Also known as carrageen (from the Irish word carraigín meaning “little rock”), the benefits of Irish Moss were well known to the natives of Ireland long before it took on the status of "Superfood".
One of the most important benefits of Irish Moss is its ability to help balance thyroid hormones. Irish Moss contains the vital thyroid hormone precursor DI-Iodothyronine, and the thyroid hormones Thyroxin and Tri-iodothyronine. If the thyroid doesn’t produce these hormones as it should, this can have a detrimental effect on metabolism and many other bodily systems. These have been found to be the main organically bound iodine compounds in brown sea moss
Being a potent source of potassium chloride, this sea moss dissolves catarrh, phlegm and soothes inflammation of the mucus membranes to prevent congestion, helping to clear out the lungs of any phlegm that builds up with a common cold.