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How Sea Moss Can Benefit Your Skin

What Is Sea Moss?

Sea moss is a form of seaweed or algae. It can be found along the Atlantic coasts, mainly between Europe and North America. There is a variety of colors, such as black, brown, red, purple, yellow, and green. This edible plant can be added to many drinks and foods, especially the red variety called Irish moss. In addition, people often use its gel for many skincare products and routines. In the next sections, we’ll show you more information about the benefits of sea moss on skin health. [1]

Nutrients in Sea Moss

Sea moss is rich in a lot of minerals and vitamins. In general, they are naturally low in sugar, fat, and calories. 100 grams of sea moss provides:

– Protein: 0.5 g

– Calories: 10

– Carbohydrates: 3 g

– Fat: 0 g

– Sugar: 0 g

– Fiber: 0.5 g

– Iron: 10 percent of the daily recommended intake (DRI)

– Calcium: 1 percent of the DRI

– Phosphorus: 2 percent of the DRI

– Magnesium: 7 percent of the DRI

– Copper: 3 percent of the DRI

– Zinc: 4 percent of the DRI

Sea moss also contains antioxidants and iodine, a nutrient needed for thyroid functions. [2]