Seamoss Benefits for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, women tend to become nutrient deficient and sometimes experience health difficulties. But, when consuming Sea Moss during pregnancy and throughout the postpartum period, there are many health benefits.

It is understood that it helps with the fetus’ development and keeps the mother healthy and strong. After the baby has been born, the Sea Moss continues to provide nutrients from the amniotic fluid during breastfeeding.

Among other nutrients, sea moss contains large amounts of minerals that nowaday very hard to find in food:

Iron

Iron is needed to produce healthy red blood cells for your client and the baby. It is not uncommon for pregnant women to suffer from anemia, a shortage of red blood cells, resulting from producing about 50% more blood than usual.

Zinc

A zinc deficiency can increase your risk for preterm birth or difficult labor.

Potassium

Potassium regulates the balance of fluids and electrolytes throughout the body. It is vital for supporting the increased blood volume during pregnancy.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is an essential mineral for making strong bones and supports health by supporting tissue repair, kidney function, and other essential body functions.

Calcium

Calcium is another important mineral for building healthy teeth and bones, as well as supporting the nervous system.

Iodine

Iodine regulates the thyroid, which is responsible for managing metabolism and ensuring the healthy growth of the baby. Iodine can also help with breastmilk production, as most women with low breastmilk supply are deficient in iodine.

Selenium

Selenium is also used to regulate thyroid function and act as an antioxidant that supports your immune system.

Manganese

Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is important for bone and tooth development as well as supporting the immune system. A vitamin C deficiency can make your body less able to absorb iron from your diet.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium from your diet that is used by your body. 

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential building block of the brain and eye tissue, as well as being an essential nutrient for maintaining health during pregnancy.

 

Seamoss can be consumed by tablet, powder or gel form. Only 2 tablespoons are needed a day. The gel can be eaten raw or added to smoothies, soups, or juice. 

Seamoss is a great option for women who choose not to take prenatal vitamins but it can also be taken along with prenatal vitamins.