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Top 10 Minerals in Sea Moss & Their Potential Health Benefits

Top 10 Minerals in Sea Moss & Their Potential Health Benefits

Mermaids are not the only ones who know the sea-crets of the sea. Hidden beneath the deep blue waves lies a treasure of minerals, and one of the most valuable gems from this treasure is sea moss. 

This prized seaweed will offer you great support in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Packed with an impressive array of minerals, sea moss is a natural source of many nutrients including iron and calcium. 

Join us on a journey through the underwater world of sea moss and discover the precious minerals it possesses. 


List of 10 Minerals Present in Sea Moss

Sea moss on the stones near the sea

Sea moss grows in the ocean and gets a good share of the mineral content of the ocean.

Nutrients like copper help heart health, silicon promotes bone health, and magnesium maintains muscle recovery.

Here are the top 10 minerals found in sea moss

  • Iodine

Adults require around 150msg daily, and sea moss serves you 47mg of iodine per 10 grams. Iodine helps to regulate hormones.

Iodine regulates metabolism and decreases fatigue. Deficiency of iodine can lead to numerous thyroid-related problems.

  • Phosphorus

100 grams of sea moss consists of a whopping 157 mg of phosphorus, which can fulfil your daily requirement of phosphorus(depending on your age and gender).

Phosphorus is the main component for maintaining bones and teeth; its deficiency may lead to difficulties like osteoporosis, cavities, and joint degeneration. 

Moreover, our body cells need energy, and phosphorus help to form ATP (energy powerhouse for the body).

  • Magnesium

Magnesium is necessary for almost 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Ten grams of sea moss contains 14 grams of magnesium, covering 10% of your daily need.

It helps in more robust nerve transmission and makes the memory stronger. Besides, it gives energy to bones and muscles. 1

  • Calcium

Calcium is the cornerstone of your bone structure. Its concentration in sea moss completes 10-20% of our daily requirements. It is also crucial for muscle regeneration, blood circulation, brain, and endocrine regulation. 

  • Sodium

Sodium helps to maintain fluid balance is essential, which facilitates kidney functioning.10 grams of sea moss has almost 6.7 milligrams of sodium. 

Sodium deficiency can mess up the working of most organs, including the kidneys. Therefore, the sodium amount should be good enough to maintain various body functions.

  • Potassium

Potassium is the primary building block of your immune system and promotes lymphatic drainage.

100 grams of sea moss consists of a whopping 63 mg of potassium which will help you to reach the recommended daily amount of potassium (3500mg - 4700mg)

  • Iron

Iron is necessary for almost all body functions as it regulates blood circulation. Our body uses this mineral to make two proteins, hemoglobin and myoglobin, in cells to transport oxygen to the whole body.

Besides, it helps to boost immunity, hormone production, metabolic reaction, and neurological working. 2

  • Zinc

Zinc is essential for hormone development and immunity. Its deficiency might cause bleeding and difficulty in wound healing. 3

Furthermore, zinc is essential for better senses of taste and smell.

  • Selenium

Selenium is vital to defend the body against many diseases, leading to healthy ageing. 4 It protects against free radicals and regenerates DNA.

Also, it aids skin tightening, protection from UV radiation, and collagen formation. 5

  • Sulfur

Sulfur can be your companion in your beauty concerns. Due to its antibacterial qualities, it is best for treating skin issues like acne and inflammation. It helps in the formation of protein and also strengthens the tendons and ligaments.

 

What Vitamins Are in Sea Moss?

Green Sea Moss in the picture with brown background

Along with minerals, sea moss also contains a wide variety of vitamins. Our body needs 13 essential vitamins to function properly, and sea moss is enriched with most of them. Here is the list of vitamins in sea moss and their functions. 

 

No.

Vitamin Name

Concentration in sea moss (per 10g serving)

Functions of the vitamin

1.

Vitamin K

0.5 µg

Helps in preventing blood clotting and improves bone health.

2.

Vitamin C

0.3 mg

Immune boosting properties

3.

Vitamin A

11.8 IU

Maintains healthy vision, skin, and immune function.

4.

Vitamin E

0.087 mg

It boosts immunity and helps protect cells from damage.

5.

Vitamin B6

0.007 mg

Necessary for brain development and function. Produces neurotransmitters and red blood cells.

6.

Beta Carotene(converted to vit A)

7.1 µg

Supports healthy vision and skin.

7.

Riboflavin

0.047 mg 

Keeps vision, skin, and mucous membranes healthy.

8.

Niacin(vitamin B3)

0.059 mg

Necessary for normal nervous system function. Supports healthy skin 

9.

Folate(vitamin b9)

18.2 µg

Crucial for bone growth and development, especially during pregnancy.

10.

Choline

1.29 mg

Vital for normal brain, nerve function, cell membrane structure, and liver function.

11.

Thiamine(vitamin B1)

0.002 mg

Laid in the normal function of the nervous system and muscles 

12. 

Pantothenic Acid(vitamin b5)

0.018 mg

Assists in synthesizing hormones necessary for nerve function


To fully reap the remarkable benefits of sea moss, it is important to consume only pure, organically grown sea moss. We at Myla’s Moss, source our sea moss only from the purest waters of St.Lucia Island, which is sea moss’s natural habitat. It thrives and blooms in such an environment. 

Artificially grown sea moss or those produced in a fake environment can be detrimental to your health.

 

Conclusion

From the depths of the ocean to your plate, sea moss is a true gem of nature that can help you feel your best. Whether you add it to your smoothies, bake it into your favourite desserts, or simply enjoy it as a stand-alone snack, sea moss is a feasible way to nourish your body with the minerals it craves.

 

FAQ's

Does sea moss clear lungs?

Sea moss helps dissolve phlegm and reduce congestion with its antiviral properties. This way, it may help to clear the phlegm in the lungs.



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