Sea Water Health Benefits
Seawater is a rich and complex matrix with many unexplained features and healing properties.
Seawater: an organic, easily-assimilated, whole food mineral and trace mineral source. The wealth and diversity of mineral salts and trace elements present in seawater are exceptional.
Researchers for the US have shown that the marine saline matrix contains the 92 trace elements of Mendeleev’s periodic table. It exhibits an important buffering capability, with a pH comprised between 7.9 and 8.3 and a mean saline concentration of 33%.
All of the minerals contained in seawater are at a concentration close to that at which they are usually found in a human being’s internal environment. René Quinton investigated the relationship between seawater and the internal environment of mammals, including man.
Quinton concluded that from the mineral point of view, human and marine plasmas are environments of the same nature. After a documented body of scientific observations, Quinton surveyed the possible medical applications of his findings.
Together with a medical team, Quinton developed for more than 25 years the so-called “marine method” based on “Quinton’s Plasma,” a marine plasma in the form of an inject-able isotonic solution with therapeutic effects.
Seawater Salinity and the Main Sea Salt Ions
The salinity of sea water (35 parts per thousand 0/00) is made up of all the dissolved salts shown in the following table. Interestingly, their proportions are always the same, which can be understood if salinity differences are caused by either evaporating fresh water or adding fresh water from rivers. Freezing and thawing also have an effect.
The main salt ions that make up 99.9% are the following: Chloride, Sodium, Sulfate, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Bicarbonate, Bromide, Borate, Strontium and Fluoride.
Detailed Composition of Seawater Minerals Functions in the Human Body:
|Minerals||%||Functions in the Human Body|
|Cl (Chloride)||55.03%||The most important electrolytes in the blood. Chloride helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of your cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of your body fluids.|
|Na (Sodium)||30.59%||Electrolyte and mineral. Helps keep the water (the amount of fluid inside and outside the body's cells) and electrolyte balance of the body. Sodium is also important in how nerves and muscles work.
Most of the sodium in the body (about 85%) is found in blood and lymph fluid. Sodium levels in the body are partly controlled by a hormone called aldosterone, which is made by the adrenal glands. Aldosterone levels tell the kidneys when to hold sodium in the body instead of passing it in the urine.
|SO4 (Sulfate)||7.68%||The eighth most prevalent element in the human body. Sulfur is present in combination with other elements and, most often, in complex molecules.
The primary placement of sulfur in the human body is in the sulfur-containing amino acids: methionine, cysteine, homocysteine (and related cystine, homocysteine), and taurine. Disulfide bonds are important to the structural integrity of the connective tissues. Sulfur is a central component of proteins that chelate and remove heavy metals from the body.
|Mg (Magnesium)||3.68%||An important electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. It also helps the body make and use energy and is needed to move other electrolytes (potassium and sodium) into and out of cells.
Most of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and inside the cells. Only a tiny amount of magnesium is normally present in the blood.
|Ca (Calcium)||1.18%||Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and fix bones and teeth, help nerves work, make muscles squeeze together, help blood to clot, and help the heart to work. Almost all of the calcium in the body is stored in bones. The rest is found in the blood.|
|K (Potassium)||1.11%||Electrolyte and a mineral. It helps keep the water (the amount of fluid inside and outside the body's cells) and electrolyte balance of the body. Potassium is also important in how nerves and muscles work.
Potassium levels often change with sodium levels. When sodium levels rise, potassium levels go down, and when sodium levels go down, potassium levels go up. Potassium levels are also affected by a hormone called aldosterone, which is made by the adrenal glands.
|HCO3 (Bicarbonate)||0.41%||Chemical (buffer) that keeps the pH of blood from becoming too acidic or too basic.|
|F (Fluoride)||0.003%||Needed for the formation of tooth enamel. It helps prevent tooth decay.|