Coral reefs are some of our natural wonders of the world, with crystal clear waters and an abundance of sea life. The cleansing properties of coral help to maintain a self surportive habitat and an ideal nutrient rich environment for all forms of life. Coral naturally contains almost every mineral found in the body and unlike most mineral supplements, coral minerals are organic in nature, being bio-available and readily absorbed into our cells.
As the water passes through the Coral & Silica stages, it becomes ionised with the trace minerals which make up the coral and silica, thus turning tap water into nutrient rich and great tasting mineral water, as found in some of the world's great natural spring water sources.
Minerals help make up the basic foundation of health. The soil in which many of our foods are grown has become depleted of minerals, through unsustainable farming practices, thus our foods and our bodies have become mineral deficient. When the right minerals are supplied in an organic absorbable form, our health can improve.
Balance is everything! Our body's chemistry is a remarkable web of mineral interconnections. If we think of it as a recipe for healthy body fluids, then each ingredient must be present in the correct proportion. For example, if one mineral's role is to inhibit the bio-chemical activity of a partner mineral, it must be present in the necessary volume. This “mineral interference” is critical to maintaining bio-chemical balance in the body's cells and tissues.
From our bones to the multitude of enzymatic activities within and without our cells, minerals are the key that opens the door to optimum health. This is accomplished by supplying the body with missing minerals that have crucial roles to play and by bringing overall mineral levels up, thereby raising the pH of body fluids and tissues back to their natural healthy levels. A high pH (alkaline) is important because most disease thrives in a low pH (acidic).
One of the most mineral rich sources of coral in the world comes from the Island of Okinawa off the coast of Japan. Okinawan's have one of the highest life expectancies of any population and research shows that one of the main contributing factors is the natural nutrient rich mineral water from their subterranean springs. For decades, the coral and silica sands sourced from the reefs off the coast of Okinawa have been harvested and used in some of the highest quality nutritional supplements, predominantly of calcium and magnesium.
In the processing of the coral for the Mineral Pot filters, the coral sands are taken and crushed into fine sands. Secondly, they are ground to even sizes, before being activated, to remove any unwanted residues and increase the surface area for greater absorption. When seen through a microscope, activated coral sands reveal minute pores all around its surface thereby multiplying its surface area several times. The coral performs several functions in the mineral pot filters, in that they both remove contaminants, reducing heavy metals and remineralising the water. Some of the coral sands are additionally plated with silver, to prevent bacteria propagation.