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What is Chondrus Crispus


Chondrus Crispus

Chondrus crispus is the scientific name for this red seaweed found in the mid-intertidal zone. The color of this plant ranges from yellow to green, with some varieties even having purplish tones.

Chondrus is usually most abundant 4-7 meters (13-23 feet) below mean low water, but it also grows at shallower depths or as deep as 38 meters, where the algae always remain entirely submerged.

Irish moss, or Chondrus crispus as it is appropriately called, can grow along the rocky parts of Europe and North America. It contains 55% polysaccharide carrageenan, which gives it its signature texture. Chondrus Crispus has nearly 10% protein and 15 % mineral matter.

Below, we list the vast array of minerals and vitamins that sea moss can provide you. Remember that, unlike allopathy, natural preparations depend upon your choice, so it is vital to conduct your research and see for yourself what suits you.

A 20 gram or four tablespoons of sea moss can provide you with the following:

Calories: 10

Protein: 0.5 grams

Total fat: 0 grams

Total carbs: 3 grams

Fiber: 0.5 grams

Total sugar: 0 grams

Calcium: 1% of the daily recommended intake

Iron: 10% of the daily recommended intake 

Magnesium: 7% of the daily recommended intake

Phosphorus: 2% of the daily recommended intake

Zinc: 4% of the daily recommended intake

Copper: 3% of the daily recommended intake

These stats support the potential benefits of sea moss should you incorporate it as a supplement. 

Sea moss supplements

You might be curious about how to utilize sea moss supplements and what way is best.

It is most frequently found as a dietary supplement. Additionally, companies market sea moss as a component of supplements that also contain burdock root, bladderwrack, and turmeric, saying that this combination improves joint, thyroid, digestive, and immune health.

It can be purchased in its raw form from some supplement businesses or as a gel or capsule. We at Melt Infusions have formulated a capsule with organic burdock root and bladderwrack, which we recommend you should take once or twice a day. 

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