Health Benefits and Applications of Urmia Lake

April 28, 2011 - 0:0

The minerals found in Urmia Salt Lake black mud have very excellent effects on our mood muscles skin as the following:

- Potassium:
It is primarily responsible for regulating skin's moisture. Potassium is used to regulate muscle contractions and the nervous system so that you do not develop water retention.
Potassium regulates the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes; helps prevent the formation of free radicals; helps prevent acne.
Potassium improves the oxidation and regulates the electrical process of the muscles and the nervous system. Asthma patients achieve good results from inhaling the salt vapors.
- Zinc:
Zinc is vital for the natural regulation of skin cell generation, for stimulating collagen renewal and it is also a natural UV blocker. Zinc plays a role in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.
As an antioxidant, it aids in tissue repair and wound healing; plays an important role in the formation collagen; helps prevent dermatitis and outbreaks of acne. A low level of zinc is associated with skin disorders.
- Magnesium:
Magnesium stimulates the building of proteins, moves energy between cells, calms your body, reduces your skin's aging process, relieves stress and the retention of fluids. Magnesium is essential for cell metabolism.
For instance, a significant deficit in Magnesium has been discovered in skin scales and serum of patients with psoriasis. Magnesium supposedly affects the ripening of skin cells of psoriasis patients.
Moreover, in cases of bronchi, Magnesium works as anti-allergic agent. Magnesium assists your body in utilizing other essential nutrients and with cell metabolism.
- Sulfur: Sulfur is a natural disinfectant, converts toxins into non-toxins and it helps with digestion and the absorption of vitamins. Sulfur is important for collagen synthesis and for healthy skin keratinization.
It is also essential to enable cells to breathe. Sulfur is an ingredient in some acne treatments.
Sulfur is found in the amino acids cysteine, and methionine; as well as in cells, hemoglobin (of the blood), collagen (of the muscles), keratin (required for skin), insulin, heparin, biotin and co-enzyme A (required for healthy hair, skin, nails, among many other biological structures).
- Chlorine:
Chlorine: is responsible for maintaining the correct alkaline and acid balance in your body, which is very important whenever it comes to cell metabolism.
- Iodine:
Iodine is necessary for energy and cell metabolism, maintaining proper water balance and helping cells to be able to absorb nourishment and expel waste products.
Iodine is necessary for the production of the hormone thyroxin, and is also vital for both energy and cell metabolism.
- Sodium:
Sodium helps your body's cells to be able to absorb nourishment and expel waste; balancing your body's lymphatic fluid and helping your skin be able to maintain a neutral moisture balance and relieve and prevent cramps.
The Sodium ions remove skin scales and improve its permeability. After penetrating into the skin, they bind the water and generate a feeling of suppleness, ideal for of very dry skin. Sodium helps fight free radicals formed in the skin; mitigates skin aging.    - Amphipoda (Artemia)
Amphipoda is the richest natural source of amino acids on the earth. Amino acids are essential proteins that help keep skin strong and healthy. There are 28 commonly known amino acids. Nine of these are called essential amino acids.
This type of artemia (amphipoda) contains more than 18 amino acids. They are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
These nine essential amino acids can not be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from food or supplements.
The remaining 19 are referred to as non-essential amino acids, meaning they can be manufactured by the body from other amino acids as needed, but they too can be obtained through supplements.
Amino acids repair skin, muscles, nails, hair and glands. Their deficiency can lead to serve body and skin disorders.
There are two types of amino acids, essential and non-essential. Our body needs essential amino acids to work properly.
Amino acids, at their essence, are peptides. These are proteins, which have a positive effect upon cells.
They help improve skin that has been scarred or has stretch marks. When used correctly, amino acids seem to be more powerful than a alpha-hydroxy system of skin care in terms of filling lines, smoothing skin and improving tone and color.
Even better, they can achieve this with less irritation and photosensitivity.
It also understood that amino acids, applied externally in the right formula and also taken internally, can improve the skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Properly hydrated skin not only takes and holds cosmetics better, but looks and feels more youthful. 
In talking about amino acid skin care, there are four main acids that are known to be an effective combination in building collagen. These acids are Proline, Glycine, Leucine and Lysine.
Together, this formula acts as an exfoliant, works to improve moisture retention and also acts as an antioxidant, thus strengthening your skin even in harsh weather conditions.
One of the popular amino acid skin care treatment systems is Amino Genesis, which includes cleansers, moisturizers, serums, targeted, repair formulas and even a treatment for hair.
Users not only report improvement in fine lines and other cosmetic skin woes, they note that this system of amino acid skin care has an effect on skin plagued by psoriasis, chronic dermatitis and rosacea.
Using certain skin care products that contain certain active amino acids ensures that they keep your skin from aging.
Since skin is the most largest organ, when you apply such lotion, cream or facial mask on the skin, the amino acids present in it gets absorb in the skin and will help to heal the wrinkles from within. Therefore, it gives a smoother texture to your skin.
Amino acids are also known for building Collagen in cells beneath the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. Collagen is an anti-wrinkle protein naturally secreted by skin cells that binds them together; it will help the skin in restoring its natural elasticity. All amino acids are classified in two forms, D-form and L-form.
All the naturally produced amino acids are in L-form which are highly available in amphipoda (artemia).When the skin becomes depleted of the amino acids that spell out the proteins that need to be made to keep the skin youthful and functioning properly.
No amount of skin treatments or products will have any positive effect on the skin unless all the necessary amino acids are available to provide the directions.
A combination of factors—aging, environmental toxins, ultraviolet (UV) exposure—exerts a negative effect on the skin, depleting levels of amino acids.
As levels of amino acids fall, the body’s daily maintenance of the skin slows down or halts, and the aging process sets in. To jump start the maintenance aging, the skin must be re-nourished with the amino acids it needs to function properly.
Cosmetic products designed to deliver a range of amino acids will exert host of benefits to the skin, and work synergistically with other ingredients to deliver maximum results.
Applications: More than 18 different kinds of amino acids extracted from this brine shrimp are used as essential raw materials in skin care, spa, health & beauty, cosmetic, pharmacy, medicine, and food industries all over the world.
Due to the fact that the dead salts from Urmia Salt Lake have been reported to have the following benefits:
- Rheumatologic conditions: these dead salts are effective in balneotherapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. The minerals are absorbed while soaking, stimulating blood circulation. 
- Common skin ailments: skin disorders including psoriasis and acne are relieved by regular soaking in water with added dead salts from Urmia Salt Lake. America’s National Psoriasis Foundation recommends dead sea salts as effective treatments for psoriasis.
- Allergies: the high concentration of magnesium and bromide in the dead salts from Urmia Salt Lake relieve allergic reactions by cleansing and detoxifying.
- Skin aging: recent researches into the dead salts benefits from Urmia Salt Lake have proved a 40% reduction in the depth of wrinkling. 
Applications: The dead salt from Urmia Salt Lake is wonderful for use in a variety of applications such as bath salts, salt scrubs, foot scrubs, bath bombs, bath teas, body wraps and body polishers.
Caption: Urmia Lake, the third largest salt lake in the world, needs serious attention to go on granting us its precious health benefits.