What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss?


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So, as many of you will know, I recently introduced sea moss into my diet, and for me, the effects have mostly been positive. I’m a happier person for it, lots more energy, especially in the mornings.

You may be wondering though, what are the side effects of sea moss?

I feel it’s important to be aware of rare, but possible, negative side effects of taking sea moss before you try it, because a lot of the time on social media especially we’re shown the positives of things whatever they may be, and we’re not shown or told about much of the negatives.

So I’m gonna give a short rundown of some of the possible side effects of sea moss that I’ve either researched online or that friends and family have told me about.

 I feel that these are things you should be fully aware of before you try sea moss so that you can make more of an informed choice about going down the sea moss route. 

It’s not to say that any of these things will definitely happen to you, most people are fine taking sea moss. But it’s a good idea just to be aware of them.

I also have to make you aware that I’m not a doctor, I’m just somebody who tried sea moss, had a great experience with it and decided to share my findings with you. So don’t take my advice as health advice and please please please don’t take my advice over a doctor’s advice.

So let’s get down to it. Here are some possible side effects of Sea moss that you need to be aware of…

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What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss? gas

Sea moss can make you feel gassy and bloated. When I first tried it it was one of the first things I noticed. 

Luckily I was working from home when I first tried Sea Moss, and I didn’t have to go into an office so I was alone with my farts! But do bear this in mind, if you’re about to try sea moss, it’s likely that at the start, your body will be making an adjustment to it, and you may get gassier. 

But once my body got used to it, the gassiness went away completely. 

Maybe within about two weeks, the gassiness stopped.

Now when I take sea moss I don’t feel any of that whatsoever.


What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss? full

Sea moss has fibre, so it can leave you feeling full for quite a while depending on how much of it you take. 

High-fibre foods also tend to kill your appetite a bit as well, so I guess it could be seen as a good thing if you’re trying to cut back on calories. But the full feeling and lack of appetite might need you to adjust your routine so I included it in my list. 

If the full feeling is a problem for you, maybe take it at night as your last meal so by the time you wake up, it won’t be a problem.


What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss? constipation

Now, I haven’t experienced this myself, but some people have reported constipation as a result of taking sea moss and some have said it made their stool yellow? 

Now, I can only assume that would have a lot to do with how much you take and also how much water you have in your diet too. 

If you experience this yourself, stop taking it or lower the dose as you may be ingesting way too much. 


What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss? holding stomach

Some people say they feel nausea after taking sea moss and feel sick to the stomach. Some people report even vomiting, or feeling they need to vomit after taking sea moss. 

it shouldn’t make you feel this way, the only thing this would tell me is that maybe your body just doesn’t like it and is rejecting it. 

I would stop taking it right away if this happens to you, it could even be that the batch you bought wasn’t prepared in the best way. 

I was recently sent a video of a place, I don’t know what country it was in, but they were bagging up sea moss leaves, and at one point they paused the video and you could see little bugs crawling around on the table where they were preparing the leaves. 

This is why it’s so important to not just make sure you’re buying from a good and trusted source, but also, to make sure you are cleaning your leaves properly, that’s if you’re making it from scratch yourself.

If you think you may have bought a bad batch, then consider making your sea moss gel from scratch. 

I have a video showing you how to make sea moss gel (including how to clean it properly) HERE and also a free ebook that gives guidance on what to look out for when you’re buying sea moss, including a frequently updated list with reputable sellers who aren’t selling fake or low-quality sea moss, so do check it out.

If you feel nausea after taking sea moss powder or sea moss gummy bears, then I’d suggest trying the gel form instead. 

What Are The Side Effects of Sea Moss? gummies

The gel is generally fresher than tablet form or gummies, the problem is with tablets and gummies they don’t always tell you, when the sea moss was harvested, how it was harvested and it may have been sat on a shelf in a warehouse for God knows how long. So I would suggest trying the gel instead.



I have heard of some people mentioning a throbbing feeling in their head after taking sea moss. 

The person who mentioned the headaches to me mixes sea moss in their coffee, I don’t if that has anything to do with their headaches but I feel it’s worth mentioning. 

I don’t drink coffee so I can’t say conclusively if sea moss and coffee when taken together has this kind of reaction.

Coffee aside, others have mentioned a head-throbbing feeling after taking sea moss but the feeling subsided after a week or so, so it could go back to my point earlier about your body getting used to the sea moss. 

My recommendation is always going to be that if you feel an actual headache from taking sea moss, then stop taking it right away and maybe look at how much of it you’re taking and consider taking less or not taking it at all if the headaches persist. 


Most of the side effects I’ve mentioned I haven’t personally experienced, and the one that I did experience went away once my body had gotten used to the sea moss. 


I think a major factor in people experiencing the side effects mentioned could be down to the dosage you take. 

I take one dessertspoon of gel in my morning smoothie maybe 3 or 4 times a week and I’m fine. I can’t speak for what dosages the people who told me of these side effects were taking. I can only really speak for myself. 

The problem with sea moss is that there isn’t a standardized amount, the potency can vary wildly between different sellers because of the way sea moss is made. 

It’s more of a traditional medicine, rather than something you can pick up in a chemist, so each jar you buy or make for yourself will probably have different potency. 

I do suggest running it by your doctor before you try any of this if you have any doubts in your mind. 

Also, if you buy some, try a small amount first, and see if your body reacts negatively in any way. 

That being said, many people don’t experience any side effects at all when they try sea moss. Like I said, as long as you buy it from a reputable seller, and it’s of high quality, you can’t really go wrong. 

If you need guidance, my ebook is always there for you.

Now, have you experienced any of the side effects mentioned, also, what has your experience with sea moss been like thus far?

Let me know in the comments below.

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