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4 Science-Backed Benefits of Spirulina—the most nutrient dense algae on the planet!

First consumed by the Aztecs in the 14th century, Spirulina regained popularity when NASA proposed growing it in space for consumption by the astronauts. This blue-green algae is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One tablespoon of Spirulina packs a whopping 4g of protein, 2mg of Iron, 13.7mg of Magnesium, 95mg of Potassium, 0.4mg of Copper, Vitamin B1, B2 and B3. It also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as traces of Zinc, Manganese, Selenium and Calcium. Spirulina Benefits Apart from its nutrient-rich profile, Spirulina boasts quite a few health benefits that might just change your life. From its anti-inflammatory benefits, to its ability to fight anemia—this blue-green algae is a powerhouse superfood.  1. Anti-Inflammatory Whenever...

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Why does your gut absolutely love Sea Moss?

If you've ever consumed Sea Moss, either in pill or gel—you know exactly what I'm talking about! All over the web, Sea Moss is highly touted for its amazing effects on the digestive system. Today, we're going to explore why and try to get a greater understanding of this powerful red algae. In previous blog posts, I've elaborated on the broad spectrum of nutrients in Sea Moss (Irish Moss). On this occasion, I'm going to focus mainly on one—prebiotics. Sea Moss is packed with it!  While most people are familiar with probiotics, very few are aware of pre-biotics and what they actually do. Let's break them down. What's the difference between Pre-Biotics and Pro-Biotics? Pro-biotics, are healthy digestive bacteria that...

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Sea Moss dissolves Mucus from the Body | Fact or Fiction?

If you've been doing any research on this wonderful red algae, you've likely come across the claim that Sea Moss helps to dissolve excess mucus from the body. Some even go as far as to say, it dissolves all the mucus.....I don't ascribe to this line of thought.  From the medical research I've done, the body needs a certain amount of mucus to function. Mucus helps the body in two ways—first, it creates a layer of protection that acts as a selective barrier or lubricant allowing us to live alongside harmful microbes. Second, when harmful microbes do break through the protective layer of mucus and enter our body—mucus clings to them and it is expelled as phlegm. Now that we've...

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Sea Moss linked to a Healthier Thyroid | What’s the Connection?

According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. Currently 20 million Americans suffer with Thyroid issues, 60% of them are completely unaware! Sadly, the overwhelming majority are women. They are 8 times more likely than men to be affected. Though the exact cause of Thyroid disorders are currently unknown, there are a few options that help us fight this condition. What is the Thyroid? Before we get into the juicy stuff, we first need to understand the Thyroid and its many functions. This small gland in the middle of the lower neck produces a hormone that manipulates every organ, tissue and cell in the body. If you're wondering,...

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Sea Moss and Skin Health | Get your glow back!

As I was browsing articles and reading up on superfoods, I couldn't help but wonder--why is skin care so often overlooked? Every new superfood touts crazy benefits for cholesterol, weight management, even blood pressure, but not many truly aid skin health. I'm all for the internals--however healthy skin goes quite a long way. It's the first thing people notice, the first thing you see when you look in the mirror--it's no accident healthy skin is linked to increased self confidence. I don't know about you, but I sure can benefit from any confidence boost I get. Hence the reason I was so passionate to share this information with you. As I did the research on Sea Moss, I literally got...

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