Sea Moss

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HEATH BENEFITS OF PACIFIC SEA MOSS

 

Seaweed, or “sea vegetables”, are a type of sea algae that can be found growing along shorelines around the world. Generally, seaweed can be classified by color – red, green and brown. Biosea Health grows and harvests Pacific Sea Moss© or Kappaphycus alvarezii in pristine Pacific waters off the SouthEast Coast of the Philippines. Enjoy the health benefits of seaweed.

People are familiar with the dried, processed varieties commonly used in the making of salads, soups and sushi. However, they may not know this aquatic plant has a number of edible species, each with their own nutritional and health benefits.

Eastern cultures have acknowledged seaweed as a sustainable and nutrient rich food source for thousands of years. Backed by modern science, there is a growing movement to include seaweed in the Western diet in order to take advantage of the many health benefits.

 

  1. Pacific Sea Moss for Vision Health

Seaweed is a natural source of fucoxanthin. A carotenoid, a class of biological pigment that includes beta-carotene. Fucoxanthin is being actively researched for its many health benefits for vision support.  Sea moss and has antioxidant beta-carotene which neutralizes free radicals in the cornea and eyes.   It also can help the body control cholesterol and drusen production – drusen what causes macular degneneration.

 

  1. Potential Cancer-Fighting Properties

Perhaps the most exciting discovery about this compound is its anti-cancerous properties. Cancer is characterized by the growth of abnormal cells and there are more than 100 cancerous diseases. Fucoxanthin can disrupt the development of cancerous cells helping to slow the advance of the disease.

Many of the studies on fucoxanthin’s effects on cancer, focus on animal subjects. Scientists are excited by the prospect of developing cancer fighting medications from seaweeds for humans.

 

  1. Improved Heart Health and Blood Pressure Maintenance

According to the World Health Organization more than 1.13 billion people suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) and less than 1 in 5 have the condition under control. Hypertension forces the cardiovascular system to work harder, creating pressure within the heart and arteries that can reach dangerous levels.

Symptoms of high blood pressure can be easily ignored unless diagnosed by a medical professional. Known as “the silent killer”, it can cause dizziness, headaches, nose bleeds, vision changes, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting depending on the severity of the condition. Left uncontrolled, hypertension can lead to strokes, seizures, heart attacks, irregular heart rhythm, kidney damage, and blocked arteries, all of which can result in death.

 

  1. Full of Essential Minerals

Seaweed contains a number of essential minerals including potassium, copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and sodium. These minerals, as part of a healthy diet help to lower the risk of both high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. The ingestion of seaweed has been shown to improve the physical structure of the heart in rats.

Potassium especially has been recommended as an important element in helping to improve cardiovascular health. There are many ways to ingest the necessary amounts of potassium, however, 18 g of dried seaweed contains approximately the same amount of potassium as 700 g of spinach. More detail is provided in our Trace Elements in Seaweed analysis for Pacific Seamoss

 

  1. Full of Vitamins

The actual level of vitamins has been poorly studied but check out our vitamin Seaweed is Full of Vitamins analysis to see that depending on how the seaweed is harvested, and species may be 30% of your daily requirements of Vitamin B’s or Vitamin D’s

 

  1. Improves Liver Function and Structure

Primarily the liver filters blood coming from the digestive tract, metabolizes drugs and detoxifies chemicals. This important organ also produces proteins that aid in blood clotting.

Compromised liver function can result in a buildup of blood impurities. Chemicals, minerals, proteins, and nutrients that would normally be distributed through the body or filtered out as waste, instead of failing to reach their proper destinations. Sadly, many liver disorders and diseases do not present with outward symptoms until they have progressed further.

The fiber and nutrients contained in seaweed appear to help purify the digestive tract and improve cardiovascular health, which benefits the liver. Fucoxanthin has also been shown to improve the structure of the liver, as well as the heart.

 

  1. A Natural Way to Promote Thyroid Health

Seaweed contains a rich source of iodine which is necessary for thyroid health. The thyroid produces hormones which help to regulate many of the body’s metabolic functions, such as brain development, temperature, heart rate, cholesterol, menstrual cycles, and breathing.

A common source of iodine in the Western diet is iodized table salt. For those watching their sodium intake, even small amounts of added salt can be detrimental. Instead, the ingestion of seaweed can provide most, if not all, of the recommended daily intake. However, too much seaweed can lead to an over-saturation of iodine, so moderation is encouraged.

 

  1. Supports Digestive Health and Regularity

In 2008 the recommended daily intake of fiber was 25g for females and 38g for males. As little as 8g of seaweed a day could provide 12.5% of this need. Increased fiber helps the body to flush out toxins and waste, including excess fats.

Prebiotics are food for the microflora inside the human digestive tract. These foods are often high in fiber, making seaweed an optimal source. Probiotics are foods that contain live microorganisms that maintain or improve microflora. Though research is still exploring the benefits of prebiotics, healthy adults can safely add this natural digestive aid to their diet.

Depending on amount consumed, seaweed is very high in soluble and insoluble fibre. Details are on the label

  1. Assists in Controlling Hunger Which Can Aid in Weight Loss

Obesity is a major health concern around the world, especially in industrialized nations. Maintaining a balanced BMI amongst all of life’s other responsibilities can be a challenge for even the most dedicated.

Besides being beneficial to your digestive tract, fiber is a great way to stave off hunger. Fiber lacks calories while also filling the stomach and providing nutrients. Seaweed, already a low-calorie food, is also high in soluble fiber (36.4%) and other nutrients. In addition, the fucoxanthin in seaweed has been shown to aid in weight loss in rats who had been fed a high-calorie diet compared.

  1. Aids in Controlling Blood Sugar and may reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Seaweed’s high fiber composition, nutritional content, and prebiotic properties may promote digestive, liver, thyroid and cardiovascular health. Working in concert, these systems can foster healthy insulin production and blood sugar levels. Enjoy the health benefits of seaweed.

Lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise and genetic predisposition, can affect any of these systems singularly or collectively. Drug reactions, injury, and physical changes to the body such as pregnancy or cancer can also affect how the body processes glucose and produces insulin.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the cells become resistant to insulin and the pancreas is unable to overcome this resistance. Insulin then needs to be introduced into the body to balance glucose levels in the blood. Lifestyle and diet changes can assist the body in stabilizing glucose to insulin levels.

Research has shown that the fucoxanthin lowered the blood glucose, plasma insulin, and water intake in diabetic mice. One human-trial study reported a decrease in body weight that may have been related to the presence of fucoxanthin. The potential benefits for diabetics is high and could prove to help those not affected by the disease to lessen their susceptibility.

  1. Boosts the Immune System and Anti-Aging

The not so humble “sea vegetables” is a nutrient-dense part of the average diet in Japan, Korea and China – nations which have been the focus of many recent health studies. It has long been noted by science and the healthcare community that these cultures have extended longevity and overall health when compared to the West.

Seaweed is full of antioxidants which may protect cells from internal and external free radicals. The cancer fighting properties of fucoxanthin may also assist the body in fighting signs of aging created by irregular cell development. These products may have also, anti-inflammatory properties. Skin care products and healthcare techniques which use seaweeds can be found throughout Asia and are steadily making their way around the world.

 

  1. Improves brain function

Seaweed is being studied for improved brain function and helps with dementia.

 

  1. Reduces Hangovers

There is good evidence seaweed assists in reducing hangovers

We make no medical claims.  But we all understand seaweed is healthy.  What you may not know is that peer reviewed scientific papers have shown in countless studies on humans, animals and in test tubes that seaweed is healthy. Biosea Health provides seaweed as a simple way to consume food.  Simply good healthy food.

References

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 5 in

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Detail Description and details
Capsule Size 630 mg (0.63g) of dry Pacific Seamoss
Recommended daily consumption Recommended minimum intake is 2.5 gm per day, i.e. 3 to 4 tablets (or the powder 1/2 teaspoon) . Suggested to eat 2 capsules with your morning meal, and 2 with your evening food. It may also be consumed as a single serving at any time. For the first week, take only 2 capsules per day to let your gut microbiome get used to the extra fiber.
If your weight is greater than 90kg, you may wish to increase consumption to 6 capsules or more.
The container contains 90 capsules – enough for 3 per day for 30 days
Batch number Batch numbers of the capsules is on the bottom of the package
Best by date We recommend that the product is consumed within 3 months of the date of manufacture to ensure freshness of product although sealed it will last 2 years.
Use by date The use by date is 24 months from date of manufacture. The product will not degrade if kept sealed and dry.
Moisture Control A small moisture packet is in the container. Do not consume this package. Pacific Sea Moss is hydrodroscopic – i.e. it adsorbs moisture. Keep the container firmly sealed at all times except getting capsules out of the container.
Ingredients Pacific Seamoss Kappaphycus alvarezii. More details of Pacific Seamoss can be found on the FAQ – what is Pacific Seamoss (click here)
NB: The capsule is currently made with gelatin but will be changed to a vegan material.
The product is also available as a powder.
Interaction with high blood pressure medication The amount of the natural carrageenan polysaccharide in Pacific Seamoss is about 25%. The total amount of carrageenan in 2.5 gm of Pacific Seamoss is therefore very low. Carrageenan seems to reduce blood pressure (hypertension). Monitor your blood pressure, especially if you are taking hypertension medicines such as captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others. The potassium level is about 10% of RDI and a few medicines advise against excess potassium consumption.
Interactions with medicines by mouth The carrageenan in Pacific Seamoss is a gel and may interact with oral drugs. Take the tablets at least one hour after any medication.
Interactions with Anticogaulant / Antiplatelet drugs Carrageenan “might” slow blood clotting. Avoid medications that also slow clotting as the combination might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Seaweed contains approximately 11% of RDA (RDI) of Potassium.
Advise your doctor if you are taking other medications, even though Pacific SeaMoss is a food and generally regarded as safe.
Allergenic warnings Do not consume if you have a seafood allergy. While we take every precaution, seaweed is grown in the ocean and it may be there are tiny molluscs or shellfish that are not removed during the harvest and cleaning process. There are no specific details of allergies with Pacific Seamoss. It has about 25% sulfated carbohydrate (carrageenan) and there are some reported instances of feeling bloated. For information on FODMAP see this FAQ
Nutrients Pacific Seamoss is full of nutrients. A typical analysis is contained in the following tables:
Click here for total Macro Nutrients of Pacific Seamoss
Click here for Amino Acid content of Pacific Sea Moss
Click here for Nutrients in Pacific Sea Moss We Can Get
Fiber analysis The level of fiber is about 28% and 2.5 gm of tablets will constitute approximately 5% of daily requirements. The approximate amount will be equivalent to a couple of teaspoons of of a widely used commercial psyllium product.
Warnings and Advisory statements While 2.5 grams of dry seaweed is equivalent to a plateful of fresh seaweed, increasing the daily consumption from 3 to 10 capsules will not be harmful. However with any change of diet there will be some effect on your digestive system and associated stools.
Do not change any of your medications if you consume Pacific Sea Moss
Pacific Seamoss is a food.
The author Michael Palin says “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.”
No Health Claims Biosea Health makes no health claims for our product. We will point out that multiple researchers in multiple countries have investigated and reported in peer reviewed publications potential health benefits of consumption of seaweed.
Country of Origin Philippines. (See the FAQ for area of production.)
Halal The product is in the process to be formally certified..
ISO22000 The product is in a process to be formally certified for the food preparation and certification for HACCP and ISO22000.
Vegan / Vegetarian Pacific Seamoss is contained in a gel capsule. This gelatin capsule is made from beef. We are moving to source vegan capsules. Alternatively consume 2.5g of powder daily. The powder is salty and will taste of sea.
Organic The farm and the method is fully organic, and the farming process has passed all evaluations. The whole product will be re-submitted to OCCP for an annual organic certification in 2021
Non GMO BioSeaHealth has no exposure to any GMO. GMO methods are banned under UN ocean principals.,
Gluten Free Seaweed does not have any gluten. The product is encapsulated in a production facility for food and dietary supplements.
Fresh equivalent 2.5 gm of dry seaweed (at <2% moisture) is equivalent to a small desert bowl of seaweed.fresh equivalent of dry seaweed Disposal of seaweed and containers Dispose of the into your waste bin / system. As seaweed is hydroscopic, recyclable packets do not prevent moisture ingress. Dispose of the moisture packet into the waste system If you choose not to consume the Pacific Sea Moss can we suggest give to a friend for their use. Otherwise please dispose of in your compost, green waste recycling system. Do not dispose of the Pacific Sea Moss in waterways or in the ocean. It is a plant material, and as algae, may grow if provided the right environmental conditions. Storage Keep in cool and dry conditions. Keep in temperatures under 30o degrees. Keep the lid on firmly after opening. Pacific Seamoss is highly hydroscopic.(I.e. will adsorb water from the air.) Sustainable production Pacific Seamoss is grown under the principles of ASC-ASR for responsible sustainable farming. No treatments have been applied to the seaweed. Pacific Sea Moss label is correct at the time of posting (Nov 2020). The information on the website is the most recent and should there be any discrepancy between the printed information on the packaging, then this takes precedence over the printed material. (version 4.0 Nov 2020)

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