How Much Sea Moss Gel to Take Daily
From TikTokers to celebrities, health gurus to alternative medicine experts, it seems like everyone is talking about sea moss lately. There are a wide variety of (research-supported) benefits associated with the moss, and it seems like many are catching on to the popular health trend.
One of the most common ways to use and ingest sea moss is in gel form, although some do consume it in capsule or powder forms. Many health influencers and writers encourage people to use the moss at least once a day, either in their meals or topically.
The question is, how much sea moss should you be taking, and should you do it daily?
Our team here at Freshly Rooted Tribe fully supports the usage of sea moss for health benefits, and we’ve made it our mission to learn the ins and outs of this superfood. To help you incorporate sea moss in your life, we want to discuss the appropriate amount of sea moss gel to take and how often you should consume it.
To Start, What Exactly Is Irish Sea Moss?
The first thing we want to do is ensure all of our readers understand what this ingredient is and where it comes from.
Sea moss (Chondrus crispus) is a spiny sea vegetable found in the cold waters of the Atlantic coasts. It comes in a number of colors, such as green, yellow, red, brown, purple, and even black. We collect our Freshly Rooted Tribe sea moss directly from the ocean, but some other providers grow it in labs.
Note: you may hear sea moss discussed in the same context as spirulina, another algae-based food, but they are not the same thing.
Like other leafy sea vegetables and seaweeds, sea moss is very safe to eat. In fact, it contains a whopping 92 minerals out of the 102 that our bodies need, including:
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B12
- And more
This certainly isn’t a “new” food. For generations, Irish moss has been harvested and ingested for its health benefits. In fact, it’s estimated that humans have been using seaweeds and sea mosses for nearly 14,000 years.
During the Irish Potato Famine, Irish sea moss was used to help combat serious nutritional deficiencies throughout the affected area. The moss was used in both beverages and foods to compensate for the lack of nutrients in people’s diets. Eventually, in World War II, Irish sea moss became popular in other countries, including the United States.
Today, most people use it as a thickening ingredient in their cooking or baking, but the moss can also be eaten on its own or used in topical products. You’ll find it used all over the world, from North American to European and Asian countries.
What Is Sea Moss Gel?
Sea moss gel is sea moss that has been cleaned and soaked with water. Oftentimes, the gel also includes other additives such as bladderwrack. Although you can eat sea moss without converting it into a gel form, many users prefer the gel for cooking and baking.
To make sea moss gel, you’ll need to soak the moss with water. First, clean the moss and remove any sea debris or dirt. Be sure to use filtered, spring, or alkaline water – never tap water. Unfiltered water can contaminate the moss and render it less beneficial to your body.
Once the sea moss is clean, store it in an airtight container and place it in your fridge. You can keep up the moss for up to one month in the fridge and three months in the freezer.
Many add bladderwrack or elderberry to the gel to make it even more nutritious, but you can certainly use and consume sea moss without any additives. It’s really up to your personal preferences and how you plan to use the sea moss.
At Freshly Rooted Tribe, all of our sea moss gel is created with the cleanest Kangen water – alkaline water that contains an additional antioxidant, hydrogen. We ensure that each jar of our gel is all-natural and packed with the right nutrients.
The Health Benefits of Ingesting Sea Moss Gel
So, why all the fuss about sea moss gel? We know it’s packed with minerals, but what does this “superfood” really do for our bodies?
Well, research indicates that sea moss is…
- Rich in amino acids and vitamins that help us fight off disease.
- Great at helping the body expel excess mucus when you have a cold or virus.
- Beneficial to balancing our gut bacteria and improving digestive system health.
- Effective when it comes to reducing inflammation.
- Important and useful when it comes to our gut health.
- Reportedly soothing to skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.
- Potentially beneficial when it comes to fertility issues and weight loss.
Additionally, eating sea moss boosts your intake of iodine – a micronutrient your body needs to produce thyroid hormones and manage your metabolism. Red seaweeds like sea moss are also full of antioxidants, which help protect your cells from disease-causing oxidative damage.
Whether you’re turning to sea moss for cosmetic rewards such as clearer skin or deeper effects such as a boosted immune system, there’s no doubt that there are many potential benefits associated with Irish sea moss. It’s no wonder that so many people around the world have turned to the superfood for help.
Don’t just take our word for it. To learn more about the health benefits of using sea moss, check out this article from Medical News Today. There you’ll find plenty of supporting studies, as well as input from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
What is the Recommended Amount of Sea Moss to Take Daily?
Now, we’ve arrived at the big question: how much sea moss should you consume on a daily basis?
The recommended amount is one to four tablespoons per day, which equates to something between four and eight grams. Such a small serving amount makes it easy to add sea moss to a variety of foods, from smoothies to baked goods.
Some of our customers ingest sea moss alongside an additional sea moss tincture. If you decide to do that, we recommend that you only ingest about three droppers of the tincture on a daily basis.
Should I Really Eat Sea Moss Daily?
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As with many superfoods, your consumption of sea moss is less about quantity and more about regularity. Most sea moss products are safe to consume every day, and the majority of our team ingests Irish moss daily or at least uses it in a topical form every day.
Considering that it can take a few weeks for you to start noticing the moss’s benefits, we recommend incorporating it into your meals at least once a day. This will help you put your best foot forward with a stronger immune system, more energy, and a healthy dose of all the nutrients you need.
Of course, if you prefer, incorporating sea moss into your diet even once a week can be beneficial. It’s all up to your preferences and diet.
Healthy Ways to Eat/Drink Sea Moss Gel Daily
If you plan to consume the recommended amount of sea moss gel on a daily basis, there are many ways to incorporate the ingredient into your diet, as well as your cooking and baking. We’ve tried it in soups, stews, drinks, and many other items.
Remember: you don’t have to consume sea moss gel to reap all of its rewards. You can also mix a tablespoon or two into your favorite at-home skincare treatment, such as a face mask. The gel will promote collagen production, reduce any inflammation, and serve as an anti-bacterial aid.
To Wrap It All Up
The bottom line is that sea moss gel can be an extremely healthy addition to your regular diet when you ingest the recommended amount.
If you do have any concerns about Irish moss or your overall health, talk to your doctor. They’ll help you understand what minerals and vitamins your body needs (and how much to ingest).
About Freshly Rooted Tribe Inc.
Our family isn’t jumping on the sea moss gel bandwagon now. We’ve been harvesting, using, and selling sea moss for many years – before social media influencers were shedding light on the subject.
When we founded Freshly Rooted Tribe in 2019, we had a simple goal: to help others lead a healthier, more natural lifestyle with nutritious products sourced directly from nature.
All of our products are organic, and we don’t sell any product that our own family wouldn’t use. Our sea moss is never exposed to tap or plastic bottled water, so when you use it in your home, you know that it’s in the exact form that nature intended.