Caribbean Seamoss

Caribbean Seamoss

$25.00Price

Sun-dried Sea Moss harvested from the Caribbean Island of Grenada

Great for the immune system, promotes healthier skin and hair, increased energy and sex drive, it reduces mucus and improves health when ingested. It can also be used directly on skin for better tone, hydration and a natural glow

Sea moss grows where the sea is in constant motion naturally. Sea moss: Genus Gracilaria ~190 species of seamoss.

 

"Seaweeds are considered healthy foods because, despite their low caloric content, they are rich in important nutrients such as protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and some bioactive compounds. Seaweeds are also an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Among red algae, the genus Gracilaria contains a broad diversity of valuable contents for human nutrition and are one of the world’s most cultivated and valuable marine seaweed. Its lipid content is low...but it contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which is recognized as the most important n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases [4,5]. In particular, n-3 PUFAs act as excellent antioxidants, strengthening the cell membrane, repairing damaged cells and tissues, improving heart function and fighting against cancer [6]. n-3 PUFAs were also found to prevent the growth of atherosclerotic plaque that affects blood clotting and blood pressure and improve the immune function, while n-6 PUFAs decrease low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and may also decrease high-density lipoprotein, cholesterol which reduces heart disease risk [7].

 

With respect to their protein content, the most abundant amino acids in Gracilaria species are aspartic acid, alanine, glutamic acid and glutamine. These amino acids provide the typical flavor of algae and accumulate in response to stress conditions [8]. Gracilaria is also a good source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, so it can be employed as a potential alternative to cereal-based fiber in Western countries [1]. Soluble dietary fiber helps to increase viscosity and reduce glycemic response and plasma cholesterol in humans [1]. Insoluble dietary fiber improves the bulking effect caused by water absorption in feces and thus contributes to weight management, improvement of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal functions and cancer prevention [1]. Polysaccharides isolated from red seaweeds show potent antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory activity"

 

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6630400/