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Frequently asked questions

What is sea moss?


Sea moss is a type of algae which has been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. Found and consumed in places such as along the coast of Ireland, North and South America, as well as the Caribbean, sea moss has been utilized as a medicinal component for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments from low libido, to aches and coughs.




What is GOLD COAST SEA MOSS?


Gold Coast Sea Moss are sustainable, ethically sourced, wildcrafted sea moss of the highest quality chosen for their potency, efficacy and healing benefits to our community.




What are the benefits of sea moss?


When Ingested.. .When made into a gelatin-like consistency and added to foods like your morning smoothie, sea moss can soothe the respiratory tract and digestive tract, says Foroutan. (It doesn't have much flavor, so it should just contribute to creating a thick texture.) This might be due in part to the fact that, like aloe and okra, Irish moss is a mucilaginous food, which mucus-like texture (sticky, thick) can double as a remedy for irritation. This snotty- substance also dissolves in water, so sea moss can tend to act like a soluble fiber. Remember: soluble fibers dissolve in water and become a soft-gel that keeps you full and helps stool move through the GI tract. Sea moss is also a prebiotic, which is a type of dietary fiber that's essentially fertilizer for probiotics (healthy bacteria in your gut) and, thus, helps further support digestion. Although low in calories—49 per 100g, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—sea moss is loaded with key minerals such as folate, which is essential for prenatal health and development. It's also high in iodine, which is "is important for promoting the development of normal breast tissue," says Foroutan. "Iodine is [also] super fuel for the thyroid." Iodine helps the thyroid run properly and make thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism, encourage bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy, among many other important functions, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Related: The Best Prenatal Vitamins, According to Ob-Gyns—Plus, Why You Need Them In the First Place) Also, because sea moss is high in immune-boosting nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, it may also support the immune system and help you fight off cold and flu symptoms, adds Foroutan. One 2015 study on rats found that sea moss' prebiotic effects improved their gut microbiome, which led to heightened immunity. (Speaking of which, did you know that your gut microbiome can also impact your happiness?) When applied topically... Sea moss offers antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can help with issues like acne and aging skin, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "It's rich in sulfur, which is known to lower levels of microorganisms on the skin and soothe inflammation." "Sea moss also contains vitamins and minerals like magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help to hydrate and promote healthy skin cell function," he adds. While there's no scientific evidence on the amount of sea moss you should look for in a product to reap the skin benefits, it's best to use it topically so your skin can absorb the vitamins and minerals. (Related: These Seaweed Facial Products Will Give You Glowing Skin) While all these potential pros are exciting, it's important to keep in mind that there isn't a lot of concrete evidence (yet!) backing the benefits of sea moss. In fact, there's very little research on the ingredient in general, and this might be due to the fact that algae (including sea moss) are difficult to study. The nutritional properties (vitamins and minerals) vary by location and season—plus, it's hard to determine how well the body absorbs the nutrients in algae and how its metabolized overall, according to an article in the Journal of Applied Phycology. But, again, other cultures have believed in it for years so it could still offer some pay-offs. "When folk remedies persist through the generations, you can pretty much guarantee that there's some kind of benefit, even if science hasn't quite caught up with the why and how," says Foroutan. www.Shape.com




Are there any medical drawbacks to using sea moss?


Although we are not licensed physicians, our knowledge of sea moss comes from centuries of inforMation on the benefits of usage. ***IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING GOLD COAST SEA MOSS.




How long will dried GOLD COAST SEA MOSS last before spoiling?


Dried GOLD COAST SEA MOSS is delicatily balancedby the omnipotent wisdom of Mother Nature. It will remain fresh unless exposed to extreme or harsh conditions. To maintain longevity, keep it stored in a sealed glass or plastic container plastic container in a cool dark place like your refidgerator.




How long will my GOLD COAST SEA MOSS GEL last in the refidgerator?


GOLD COAST SEA MOSS GEL will mantain its quality and potency for approximately 6 weeks is stored uncovered in a glass container.




Why my GOLD COAST SEA MOSS not turning into a gel?


The usual reason your GOLD COAST SEA MOSS is not turning into a gel is usually because you are using too little GOLD COAST SEA MOSS or too much water.




What is your shipping policy?


We ship all orders within 2 to 4 business days. USPS priority shipping generally takes an additional 1 to 3 to arrive International orders turn-around-time is also 2 to 4 business days, arrival time is based on your location. ** WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PACKAGE THAT IS DELAYED OR LOST BY USPS OR ANY OTHER LOGISTICS COMPANY IN TRANSIT. HOWEVER IF THAT OCCURS WE WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ASSIST YOU.