How Can Sea Moss Improve your Sexual Life?
Last updated on October 12, 2022
While most Americans know sea moss for its nutritional and health benefits, Caribbeans have used this edible alga for its sexual benefits for centuries.
Regular consumers claim sea moss helps increase testosterone levels and libido, treat erectile dysfunction and even cure STDs. Hence the recent hype on the sexual benefits of sea moss.
But let’s separate the reality from the myth and explore if and how sea moss can help you sexually.
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Sea Moss Sexual Benefits
Sea moss, also known as Irish moss or Chondrus crispus, is a seaweed that grows along the rocky Atlantic coasts. With more than 92 minerals and a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients, this sea vegetable has numerous benefits for health and is used to treat many conditions from digestive disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, respiratory problems, skin conditions, allergies, weight loss, to even depression and anxiety.
Jamaican sea moss, a sex elixir
There are several types of Chondrus crispus (sea moss). Depending on where it grows in the Atlantic, it’s sometimes referred to as Irish moss, Caribbean, or Jamaican sea moss.
In the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica, sea moss has been considered a potent elixir for sex for centuries. Locals use this love potion to increase libido, treat erectile dysfunction, improve fertility in both men and women, and even cure some STDs.
But this part of the world is particularly famous for its active sex life and lots of local foods are claimed to be natural aphrodisiacs. While science does not back up the belief that sea moss is an aphrodisiac and evidence is mostly anecdotal, frequent consumers believe it works. And it probably does for them.
Most of the time, the patient’s belief is enough to increase libido, enhance sexual desire, and improve erectile function. It's called the placebo effect, and it's scientifically proven to work.
Like with most natural aphrodisiacs and sex ingredients, if you believe sea moss has sexual benefits, it will probably work for you. If you don’t believe in it, you may not want to bother trying…
Now, let’s dig a bit deeper into the topic and see how exactly sea moss can help with your sexual life.
Add two tablespoons of sea moss gel to your morning smoothies to improve your sexual life!
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Does Sea Moss Increase Libido?
According to Jamaicans, it does. Improving libido is even the very first reason why Caribbeans use sea moss in their not-so-secret love potion.
What is libido and is Sea Moss an Aphrodisiac?
Libido is defined as a person’s appetite for sexual activity. First, it’s important to note that there is no such thing as a “normal” level of libido. While some people feel like having sexual intercourse every day, others are just fine with having sex once a year.
Libido problems start when your high or low libido is bothering you and affecting your life and emotions.
Libido levels can be affected by numerous internal and external factors including diseases, hormones, medications, relationships, lifestyle, and others. A lowered sex drive can be caused by performance anxiety, painful sexual intercourse, fatigue, depression, stress, etc. Low levels of libido in men are very often caused by low testosterone levels.
While there’s no convincing study on the topic, Caribbeans swear that sea moss is an aphrodisiac and helps increase libido. There’s no reason for them to lie and we do want to believe it works! Here are possible leads that could unveil sea moss’s secrets for libido:
Zinc increases testosterone and sex drive
The most plausible scientific explanation for sea moss’s benefits for libido and aphrodisiac properties comes from its high level of zinc.
Zinc is a mineral that has a direct impact on testosterone. This hormone plays an essential role in men’s health and sexual life, as testosterone is the main male hormone responsible for libido.
While hypogonadism (abnormally low levels of testosterone) can be caused by numerous factors and conditions, it's often the result of a simple zinc deficiency. Zinc deficiency may also cause erectile dysfunction. Men who have low libido problems can often treat their problem by increasing their nutritional zinc intake.
One study from the Journal of Exercise Physiology showed that men who had nutritional zinc supplements every day had superior testosterone levels than men who did not.
Sea moss naturally contains a large amount of zinc. It explains why consuming sea moss regularly may increase testosterone levels and men’s libido.
Sea moss gives you more energy for sex
Your energy levels can considerably affect your libido and sexual appetite. If you’re too tired, it’s absolutely normal that you don’t even feel like having sex.
While fatigue and tiredness are often caused by your busy lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies may also have a huge impact. Food is the first and best medicine that can help here.
Sea moss actually contains 92 of the 102 minerals your body needs to function. It’s a nutritional powerhouse that restores your balance and increases your energy levels thanks to an exceptionally high content of iron and multivitamins.
Sea moss helps with stress and anxiety
A lowered libido may also be caused by stress and anxiety. For men particularly, sexual performance anxiety is a real thing that can greatly affect your sex drive and make you lose your libido. Problems in the relationship with your partner may also be responsible for a lack of sexual appetite.
While sea moss won’t solve your personal and couple issues, it can help in the way they affect your mental health. Jamaican sea moss is indeed believed to be a mood-uplifting food like chocolate, bananas, fatty fish, berries, and others.
Its potential benefits to fight blues feelings, anxiety, and even depression comes from its high levels of Omega-3 fatty oils, flavonoids, antioxidants, and potassium which are all known to improve overall mental health and mood disorders.
Ultimately, consuming sea moss regularly would help improve your mood to enhance your libido and your sexual life!
Besides, sea moss is also believed to help with men’s erectile dysfunction.
Does Sea Moss Help With Erectile Dysfunction?
Sea moss is believed to help men with erectile dysfunction. To understand how this seaweed can help, it’s important to first understand what can cause erectile dysfunction.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, occurs when men can’t get or keep a penile erection for sufficient time during sexual intercourse.
Causes and risk factors are extremely varied and include physical ones like heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, low testosterone levels, medications, and others, as well as psychological ones such as depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, relationship problems, and others.
Treatments for erectile dysfunction are as varied as the causes. In some cases, consuming sea moss can help.
Sea moss for erectile dysfunction
Sea moss’s ability to help men with erectile dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of the ED.
Its high content of nutrients helps maintain higher energy levels, which are essential for erection and sexual performance. Sea moss is also known to improve blood circulation and heart health, which are directly linked to erection issues. A good blood flow in the penis is essential for erectile function.
As seen above, consuming Jamaican sea moss is also believed to increase testosterone levels which help increase libido and improve erection. Sea moss's high folate content can improve both the quantity and the quality of sperm.
Last but not least, sea moss’s benefits for mental health and its ability to help with moods, stress, and anxiety may help men overcome sexual performance anxiety. Sexual performance anxiety is the cause of erectile dysfunction in many more cases than you’d think…
FAQ About Sea Moss Sex Benefits
Does sea moss make you last longer in bed?
Considering what we’ve discussed above, if sea moss can increase your libido, boost your energy levels, and improve erectile function, it surely makes sense it would make you last longer in bed.
But remember that research is still lacking, and sea moss sexual benefits are mostly based on anecdotes and consumers' experiences. You would have to try it for yourself!
Does sea moss have benefits women’s vaginas?
While more research is needed, sea moss is believed to be beneficial for women’s sexual life too. It may act as a lubricant and help manage vaginal dryness. Besides, it may also help prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections. Sea moss is also commonly used to help with menstrual cramps and ovarian disorders.
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Can sea moss cure STDs?
Sea moss may help cure STDs, but we’re still lacking research on the topic. According to Dr. Sebi, the famous herbalist and biochemist who revealed sea moss to the Americans, the Atlantic alga can help cure some sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, Bacterial Vaginosis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, and others.
What other natural ingredients are aphrodisiac?
There are plenty of aphrodisiac foods around the world. While some are myths, others are real! The most common natural ingredients proven to enhance libido, sexual performance and pleasure include Maca root, red ginseng, fenugreek, exotic fruits, chocolate, ginkgo Biloba, and many others. Why not combine several of these and concoct your own sex elixir?
Sea moss is a potent ingredient that brings incredible health benefits and is believed to considerably improve the sexual life of its frequent consumers. Make sure to get your doctor's or an herbal therapist’s advice before using sea moss to treat low libido, erectile dysfunction, STDs, or other sex-related issues. While it's mostly safe, having too much sea moss or using it the wrong way can also be dangerous.
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Sources cited in this article:
 L.R. BRILLA AND VICTOR CONTE. Effects of a Novel Zinc-Magnesium Formulation on Hormones and Strength. JEPonline, 3(4): 26-36, 2000. https://www.asep.org/asep/asep/BrillaV2.PDF