Stress Support 103: Seawater Minerals Support Parasympathetic Response and Cellular Balance
In this 3-part blog series (Stress Support 101, 102, and 103), the Quicksilver Staff addresses a multipronged approach to supporting the body under stress. Learn more by reading each essential tidbit!
Replenish Your Cells
Even with a good night’s sleep, and with low levels of inflammation, stress will still rear its ugly head, and our nutrients will be depleted. This is why in order to handle stress, we must also replenish and restore our nutrient status.
Though we live on land, we hearken back to the sea. In fact, scientists believe life may have emerged billions of years ago from the ocean’s deep-sea vents, where porous and mineral-rich rock, water and sulfur-rich steam all blended in the perfect recipe for the first living organisms.1 The saline sea is rich in a blend of minerals that support innumerable forms of life, including those which are crucially important for our health and vitality as well.
The French biologist Rene Quinton, who was born in 1866, realized that sea water bears a striking resemblance to the extracellular fluid bathing every cell in our body. He believed that the cellular environment mimics the marine environment in which life first originated. Quinton is remembered today for treating malnourished children with isotonic sea water, administered intravenously, and bringing them back to a healthy, thriving state.2
Seawater contains over 80 bioavailable ionic minerals. Quinton Isotonic™ water has the same concentration of dissolved particles as do our own cells. By supplying the cells with the same isotonic, mineral-rich bath that first nourished long-ago life, these seawater minerals offer cells a gentle, subtle and profound nourishment. Taking isotonic seawater minerals at night supports the body and brain as they detoxify, repair and replenish. These minerals offer natural rehydration, supply necessary iono-minerals to the extracellular fluid bathing the body’s cells, and support normal cellular osmosis and flow of nutrients. Isotonic seawater minerals also support the parasympathetic balance as GABA does, but in a uniquely different mechanism via which all cells are affected and rebalanced, not just those in the brain.3
The pure Quinton seawater minerals are harvested from protected plankton blooms by Laboratories Quinton, in an area where there is continual upwelling of nutrients and rare minerals from the bottom of the ocean. Harvesting follows strict protocols established by Rene Quinton, including cold filtering the water through 0.22 micrometer dual filters to leave only organic complexes and rare essential minerals. These protocols ensure that the product is of the highest quality and purity. The Quinton Isotonic™ seawater minerals are diluted to an isotonic concentration to conform to the human extracellular matrix (bio-terrain), making it excellent for long-term use and is easily absorbed into the body when taken orally. Collectively, the Quinton Isotonic™ seawater minerals, cannabidiols, and GABA with L-theanine support balance in our body under stress, which can further be enhanced with the support of adaptogenic botanicals and nutrient support.