• The Dead Sea is the most saline body of water in the world. It lies 400 meters below sea level and is replenished by the river Jordan and a number of mineral springs. Dead Sea salt dissolves instantly in water without leaving impurities or sediments. A solution made with this salt is a highly-mineralized bromine chloride-sodium-magnesium water, colorless and odorless.

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In its salt composition, the Dead Sea is quite different from all other seas on earth, and it merits special attention. While other seas have a salt composition containing 77% sodium chloride, in the Dead Sea it is around 25–30%, while its share of magnesium salts is as high as 50%. The Dead Sea has a large number of trace elements. These include elements present in sea water at less than 1 mg per 1 kg of water (copper, zinc, cobalt, etc.). Another feature of Dead Sea salt is its sulfate and sulfide ion content, which gives it its distinctive sulfurous odor and pronounced therapeutic and prophylactic effect. It is precisely this difference in the ion content of the salt that explains its applications and indications.

The healing properties of the Dead Sea’s waters have been known since ancient times. It received its striking name in antiquity because with its waters consisting of 30% salt and minerals, it has practically no living organisms.

The healing properties of the Dead Sea have been known for over 4 thousand years!

Основную часть макро и микроэлементов солей Мертвого моря составляют:

    • Chlorine – one of the major regulators of osmotic pressure in human cells, maintaining the necessary balance of water;
    • Magnesium – increases the vitality of cells, is highly important as an anti-stress mineral, and has an anti-allergic effect – a lack of magnesium speeds up the aging process;
    • Sodium – supplies energy and, along with chlorine, regulates the amount of water in cells;
    • Calcium – strengthens connective tissue, plays a major role in skin metabolism, the healing of wounds, and preventing infections;
    • Calcium – improves the ability of nutrients to enter cells through cell membranes and regulates the amount of water in cells;
    • Bromine – has anti-stress and antiseptic properties.

     

     

    The unique properties of Dead Sea salt have been successfully used for treating a wide range of diseases, and like sea salt it is used in preventative and restorative products and cosmetics.

     

  • Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Dead Sea:

    “The mineral content in the water reaches 340–350 parts per mil, and is on average 300 parts per mil (in comparison, in the Mediterranean it is only 40 parts per mil). The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world alongside Lake Assal in East Africa (nearly 350 parts per mil), and Lake Elton (200—500 parts per mil), Lake Baskunchak (300 parts per mil) and Lake Razval in Russia (300 parts per mil).

    The mineralogical composition of Dead Sea salt is different from that of other bodies of water. It contains around 50.8% magnesium chloride, 14.4% calcium chloride, 30.4% sodium chloride and 4.4% potassium chloride. This salt has few sulfates, but a relatively large amount of bromides. This has turned the Dead Sea into a unique natural health resort, attracting millions of tourists from all over the world.»