All About Limu Moui Seaweed

An Ancient Plant with Modern Uses

Limu Moui is the Hawaiian name for a seaweed that grows in the pristine waters of the South Pacific. You can find the this unique plant thriving off the coast of the Tongan Island, near Fiji. 

Limu Moui grows in expansive fields off the shores, much like you may have seen in photos of large kelp forests. It’s scientific name is the Sphaerotrichia divaricata sea plant.

This seaweed has been a staple in the diets of the local island cultures of the Kingdom of Tonga for a thousand years. It has been used and revered as both a source of sustainable food and as a source for better health.

Limu Moui, much like many types of seaweed, is a natural source of nutrition. The contents of the plant include such things as vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, essential fatty acids, sterols, glyco-nutrients and mucilage’s. The real thing that makes this plant so unique and beneficial for human consumption is the eloquent balance of all the nutrients. There is an ideal amount of each vitamin, mineral and trace element found in Limu.

If a vegetable’s bank account was its nutrients, seaweed would be the richest vegetable on the planet by 10 fold.

The benefits of this sea green extend far beyond basic nutrition. Research suggests seaweed can also help people live a healthier lifestyle by being a great source for much of the nutrition that is lacking in our normal diets. This lack of minerals and vitamins consistently is not good for the human body.

The Value In Limu Moui

The methods of harvesting Limu make this plant one of the most sustainable food sources on earth. With a combination of pure sunshine and the earth’s naturally nutrient rich sea water, the seaweed plant grows at an outrageous rate of 2 feet per day. 

Limu is sustainably harvested by means of trimming no more and 75% of the plant while leaving an anchored 25% to the sea floor. 

The local government has been instrumental in enforcing properly seaweed harvesting regulations to ensure the local ecosystem is preserved and the natural food source will last indefinitely.

Why Add Limu Moui to Your Diet

If you are looking for natural vitamins to complete your nutritional profile or fill the gaps in your own diet, look no further than this incredible sea plant. This amazing plant has the perfect balance of many vital minerals, vitamins and trace elements necessary for optimal health.

A strong argument to utilize a natural food source to supplement your diet instead of taking standard multi-vitamins is from the research regarding “Colloidal” forms.

In a nut shell, our bodies have spent thousands of years learning how to get the nutrition we need to thrive through the foods available to us. In fact, about 20x more efficient than synthetic alternatives. 

Colloidal means that when you ingest a source of nutrition (food), your body is able to absorb the trace elements much easier. This can be very potent when you are looking improve our overall health.

These vitamins occur in their natural form, unlike isolated multivitamins, liquid sprays, dry pills or capsules. 100% plant-based nutrition.

Why would that ever matter?

Well, it’s a combination of research and common sense.

Plant’s deliver what the human body processes best and naturally absorbs. In fact, humans can’t even replicate the complexity of how nutrients are held in most plants.

The hard part?…

Seaweed has such a unique taste that westerners are not accustom to. The only interactions that most westerners have is walking on the beach and stepping on piles of washed up slimy seaweed. 

seaweed drying on lines

Limu Moui's Claim to Fame: FUCOIDAN

Limu Moui has one complex sugar molecule, or Polysaccharide, that separates it from most other seaweeds because of it’s high levels, Fucoidan. This super nutrient is found in brown seaweeds but with the highest concentration in Limu Moui. 

Fucoidan has been studied over 1500 times in independent 3rd party studies all across the globe. This unique compound is ONLY found in seaweed and nowhere else on earth.

Fucoidan has been studied over 1000 times more than Acai, Goji, Noni and Mangosteen.

Fucoidan is believed to work in favorable ways for the human body. In fact, doing your own research on PubMed.gov may reveal to you some of the most interesting studies in regards to many common health concerns.

You can see the research HERE (PubMed.gov)

It’s important to note that Limu Moui, seaweed and Fucoidan have different results for everyone and it’s important to research and use this information as a platform towards better health. Although there is significant scientific evidence and testimonials, it’s important that you consult your physician about any dietary concerns before introducing seaweed into your diet.

Fucoidan has been identified as a natural occurring compound in seaweed and studied for many years now. If you would like to see if you could benefit, feel free to contact us or continue your research at credible sources.

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