There are several superfoods that originate from the sea, but two of them stand out as particularly interesting for thyroid function, Bladderwrack and Sea moss. They also have many other benefits. Bladderwrack is used in cooking in Japan, and as a flavouring in European cuisine. Sea moss, also called Irish moss, has been used to help with malnutrition as it’s rich in vitamins and minerals. Read on for these Top 5 Benefits of Bladderwrack and Sea Moss!
1. Help with thyroid disorders
Both Bladderwrack and Sea moss are particularly useful in case of hypothyroidism. They both contain hormone precursors that help the body to produce thyroid hormones. They also contain high levels of iodine, which further supports thyroid hormone production.
2. Enhances metabolism
By stimulating thyroid function, they indirectly help boost metabolism. They are therefore a good addition to a weight-loss diet.
3. Good for respiratory health
Irish moss has traditionally been used to treat pneumonia, and thanks to its high potassium content, helps to dissolve phlegm, catarrh and reduce inflammation.
4. Supports digestive health
Thanks to their rich fibre content, and alginic acid, they help relieve constipation, imbalanced digestion, and also help with gastric ulcers and colon cancer.
Bladderwrack contains a specific type of polysaccharide called ‘fucoidan’ that appears to be effective in cancer treatment. Fucoidan enhances the immune system, and inhibits the formation of vessels used by tumour cells to feed them nutrients and oxygen.