So you want to learn about sea moss, but don’t want to scour the internet for all the tidbits and pieces of information that will make you the local expert? Not a problem, we got you covered! Our goal at Elma’s is to promote health and wellness, the right way. A big part of that is providing education of what we sell and how remedies affect your body and mood. Sea moss is known as one of the best sources of nutrients for the body - it contains 92 of the 102 essential nutrients and minerals that the human body needs. So is it effective? You bet it is, let’s dive into why.


What is Sea Moss?

Sea moss (or Irish Sea Moss) is a superfood that comes in multiple forms, and as we said earlier, packs quite the punch in nutrients and minerals. What is a superfood? A superfood is food that is classified as nutrient-rich and provides many health benefits when consumed. Sea Moss is an algae commonly found and native to the Caribbean Islands, North America, and Europe. It is growing increasingly popular because of its benefits, but like all things should be consumed in moderation. Due to its abundance of minerals such as iodine, and metals such as mercury and arsenic, consuming excessive amounts can have negative side effects on the body. Overall its benefits greatly outweigh the negatives and have caught the eye of the health and wellness market. Its versatility in both usage and functionality will keep it in high demand within the wellness market. 

How do I use it?

Sea moss can be used/applied in raw, gel, or powdered form to name a few. This is what makes it so useful and unique, as it brings a handful of health benefits that can be used directly on your skin or hair, in your meals, drinks, and more. Many people find sea moss gel to be the most useful simply because it is the easiest to add to your dishes and smoothies, while also being flexible enough to directly apply it to your hair/skin/nails. Sea moss gel requires a good amount of prep from its raw form, and is advised that you should only consume about 1-2 tablespoons (4-8 grams) a day. 

Why use it?

As we have bludgeoned you to death with information on the beneficial qualities of sea moss, the ultimate question still presents itself, why should we use it and ?

    • Energy - Iron is one of the most important nutrients that sea moss provides, especially for those practicing a vegetarian/vegan diet. Sea moss contains about 9 milligrams of iron per 100 grams (9x more than chicken) would compensate for the lack of iron found in plant based diets as meats and fish provide a large source of iron in traditional diets.
    • Weight Loss - As mentioned earlier, the iodine in sea moss helps regulate thyroid activity as well as other metabolic functions. This can be a great catalyst to anyone’s diet. The flexibility of sea moss to be incorporated into different meals lets you make the adjustment as your diet changes as well. 
    • Immune System Not only does sea moss have the capability to treat illness, but also prevent it as well. Due to the potassium chloride contained within, the ability to reduce inflammation and also strengthen your immune system makes sea moss truly a win-win for those that are constantly battling illness from one source or another.

These are some of the few benefits of adding sea moss to your diet, and a few first steps to achieving a new level of health and wellness. Those looking to uproot a life of junk food and constant internal discomfort look no further, the solution to your plight is here, in a digestible form that’s also not intrusive to your everyday life.

Shop Elma's Sea Moss collection today and do yourself a favor and improve your health and wellness - your body will thank you!