What are the 92 minerals found in Sea moss?

What are the 92 minerals found in Sea moss?

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It’s likely you’ve heard that sea moss contains 92 of the 102 minerals our body needs -how true is that? And what does it mean? Seamoss’ brilliantly high mineral content is why it’s becoming known to be one of the most mineral dense superfoods in the Western World -what exactly are these minerals? We wanted to highlight exactly what they are and how they are used by the body to support you.

What are the minerals in seamoss?

First, it's important to explain that the actual mineral content of seamoss is dependent on the environment, which is why it’s important to source good quality seamoss (read more here about how ours is sourced). Harvesting technique, style of storage, and preparation methods all count for the final nutrient content.  

However, it is possible to state the most common minerals found in all seamoss, independent of these factors. Let’s look at a small selection of the most beneficial to us;

Iodine: Sea moss is particularly known for its high iodine content, which is essential for proper thyroid function.

Calcium: Important for bone health and various physiological processes.

Magnesium: Plays a crucial role in muscle and nerve function, as well as bone health.

Potassium: Essential for maintaining proper electrolyte balance, supporting heart health, and regulating blood pressure.

Zinc: Involved in immune function, wound healing, and DNA synthesis.

Sulfur: A component of certain amino acids and vitamins, contributing to overall health.

Phosphorus: Important for bone and teeth formation, as well as energy metabolism.

Iron: Essential for oxygen transport in the blood and overall energy metabolism.

Some other of the 92 minerals in seamoss are trace and found in much smaller quantities, these can include;

Selenium: A trace element with antioxidant properties, important for immune function.

Copper: Essential for the formation of red blood cells and maintenance of bone health.

Manganese: Involved in bone formation, blood clotting, and reducing inflammation.

Fluorine: Important for dental health and the formation of tooth enamel.

Chromium: Involved in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.

Molybdenum: Plays a role in the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids.

The 10 elusive minerals missing from seamoss include; Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, xenon, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zirconium.

Many sources have demonstrated that the high mineral content of seamoss is beneficial for energy, metabolism, immune health, gut health, thyroid health and healthy skin and hair!

What affects the mineral content of seamoss?  

The mineral content of seamoss, as with any plant, is influenced by several factors, including the species and type of sea moss, the geographic location where it is harvested, and the environmental conditions of its growth. Different species of sea moss may inherently possess varying mineral profiles.

The specific mineral content can also be significantly impacted by the marine ecosystem in which the sea moss thrives, as minerals from the surrounding water are absorbed by the algae.

The cleanliness and nutrient composition of the water, as well as exposure to sunlight, can also influence the overall mineral content.

Harvesting practices and post-harvest processing methods may also play a role in determining the final mineral composition of sea moss.

Our own seamoss here at Oneself is wildcrafted in a clean and reliable environment off the coast of caribbean. We process it in a way that preserves the mineral content as much as possible.  

Why should I supplement with seamoss?

There’s a reason seamoss is such a popular choice of supplementation. As we’ve seen, It’s bursting with essential minerals (despite the fact it may not always be true that there are 92 effective minerals present), and through this it can support people with common complaints related to mineral deficiencies, such as fatigue, muscle weakness, and immune system imbalances. This mineral content can also contribute to improved skin health, enhanced energy levels, and overall well-being.

Dr Sebi, a world leading researcher of seamoss, has one of our favourite articles on the subject, exploring the different benefits of each powerful nutrient in seamoss.  

The mineral content in seamoss is generally well known, well accepted, and well loved. Even Forbes has expressed its love for this amazing plant! We’ve also had over 1,000 reviews from you guys on our sea moss - results vary for everyone, naturally, but a lot of you have been taking sea moss regularly for its mineral content, including Mags who gave us a glowing 5 stars and tells us her sea moss gel is good for “achieving optimal health and getting natural minerals that you won't get anywhere else”.  









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