Dead Sea Products
Dead Sea water hard to call just water! For thousands of years, groundwater, numerous thermal springs, mountain streams and the Jordan River carried salts and minerals washed out from rocks, sand and soil into it. During 330 hot sunny days a year, water evaporated and salts accumulated: it is not surprising that today their concentration in the Dead Sea is 10 times higher than in the water of any other reservoir and reaches 300-420 g per liter of water. At the same time, the content of sodium chloride (common salt) in the Dead Sea does not exceed 12-15% (in other seas, an average of 70%).
Part Dead Sea waters contains minerals that the skin needs to maintain a healthy condition. These are iron, manganese, copper, cobalt, zinc, fluorine, chlorine, sodium, etc. It should be noted the high content of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and bromine in the water of the sea, which are of great biological importance. The same composition of macroelements in human lymph and blood. In addition to minerals, water is rich in various salts: chlorides, bromides, sulfates, sulfides, etc.
Consider the effect of essential minerals on the human body.
iodine ensures the body’s resistance to harmful environmental factors: injuries, poisons, radiation exposure, etc. Iodine stimulates the ability of leukocytes to destroy pathogenic bacteria, and also improves the indicators of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood. The thyroid hormone thyroxine is more than 60% iodine.
Selenium improves blood supply to the skin, increases the body’s resistance to cancer, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Silicon slows down the aging process of the skin, is necessary in the prevention of atherosclerosis and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, promotes skin renewal, hair, nails.
Sulfur is part of the tissues of the skin, hair, nails. Has antibacterial properties. Helps to increase immunity.
Sodium regulates the level of moisture in cells, participates in the transport of nutrients for the production of cellular energy, is involved in the mechanism of muscle contraction. The amount of sodium consumed is of great importance for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.
Potassium, along with sodium, is involved in the transmission of impulses along nerve fibers to the central nervous system. It is the main energy mineral for the normal functioning of muscles, including the muscles of the heart. Potassium has a healing physiological effect on all metabolic processes occurring in the body, enhances cellular respiration. When the potassium-sodium ratio is normalized, the process of free penetration of useful substances from the intercellular fluid into the cell and the excretion of its waste products are regulated.
Calcium is an essential microelement in the human body. Its deficiency causes about 150 different diseases. It improves the functioning of the circulatory system, increases the body’s resistance to infections. Calcium is essential for bone formation and the regulation of muscle contraction.
Magnesium plays an important role in many enzymatic reactions: glucose metabolism, fatty acid oxidation, protein synthesis, transfer of genetic information. It favorably affects the tone of the vascular wall, which is especially important for lowering blood pressure in hypertension, and also improves metabolism in the heart muscle. Normalization of the calcium-magnesium ratio in the body is manifested by an improvement in neuromuscular conduction and blood circulation. In addition, metabolic processes in bone, cartilage, and connective tissues are stimulated, salts of heavy metals are excreted, and allergic manifestations on the skin are removed.
Chlorine — one of the main regulators of osmotic pressure. It also plays an important role in maintaining water and electrolyte balance in skin cells and subcutaneous fat. Thus, congestion in the subcutaneous fat layer is removed, and the release of toxins through the skin is enhanced.
Iron is part of hemoglobin. Participates in the regulation of cellular respiration, necessary for the normal functioning of muscle proteins. Iron deficiency leads to iron deficiency anemia, in which violations of all vital body functions are observed.
Cobalt is part of vitamin B12. Participates in the development of red blood cells. With a lack of cobalt in the body, pernicious anemia, a serious blood disease, can develop.
Manganese — one of the growth factors involved in protein, energy, water metabolism, fatty acid oxidation. Plays an important role in immune processes and cellular respiration.
Copper participates in the synthesis of red blood cells, collagen, skin enzymes. Promotes proper absorption of iron. It is also necessary for the proper development of connective tissues and blood vessels.
Fluorine — an element necessary for the proper formation of bones and teeth. Adequate intake of fluoride from childhood is essential for the proper development of the body. Fluorine affects the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
Zinc — an important component of many enzymes, is involved in the processes of protein synthesis, the transfer of genetic material. It is necessary for the normal development of the skeleton and tissue repair, growth of hair, nails, and the functioning of the prostate gland. With a lack of zinc, children lag behind in development, suffer from pustular diseases of the skin and mucous membranes.
Bromine increases muscle tone, improves the condition of the nervous system, kills bacteria, viruses, fungi. Affects the functions of the sex glands and the thyroid gland.
The geological and climatic conditions of the Dead Sea, this drainless lake, have also created a special kind of mud. It was formed at a depth where air, sunlight and pollution from the environment never penetrated. During the existence of the Dead Sea, a sedimentary layer of silt 100 m thick formed at its bottom, this is exactly what mud looks like. They have a complex structure, in which two components can be distinguished:
In the organic basis, a special role belongs to the microflora (archibacteria), in one gram of dirt there are billions of archibacteria. Until the end of the XIX century. It was believed that there is no life in the Dead Sea. It was hard to imagine otherwise, given the high salinity of its water. However, in 1936 it was proved that the carriers of life in the Dead Sea are unicellular algae and protozoa — prokaryotes.
prokaryotes are the oldest living cells on earth. Hence their name — archibacteria, or archaea. Archibacterium is the ancestor of all life on the planet, it is the first cell of the Earth, from which the biological world of animals and plants originated. For all the time of its existence, the archibacterium has remained in that unchanged original form, c. which was thousands of years old. The archaean genetic apparatus stores information accumulated in the struggle for existence during various cataclysms that took place on Earth. They are a reserve of biologically active substances and energy, and when interacting with a cell of the human body, they can prolong its life and the life of the whole organism as a whole. The composition of the archibacterium includes:
· Lipoproteins, lipids, which are the main component of the biological membrane, form the body’s energy reserve.
· Lecithin belongs to the group of complex lipids. In medicine, its restorative effect is used in case of loss of strength, anemia, and neuroses.
· Lysocin (murolidase) — an antibiotic-type enzyme that creates an antibacterial barrier in the human body. Today, lysocin is used to treat trophic ulcers, wounds, asthma, tonsillitis, pleurisy, etc.
Metalloproteins — complexes of proteins and metals (iron, zinc, copper, manganese).
· Proteins, peptides, enzymes and other biologically valuable components.
The mineral part consists of water-insoluble minerals and salts, the properties of which we have already discussed above. The solution of mud also contains a small amount of gases, which are contained both in the free and in the dissolved state. These are oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, methane. But the Dead Sea mud is unique not only in its composition, but also in its structure. Its particle size is only 45 microns. In addition, the mud has a greasy consistency, which makes it easier to apply to the skin. And after the procedure, it is easily washed off with water. At the same time, the mud cleans the pores remarkably, removing exfoliated particles from the skin, which is actively used by cosmetologists (as well as other properties and features of the action of mud). In addition, the silt mud of the Dead Sea has a high rate of bactericidal activity due to the high content of sulfide groups, iodine, bromine, and zinc ions. Another advantage of the Dead Sea mud is its high thermal conductivity, i.e. the ability to maintain a given temperature for a long time and thereby promote deep tissue heating.
Natural mud from the Dead Sea is famous for its excellent ability to improve the structure of the hair and scalp. It also relieves pain in muscles and inflamed joints. After exposure to dirt on the skin, irritation and inflammation are reduced, wrinkles are smoothed out, aging processes are slowed down, the skin acquires a young, fresh, healthy look. For various skin diseases: psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, diathesis, mud has a strong therapeutic effect. The healing effect of mud in migraines and depressions has been noted. Mud applications on the joints and spine help with arthrosis, arthritis, osteochondrosis, radiculitis, rheumatism, osteomyelitis, post-traumatic contracture of the joints.