Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS SEA MOSS?
Irish sea moss is a superfood and type of red algae found in the waters of the Caribbean and waters of Ireland. For hundreds of years it has been used for medicinal purposes, it got its name because it was often used as a source of nutrients and food during the Irish Potato famine of the 1800s. Irish sea moss contains high amounts of certain nutrients, including folate, vitamin K, iron, iodine, magnesium, calcium and many more for a total of 92 of the 102 minerals the body needs to function.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS WITH SEA MOSS?
Promotes healthy skin (helps fight skin disorders like eczema & acne)
Promotes healthy hair (improves condition of your scalp for healthy hair)
Promotes healthy nails (strengthens connective tissue & increase nail regeneration)
Promotes healthy teeth (strengthens teeth enamel, fight tooth decay & gingivitis)
Promotes natural weight loss
Helps your body build muscle
Helps build a healthy immune system
Boost Your Energy Levels
Helps balance Thyroid Hormones and promote thyroid health
Vitamin-rich and contains 90% of nutrients our bodies need
It has anti-aging, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory antimicrobial and antiviral properties
ARE THERE REALLY 92 OF THE 102 MINERALS YOUR BODY REQUIRES IN SEA MOSS??? WHAT ARE THEY??
• Potassium (K)
• Iodine (I)
• Calcium (Ca)
• Folate (C19H19N7O6)
• Iron (Fe)
• Zinc (Zn)
• Copper (Cu)
• Sodium (Na)
• Boron (B)
• Soluble Potash (K2O)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Manganese (Mn)
• Phosphoric Acid (P2O5)
• Selenium (Se)
• Sulfur (S)
• Dietary Fiber
• B-complex vitamins
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin B
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin F
• Vitamin K
• Alginic Acid (C6H11No6)n
• Mannitol (C6H14O6)
• Laminarin (C6H10O5)x
• Nitrogen (N)
• Omega 3
• Omega 6
• Omega 9
• and Many MORE!
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IRISH SEA MOSS & SEA MOSS?
Irish Sea Moss is a popular name for sea moss; it gained recognition after the Irish potato famine in the 1800's. The Irish would eat sea moss that washed up on their shores and survived, research later revealed the 92 minerals and other properties that allowed people to survive. There is no relative difference between Sea Moss farmed in different parts of the world, the biggest differentiator is the level of pollutants and healthy marine life in the water where it is grown.
ARE ALL SEA MOSS CREATED EQUAL?
The greatest component to growing rich-nutritionally packed Sea Moss is a healthy marine life. Sea Moss grows and is farmed in the water; the healthier the local marine life and less pollutants in the water, the greater the value of nutrition in the Sea Moss. Once the Sea Moss is picked it must be properly cleaned, prepared and dried for packaging and distribution. It is crucial to maintain discipline and integrity to properly execute each of these steps and ensure the Sea Moss will remain fresh and maintain high quality until prepared in its gel form for distribution.
WHY ISLE OF SPICE SEA MOSS?
Our Sea Moss comes direct from farm-to-table so we control the entire process of farming, picking, preparing, packaging and shipping our Sea Moss directly to our consumers. As a Black-Family owned business ISLE OF SPICE maintains an integrity of discipline and care to properly treat this superfood and prepare it for maximum results to our consumer.
Marine life in Grenada thrives because of the restrictions against fishing and environmentally dangerous activities; this has created an ideal ecosystem for Sea Moss rich in minerals and nutrients to grow. Along with the lowest levels of pollution in the Carribean (50% less polluted than popular islands throughout Caribbean), Grenada is an ideal place to grow and farm nature's superfood. At Isle of Spice we are well aware of the benefits of the robust waters which is why our Sea Moss is grown at Carriacou, Grenada. The sister island of Grenada with a population size of 9,500 people.
HOW LONG WILL DRIED SEA MOSS LAST? GEL? PILLS?
When Sea Moss is properly cleaned, dried and stored it can last for up to 6 months. However, if the Sea Moss is not properly dried for example and maintains moisture when packaged, that moisture will result in a much shorter lifespan for the Sea Moss. Once ISLE OF SPICE SEA MOSS arrives to our consumers the Sea Moss will have a lifespan of 4-6 months.
Sea Moss Gel will typically have a 4-6 week lifespan depending how it is packaged and stored. Our Sea Moss is sealed and refrigerated immediately after preparation to maintain its freshness and quality. This is the ideal method to ingest Sea Moss as it immediately enters your system from the mucus glands in the mouth.
Sea Moss pills are basically powdered Sea Moss, it has been dried and grinded into a powdered form. Typically it lasts for up to one year in this form but takes longer to enter the system as your body must break down the pill or the mixture that has the powder before receiving it into the system.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE SEA MOSS GEL?
Sea Moss may be ingested directly in its gel form or added to your favorite smoothie, tea, coffee favorite drink or foods like apple sauce and oatmeal; our Sea Moss is tasteless with a gelatin-like texture. Once added to your drink or food it will add a boost of nutrients towards reaching your daily health goals.
It can also be used to thicken foods. Sea Moss is often called “vegan gelatin”. It's perfect for thickening soups, stews, hummus, drinks, ice cream, and more
HOW DOES IT SMELL? TASTE?
While some Sea Moss brands have been said to have a ‘fishy’ odor, at ISLE OF SPICE SEA MOSS our Sea Moss is odorless unless you purchase one of our infused flavors ie Cinnamon or Blueberry gel (coming soon). Our Sea Moss has no taste unless purchasing an infused gel, its texture feels similar to a gelatin making it easy to ingest on its own.
WHAT IS THE DAILY SERVING SIZE FOR SEA MOSS GEL?
For adults 2-3 tablespoons of gel a day are recommended and for minors 5 and under, 1 tablespoon is the recommended daily limit.
WHEN WILL I SEE EFFECTS OF SEA MOSS?
Sea Moss helps to solve many issues and will have several desirable effects on the human body. If you are looking for an increase in energy you may start to notice changes in a few days depending on other factors such as diet, rest and exercise. For more severe conditions and ailments it may take a few weeks for the nutrients to begin to reverse the effects of the condition/ailment. Please be mindful that Sea Moss acts as a great superfood and supplement to add to your diet, but without proper diet, exercise and rest it will not yield maximum results.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ME ORDER?
Our Sea Moss Gel is made to order and will ship within 2-4 business days. We primarely use USPS for all shipments and lead time is between 3-7 days depending on state.