Planet Earth is mostly water. In fact, human life could not be explained without it. However, there are many different types of water, with seawater being the most prevalent around us. Many things are said about it, to the extent that there are studies indicating that its temperature has been rising alarmingly in recent years.
However, there are other aspects that do not grab so many headlines and that are even more relevant in relation to seawater. Although many people are not aware of it, seawater and blood plasma have many similarities. So many that it has even been used in various research and trials to improve people’s health. And as we are aware that this is something little known, today we are going to offer you more information on this subject.
Seawater and blood plasma: the Quinton method
The first thing to be clear about is that seawater has a high concentration of natural minerals. This is what led the French researcher René Quinton to start experimenting with seawater in 1897. The researcher thought that because of its similarity to blood plasma, seawater could be used as a regenerative method and to treat certain ailments.
At the time, Quinton was suffering from tuberculosis and decided to follow the example of Plato, who claimed to have received seawater cures. In this way, the Frenchman managed to heal his lungs and this prompted him to carry out further experiments involving seawater. He created a marine plasma, which was filtered deep seawater, and used it to treat conditions such as gastroenteritis, tuberculosis and cholera. And thanks to seawater, he achieved very promising results.
This led him to open a series of hospitals which, under the name of ‘Marine Dispensaries’, offered their services to humans from 1907 onwards. Patients received injections of marine plasma, which improved their health. In fact, the results showed how it reduced infant mortality, which stood at 90% at the time, to 20%.
Main benefits of seawater for our health
Now that you have understood why seawater and blood plasma have so many similarities, you may be wondering how seawater can help your health. The truth is that its applications are very varied, although if we talk about the main health benefits it can provide us with, these are the following:
- Contributes to the alkalinisation of the body and the elimination of excess acidity in the cells, promoting their regeneration.
- Improves digestion, helping to reduce stomach acidity and promoting better absorption of nutrients.
- Facilitates detoxification of the body by providing an abundance of essential nutrients and minerals.
- Helps clear mucus from the lungs, speeding recovery from colds, flu and congestion.
- Supports bone health.
- Improves the internal cellular environment, which contributes to disease prevention and strengthens the response to external agents.