We came across this article in the NY Times that we're sharing with you to give you insight on sea moss, and how it can and should help you.
We've noted that it is a general article and doesn't delve as deep as it can - please take this with a grain of salt as a reference for your use. The health professionals featured in the articles to not have in-depth training or experience with sea moss, rather a general knowledge of the vitamins and minerals that sea moss contains.
In videos on TikTok, influencers wince as they dig spoons into jars of what looks like slime. Sometimes the glop is pale green or yellow, sometimes it’s deep red. Some people wrinkle their noses and grimace as they swallow a dollop; others sniff their spoons and grin into the camera. “It kind of smells like ocean water,” one woman said before choking down a glob
and then covering her mouth, appearing to gag, eyes watering. “It’s really good,” she said flatly and unconvincingly, blinking away tears. “I’m going to do it every day.”
They are among a number of people online who have been promoting the health benefits of sea moss — an edible sea vegetable in the algae family that is packed with nutrients
like folate, vitamin K, vitamin B, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc and calcium.
While the plant can be consumed raw and in supplement form — including as pills, powders and gummies — it’s most often eaten as a gel, made by soaking the dried plant in water, blending it and letting it coalesce in the fridge. Some claim that a scoop or more per day can heal their gut, clear their skin, regulate their menstrual cycle, strengthen their immune system or help them shed pounds. But is this hype based on science?
Here’s what to know before slurping down a spoonful.
You can check out the full article here.