Uncovering the Truth - Can Seamoss Really Help You Lose Weight?

Uncovering the Truth - Can Seamoss Really Help You Lose Weight?

From celebrities to health gurus, they are all claiming this natural superfood can help you lose weight? The internet has been on a seamoss craze but what really is seamoss and how can we benefit from it?

Seaweed? Seamoss? Sea algae? 

Seamoss is essentially a type of seaweed but think of it as the mother plant. Seamoss contains 92 minerals out of the 102 minerals the human body needs to function, a power house for sure. 

The Big Claim, Does it Really Work for Weight Loss?

The idea of seamoss being a weight loss aid comes from its high iodine content, which helps your thyroid work more efficiently and speeds up your metabolism. Seamoss has high amounts of fibre, which helps you feel fuller for longer and massively aids your digestion. And the abundance of vitamins and minerals? A boost to your overall energy levels and mood, which in turn means more movement, a better mood and yes of course a result of making weight loss and easier concept. 

So What Does Science Say?

While there's not a mass amount of research specifically on sea moss and weight loss, some studies suggest it can be beneficial.  

Seamoss is full of fibre, which can help you feel full for longer and in turn helps you consume fewer calories. Studies show that eating more fibre can help you lose weight by controlling your appetite and keeping your blood sugar in check.

Sea moss also has high iodine content, which is essential for balancing thyroid hormones that control the way your metabolism works. A better metabolism leads to more efficient calorie burning, fat utilisation, and appetite regulation, all of which contribute to weight loss.

Should I Try Seamoss?

Within 2-3 days you will feel a boost in your energy levels. At Herbal Quarters we offer a range of flavoured gels to suit your preferences.

If the gel texture is not for you then we also have a liquid formula, perfect for on the go and hiding in your favourite drink.

Remember, there's no magic fix for weight loss. Focus on healthy habits like eating a balanced diet, staying active, and listening to your body. Sea moss can be a part of that journey, but it's just one piece of the puzzle.

As with any supplement, it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before adding seamoss into your routine, especially if you have underlying health concerns. 


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