Sea Moss (Raw)
Size: 4oz raw - 8oz already made jars are not being shipped at this time, only our raw.
Irish moss is sea moss and its botanical name is Chondrus crispus. Sea Moss (also known as Irish Moss), as it turns out, is nature's only plant based source of thyroid hormones.
Irish moss, or carrageen moss (Irish: carraigan, little rock), is a species of seaweed which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and the Americas as well as parts in the Pacific. In its fresh condition the plant is soft and cartilaginous, varying in color from a greenish-yellow, through red, to a dark purple or purplish-brown. The principal constituent of Irish moss is a mucilaginous body, made of the polysaccharide Carragenan of which it contains about 55%; the plant also has nearly 10% of protein and about 15% minerals, specifically rich in iodine and sulfur. Because of the abundant cell wall polysaccharides it will form a jelly when boiled or processed with water expanding from 20 to 100 times of its weight.
DI-Iodothyronine (DIT), what T3 breaks down into, is found in abundance in brown sea moss and for this reason it has been used as a treatment for thyroid disorders. Thyroxin (T4) and Tri-iodothyronine (T3) have been found as the main organically bound iodine compounds in several brown seaweeds (sea moss).
Then of course there is the iodine, more concentrated in sea moss than any other food and this is serious fuel for the thyroid. Selenium is also present in abundance and is a necessary factor in thyroid hormone production.
Sea Moss is also jam packed full of potassium. The cells of the body cannot function without potassium though strangely, our bodies do not have a mechanism to conserve potassium. Adding high-potassium foods like Sea Moss to the diet can significantly improve behaviour and mental functioning (especially for ADD children!). High potassium foods are also very helpful for fibromyalgia, moodiness, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders. This food is like a warm cup of tea and good book by the fire for the nervous system.
If all that wasn't enough, Sea Moss contains Algin. This phytonutrient has therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agent - meaning it helps pull heavy metals out of the tissues of our bodies. Additionally, Sea Moss is a healing agent to all mucous membranes (great for external skin health and internal digestive tract health). I could go on forever on this goody, but for now I will leave you with the simple ways to prepare it.
Sea Moss helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flus - how perfect for the winter months ahead. Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs (inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It also contains compounds that act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections.
Irish Moss contains A,B,C,D vitamins that nourish the skin In addition to its functional benefits. Raw Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals. This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as sulfur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C. Notably absent from a vegetarian diet, sulfur-containing amino acids, such as taurine, are abundant in Irish moss, more so than in any other type of seaweed!
it has been used to treat peptic and duodenal ulcers when used as a gelatinous substance and to inhibit arteriosclerosis. Irish moss is reported to be effective against, cancer and radiation poisoning (possibly because of the iodine content of Irish moss), it protects from obesity and cholesterol buildup. Irish moss has a well-documented anticoagulant effect on the blood and clears up many bladder complaints. Irish Moss gives excellent sources of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and iodine (essential to normal thyroid function).
It is used to increase the metabolic rate and strengthens connective tissues, including the hair, skin, and nails.