In videos on TikTok, influencers wince as they dig spoons into jars of what looks like slime.
Sometimes the glop is pale green or yellow, sometimes it’s deep red. Some people wrinkle their noses and grimace as they swallow a dollop; others sniff their spoons and grin into the camera. “It kind of smells like ocean water,” one woman said before choking down a glob.Sea moss is an edible sea vegetable in the algae family. It’s packed with nutrients like folate, vitamin K, vitamin B, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. Some claim that a scoop or more per day can heal their gut, clear their skin or regulate their skin. Dr. Ring said that the effects of sea moss on health aren’t entirely evident in the absence of concrete evidence on the plant itself. In addition, Ms. Levine noted that if you consume a well-balanced diet, you probably already obtain the same nutrients found in sea moss.