What is Sea Moss
Sea moss is not a moss, but a red algae. Plants in the ocean are older than
plants on earth, and full of powerful nutrients. Eating seaweed is a great way to add nutrients and minerals to your diet.
What's the Difference Between Sea Moss & Irish Moss
Sea moss grows in warm, tropical oceans and have thick, stick-like branches. You can often find it in gold, purple and green varieties. Irish moss grows in colder, northern oceans and has dark red, flat curly leaves. Both are part of the red algae family which makes them very similar in nutritional value. If you search for any information on sea moss, you will find the same for Irish moss.
Where does Michele Janine Sea Moss Come From
Our sea moss is harvested from the pristine ocean in St. Lucia. Sea moss is a highly regulated industry. All shipments are inspected and stamped by the Ministry of Agriculture on the island and again inspected by Department of Agriculture when in arrives in the U.S.
What Are Sea Moss Beneifts
Sea moss contains minerals that can help the body reduce inflammation, reduce congestion, balance hormones and regulate blood pressure. These minerals include, but not limited to, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper and zinc.
How We Make Sea Moss Gel
1. Rinse sea moss to remove extra salt and sand
2. Soak for 3 to 6 hours. Check after 3 hours as some moss hydrate quicker.
3. Drain soaking water and rinse again thoroughly
4. Blend with spring water - 1 cup moss with 1 1/2 cup water
5. Keep in fridge, stays fresh for up to 4 weeks.
Can Sea Moss be Used for Facial Masks?
Absolutely! Sea moss tightens the skin, help minimize pores, while it absorbs all the minerals. You can take some sea moss gel, add warm water to make spreadable at room temperature. Spread a light layer onto your face and neck. Leave on for 15 - 20 min, rinse off with cool water and pat dry.
Who should not consume Irish moss, sea moss and bladderwrack?
Anyone who is sensitive to Iodine or have an overactive thyroid or has chronic low blood pressure.