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DEAD SEA MINERALS: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

The Dead Sea has frequently been referred to as the fountain of youth. If not that, there’s certainly enough scientific and historical evidence to show that it has amazing revitalizing qualities for the body, skin, hair, and even the mind. The source of this healing energy is the 35 Minerals & Trace Elements that are naturally infused in Dead Sea water, salt, and mud products. Scroll down to see exactly how each of these minerals positively impacts your body and your health.

BICARBONATE

Plays a major role in pH balance, limiting lactic acid production, and increasing the pH in muscles. It also benefits teeth by inhibiting plaque formation and increasing calcium.

BORON

Helps keep calcium and magnesium in the body. It is essential for hormones involved in bone metabolism, and for balancing levels of testosterone and estrogen. This trace mineral has also been shown to enhance brain function, prevent osteoporosis, reduce arthritic symptoms, and help build muscle tissue.

BROMIDE

Heals and relieves skin disorders. White blood cells need bromide to remove cellular parasites. Bromide stimulates the natural repair process and works as a natural antibiotic. Saunas often evaporate the bromides in Dead Sea salts to create a healing environment similar to the Dead Sea. Steam from a hot bath with Dead Sea bath salts has a similar benefit.

CALCIUM

Strengthens cell membranes and is necessary for nerve transmission, muscular contraction, and regulation of heart muscles. It aids in blood clotting, is vital for healing wounds and preventing infection, helps metabolize iron, helps decrease symptoms of PMS, and plays a role in cleansing pores.

CHLORIDE

Helps balance all minerals and maintain the pH balance in the body. Chloride is vital for cell metabolism, prevents water from escaping blood vessels, and encourages healthy nerve and muscle function, while also contributing to food digestion and waste elimination.

CHROMIUM

Essential for normal metabolism of glucose, insulin, and fatty acids. Chromium also aids in muscle growth, may help deter atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, and promotes healthy skin and a healthy circulatory system.

COBALT

A mineral constituent of cobalamin, more commonly referred to as vitamin B12, aids in hemoglobin formation and is necessary for normal function and maintenance of red blood cells. Cobalt also helps maintain nerve tissues and other body cells.

COPPER

Strengthens bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, and nerves, makes hemoglobin, and is important in forming elastin and collagen. It is also required for energy production, healthy immune system function, regulation of blood pressure and heart rate, cell membrane health, hair and skin pigmentation, and taste sensitivity. It is a vital blood antioxidant.

FLUORINE

A natural form of the trace mineral fluorine, is known for promoting healthy teeth. It helps form the protective enamel that prevents tooth decay and cavities. It also helps increase bone strength and stability, and is present in nearly all body tissues.

IODINE

Necessary for production of thyroxin, which regulates the metabolic energy. Adequate levels of iodine are necessary to maintain the water balance required for cell metabolism to take place, allowing the cells to absorb nourishment and expel waste products. Iodine also influences nerve and muscle function and nail, hair, skin, and tooth condition.

IRON

Present in every cell in the body and is critical to many body functions including carrying oxygen to cells, oxidation of fatty acids, and in the production of a number of enzymes. Iron also affects the production of melanin, helps provide extra fuel to muscles during exertion, is involved in the production of thyroid hormones, and promotes a health skin tone.

LITHIUM

A lightweight metal used in treating bipolar disorder and manic depression. Lithium has been shown to increase brain cell survival and has both long and short-term benefits to the health of the nervous system.

MAGNESIUM

Occurring in more than 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium accelerates cell metabolism and is necessary for neuromuscular transmission, transmission of nerve signals, protein synthesis, and utilization of other essential nutrients. Magnesium is a building block for the skin’s structural elements and for enzymes that control the skin’s metabolism.

MANGANESE

Essential for proper formation, maintenance, and glucose metabolism of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. It also activates numerous enzymes, assist in blood clotting, contributes to protein synthesis, increases antioxidant production, and helps in the utilization of thiamin, vitamin E, and iron. Studies show that insufficient levels of this trace mineral in the body can lead to dermatitis, lowered good cholesterol, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.

MOLYBDENUM

An antioxidant, Molybdenum plays a role in detoxifying cancer-causing chemicals, food preservatives, and alcohol. It helps the body prevent tooth decay, produce uric acid, utilize stored iron, metabolize sulfur, and generate energy from food.

NICKEL

A trace mineral required for lipid, hormone, and membrane metabolism, and for membrane integrity. It is found in the cell nucleus and is thought to be a stabilizer of DNA and RNA.

PHOSPHORUS

A component of DNA, phosphorous is involved in nearly all biochemical reactions including blood clotting, bone, nail, and teeth formation, normal kidney function and heart rhythm, muscle contraction, nerve-impulse transmission, and cell growth.

ZINC

This well-studied and well-understood trace mineral is present in all tissues and is second only to iron in body requirement levels. Zinc is an antioxidant that protects and promotes a healthy immune system by enhancing the antibody response through T-cell production. It is known to fight viruses such as the common cold and to aid in wound healing and tissue repair and curb acne breakouts. Zinc also relieves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and is needed for the health of connective skin tissues and fingernails.

POTASSIUM

An electrolyte, works together with sodium and chloride to maintain pH balance and fluid distribution. It regulates nerve signals, muscle contractions, blood pressure, heart rhythm, and the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. Potassium is required for carbohydrate metabolism, protein synthesis, insulin secretion, glucose storage, and excretion of body wastes. Some of its other benefits are in preventing kidney stones, promoting healthy adrenal glands, reducing plaque in the arteries, and helping to prevent osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, strokes, free radical formation, and acne.

RUBIDIUM

Little is known about this trace mineral except that it may function similar to potassium in some ways, that it may reduce the incidence of cancer, and that it aids in the growth process.

SELENIUM

Antioxidant known to protect cell membranes by destroying free radicals and to neutralize the heavy metals cadmium, mercury, lead, and arsenic. It also assists in production of white blood cells, maintains tissue elasticity, protects against dandruff and dry skin, Alleviates hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, promotes male fertility and healthy prostrate function, and aids in metabolizing hydrogenated and polyunsaturated fats.

SILICA

This compound of silicon also known as silicon dioxide stimulates the immune system and prevents cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. It promotes health y nails, skin, hair, and arteries, and is necessary for the formation of collagen. It is beneficial to the skin by improving elasticity and thickness, inhibiting the aging process.

SILICON

The world’s second most abundant material and famous for its use in microchips, silicon has only recently been regarded as an essential trace mineral. Studies now show that silicon is important for normal bone growth, healthy immune system function, thickness and strength of the skin, arteries, trachea, and tendons, and for the production of collagen in connective tissues.

SILICON

The world’s second most abundant material and famous for its use in microchips, silicon has only recently been regarded as an essential trace mineral. Studies now show that silicon is important for normal bone growth, healthy immune system function, thickness and strength of the skin, arteries, trachea, and tendons, and for the production of collagen in connective tissues.

SODIUM

Together with chloride makes common table salt. Sodium is beneficial in maintaining pH balance, protecting the body against fluid loss, and aiding muscle contraction and nerve function. Prolonged excessive sodium intake is associated with asthma, hypertension, edema, calcium loss, and gastric cancer. Dead Sea salts have lower sodium content than other sea salts.

STRONTIUM

Closely related to calcium, this essential trace mineral is found primarily in the skeletal structure and is well documented to promote bone formation and decrease bone absorption.

SULFUR

Found in every part of the skin and body, sulfur is part of the chemical structure of several amino acids and is required for absorption of carbohydrates and several vitamins. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and is necessary for synthesis of collagen and healthy skin keratinization (the process by which skin cells move outward and die). Sulfur also stimulates bile secretion in the liver and acts as a blood disinfectant, helping the body to kill bacteria and remove excess lead, aluminum, cadmium, and mercury.

VANADIUM

This trace mineral’s presence in the body has several major health benefits including improvement of insulin action and protection against diabetes; decreased cholesterol production, formation, and synthesis; and protection against tumor development and some forms of cancer.

ZINC

This well-studied and well-understood trace mineral is present in all tissues and is second only to iron in body requirement levels. Zinc is an antioxidant that protects and promotes a healthy immune system by enhancing the antibody response through T-cell production. It is known to fight viruses such as the common cold and to aid in wound healing and tissue repair and curb acne breakouts. Zinc also relieves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and is needed for the health of connective skin tissues and fingernails.

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