Botanical Name: Chondrus crispus
Components: Irish Sea Moss is a type of red algae that grows on the rocky parts of the Atlantic Coastline, mainly in the Caribbean. It is one of the best superfoods and contains 92 essential vitamins and minerals. It is mostly tasteless and colorless when dried.
Overview: Irish sea moss is a great source of minerals including iodine, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin. Its antiviral and antimicrobial properties mean can aid in curing sore throats, coughs, pneumonia, and other chest and lung problems. Irish sea moss gives the body potassium to help people have balanced mental health. Its high iodine content helps the body produce more thyroid hormones to help fight off diseases and boost metabolism. Irish sea moss can also help rid the body of excess mucus, lubricate joints, heal ulcers, aid digestion, boost testosterone levels, and increase energy.
Uses: Irish sea moss is usually made into a gel, which is then used as a thickener in food or added to smoothies and drinks for a health boost.