Sea Moss has been receiving a lot attention lately and we can sea why (no pun intended!)
So what’s all the hype about?
Sea Moss is a red seaweed that contains many minerals that are all needed for our bodies to function; these include iodine, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
The active component in SEA MOSS is CARRAGEENAN, which has been shown to aid in weight loss. Since our body cannot digest CARRAGEEN, it acts like a soluble fiber and can create a feeling of FULLNESS. CARRAGEEN also absorbs water and creates a gel-like substance, which slows digestion. The slow digestion supports the idea of leaving you feeling fuller for longer, which may lead to you eating less.
CARRAGEENAN may also reduce body fat and prevent weight gain by decreasing dietary fat absorption and the creation of fat cells as well as increasing the breakdown of stored fat. It is thought that the composition of your gut’s microbiota may affect your weight due to the different types of bacteria in your stomach. Prebiotics are the healthy bacteria (probiotics) in your gut and CARRAGEEN aids their growth!
SEA MOSS and its effect on weight loss is still a new concept. Due to its high CARRAGEENAN content it may increase feelings of fullness, lower body fat, and improve your microbiota profile. Even though nutrition and exercise are key components of weight loss, supplements are a wonderful way to further assist your body in doing it’s job.