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Why And How to Use Sea Moss For Detox?

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

If you are fed up with constant bloating and constipation, and all the discomfort caused by them — well, you should know that it’s solvable.

Constipation is an often problem of a sedentary lifestyle, as well as stress, and nutrition that lacks fiber.

When it comes to detox, Irish sea moss can be just a ticket, with all its powerful micronutrients and their impact on your health. Learn how to use seamoss for detox and get inspired by the sea moss detox drink recipes at the end of the article!

What is Irish sea moss?

Sea moss is a species of Red algae. It is a seaweed known for its nutritional abundance.

Now, there is no precise number that describes the content of the alga, but, according to the US Department of Agriculture(1), such compounds of antioxidants, B vitamins, fatty acids, essential amino acids, enzymes, and coenzymes, and trace minerals can be found.

The seaweed was in huge fame centuries ago and is still considered one of the most powerful marine superfoods for daily use.

Does your body need aid in cleaning itself?

Your body is able to cleanse itself(2). Your liver breaks down toxins and eliminates them through your bloodstream so, in most cases, you don’t need a detox. Yet, if you often struggle with discomfort in your tummy and constipation, some external help would be helpful. It is vital to consult with your healthcare provider if you notice discomforting feelings in your bowel that last more than one day.

How does sea moss benefit your body detox?

Irish sea moss is by all means beneficial for your health. It can impact numerous bodily processes and bring your well-being to another level. Take a look at how sea moss helps you cleanse!

It can act as a prebiotic

Sea moss is packed with fiber and therefore can act as a prebiotic for your guts. Probiotics are substances that nourish the beneficial microorganisms in your digestive tract.

Prebiotics are essential for a healthy digestive system, as they nourish probiotics — the essential bacteria for your microbiome. A balanced gut microbiome promotes enhanced nutrient absorption, better digestion, and improved immune function, all of which are fundamental to a successful detoxification process.

It may promote your digestional health

Digestive health is central to the body's natural detoxification mechanisms. It ensures the efficient processing and elimination of waste and toxins.

Sea moss, crowded with dietary fiber and other advantageous micronutrients(3) like vitamins A, E, C, and B group, plays a pivotal role in supporting optimal digestion.

As was said earlier, it might promote the proliferation of probiotics in your gut, and it also might contribute to your mucous membrane health with its omega fatty acids and cobalamin.

It may ease constipation

Constipation is a common digestive issue that obstructs your body's ability to rid itself of waste and toxins. Sea moss might become a day saver in this regard.

Another benefit of sea moss being a source of soluble fiber is the potential for a gentle and natural laxative effect. Irish sea moss forms a soothing, gel-like substance when ingested, which helps to soften the stool, making it easier to pass through the bowel.

Furthermore, sea moss may help reduce the discomfort and bloating caused by constipation.

It might contribute to your liver’s well-being

Your liver is the primary detoxification organ, responsible for breaking down and eliminating toxins from the bloodstream. The alga contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin C, zinc, and selenium, essential for maintaining a healthy liver(4, 5, 6).

Finally, sea moss's anti-inflammatory properties, owing to omega fatty acids and minerals like magnesium, and nutrients like retinol and cobalamin, help to reduce liver inflammation, caused by the accumulation of heavy metals.

Why use sea moss for detox?

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If you are looking for something that aids your body as a whole, sea moss is ideal for detox. In the long run, sea moss can bring the following benefits to your health:

  • Boosted, stronger immunity
  • Proper hydration
  • Mental clarity and health
  • Stable emotional state
  • Well-being of your heart and joints
  • Enhanced health of hair, nails, and skin
  • Balanced hormones

As a matter of course, you have to use the medication prescribed by your physician, yet also consume sea moss for a better effect.

How to prepare a perfect sea moss detox drink?

First, choose the right sea moss for your detox. At True Sea Moss we offer 100% natural Irish moss. Our fruit-flavored, delicious gels contain zero artificial additives and preservatives, and will surprise your taste buds! Now, let’s inspire you for some culinary adventures.

4 sea moss detox drinks that are must-try

Green sea moss detox smoothie

What you need:

- 1 tablespoon of True Sea Moss's sea moss gel
- 1 cup of fresh spinach
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 green apple
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 teaspoon of honey or stevia Ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. This green detox smoothie is packed with sea moss micronutrients and is great for a refreshing and cleansing drink.

Berry-infused sea moss smoothie

What you need:

- 1 tablespoon of True Sea Moss's sea moss gel
- 1/2 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of honey or stevia
- Ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients until well combined. Enjoy an antioxidant-rich berry smoothie and feel the immunity boost!

Tropical detox punch

What you need:

- 1 tablespoon of True Sea Moss's sea moss gel
- 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1/2 mango, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 orange, juiced
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 cup of coconut water
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients (except the mint leaves) until smooth. Pour the tropical punch into a tall glass, garnish with mint leaves, and enjoy being nourished with all vital nutrients.

Spicy detox drink

What you need:

- 1 tablespoon of True Sea Moss's sea moss gel
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- 1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
- A squeeze of lemon juice

In a mug, mix True Sea Moss's sea moss gel with hot water until well dissolved. The water should be lukewarm, not boiled. Add the ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice, stir well, and enjoy!


When it comes to detox, your liver is capable of helping itself. However, some conditions like constipation thwart toxin elimination from the body and might require your help.

Irish sea moss can significantly aid you in cleansing your body from within. It is full of antioxidants, vital trace minerals, and compounds that contribute to your mucous membrane well-being, boost your probiotics, and soothe inflammation in your guts.

Irish sea moss can help you support your liver and rid you of tummy discomfort. With True Sea Moss products you can mix healthy sea moss detox drinks that go well in any season of the year.

Sea moss is beneficial for your overall health — immunity, mental health, heart, joints, beauty, and more. We strongly recommend that you check up with your healthcare professional before deciding to commit to Irish sea moss!




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