We all know that mono cropping, herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers are depleting the soil of minerals and trace elements, which we need in our foods to stay healthy. Humans need such elements as phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, and potassium for our basic survival. To consume the same amount of minerals and trace elements as our parents did during their childhood, we would need to eat at least 35% more food. What we need is a more efficient source of minerals and trace elements.
A 1999 Catastrophe that Led to the Rediscovery of Ocean Minerals
In September 1999, a major earthquake struck the north of Taiwan, seriously compromising the long-term supply of potable ground water. Researchers there developed technology to extract pure and clean water from deep at the bottom of the ocean. They discovered in the process that the deep ocean water was jam-packed with important minerals and trace elements. Taiwan is the first land mass where deep ocean water can be accessed from the shoreline, after its 2,000-year journey from Greenland. This extremely rich and natural mineral resource has subsequently been studied and clinically trialed for its beneficial health and agricultural applications. An estimated $1 billion has already been invested since 1999.
What Is Deep Ocean Water?
There are three main layers to our ocean waters. At the top is fast-moving surface water, which is penetrated by sunlight to a depth of 250 meters (820 feet) and supplies the mineral nutrients for micro algae, plankton, and marine life. The next layer down is slow-moving deep ocean water, which is found below a depth of 250 meters to 1,500 meters (nearly a mile deep). It originates from the northern Arctic and Greenland ice melts, absorbing minerals and trace elements as it enters the oceans, and then sinks with the weight of the very same minerals we need for good health. This is the beginning of a 2,000-year journey before it resurfaces and dissipates in the Pacific Antarctic region, where it feeds the micro algae that form our marine food chain. Then there is very deep ocean water, below 1,500 meters, where rare and exotic life forms are being discovered.
Deep Ocean Waters Contain Nature's Purest Nutrients
There are over 70 minerals and trace elements in deep ocean water. Deep ocean water has a number of characteristics that protect and preserve the many minerals and trace elements it contains. The absence of sunlight, cold water temperatures of 44-50 degrees Fahrenheit and intense pressures keep this zone virtually free of life. As a result, the minerals and nutrients are never being depleted as with surface water.
A Virtually Infinite Resource
Oceanographers estimate that deep ocean water comprises a minimum of 90% of the total oceans. It is an abundant and renewable resource if used constructively. Deep ocean water can only be piped from the coastlines of Taiwan, Japan, and Hawaii, but it's Taiwan that has the best access to the enormous reservoirs at a depth of nearly 1,700 feet. Scientists are in the process of doing clinical research to find out how deep ocean minerals may be used to treat everything from physical and mental fatigue to high cholesterol and diabetes. Deep ocean minerals may prove to be the crucial solution to our food's mineral deficiency–and they offer refreshingly good news about our otherwise beleaguered oceans and natural resources.
About the Author: Kevin Hu is a biotech researcher and industry expert who has been working for more than a decade with clinical trials at universities in Taiwan, the US, and the UK to evaluate the potential of deep ocean minerals to improve physical performance and intracellular communication. These studies have found significant clinical benefits with regard to reducing fatigue, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose intolerance, and increasing life span. Learn more about deep ocean minerals as a future source of concentrated minerals essential to health at the Pacific Deep Ocean Mineral Biotech website, www.pdobiotech.com.