What is Sea Moss?
Sea moss, also commonly known as Irish moss, is having a moment. While wellness enthusiasts are fans of adding the superfood to their smoothies for decades, it's also becoming an increasingly popular skincare ingredient.
Thanks to the high vitamin and mineral content of sea moss, it has benefits both when ingested or applied topically. According to Spate's January 2021 Top Rising Ingredients Report, searches for sea moss have seen 207.7% steady growth over the past couple of years.
While many people are catching on to this ingredient in 2021, sea moss gel is used in traditional drinks and food in the Caribbean and Ireland.
Immune System Benefits
Your body requires more than vitamins alone to maintain a healthy immune system. Not only does Sea moss contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, but it also has other valuable properties that support your immune system. Sea moss’s different properties make it an antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and an anticoagulant. You can see why coastal communities have used Sea moss for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years with all those attributes.