Vitamins are the micronutrients the body needs to carry out normal functions of the body. These micronutrients are not produced in the body so must be present in the diet to obtain optimal health.
SEA MOSS scientifically known as Irish moss is a rich source of vitamins. Sea moss contains 12 vitamins according to the USA vitamin association.
Sea moss contains fat-soluble vitamins which are absorbed along with fat in the diet and are stored in the body’s fatty tissue and liver. They are needed to meet body metabolic demands in the body
Some of the lists of fat-soluble vitamins are below
Vitamin A is the most abundant vitamin in sea moss. It helps to maintain a healthy body by boosting the immune system of the human body. Vitamin A plays an important role in promoting good eyesight. Vitamin A produces antioxidants that protect the cells from free radicals which are toxic and harmful to cells.
Sea moss contains vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant and helps to neutralize the free radicals in the body. Vitamin C helps in maintaining blood pressure and protects the person from cardiovascular diseases. It also helps to prevent iron deficiency in the body and also boosts immunity. Vitamin C helps to reduce the uric acid level in the body and prevents gout attacks.
Sea moss contains Vitamin D, which is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin D has many functions. It promotes bone health by absorbing body calcium from the gut and increases bone strength. It helps to reduce inflammatory responses in the body and supports proper muscular functions. Vitamin D strengthens the immune system and promotes healthy heart and circulation. It helps to prevent a feeling of anxiety. Vitamin D fights insomnia and promotes deep and healthy sleep.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant. It helps in keeping the immune system strong against viruses and bacteria. Vitamin E helps to form red blood cells and widen blood vessels to keep blood from clotting inside them. Vitamin E helps in blood coagulability. Cells also use Vitamin E to interact with each other. Some researchers also show Vitamin E supplements may prevent coronary heart diseases, support the immune system, prevent inflammation, promote eye health, and lower the risk of cancer.
Vitamin K plays an important role in making various proteins which are essential for making blood clotting proteins. Vitamin K plays an important role in the formation of an important protein called prothrombin, a protein that plays an important role in bone metabolism, healthy bone tissue, and a healthy heart.
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Water soluble vitamins are those vitamins that help the body to convert food into energy and are critical for the nervous system, vision, and weight loss. These vitamins include
Vitamin B1 also known as Thiamine, helps body cells change carbohydrates to glucose, the basic component of energy that the cells use. Thiamine is essential in muscle contraction and nerve conduction. Thiamine is essential for the growth, development, and functions of cells.
Vitamin B2 also called Riboflavin is a very important vitamin and is a key component of the coenzyme involved in the growth of the cells, energy production, and the breakdown of fat and steroids. It is important for body growth. It helps in red cell production. It is also involved in the release of energy from proteins as it acts as a coenzyme in many metabolic processes. Several other functions of Vitamin B12 are used to prevent many diseases like cancer, soreness, burns, hypertension, and other liver diseases.
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is a micronutrient that your body uses for proper metabolism, nervous system protection, and antioxidant function. Niacin also helps to lower cholesterol in the body and helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Niacin helps to improve healthy body fat levels by increasing your HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Niacin helps to treat type 1 diabetes and boosts brain functions. It helps to improve skin health by protecting the skin cells from sunlight when applied as a lotion.
Pantothenic acid known as Vitamin B5 plays an important role in the manufacturing of red blood cells, as well as sex and stress hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Vitamin B5 helps in converting carbohydrates into glucose, which the body uses as an energy fuel. It also helps the body’s nervous system to function properly.
Some research shows that vitamin B5 helps in reducing body fat. It helps to reduce lower-density cholesterol and increase high-density cholesterol. Vitamin B5 has a beneficial effect on skin cells and helps the skin cells to glow. It helps to prevent a bone disease called Rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamin B9, known as folic Acid is involved in DNA and RNA synthesis which are involved in the synthesis of the genetic material of cells, especially when cells and tissues are rapidly growing such as in infancy and pregnancy. Folic acid works closely with Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and helps in the production of red blood cells and the regulation of iron reserves in the body. Folic acid helps in pregnancy by preventing diseases of the brain and spinal cord in newborns since it is involved in the normal brain development of the fetus.
These are the important beneficial effects of vitamins that are present in the sea moss and are necessary for the healthy body and for preventing many diseases.