True Sea Moss - Apple Sea Moss Gel
*Must be kept Refrigerated
The combination of sea moss gel and apple can provide a variety of potential health benefits. Sea moss is a type of red algae that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that support a healthy immune system, improve digestion and support heart and lung health. Apples are known to be a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. Together, sea moss and apple may provide a tasty and nutritious addition to smoothies, shakes, teas, juices, soups, and desserts. However, it's important to note that more research is needed to confirm the potential health benefits of consuming sea moss and apple together, and that sea moss should be consumed in moderation.
Sea moss benefits may include:
1. It provides iodine and tyrosine, which support a healthy thyroid
2. Rich in fibre, it also acts as a prebiotic, boosting good bacteria in the gut
3. Contains phytochemicals that improve the immune system
4. Its fibre content means it slows down digestion and balances blood sugar levels
5. One of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which support a healthy heart
Top 5 health benefits of sea moss
1. May support thyroid health
Our thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones to help govern our growth, energy, reproduction and repair. In order to do this, the thyroid needs a number of nutrients, one of which is iodine and another the amino acid, tyrosine. Both of these nutrients are found in seaweed, although in variable levels depending on the variety and how it’s stored and prepared.
2. May support gut health
Seaweed is rich in dietary fibre, much of which is in the form of polysaccharides, a fibre we can’t digest but the bacteria in our gut can – in this way it acts as a prebiotic or food source for these beneficial gut microbes.
Fuelling the gut bacteria in this way helps create a favourable environment promoting the microbes which offer us the greatest benefits. It’s these gut bacteria which, among other things, help shape our health through their production of beneficial compounds called short chain fatty acids.
3. May support immunity
The harsh conditions of the coastal waters in which seaweed, like sea moss, have evolved to survive has meant they’ve developed an enviable defence mechanism. As such, they are rich in phytochemicals which, when consumed, provide health benefits including immune modulation and improved immune response for the consumer.
4. May improve blood sugar control
Studies suggest that including seaweed as part of a healthy, balanced diet may support blood sugar management and potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. This is thanks, partly, to compounds like the carotenoid and fucoxanthin, which helps to reduce insulin resistance and support better blood sugar control. The high fibre content in seaweed also plays its part in helping slow the speed of digestion.
5. May support heart health
Seaweed, including sea moss, is one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for health, and especially so for the heart and cardiovascular system. Studies suggest that seaweed may improve cholesterol balance and act as a blood thinner, reducing the risk of heart disease.
*It’s worth noting that although some studies examine the effects of sea moss, many use alternative species of seaweed. Therefore, more research is needed to clarify our understanding of the specific health effects of sea moss in the human diet.
2 Tablespoons per day - take directly or add to smoothies, juices, tea or food
Key Ingredients: Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Zinc, Niacin, Magnesium, CopperFolate, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin E
Size: 340ml (12oz)