The science behind OceanMist and
Julia Kubanek, associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Biology, describes research into antifungal compounds found on the surfaces of tropical seaweed collected in the Fiji Islands. The compounds may have possible applications for treating malaria.
OceanMist source a specific species of red algae directly from the oceans of Vanuatu
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The principle behind thalassotherapy is that repeated immersion in warm seawater, marine mud, and protein-rich algae helps restore the body’s natural chemical balance. Seawater and human plasma are very similar in terms of mineral content, a fact that was discovered by another Frenchman, Rene Quinton. When immersed in warm seawater, the body absorbs the minerals it needs — trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and iodine — through the skin.
Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassa, meaning “sea”) is the medical use of seawater as a form of therapy. It is based on the systematic use of seawater, sea products, and shore climate. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin.
Thalassotherapy is an alternative therapy that involves using the ocean, seawater, and/or sea products (such as algae and seaweed) for healing purposes. Typically practiced at spas (especially in regions near the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea), thalassotherapy is also said to improve skin health.
Red marine algae, a type of marine algae are used for treating many diseases, and are believed to be capable of boosting the immune system. The earliest written evidence of red marine algae was found in China around 600 BC.
Dine at a traditional Chinese or Vietnamese restaurant and you will probably find red marine algae in some delicious form on your menu. Enjoy good old American ice cream for dessert, and an extract of red marine algae is there, too.