Ocean Plasma Inc. routinely arranges for independently conducted micro-biological tests (in a pharmaceutical testing lab) of its bulk Ocean Water batches according to established potable water testing protocols. The results of these tests prove that ocean water contains no pathogens, however, such protocols apply to drinking water - i.e. sweet water, not ocean water. There are, at present, no standards for human oral consumption of Ocean Water. We conduct our bacterialogical test not because we have to but because we respect our clientele and we try to be completely transparent regarding our operating methods.
Unlike other Ocean Water providers who find it necessary to label their containers as "Not for human consumption", we stand behind our claims to harvest, process and deliver the best possible Ocean Water this side of the Atlantic.
Here is a typical test report from S & M Labs, Longueil, QC Canada.
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One must not succumb to the temptation to compare the relative sterility of drinking water with the life-sustaining properties of Ocean Water. Too little is known about the qualities of Ocean Water to make sweeping statements or assess such water by comparing it with something altogether different, like drinking water.
Chapter 16 of the book "Microbial Ecology of the Oceans" (2000) by David L Kirchman discloses many little-known factors of microbial symbiosis that are proven to be not only desirable but also necessary in the life-cycle of Ocean Water. If anyone would present to us ocean water that is scientifically proven as 'STERILE' - then we would vehemently argue against its use for health purposes - it would be a dead substance and incapable of producing health-supporting results.
Professor Sally W. Chisholm, who is co-director of MIT's Earth System Initiative, explained that as biological oceanographers she and her colleagues are trying to understand the bio-geo-chemistry of the oceans. That is, they are trying to learn "how the [ocean] microbes function as a system in which they have not only co-evolved with each other, but also with the chemistry and physics of the oceans. These three - chemistry, physics and biology - are tightly linked as a system, meaning you can't change one without altering the other two."
Only time and much scientific motivation and documentation will one day establish the wisdom of this stance that is not entirely new or unique. Rene Quinton wrote in his book "L'eau de vie - milieu organique" (translated): ...Ocean water contains a multitude of micro-organisms, vegetable as well as animal, in suspension, permitting the production of catabolic cycles, cycles that confer qualities that render ocean water a veritable 'milieu vital naturel". (Quotation from the Doctoral Thesis in Pharmacy dated 25 February 1983 by Sylvie Artola attached to the University of Bordeau, France).
Composition of Ocean Water:
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