the consequences of their errors in modern farming and begin to take significant steps to restore balance to our soils. Until then, we’re grateful for sea moss and other supplemental mineral sources for filling in the gap our soil leaves behind.