Sea moss contains prebiotic qualities and is rich in soluble fiber. Probiotic bacteria in the gut feed on soluble fiber. Feeding the good bacteria in your GI tract removes undesirable bacteria that causes ailments. Sea Moss Gel has many uses in maintaining mental and physical health. Yes, health is wealth so we must make building up immunity a priority!
Sea Moss Gel:
- Is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, Calcium, Copper, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc.
- Is an immune system booster
- Relieves joint, skin and muscle pain
- Assists with fungal, bacterial and viral infections
- Reduces inflammation and thyroid-related issues
- Is great for expecting and new moms
- Acts as an appetite suppressant aiding in weight loss
- Acts as a decongestant by dissolving mucus due to its chlorophyll, Omega 3 fatty acids, and potassium chloride content.
Now that we got the benefits of sea moss out the way, let's dive into the preparation process of the Sea Moss Gel.
Raw dried sea moss is usually not pre-rinsed before it's packaged. The first step in preparing your sea moss is to thoroughly rinse the salt and debris off using filtered water. By debris I mean anything that can attach itself to the moss while growing in the sea (seaweed, sand and seashells). Once rinsed it's ready to be soaked. I usually soak my sea moss in the refrigerator using alkaline water for no less than 18-hours, changing out the water about half way through. During the soaking process you may add fresh lime or lemon juice/slices to the water. After soaking, pour off all the water and set aside until the elderberry tea/water is ready.
Preparing the elderberry tea/water is the easiest step here. I bring 3 tablespoons of the dried berries and 2.5 cups of alkaline water to a boil. Once it begins to boil, I remove the pot from the burner and allow the contents to steep for 5 hours (at least a 30 minutes steep time is recommended). You can get creative at this step by adding cinnamon sticks and ginger root while boiling for flavor. Once the mixture has cooled, strain the tea/water into a glass container and add honey to sweeten. If you have a high-powered blender, you may blend all the contents together with the sea moss, personally I prefer to strain.
Now comes the fun part! Combine soaked sea moss and 1 cup of the elderberry tea/water to blender and blend for about 2-minutes. Check the consistency at this point, if it's too thick you can add additional liquid, start by adding 1/4 cup portions, and continue to blend. Once the gel is to your liking, pour into a mason jar for storage in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Another option is to portion off 2-tablespoons of the gel into an ice tray and freeze. This can be stored in a closed glass jar in the freezer for 3-months. It is recommended to consume 1-2 tablespoons daily.
Elderberry Sea Moss Preparation Instructions
1. Rinse raw sea moss with filtered water then place in a large bowl and cover with alkaline, spring, or purified water to soak for 12-24 hours. Drain water and set expanded sea moss aside.
2. Heat 2.5 cups of alkaline, spring, or purified water plus the elderberry pack in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then remove from burner to steep for at least 30 minutes.
3. Transfer expanded sea moss and 1 cup of elderberry water to a blender and blend until smooth. You may add an additional liquid for a looser gel. Fill mason jar and store in refrigerator for 3-4 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
Disclaimer - The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.