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Sea Moss For Men: How To Boost Male Health With Irish Moss Vitamins

Updated 27 December 2023 | Published 20 December 2023
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Reviewed by registered dietitian nutritionist Mariya Pastukhova, bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics, New York, US

Men use to neglect their health — often because it's too tedious and monotonous to follow all those procedures and research all those supplements. Aren’t human bodies reloading after a quick nap?

There’s a stand-alone and effective supplement that might turn your health topsy-turvy if you just stick to eating two tablespoons every day. In this article, the True Sea Moss team explains all the sea moss benefits for men. Being healthy has never been that easy, let’s prove it!

Why sea moss?

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How is sea moss good for men and why not another superfood? Well, do suggest another natural solution that contains more than twenty micronutrients, worth of minerals, acids, and more.

Besides sea moss men's health benefits, this Red algae species, Chondrus crispus, is quite effortless to carry on with. It doesn’t take much to start eating it, it is very tasty (if you choose the right vendor!), and it can be taken throughout life. There are no strict rules for how to take it, but we are gonna broach it later.

30 science-proven benefits of sea moss for men's health

Now, to ultimately convince you to start eating sea moss daily, we give you 30 legit sea moss male benefits that are proven scientifically.

  • Nutritional density for your body’s proper work. First and foremost, sea moss is exceptionally nutrient-rich. It is loaded with essential vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes and coenzymes, amino acids, omega fatty acids, B vitamins, fiber, valuable and unique polysaccharides, and more. Just two tablespoons of a gel made of Irish moss may nourish your body with a load of fundamental micronutrients(1, 2).
  • Thyroid support. The thyroid gland is vital in regulating numerous bodily processes. The high iodine content in sea moss, as well as some vitamins and some other minerals like copper, selenium, zinc(3), and vitamin B12(4), are known to support healthy thyroid function.
  • Pumped immune system response. Poor immunity leads to poor well-being. A weak immune system is not only a reason for regular sicknesses, but might also cause fatigue, tummy issues, irritation, and skin problems. Sea moss contains a range of vitamins and antioxidants that can boost the immune system, such as A, E, C, and K, and also other micronutrients like magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, and omega fatty acids.
  • Digestive health. Irish sea moss might help you improve your gut’s microbiome with its prebiotic effect(5). It also boasts anti-inflammatory and revitalizing properties that might be beneficial for an injured mucous membrane or for helping out with some medical conditions like acid reflux, gastritis, and heartburn.
  • Energy and endurance boost. The rich nutrient profile of sea moss can provide a natural energy boost and prolong your endurance. Packed with amino acids tyrosine(6, 7), and with trace minerals like iron and zinc, Irish sea moss might contribute to your focus throughout the day and boost your cognitive function alongside your energy levels and physical strength.
  • Healthy weight. Sea moss is an excellent addition to a weight management plan if you are looking to shed some pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Besides being a low-calorie yet nutritional snack, Irish sea moss’ nutrients might potentially boost your metabolism (8, 9, 10) and, along with the balanced diet, may help burn some extra calories.
  • Joint health. Inflammation is a common issue in men, especially as they age. Healthy joints are crucial for mobility and an active lifestyle. Some compounds of sea moss — such as antioxidants and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids(11, 12), may help reduce inflammation, potentially benefiting joint health.
  • Skin health. Most men struggle with skin impurities owing to testosterone which increases sebum production. The vitamins and minerals in sea moss, including vitamins A, C, and E, play a significant role in maintaining healthy skin(13) and might help in handling such issues as dry or oily skin and acne.
  • Stress-relief. Sea moss brims with compounds that might contribute to your mental well-being and improve stress resistance. As a case in point, such micronutrients as magnesium and omega fatty acids, as well as the above-mentioned tyrosine, glycine(6, 7), and GABA(14) acid might relax you, help replenish your brain resources, and even improve the quality of your sleep.
  • Depression support. Over 6 million men struggle with depression yearly. While there are many reasons for that, some nutrients of sea moss, such as omega fatty acids, were shown to ease depression symptoms(15) and help handle some other mental issues.
  • Muscle recovery. If you are a gym-king and looking to gain muscles, muscle recovery is a crucial aspect of maintaining physical fitness. Some nutrients like omega fatty acids, magnesium, and vitamin B6 of sea moss can help with post-workout muscle recovery and cushion the symptoms of muscle soreness and cramps (16, 17).
  • Cardiovascular health. Maintaining a healthy heart is vital for men's overall well-being. Sea moss contributes to cardiovascular health, thanks to its potassium content, which helps regulate blood pressure and heart rhythm(18).
  • Blood pressure regulation. High blood pressure is a common concern for many, not only for the male part of the population. The potassium in sea moss may help regulate blood pressure, reducing the risk of hypertension and its associated health problems(19).
  • Bone health. Strong bones are essential for men of all ages. Sea moss is a good source of minerals like calcium and phosphorus, which are important for maintaining bone density and preventing stiffness loss(20, 21).
  • Detoxification. Sea moss might support the body's detoxification processes and contribute to your liver health. Some nutrients of the alga, especially carrageenan and glutathione(22, 23), aid in removing harmful substances and toxins, which can accumulate in the body over time or during some gastro issues like constipation.
  • Respiratory health. Men (and not only!) who suffer from respiratory issues, such as asthma or frequent allergies, may find relief with sea moss. Its carrageenan might provide a soothing effect on the respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe, while antioxidants of the alga might cushion the symptoms of allergy(24, 25).
  • Promoted testosterone production. Testosterone is vital for male well-being, for sexual potential, and for hormonal balance. Its deficiency leads to severe health conditions, while some compounds of Irish sea moss like zinc(26), Iron(27), iodine(28), magnesium, and selenium(29, 30) might significantly contribute to your testosterone production.
  • Male fertility. One study suggested that the beneficial seaweed may have benefits for male reproductive health(31). It is believed to enhance fertility and improve sperm quality.
  • Anti-aging. Men concerned about the signs of aging and early aging can benefit from sea moss. The antioxidants in sea moss combat the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, while the collagen-boosting properties of zinc and vitamin C(32, 33) of sea moss can significantly reduce the signs of aging on your skin.
  • Restful sleep. Insomnia is a common symptom of severe depression and an outcome of anxiety. If you struggle with insomnia, Irish moss might potentially help improve your sleep quality by nourishing your brain with beneficial amino acids (GABA, tryptophan, glycine) and by helping you relax with its high magnesium and taurine content.
  • Hydration. Intensive physical activity and training have to be followed by proper hydration of your organism. Dehydration can lead to derailed bodily functions and even cognitive problems. Luckily, Irish sea moss is a great source of electrolytes and therefore might be a great addition to your active life(34).
  • Improved Iron absorption. Sea moss’ vitamin C enhances the absorption of Iron received from other foods(35). This is especially beneficial if you can’t exist without having at least three mugs of coffee, which might significantly reduce your natural ability to absorb iron(36).
  • Hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances might seriously affect your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. With its thyroid-supporting properties, owing to trace minerals and B vitamins it is packed with, sea moss might help you keep your hormones in line.
  • Blood sugar control. Some preliminary studies suggest that sea moss can help regulate blood sugar levels(37). Stable blood sugar is essential for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and maintaining energy levels.
  • Wound healing. Sea moss has been traditionally used for wound healing, owing to its vast Zinc content(38), known for its regenerating properties, and its anti-inflammatory properties linked to omega fatty acids and some B vitamins. It is helpful if you are looking to reduce post-acne or get back to your intensive training after a day of being tortured by muscle soreness!
  • Mood support. Referring to the male depression topic again, sea moss is a source of tryptophan(39) — the building block of serotonin, the hormone of happiness. It’s not only vital for your mood and mental health but also for the quality of your sleep.
  • Anti-cancer potential. Red algae supplements contain β-carotene and lutein, both of which possess properties that can be effective in preventing mutations. These compounds are believed to have a role in combating cancer(40).
  • Arthritis prevention and treatment. Arthritis is a common ailment that affects many men, causing joint pain and inflammation. Sea moss minerals magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, and selenium were shown to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, leading to improved joint mobility and less discomfort(41).
  • Libido boost. This seaweed has been traditionally used as a natural libido enhancer in some Caribbean countries for centuries! In fact, one study indicated that Chondrus crispus can significantly increase testosterone levels(42), essential for male sexual health.
  • Hair health. Healthy hair is an important aspect of men's appearance and self-confidence and is a special concern when you find out about hereditary baldness in your family. Sea moss, particularly its E vitamin and vitamins B12, and B2, is believed to support healthy hair, reducing hair loss and promoting growth.

Please, bear in mind that all people are different. Your response to sea moss might differ from your friend's — it may be more comprehensive or less quick, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get benefits from eating it.

Finally, be sure to consult your healthcare provider first.

How to choose the right sea moss for your health?

If you want Irish sea moss products that don’t taste like seaweed, we suggest that you try our True Sea Moss gels. There are more than ten different flavors and every single one is white sugar-free, fruit-infused, and contains the finest products of the US.

How to take Irish sea moss?

Now, the rules. You want to take no more than 2 tablespoons a day, with your meal. You can distribute it throughout the day, as some nutrients of sea moss (like magnesium) are better absorbed in smaller amounts.

Most popular sea moss supplements

Finally, Irish moss is quite diverse today, you can choose the solution that fits your lifestyle.

The sea moss gel would be the most beneficial for you, as it is charged with extra antioxidants and fiber from farm-harvested fruits, berries, and sometimes other algae (like in Blue and Green Spirulina Gel).

You can also opt for gummies and capsules that are easy to take with you. Powder can be used for shakes and lukewarm beverages, and you can also prepare your products using wildcrafted sea moss root. Wrap-up


Irish sea moss is a great addition to a man’s lifestyle, especially if you’re looking to care for your health but don’t want to buy a dozen different vitamins.

It is your ally if you take your hormonal balance, your appearance, mental health, and reproductive well-being seriously, and don’t know where to start with supporting it.

If you want to start with sea moss, try out our True Sea Moss gels infused with fruits, and also our easy-to-take capsules, gummies, and powder. Consult with your physician before committing to sea moss in the long run!


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