Dead Sea Mineral Salts
As the name suggests, the Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. It is these natural elements which gave the water its curative powers.
The salt from the Dead Sea has been recognized by millions of people as a single source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2,000 years ago.
Dead Sea Salt's original mineral composition improves cell metabolism and contributes to its restoration and regeneration.
Dead Sea Salt also acts as a disinfectant and help in removing harmful substances from the skin.
For reference on how to use Dead Sea Mineral Salts correctly, see: Salt Soaks
Dead Sea Minerals
The Dead Sea contains 21 minerals including Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium, Bromine, Bitumen and Potassium. Twelve of these are found in no other sea or ocean and some are recognized for imparting a relaxed feeling, nourishing the skin, activating the circulatory systems and for easing rheumatic discomfort and metabolic disorders. The Dead Sea contains 10 times more salts and minerals than the Mediterranean Sea.
- Sodium ions remove skin scales and improve permeability. After penetrating the skin, they bind to water and generate a feeling of suppleness, ideal for of very dry skin.
- Magnesium concentrations found in the Dead Sea are fifteen times higher than salts in other seas. Magnesium is essential for cell metabolism. For instance, a significant deficit in Magnesium has been discovered in skin scales and serum of patients with psoriasis. Magnesium supposedly affects the ripening of skin cells of psoriasis patients. Moreover, in cases of bronchi, Magnesium works as anti-allergic agent.
- Potassium improves the oxidation and regulates the electrical process of the muscles and the nervous system. Asthma patients achieve good results from inhaling the salt vapors.
- Bromide concentration is 50 times higher than common salts, thus having a very relaxing effect.
- A natural tar called which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
- necessary to maintain the correct balance of alkaline and acid in the body, together with being vital for cell metabolism.
- Iodine is necessary for the production of the hormone thyroxin, and is also vital for both energy and cell metabolism.
- Calcium is necessary in strenghtening cell membranes and cleansing the pores. In addition it is vital for production and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones, together with regulating the heart muscles and nerves.
- Plays a role in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.