1,320 feet below sea level, in the lowest place on earth, you can find the liveliest site in the world – the Dead Sea . With an average of 330 full sunny days a year and Oxygen-rich atmosphere, the Dead Sea is a precious jewel of healing and relaxation for people worldwide, offers a variety of treatments for skin problems or for relaxing.
The Dead Sea contains a high concentration of minerals that have seeped from rocks and soil and have been carried by springs to the Dead Sea , which has no outlet. Minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, Potassium and Iron are known for their ability to calm aching muscles and joints, stimulate natural circulation, smooth and soften the skin and help relieve stress and tension.
The Dead Sea black mud is a homogeneous mixture of Dead Sea minerals, important organic elements from the shoreline as well as sulfurous earth – all which have proven their therapeutic effects on both body and spirit.
The marvelous properties of the Dead Sea have been treasured since the days of King Solomon and Queen Cleopatra. Its minerals and mud have been extracted over the years to produce perfumes, medicine and cosmetics.
Dead Sea Benefits
The Dead Sea minerals affect both body and mind as follows:
Muscles and Bones
Minerals in the Dead Sea
The problem is that throughout our daily lives our skin’s minerals are depleted causing skin to look dull and overly dry or overly oily.
The unique thing about Dead Sea salt is that it contains minerals in a very high concentration – a concentration that is not found naturally anywhere else on the planet!
Bromide (Br-)– Soothes your skin with anti-inflammatory properties, calms and relaxes muscles and calms skin nerves.
Iodine (I−), – improves functioning of the thyroid gland and helps the skin cells’ metabolic exchanges.
Sulfur (S) – Is a known therapeutic mineral. Contains certain essential vitamins and is a natural disinfectant and anti-bacterial agent – thus making it effective against acne. Has also been shown effective to help relieve symptoms of skin disorders such as Psoriasis and Eczema.
Potassium(K˟) – is a key moisture regulator and helps preserve a neutral skin environment.
Signs of potassium deficiency include abnormally dry skin and acne as well as flare ups of Psoriasis.
Calcium(Ca˟˟) – is the building block for corrective tissue under the skin’s surface and plays an important role in cell protection. Regulates cell membrane permeability (absorption and oil production) and normalizes skin cells’ differentiation.
Sodium(Na˟) – Improves the skin cells metabolism, relieves muscle cramps and stiffness while maintaining a neutral environment within skin cells.
Zinc(Zn˟˟) – This mineral is important for natural regulation of cell growth and regeneration. Also facilitates cell renewal and stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis (renews skin). A great anti-oxidant this mineral is a free radicals scavenger. It also improves sebo-regulation (anti-acne properties), anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural UV rays blocker.
Strontium(Sr˟˟) – has effective anti-itching properties, reduces the signs of irritant contact dermatitis (a common problem for those with sensitive skin who regularly use cosmetics)
Manganese(Mn˟˟) – Well known for powerful anti-oxidant properties. It also increases skin micro-circulation (which promotes better anti-aging effects) and improves the condition of connective tissues.
Lithium(Li ˟) – increases the effectiveness of bath salt treatment for psoriasis.
Boron(B˟˟˟) – replenishment of the Boron mineral helps to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.In addition to these essential minerals; the salt, mud, and aromatic oils from the plants that grow around the Dead Sea, and even the effect that the amount of annual sunlight has on these ingredients,
Magnesium (Mg˟˟)– Magnesium has a role in the synthesis of essential molecules like DNA, RNA and proteins. In bones, cell membranes and chromosomes, magnesium makes up a large portion of the structural base. Magnesium also plays a large part in nutrient reactions and interactions, helping achieve absorption and balance in the body.