Sea moss is about 80% water. It provides carbohydrates, small amounts of protein and fat, and some vitamins and minerals. It's also a source of iodine.
People use sea moss for fatigue, iodine deficiency, muscle strength, pain, quality of life, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse sea moss with other types of seaweed. Also don't confuse it with algin or carrageenan. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SEA MOSS overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Sea moss is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if sea moss is safe to use as medicine while pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Thyroid problems: Sea moss contains iodine. Iodine might make thyroid problems worse.
Amiodarone (Cordarone) interacts with SEA MOSS
Amiodarone contains iodine. Sea moss also contains iodine. Taking sea moss along with amiodarone might increase the levels of iodine in the blood. Too much iodine in the blood can cause side effects that affect the thyroid.
Medications for an overactive thyroid (Antithyroid drugs) interacts with SEA MOSS
Sea moss contains iodine. Iodine can increase or decrease thyroid function. Taking sea moss along with medications for an overactive thyroid might change the effects of these medications.
Thyroid hormone interacts with SEA MOSS
Sea moss contains iodine. Iodine can increase or decrease thyroid function. Taking sea moss along with thyroid hormone medications might change the effects of these medications.
Be cautious with this combination
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