Sea Moss is a true superfood! The seaweed is known by many different names, e.g. Cartilaginous Seaweed, Irish Moss, and Carragheen Algae. It is a red alga that occurs mainly on the North Atlantic coasts but can also be found in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Dried seaweed, such as Irish Moss, has various health-promoting effects. Among other things, Sea Moss has an antiviral effect, reduces inflammation, promotes digestion and strengthens the immune system.

Irish Moss and many other seaweeds contain essential vitamins, fibres and minerals that are vital for our body, e.g. magnesium, vitamin C, zinc and many more. The many advantages and benefits of Sea Moss as a food supplement are immense!

The nutrient-rich superfood Irish moss is correspondingly popular as a food supplement. In addition to Sea Moss, Raw Powders product contains another type of algae in a capsule: the so-called Bladderwrack. The capsules contain 250 mg of this algae. While Irish Moss strengthens the immune system and digestion with its many minerals and vitamins, Bladderwrack supports healthy thyroid function. In combination, Sea Moss and Bladderwrack improve the skin condition and support healthy joints.

For more information on all the uses and effects of Irish Moss seaweed, check our blog post: Benefits of Sea Moss.


And what about Sea Moss dosage?

At Raw Powders, you can buy Sea Moss as capsules with 250mg of the seaweed extract as well as 250mg of Bladderwrack extract. Here are the recommended dosages for Irish Moss / Sea Moss extract:

> To support the immune system: 1 capsule 1-3x daily.

> For healthy skin and strong joints: 1 capsule 2x daily.

> For better digestion: 1 capsule 2x daily.

> For thyroid problems: After consultation with a doctor.

> To support pregnancy: After consultation with a doctor.


The maximum recommended daily dose of Sea Moss extract is 1000 mg. However, one should always start with the lowest possible nootropic dosage and wait for the body's reaction. After one week at the earliest, the dose can be increased slightly if necessary. However, the maximum dosage of Sea Moss should not be exceeded, as this increases the risk of overdose from Irish Moss side effects.


When and how should you take Sea Moss?

Irish Moss seaweed extract is particularly easy to take in capsule form. Each Raw Powders Sea Moss capsule contains exactly 250mg - a consistent Sea Moss dosage.

The nootropic cartilage kelp can be taken with or without food, depending on your preference, but you should drink plenty with it. Preferably one to two glasses of water.

In the absence of any particular symptoms, two capsules of Irish Moss seaweed are considered the standard daily dose for healthy adults. In general, it is recommended to take one dose in the morning and one in the evening, regularly and daily.

Since everyone reacts differently to nootropics, the following applies: Do not increase or increase the dosage at first, but wait for the body's reactions. It can take several days before a positive effect is noticeable.

Sea Moss Red Algae Extract is particularly popular with vegan diets because sea algae contain a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, all essential vitamins, minerals and iodine. Of course, Raw Powders capsules are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. You can buy Sea Moss online here.


Is an overdose of Sea Moss dangerous?

The Carragheen algae or Irish Moss have an extremely high content of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, E, F, and K and calcium, potassium, sulphur and iodine. But: a lot does not always help a lot.

Although Sea Moss is very healthy, one should never exceed the maximum dosage of 1000mg of seaweed, because an overdose of Irish Moss can also be unhealthy in certain pre-existing conditions.

It can be particularly problematic with the component iodine. People who suffer from thyroid diseases must pay close attention to their iodine balance. Too much or too little can disrupt thyroid function and should therefore always be monitored medically.

The same applies to taking Irish Moss or iodine to support conception. The hormonal function of the thyroid gland is essential. However, the extent to which Irish Moss should be taken as a supportive measure and which dosage of Sea Moss is suitable must always be discussed in advance with the doctors treating the patient.


Where can I buy Sea Moss seaweed?  

Carragheen red algae or Irish Moss food supplements have only recently become available in Europe.

However, due to a large number of vitamins and nutrients, Irish Moss nootropics are extremely popular. The easiest way to buy nootropics on the internet is to order it from, for example.  There you can buy superfoods: Lion's Mane capsules, Lion's Mane powder, Cordyceps capsules, Cordyceps powder, Chaga, Acai, Reishi capsules, Reishi powder, Goji berries, Spirulina capsules, Spirulina powder, Maca Capsules, Maca powder, Chlorella.



Text author:
Kay Svegler
Communications, PR, American Studies, University of Leipzig
Journalist and freelance writer (e.g. Süddeutsche Zeitung, BILD, MDR etc.)
Former Senior PR Manager for Fischer Appelt, Sustainability and Diversity Manager for DKB