Since my protocol requires the usage of sea salt, very common question is “which is a good sea salt and where do I get it?”
This may sound like a ridiculous question since the name describes it. Sea salt is salt extracted from a sea water. Simple isn’t it? Simple but not really. The reason for this is fraudulent advertising that is going on in the corporate industry where the result determines the cause. Under the corporate law, legal and lawful has nothing to do with honest and truthful. This is why dishonest advertising has taking place and people are mislead in buying the wrong items.
For example these are some of the salts claiming to be genuine SEA SALTS. As yo can see they come in a variety of colors. To me, none of them is actually a sea salt. All of them are rock salts that come from mines and not from a sea water. Industry is claiming that they are salt deposits from the time when the area was under the sea level and as Earth reshaped itself now the salt deposits are good to be used. The claim is that this kind of salts are healthier because sea was not polluted at those times.
Those claims are not correct and selling rock salt under the name of sea salt is fraudulent and should be illegal since it is misleading. Sediment-ed rock salt can never have the same properties as fresh sea salt that was extracted directly from the sea . Only freshly extracted salt from the sea can be labeled as sea salt.
You may ask “what is the fuss” since the sediment-ed salt came from the sea originally?
For one it is not true that the sea was cleaner at that time since the biggest pollutant is volcanic eruption and volcanic activity in the past was way stronger that what we experienced on this planet during our life time. Lot of sedimet-ed salts have toxic elements in them. One of those salts that are toxic is the pink salt sold as the Himalayan salt.
The other reason is that salt is water soluble and it was exposed to water that through the years washed away many elements. One of those elements that will be depleted first is magnesium. All rock salts are low on magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most important elements in our body and has to be applied regularly so salts that are depleted of magnesium are inferior and do not provide adequate mineral content to our body.
So how can we make sure that the salt we are using is real sea salt and not inferior sediment-ed rock salt?
First is the color. Sea salt looks dirty gray. Not brown, not black,not pink, not beige but gray. All the other colors are sediment-ed dirt particles and indicate rock salt and not sea salt.
Other tell is moisture. Real gray sea salt is always wet. You cannot keep it dry even in closed plastic bag so when you are buying it make sure it looks wet. The wetness is caused by the strong ability of magnesium to bond with the water. Since sea salt is loaded with magnesium the salt is always wet.
As you can see from the picture above, sea salt sticks and does not flow. This is because of its moisture content. It is common to find white iodized sea salt in Europe. Such salt flows freely because it was “purified”. Such salt is no better than common toxic table salt sold in the stores.
One would think that it would be easy to find sea salt since there is plenty of salty water on this planet. It is not so and one of the reasons is fraudulent advertising of rock salt as sea salt. Now being in Peru we have really tough time finding REAL SEA SALT. All salts that we can find here labeled as sea salt are coming from mines in Peru and none of them is coming from the sea. What a fraud.
Bare in mind that only sea salt is good salt so demand prosecution of false advertising.
With love and light