OFFICIAL FACTS ABOUT SEA MOSS

Peace and love to the world! I feel it’s important to share as much information as I possibly can. Even though I sell sea moss, my opinions are not bias. Nor do I claim to be some type of “Sea Moss Expert.” I’m simply trying to educate you so that you are fully informed to make the best choice! Sea moss is a slang term used to describe the different species of seaweed (some say it’s an algae). So it’s not really a moss per say but that is the term it commonly goes by.

Why should you buy our Official Herbz products?

It is very likely that some sea moss (genus gracilaria) sold on the market that is labeled “Wild Crafted” is really pool grown which is a complete no-no! Or farm raised done so under deception or miseducation. We sell wild crafted and wild harvested sea moss (genus gracilaria) that is on a high end scale.

What is sea moss?

Sea moss is a slang term used to describe the different species of seaweed (some say it’s an algae). So it’s not really a moss per say but that is the term it commonly goes by.

There are more than 2 types of sea mosses; literally thousands of species in the ocean. However, there are two main ones that are currently popular today; Genus Gracilaria and Chondrus Crispus. Since those are the ones that are on the market, those are the ones I will focus on. If that changes we will keep you updated. So this is the most commonly recognized version of sea moss. However it is mistaken as “Irish Moss” when in fact it doesn’t grow near Ireland. I say innocently mistaken because it is not my belief that companies are purposely calling it Irish Moss to be deceptive. In my opinion, it truly is just a small technical error and miseducation of the botanical name for each species. I know of really reputable companies that call it Irish Moss when indeed it’s Genus Gracilaria, but again it’s just an honest mistake.

The reason for the confusion is people in the Caribbean call the sea moss that grows there “Irish Moss.” So the name stuck. So you see, these are both sea mosses but different species. This is why there is so much confusion and why people are misnaming this species as Chondrus Crispus or Irish Moss. It’s an innocent mistake as I stated earlier, there are literally THOUSANDS of sea moss species and its very easy to misname.

HOW DOES IT GROW?

Sea Moss (Genus Gracilaria) can grow on both rocks and ropes. It’s typically grown on ropes in the ocean or pool farmed. The lowest version of sea moss (genus gracilaria) that is on the market is pool grown. That is sea moss that is grown in a pool with a machine that mimics the movement of the ocean. That one is 100% fake and does nothing nutritional for the body and only harms it in the long run. We would never sell that kind or promote it. The sad part is this is the one commonly found all over and can fool experienced users. We take pride in selling the highest grade sea moss on the market. Look at it like this there are thousands of pants on the market from low end to high end. The same scenario applies to sea moss (genus gracilaria). We take pride in saying we strictly sell the high end version of sea mosses (genus gracilaria).  

How to tell if the the sea moss is pool grown?

The answer is it  swells 3 to 4 times the size of Official sea moss (genus gracilaria) almost the size of a Childs finger. This is were we come in as official sea moss providers. If the sea moss is not Official we wont sell it. Consider us the Saks fifth avenue of sea moss. As far as we're concerned pool grown would be considered a knock off, bootleg, unofficial sea moss, and it is not even worth discussing on our site. We are only discussing that type of sea moss for educational purposes.