By Kwame Ismail Nkurunziza
After learning about the nutrition and medicinal benefits of sea moss, a type of seaweed, the first thing I asked myself is how I could get it. It did not take long until I found out it was going to be hard. Fast-forward to early this year when a friend who knew about my struggle with chronic pain told me about a guy who sells sea moss in Kiwatule at an affordable price, I could not wait to check it out.
One week after making my first purchase, I started noticing an increase in my energy levels and inflammation had almost disappeared. Did sea moss magically fix my over ten years’ painful joint problem? Although I was pleasantly surprised with the new energy level, I did not really want to believe a few spoonfuls of sea moss had fixed something I had tried to treat all those years.
After the third week of religiously adding sea moss to my tea and smoothies, I wanted to find out if there is truth to videos online by people who say sea moss boosts one’s sexual drive. So, does sea moss work as a natural Viagra? Let me just say that if you are single, go slow on it.
This is what scientists say about sea moss
According to an article recently published by the Chicago Tribune, sea moss is packed with essential minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin 2, vitamin c, zinc, iodine, zinc, iron, and fibre. It also contains anti-bacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sea moss also contains many amino acids which help to fight common infections and viruses like flu.
According to Hillary Ceere, a nutritionist, sea moss is a great source of selenium, potassium, and magnesium. It is also said to have benefits on thyroid function and the digestive system.
Mark Moyad the director of preventative and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School says some of the reasons it may help with thyroid function is because it is packed with iodine which is often used to treat thyroid disorders. The author of the Supplement Handbook however cautions pregnant women to consult their doctor before incorporating it into their diet.
Reality television superstar Kim Kardashian last year told millions of her online followers that she adds it to her smoothies. Sea moss which is rich in sulphur when used can eliminate unwanted microorganisms that lead to acne and it also moisturizes your skin. Furthermore, it contains collagen, which can keep your skin looking young and healthy
Lastly, sea moss contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium that act as mood boosters.
If you are interested in buying sea moss in small or large quantity you can reach him through his Facebook page Seamoss Uganda where he posts sea moss-relate content.
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