Sea Moss: Seaweed has long been touted as a superfood, and now Sea Moss, sometimes called Irish Sea Moss or Irish Moss, has entered the wellness lexicon.
Sea Moss boosts immunity and soothes digestion to strengthen joints and improve skin health. It can soothe the respiratory and digestive tracts. Like aloe and okra, Irish Moss is a mucilaginous food, which mucus’ like texture (sticky, thick) can double as a remedy for irritation. This snotty-substance also dissolves in water, so sea moss can tend to act like a soluble fiber. Soluble fibers dissolve in water and become a soft-gel that keeps you full and helps stools move through the GI tract.
Sea Moss is also a prebiotic, which is a type of dietary fiber that is essentially fertilizer for probiotics (healthy bacteria in your gut) and, thus, further supports digestion.
When applied topically, Sea Moss offers anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can help with issues like acne and aging skin. It is rich in sulfur, which is known to lower levels of microorganisms on the skin and soothe inflammation.