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Which Sea Salt is the Best?

The ocean covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface. It contains about 1.35 billion cubic kilometers (324 million cubic miles) of water, which is about 97 percent of all the water on Earth. The ocean makes all life on Earth possible, and makes the planet appear blue when viewed from space. [1] Salt in the sea, or ocean salinity, is mainly caused by rain washing mineral ions from the land into water. Some mineral ions are used by marine animals and plants, removing them from the water. The leftover minerals have built up in concentration over millions of years. Some parts of the ocean are more saline than others, particularly where there are higher levels of evaporation, such as in the Red Sea. [2] There is plethora of data in biomedical research that supports the benefits of sea salt as compared to other salts in promoting healthcare benefits in human health in general. A recently published study in food & nutritional research emphasized that major beneficial effect of sea salt is associated with the mineral content of the sea salt as compared to ordinary salt. [3]

 Sea salt has become widely utilized not just in culinary applications but also in a majority of consumer based products including oral care, skincare, tattoo aftercare, piercing aftercare, cosmetics, wound care, hair care, and sun protection, among others. Given all of the immense benefits of the minerals found in sea salt, it is also important to know which sea salt is the best on the market and to know which are the best companies that manufacture the best sea salt based products.

 The Difference between Table Salt and Sea Salt

Not all salts are equal, particularly when comparing sea salt to table salt. The primary distinctions lie in their respective sources, extraction methods, and processing techniques. Sea salt, as its name implies, is obtained by evaporating seawater. The resulting salt is minimally processed or left unprocessed, allowing it to retain trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, bromide, and magnesium. [4] These sea minerals are naturally retained in the sea salt and that is why it’s called unrefined sea salt.

On the other hand, table salt is extracted from salt deposits through mining using machineries. It undergoes extensive chemical refinement to enhance its purity and fineness, which involves removing of naturally occurring minerals it may contain. The abundance of mineral rich trace elements present in unrefined hand harvested sea salt contributes to its exceptional uniqueness and the extensive benefits it offers to human health. Unlike table salt, which is produced on a large scale using industrial machinery, sea salt is sourced from the ocean seawater evaporation and therefore has a controlled supply.

The Best Sea Salt for Human Health

The unrefined organic sea salt derived from the Red Sea is one of the most mineral rich sea salt available in the world today. The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. The Red Sea is one of the most saline water bodies in the world, due to the effects of the water circulation pattern, resulting from evaporation and wind stress. Salinity ranges between 3.6 and 3.8 percent, which is greater than the world average, approximately 4 percent. The Red Sea is a rich and diverse ecosystem. More than 1,100 species of fish (including 75 species of deep water fish), 2,000 km (1,240 mi) of coral reef extending along its coastline; these fringing reefs are 5000-7000 years old and are largely formed of stony acropora and porites corals. These coastal reefs are also visited by pelagic species of red sea fish, including some of the 44 species of shark. The world’s largest independent conservation organization, the world-wide fund for nature, has identified the Red Sea as a “Global 200” ecoregion. [5] The relevant biblical text about the Red Sea is also mentioned in the bible, “Then Moses stretched out his hands over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided” (Exodus 14:21). Thus, the Red Sea salt, sourced from the Red Sea, not only possesses unique mineral enrichment but also holds significant historical value as well.

H2Ocean: The Best Patented Sea Salt based Products in the World

H2Ocean is the first company in the world that has been fully dedicated in providing all natural and hand harvested unrefined Red Sea salt based products. In 2001, H2Ocean founder and owner Eddie Kolos had the amazing idea to harness the healing power of the ocean and put it into first aid natural skin healing products. Since then, H2Ocean is providing all natural sea salt based products for oral care, skin care, nasal care, wound care, tattoo aftercare, piercing aftercare, sunscreen, pain relief, diabetic care, cough, cold, allergies, health, beauty and much more. All the H2Ocean products contain unrefined mineral enriched sea salt that is hand harvested from one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, the Red Sea. All the H2Ocean products use natural sea minerals and enzymes that are a perfect match to human body saline system. H2Ocean’s patented sea salt products contain over 82 trace minerals such as Sodium, Chloride, Calcium, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Silver, Iron, and Iodine etc. that are essential for healing as well as nourishing the skin naturally. H2Ocean products have been researched and clinically studied for dental care, nasal care, diabetic wound treatment, and hair care, with published research papers validating their efficacy and safety.

All H2Ocean products are not only natural but also completely free from any harmful chemicals, dyes, or colors that could adversely impact the environment and human health. As an ocean focused company, H2Ocean strives to be one of the most environmentally friendly businesses worldwide. The H2Ocean company prioritizes recycling, reusing, and eco friendly packaging to minimize environmental waste. H2Ocean takes great pride in their naturally derived oceanic products and their ongoing efforts to contribute to the creation of a healthier ocean. H2Ocean is global leader in sea salt based products and dedicated to continuously developing innovative sea salt products that elevate the quality of life.

Source Links and References

  1. https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/all-about-the-ocean/
  2. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/quick-questions/why-is-the-sea-salty.html
  3. Lee BH, Yang AR, Kim MY, McCurdy S, Boisvert WA. Natural sea salt consumption confers protection against hypertension and kidney damage in Dahl salt-sensitive rats. Food Nutr Res. 2016 Dec 20;61(1):1264713.
  4. https://h2ocean.com/why-sea-salt/
  5. https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Red_Sea
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