Dead Sea "Did You Know Facts"
- • Ancient Romans paid soldiers in Dead Sea salt rations called “salarium argentum”, meaning “salt money” in Latin. This ancient phrase became the English word “salary”.
- • At more than 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest place on earth you can walk without being underwater.
- • The Dead Sea is called the Dead Sea because, due to its extreme mineral content, there are no plants, seaweed, moss, or any fish or other creatures living in the water.
- • If you dive into the water of the Dead Sea, you won’t stay down for long. Due to the high mineral content, the water is very dense and will push you back to the surface rapidly. So, you can’t really swim in the Dead Sea, but you can float on top effortlessly!
- • Cleopatra traveled from Egypt to build the world’s first spa at the Dead Sea.
- • The Dead Sea water contains 35% minerals per liter of water.
- • At around 30 percent mineral content, the Dead Sea currently ranks second as the saltiest place on earth. The current leader is a very shallow pool of water known as Don Juan Pond in Antarctica.
- • The Dead Sea contains 21 macro & micro minerals in addition to dozens of trace minerals. It has the highest concentrations of chloride, bromide, calcium, silica, sodium, and potassium of any natural body of salt water in the world. Lets not forget magnesium, the bodies master mineral. The waters of the Dead Sea contains 40 times more magnesium than any other body of water on earth.
- • At over 1,000 foot deep, the Dead Sea can produce a far greater amount of trace mineral rich salts than its nearest competitor, the 40-foot deep Great Salt Lake in Utah.
- • Medical research and many studies have proven the usefulness of Dead Sea mud and salts in treating and preventing diseases such as psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism.
That's the Power of Magnesium. That's the Power of Mg¹²