Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Sea Moss?
Sea Moss is considered by many to be a "superfood." It is a type of red algae that contains 90% of the minerals and vitamins that our bodies need for proper function. It is firm in texture and ranges in color from green, red, purple, brown and the most commonly seen color, golden white.
What are the benefits of Sea Moss?
Sea Moss offers many benefits as it contains 90% of the minerals and vitamins that our bodies need for proper function. It can be consumed or applied topically which can help to:
Promote a healthy thyroid
Support a healthy heart
Support a healthy immune system
Promote good digestion
Assist with weight loss by boosting metabolism
Deliver long-lasting energy
Support Bone Health
Improve the health of hair, skin and nail
Help to improve mental health
Sea Moss also contains anti-inflammatory properties making it a great post-workout for muscle and joint recovery!
What are the differences between the different colors?
All Sea Moss is full of beneficial minerals and nutrients and is commonly used to create a gel which has a wide array of traditional uses. Certain colors contain Phytonutrients which offer additional benefits that are unique to them.
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How do you use Sea Moss?
Sea Moss can be prepared in many ways, but it is most commonly used to create a gel which can be consumed or applied topically. Click here for easy to follow instructions for How to Prepare Sea Moss Gel.
In its gel form Sea Moss can be consumed on its own or added to your favorite smoothies, protein shakes, teas and juices. Due to its versatile texture and minimal taste, Sea Moss Gel can even be used as a salad dressing, dip for fruit, face mask, hair mask or as a vegan thickening agent when cooking soups and stews.
How long does Sea Moss last?
Dried Sea Moss has a shelf life of approximately one year when stored in a cool, dry and dark space. Sea Moss Gel should be made or purchased in small batches, as it is best when used within three weeks. It must be kept sealed and refrigerated. Please also use care to avoid cross contamination.
Please note: Sea Moss Gel has been known to vary in spoilage and is not intended to be stored but rather to be consumed. Signs of spoilage include an odd pungent aroma or taste, slimy coating on top layer and/or mold. If you find mold or suspect spoilage please discontinue use and reach out immediately.
Can you freeze Sea Moss?
Yes, freezing your Sea Moss Gel can dramatically extended the shelf life from 3 weeks to 3 months. If you have a lot of Sea Moss Gel and are worried about it going bad, we recommend scooping it into ice cube trays and freezing it.
Sea Moss ice cubes are so convenient and easy to add to your smoothies, soups or porridge. You can even rub them on your face in the mornings to help reduce puffiness, shrink pores and brighten your skin.
What is the recommended dosage? Is it the same for adults and children?
Sea Moss is an all natural herb that can be consumed by both, adults and children. As with all things, it should be consumed in moderation. We recommend consuming 1-2 tablespoons of Sea Moss Gel per day.
Please note: Before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or nutritionist. Individual results may vary, dependent on your health condition, diet and any other supplements or medications that you may be taking.
What is the difference between Sea Moss and Irish Moss?
Our Sea Moss grows in warm, tropical oceans and has thick, stick-like branches. Irish moss also known as Chondrus Crispus grows in colder, northern oceans and has flat curly leaves. Both are part of the red algae family which makes them very similar in nutritional value.
What does Sea Moss taste like?
Sea Moss itself does have a slight ocean fresh taste to it.
We suggest adding a squeeze of key lime juice when cleaning and preparing Sea Moss, this really helps to neutralize any ocean water smell and taste.
Which minerals does Sea Moss contain?
Some of the minerals that Sea Moss contains are Zinc, Iodine, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, B Complex Vitamins, Sodium, Sulphur and Silicon. It is a great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin K, Copper, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Protein, Beta Carotene, B Vitamins, Pectin, Taurine (an amino acid usually lacking in vegan and vegetarian diets) and Vitamin C. These are all essential nutrients that you need to support and maintain healthy bodily functions.
Where is your Sea Moss from?
Sea Moss grows along the rocky coast in the ocean. While there are many species that grow in various parts of the world, ours is sourced from the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, in St. Lucia 🇱🇨
Local divers hand-pick our Sea Moss and naturally harvest it in the ocean. It is then cleaned and sun-dried prior to packaging. There is no other human intervention or use of chemicals and pesticides. The ocean waters are also monitored and routinely tested for Heavy Metals such as Lead, Mercury, E.Coli, and more.
What species of Sea Moss do you sell?
We sell Genus Gracilaria Sea Moss. While there are thousands of different species of Sea Moss, Genus Gracilaria is one of the most popular and is grown in warm climates most notably around Jamaica and St. Lucia.
Where are you located?
The Sea Moss Guy is an e-commerce-based business. We offer Local Delivery within the Greater Toronto Area and various shipping options throughout North America. We operate out of a commercial kitchen that is set-up for production proposes only and unfortunately are unable to accommodate pickups at this. Please order online for home delivery or reach out to one of these retail locations directly, for purchase in-store