As an Australian business, we are very grateful to be able to share our perspective to our Customers here who are looking at buying Sea Moss in Australia. Here, I’ll go over some of the key considerations for our Australian market who are looking to buy Sea Moss.
Previously, we published an extensive article on our website which we were so happy to share with our Readers.
This was created to help provide clarity in the Sea Moss space based on the curation of information and research coming from years of conversations on the topic.
Digging deeper in to providing a better understanding of what to know before you buy Sea Moss as well as a collection of tips that have proven to be valuable struck a chord with many Readers.
Over a short period of time, this article gain attention and the comments began to flow in quite quickly. Some of these needed more room for proper consideration, so we decided to give them the necessary space to flesh out the topic.
A while ago, one of our Readers asked us:
I see your company offers Sea Moss Gold. I am wanting to start incorporating Sea Moss into my family’s daily routine, especially with the C19 scare we are facing. My youngest child being 9 & I am a gastric bypass patient and I have concerns of malnourishment & my body doesn’t absorb everything as a regular body would. Is there any particular brands that would be universal for all ages?
I would also like to know if there is a pill form or even concentrate that would be easy to give a set amount daily that I could simply add into our daily routine? I have to prepare my meals differently from the family meals and at times I also have to make meals that my older kids and husband eat and then something different for my younger children. A supplement that I can just administer to everyone once a day would be IDEAL!
Any information would be greatly appreciated as this is the beginning of our journey to incorporate Sea Moss into our lives. I truly appreciate your page as it has helped me to educate my husband and get him on board with adding this into my family’s lives.Katrina
Buying Sea Moss in Australia
Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to us, and for your thoughtful question, Katrina.
We’re so glad to hear that you have found value in the information we have shared here so far.
Let me first state that I’m not a Doctor, so I can’t offer you personalised medical advice. It is worth chatting with a Doctor or a Nutritionist you trust about adding seaweed to your everyday routine.
Considerations when taking Sea Moss
As far as using Sea Moss regularly goes, it’s also certainly worth considering if there could be any conflict with preexisting medical conditions or prescribed medications. 
More and more people are turning to various types of seaweed for the nutritional value that they bring. I grew up with my Grandmother, who was a Naturopath from the 1940’s to the early 1980’s, making ice cream using seaweed. [2, 3]
Until she told me that was what was in it, I had no idea. That wasn’t all she added seaweed to either.
The versatility of Seaweeds
Seaweed can be made the part of many meals quite easily, all with just a little preparation. We make a gel with our Irish Moss Seaweed and add this to pretty much every meal.
I’m finding that I’m currently consuming between half a cup and two thirds of a cup each day, which is up from what was previously about a quarter of a cup before.
What I have noticed of the greatest impact for me since adding Sea Moss to my routine is that I don’t get colds, I don’t feel fatigued, I sleep better than I have before, and I’m not feeling bloated like food is just sitting in my stomach.
Interestingly, I really notice when I haven’t had my Sea Moss more than when i’m having it all the time. For instance, if I go away on a vacation and run out, I really begin to see a difference and feel like i’m slipping to lower energy and clarity.
You’ll find some tips on how you can make seaweed a regular part of your day in How Can I Eat Seaweed Everyday? and What are the Benefits of Eating Seaweed Everyday? I hope these help you with some ideas.
Also, we have a section on our site where you’ll find recipes that have largely been crafted to include Sea Moss Gel.
This is super simple to make, and we’ve got some tips here: How to Make Sea Moss Gel. If you follow these steps you’ll notice that you can’t taste the seaweed when it has been added to other foods.
If you do decide to do this and need some more advice, we have a few articles on our website that can help, and you’re always welcome to reach out if you have any questions.
One tip I would give you when looking at buying Sea Moss in Australia is to source your Sea Moss as a whole seaweed and make your own gel from it, rather than buying a ready made gel.
Keeping it fresh
We get a lot of questions about why people’s gel has gone bad, and this could be attributed to a range of factors that we have explored in the comments of When does Sea Moss Gel Expire? How to keep it Fresh.
Although making your own gel may seem like a lengthy process, it gives you full control over what is happening to your seaweed. It also gives you more peace of mind when serving this up to your family.
I can appreciate your concern with the current state of things with C19. It’s very responsible of you to be thinking about things like supporting yourself, and your family’s nutritional needs at a time like this.
As far as a ‘universal’ brand or type of Sea Moss goes, as long as you’re getting it from a source you trust, and it’s not what some people would call ‘fake’ Sea Moss, you’ll be fine when it comes to product’s consistency as a seaweed as this is a natural product.
There’s a few tips on what to look for when it comes to spotting a fake here: How to Spot Fake Sea Moss 4 Tips to Buy The Real Deal. Hopefully this helps you too.
As far as any recommendations goes, unfortunately I can’t speak to other brands on the market, as there are so many around the world.
It may be worth doing some research, and reaching out to them to gauge this for yourself. At the end of the day, you need to go with what you believe is going to serve you and your family the best in your opinion.
When it comes to a supplement form, there are some companies who make a powdered form of Sea Moss. But again, I can’t advise you on these as we choose to use the whole plant rather than a refined or processed product.
A part of the reason we avoid the powdered form is because it is typically manufactured in a way that exposes it to chemicals like sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, alcohols. Some processes even use irradiation where gamma rays or microwaves are used in the process. [8, 9]
If you do choose a product of this type, it’s worth running this past your Doctor or Dietitian also, just to be on the safe side.
There is a degree of convenience that comes with a pill or powdered form of seaweed. However, in my opinion that convenience comes at a price, usually in the area of energetic quality and purity, which is why we don’t stock or use products like it.
I hope that you find this information helpful, and that if you are looking at buying Sea Moss in Australia that you’ll give us a try.
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