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What Does Sea Moss Do For Your Body? 7 Science-Backed Facts

Updated 09 September 2023 | Published 15 March 2023
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Reviewed by registered dietitian nutritionist Mariya Pastukhova, bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics, New York, US

ocusing on becoming a healthier you? If you see all those influencers, happy and healthy, and desiring to tune your own lifestyle to optimism and well-being, start with your nutrition!

If you have no idea where to start your transformation — vitamin-and-mineral-packed superfoods like Irish sea moss hit the spot. How does sea moss help the body, and what benefits of it make this alga viral? The True Sea Moss team will fill you in.

Let’s get down to it!

What is sea moss?

rish sea moss is one of numerous species of Red algae. It is also known under the scientific name Chondrus crispus and cherished primarily for its carrageenan — the unique thickening agent found in the alga. 

This alga is packed densely with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, fiber, fatty and amino acids, and so the products made of it can bring a lot of benefits to your body and its processes. You can get inspired by the real stories of sea moss adventurists collected in the True Sea Moss blog and YouTube!

Types of sea moss products

arlier, Irish sea moss was only available as a whole root. You were supposed to soak the dry piece of alga in the water until it became edible — which took around a day to achieve.

Now, with True Sea Moss you have an abundance of diverse sea moss forms and flavors that match your lifestyle and preferences. As a case in point, the following products of the marine superfood are the most popular today among our customers:

✔️Fruit-flavored sugar-free sea moss gel (the hallmark of True Sea Moss)
✔️Raw sea moss
✔️Dried moss

Any way of eating Irish sea moss works well as soon as you stay consistent :) Now what do sea moss supplements do for your body?

7 benefits of sea moss on the human body

eing a powerhouse of nutrients, sea moss has numerous effects on the body. Imagine what a tablespoon of gel, packed with Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, phosphorus, amino acids, Omega fatty acids, Iron, Iodine, and antioxidants, can do to you if you eat it every day.

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We highlighted the most notorious sea moss benefits that will definitely be of interest to read about!

1. Strengthened immunity

Packed with antioxidants (A, E, C, Beta-carotene, Zinc, Manganese)(1), Irish sea moss can ultimately strengthen your immune system. Boasting anti-inflammatory properties, the moss helps you recover swiftly from such conditions as cold, flu, and other viruses.

2. Bettered skin and hair

Vitamins A, E, C, and Omega fatty acids make a highly positive impact on your skin(2) and hair(3) state if you are consistent with the superfood.

These nutrients can provide proper hydration and sebum control in your skin and scalp. This way Irish sea moss can reduce acne and promote the growth of healthy, shiny hair.

3. Lung health and detox

Sea moss is packed with pivotal elements for your respiratory system health. The carrageenan polysaccharide found in the alga can help with the excess mucus and detox your lungs from impurities through the phlegm.

Omega fatty acids in the alga can also significantly soothe inflammation and cushion discomfort in your lungs and throat during such conditions as asthma and bronchitis.

4. Improved cognitive skills

Sea moss is a source of numerous amino acids. Such ones as L-tyrosine and glycine improve your focus, brain activity, agility of mind mood, and sleep. Magnesium, Iron, and fatty acids fight off the destructive outcomes of stressful environments and kill brain fog, also improving your memory.

5. Gut health and faster metabolism

By being a dense source of prebiotics, the seaweed promotes a healthy environment in your guts and relieves constipation. If you wonder does sea moss detox your body — yes, it cleanses you very well from within!

Antioxidants of the moss improve the immune system in your guts, enhancing your natural resistance to viruses. The high iodine content of Irish moss impacts your thyroid and normalizes its function, while arginine(6) boosts the production of Human Growth Hormone in your body, resulting in a fast metabolism.

6. Collagen boost

Collagen is a protein essential for your skin. Over time the production decreases in your body, while antioxidants of Irish sea moss can bring it back to the proper work. Enough collagen ensures your skin hydration, elasticity, and tightness. It also promotes faster cell turnover — your way to a youthful image!

7. Consolidated heart and body muscles

The above-mentioned collagen promotion is valuable for your muscles and arteries. Without collagen, your arteries risk getting weaker and narrowing down, which can result in severe heart diseases. Eating the marine supplement regularly consolidates your heart and provides proper stretchiness to your muscles.

How long does it take for sea moss to start working in your body?

f you wonder how long does it take for sea moss to start working in your body — well, you shouldn’t expect lightning-speed outcomes. Many of our customers saw their first significant results in weeks and months of Irish sea moss use.

However, you can notice the first benefits the next morning — everybody has different levels of sensitivity to sea moss’ effect! It is highly important that you take Irish moss supplements without skimming to let the minerals and acids do their trick.

Consistency is the key when it comes to health transformation!

Overall, by taking 2 tablespoons of True Sea Moss gel every day, expect clarity of mind, energy, faster metabolism, and enhanced digestion to surprise you in a couple of weeks!


Irish sea moss is a species of Red algae packed with a notorious amount of nutrients. By taking one to two tablespoons every day, you will nourish your body with Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, phosphorus, amino acids, Omega fatty acids, Iron, Iodine, and antioxidants.

Much scientific research showed that Irish sea moss impacts vastly and positively your immunity, skin, hair, muscles and tissues, arteries and heart, guts, and even brain. It’s impossible to state precisely when the sea moss will do the miracle with your body, but many of our clients saw the first outcomes in the first two weeks of consistent use. The earlier you begin, the sooner your Irish moss changes the game for you! Navigate to our shop and pick your ideal sea moss solution.

*We recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider to regulate the dose of iodine applicable to you, before taking Irish sea moss supplements.


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3. Aslam, M. F., Khalid, M., & Aslam, M. A. (2022). The Association of Serum Ferritin Levels With Non-scarring Alopecia in Women. Cureus, 14(12).

4. Córdova, A., Mielgo-Ayuso, J., Roche, E., Caballero-García, A., & Fernandez-Lázaro, D. (2019). Impact of Magnesium Supplementation in Muscle Damage of Professional Cyclists Competing in a Stage Race. Nutrients, 11(8).
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6. Young, E. G., & Smith, D. G. (1958). Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins of Irish Moss, Chondrus crispus. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 233(2), 406-410.

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