Is Sea Moss Gel Worth The Hype?

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| LAST UPDATE 05/29/2022

by Lia Thomson
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Yet another health and wellness trend has come upon us - but what exactly is sea moss gel? It seems like everyone and their mother has hopped on the bandwagon of this incredibly beneficial ingredient. But is it really worth the hype? Let's find out.

Influencers all over social media (especially TikTok) have been raving about this ooey-gooey product for the past few months. The mucilaginous substance comes from a red type of seaweed, and to get the gel out, the seaweed is soaked overnight and then blended up. And viola - a magical (yet arguably gross-looking) substance is formed! But it's not really a new gel - in fact, for hundreds of years, people in Ireland, Scotland, and Jamaica have used it as a homeopathic remedy. And we can totally see why.

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One spoonful is packed with various minerals such as iodine, iron, and magnesium, as well as fiber and protein. Combined together, these can help us achieve clearer skin, better gut health, aid in weight loss, and improve our immune system. It can even regulate blood sugar control, help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Wow, it truly is a superfood - what more could we want? So how much should we be taking to start seeing its amazing effects?

Currently, there isn't much scientific research done on the dosage, but many have suggested that no more than 2 tablespoons a day should be taken to get the job done! To ingest it, we recommend taking it as a spoonful or adding it to your morning smoothie. We prefer the latter since the texture can be a bit icky first thing in the a.m. Just make sure not to overdo it, as it's been said consuming way too much sea moss gel can be harmful due to the recessive amounts of iodine that can cause our blood to thin. And of course, since it is seaweed extracted from the sea, it can contain toxic metals. Make sure to do research on the clean ones out there since there are many companies adding harmful preservatives. And once you're done, check out another must-know beauty secret: snail slime!

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