If you're diving into the world of wellness, you’ve likely encountered the rising star of superfoods: sea moss gel.

Renowned for its impressive nutrient profile and myriad health benefits, sea moss gel is swiftly becoming a staple with a wide range of health benefits.

What are the benefits of sea moss?

Dr Vijay Murthy, Functional Medicine Doctor & Co-Founder of Murthy Health on Harley Street says: "Sea moss is highly nutrient rich, containing vitamins and minerals including iodine, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, as well as vitamins A, C, E, K and B-complex.

The iodine content in sea moss can also support healthy thyroid function, with research highlighting the role of iodine in thyroid hormone production and metabolic regulation.

In addition, sea moss can be a wonderful digestive aid— its high fibre content can support overall digestion and improve gut health. Research has showcased how dietary fibre plays an important role in promoting healthy bowel movements and gut microbiota.

As its fibre content can promote a feeling of fullness, this may aid in healthy weight management too. Studies have shown that dietary fibre can help control appetite and support weight loss efforts.”

Who should take sea moss?

"Those with iodine deficiency may benefit from the natural iodine content found in sea moss,” advises Dr Murthy, adding: “as well as people looking to support their immune system, due to its high vitamin and mineral content. Individuals with digestive issues seeking to improve gut health may also reap its rewards.

However, people with diagnosed thyroid conditions should be wary, particularly those with hyperthyroidism, as excessive iodine can exacerbate the condition.

If you have a known allergy to seaweed or shellfish, it’s best to avoid sea moss to prevent any potential allergic reactions. It’s vital that pregnant or breastfeeding women consult with a healthcare provider before introducing sea moss supplements into their wellness regime."

What should I look for when choosing sea moss?

Opt for wild sea moss harvested from pristine, unpolluted waters. This guarantees a product that is free from harmful contaminants and rich in natural minerals. Wildcrafted sea moss boasts superior nutrient density compared to its pool-grown counterparts, making it a non-negotiable feature for any top-tier gel.

Pure sea moss gel should be just that: pure. Look for gels that contain only sea moss and water, with perhaps a hint of natural preservatives like lime juice. Avoid products laden with artificial additives, thickeners or fillers, which can dilute the nutritional potency and introduce unwanted chemicals into your diet.

"When applied topically, sea moss may also improve skin hydration and soothe skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. There is evidence that topical applications of algae can have beneficial effects on skin hydration and barrier function,” says Dr Murthy.

We've rounded up the best sea moss gels below

Gordon Watkins Sea Moss Gel

Made from high-quality organic, wildcrafted sea moss from Grenada, the Gordon Watkins gel is a popular choice that contains 92 of the 102 minerals the human body is made up of. The Golden variation is best if you're new to using sea moss as it’s packed with goodness that will have you feeling energised and extra positive when used repeatedly.

Known for its great texture, this is a top choice for adding to your tea or porridge, or simply freezing in blocks and adding to meals.

Buy now £13.99, Amazon

Myla's Moss Sea Moss Gel

Myla's Moss uses only the highest quality wildcrafted sea moss and filtered alkaline water in its London HQ to create a supplement that's as pure as it is potent. Made from natural ingredients without any chemicals or preservatives, each jar is freshly made on the day of dispatch to ensure optimal freshness.

Expect 90 per cent wildcrafted sea moss with 10 per cent filtered alkaline water and a dash of key lime juice to bring it all together.

Buy now £25.00, Myla's Moss

SeamossGreen Sea Moss Gel

One of the most budget-friendly options around, SeamossGreen's Sea Moss Gel comes in a large tub and promises to last you a while. This premium superfood is loaded with nutrients and vitamins that have powerful benefits for your body. It is all-natural.

The gel is rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. This tasteless dietary add-on (perhaps the only time 'tasteless' can be considered a compliment) is great for smoothies, shakes, teas, juices, soups and desserts, but it can also be used as a natural hair conditioner or applied as a face mask.

Buy now £14.99, Amazon

Re-me-di Turmeric, Lemon and Ginger Sea Moss Infusion

Re-me-di's sea moss is sourced from the tropical shores of St.Lucia, where the sea moss is wildcrafted and harvested by a small agricultural team, farmed in protected waters.

Offering something a little more modern than traditional sea moss, this blend brings together a range of gut-loving extra ingredients to target health issues at their core. The sea moss consists of key nutrients such as iron, iodine, zinc, Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, magnesium, calcium and many more.

Buy now £18.75, Re-me-di

MORG Organic Caribbean Sea Moss Gel

MORG's Sea Moss is sourced from a natural mineral-rich marine protected area in Grenada rather than mass production farms. Then, it's sun-dried to perfection, allowing for mineral-rich sea moss without any of the bad stuff.

With a consistent and thick consistency that allows for optimal benefits, it's an easy addition to your daily routine, finished with spring water and a dash of lime juice.

Buy now £19.99, Amazon

SEAESSENCE Berry Blast Sea Moss Gel

Prefer to take your supplements with a little more flavour? The SEA ESSENCE Berry Blast Sea Moss Gel comes in a range of naturally formulated flavours to offer all of the benefits with a bit more to them.

High in antioxidants, which protect the skin by blocking the production of enzymes that break down collagen in sun-damaged skin, this berry blast brings together a great handful of blueberries as well as its core ingredients.

Buy now £21.00, SEAESSENCE

Pure Sea Moss UK Organic Sea Moss Gel

Sea Moss is naturally free from dairy, soy and gluten and this large jar can last for up to 21 days. Known for its great taste and smooth feeling on the skin, you're free to use this sea moss however you like: whether that's mixed into smoothies or applied straight onto the face like a face mask.

While some brands may taste a little sharper than you'd like, this one consistently ticks the boxes for tasting significantly better.

Buy now £16.95, Amazon

THE MOSS WAY The Large Gel Bundle

Already a lover of sea moss and looking to bulk out your collection? This four-pack from THE MOSS WAY brings together the brand's most popular flavours, each of which comes with its own unique benefits.

The bundle brings together The Original Moss, The Elderberry Moss, The Moringa Moss and The Turmeric Moss with a slight discount. One thing to keep in mind: as sea moss goes off naturally, you'll want to ensure you've got enough time to work your way through these.

Buy now £79.93, THE MOSS WAY

Suave Moss Lifestyle Natural Sea Moss

Suave Moss Lifestyle's all-natural sea moss maintains brain health by alleviating oxidative stress, which in turn can protect your brain cells from neurodegenerative effects. As a source of high-quality iodine, this vegan sea moss gel is perfect for increasing metabolism, whilst stimulating skin and nail health, to make you feel at your best.

Packed with 90+ vitamins and minerals and dietary fibre, it's designed to improve strength, muscle mass, athletic performance, and physical energy whilst supporting workout recovery.

Buy now £15.99, Amazon

Le Grá Seamoss Passion Fruit Sea Moss Gel

Le Grá's sea moss collection embodies the pure essence of and nutrient-rich benefits of sea moss. Sourced from the Atlantic waters of County Clare, whether you aim to boost your health, improve your skin or just dig into nutrient-packed treats, Le Grá's Sea Moss Gel is a great choice for a little extra zing.

While some brands may prefer to keep things classic, this is the brand to opt for if you're looking for something with a bit more flavour.

Buy now £16.00, Le Grá Seamoss


When it comes to the best sea moss gels, the Gordon Watkins Sea Moss Gel stands out as the best. Its pure, additive-free composition guarantees potency, while its smooth, viscous texture and sustainable glass packaging makes it a top choice that is only enhanced by its budget-friendly price tag.

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