yes redmond will work, its real Sea Salt . i have used redmond and celtic Sea Salt , and recently i got some himalayan salt. this is the order i would rank them in as far as quality, purity, taste, and mineralization goes.
i think the himilayan is more pure due to being the deposits from an ancient sea, a sea that had no people around to pollute and poison it. both celtic and redmond's are harvested from oceans that are sometimes used as the world's dumping grounds.
*Real salt also contains numerous other trace minerals in minute quantities.
Now this is from the book, "Water&Salt", that I purchased along with the Himilayan...
On page 141 of the book, there is a certificate of analysis of the original himilayan crystal salt...performed by the Institute of Biophysical Research, Las Vegas, 2001
"Originally, the intention was to include all the elements up to order #90 into the chemical & Physical analysis of the crystal salt from October 12, 2000, the order # of the elements was increased to 94 in the frequency spectrum test. All natural stable & unstable isotopes were considered. However, artificial and unstable isoypoes were not considered for cosideration."
Then there is a listing of all 94 elements, including all of the above, a lot of things I've never heard of...tantalum, wolfram, samarium, etc...
This was obviously an exhaustive test, and the purveyors of this salt had a financial consideration. I'm wondering, though, is this type of test the standard? I'm guessing that these two salts are similar in make-up.
Both Redmonds & Himilayan come from mines...The Himilayan, though, in crystal form, is hand mined to preserve it's "inherent frequency spectrum".
thats very interesting. but the difference could actually be from the presence of different minerals in differing amounts in the two locations. one may have a higher concentration of trace minerals than the other for a whole host of reasons. for instance above i asked about why himalayan salt is pink and invincible said it was due to high iron content. so, for whatever reason there was a higher iron content in the sea in the himalayan region than in the sea in the nevada region. this would also go for other minerals as well.
thats intersting about the reported mineral content of the himalayan salt, tho. it does seem to me to be more trace mineral heavy than the redmonds.
I'm sure that you're right about the differant amounts of trace minerals...Redmonds does not list the elements exhaustively as does the Himilayan, they only say "numerous other trace minerals..."
I'm thinking that using the himilayan crystals, though, is best for sole. The crystals are formed over millenia & when we consume sole made from the crystals, we are also taking in that energy.
About the pink color, in sole made from the crystals, I will find "floaters" -reddish-brownish...I think Invincible is right on that, that it's iron. If I find anything on that I will let you know..."Pink" is not in the index... :)
"The elements in rock salt are not integrated into the salt's crystal grid, but cling to the outside surface and crevices of the crystalline structure. This is the fundamental difference between rock salt and crystal salt. A salt crystal manifests a superior structure. Due to this sublime form, the elements are biochemically available for our cells as are the individual frequencies or vibration patterns. Rock salt is a cheap alternative to table salt , and is at least a natural and wholesome product. Biochemically and biophysically, however, it is of little importance to our organism. We can only recieve the resonant effects of the geometric structure through the superior order or structure of a crystal and our cells can only absorb those elements that occur in an ional form. Only under considerable pressure can the elements be transformed into a specific size, making them ional, which enables them to pass through our cell wall. This is important because our cells can only absorb what is available organically or ionally. Therefore, we cannot absorb the minerals from our mineral water if they're not refined enough to penetrate our cell walls. And what doesn't get into our cells cannot be metabolized. Therefore, the best calcium is useless if it cannot be available to the body's cells. What we need is the organic, or ional state of an element, in perfect natural symbiosis with all it's associated elements, in order for our organism to make any use of it."
I buy it...look at the amazing properties of quartz, or any other crystal for that matter... :)
before i ever got into real Sea Salt (deep mined ancient), i got some concentrace, the liquid ionic minerals from liquimins. this was the only supplement i have ever taken that had an immediate and profound effect on me. of course, this was some time ago and my physical condition, including the chronic nature of it, must be considered. nutritionally, i was a wreck. i only got this reaction the first time i took it. after that, i was back ahead of whatever mineral curve i was behind at the time, so the effect could never be as pronounced. enter my friend who i will call dave.
dave was a typical 45 yo male with a couple of run ins with the medicos, a couple of prescriptions, some maladies, some malaise, depression, overweight, sad diet, and an incurable infection(which is cured now) going down the tubes all of a sudden after living the good life he worked so hard for. he asked for my help.
one of the first things we did was get him hydrated. he used redmonds and distilled water and had pretty much the same reaction from the redmonds that i had with the concentrace. after this, i had him try the concentrace and he had no reaction. i figured that he had gotten the mineral boost he needed from the salt minerals and when he got the concentrated and desalinated minerals in concentrace, the effect was no longer possible.
so i think maybe all this salt talk is like your first kiss as a teenager. it doesnt really matter who it is or how memorable the person ultimately is to you, you never forget it because it was your first. all i can say is that whatever kind of salt first turns your crank is the one you think is best because all subsequent doses will never do the same thing. this may even be true if you used other salts before the one that "did it" for you, simply because that threshold had not been surpassed yet - the difference between a peck on the cheek and an embracing kiss with full tongue!
actually i only tried the himalayan salt recently, several years after i first tried the celtic Sea Salt , and i really prefer the H. salt. it tastes sweeter to me, and seems to be more mineralized.
also, i do know concentrace as i too have used that in the past. i now use another product called "active liquid minerals." it is taken from humic shale (ancient plant deposits) and so is plant based. it also contains fulvic acid and naturally occuring ormus. i LOVE this product, and do notice a difference between taking it and taking the H. salt. the active minerals are more energizing and give my brain a more alert feeling than the salt by itself.
its also possible different people will have different reactions, as some may be more minerals deficient than others, as well as more deficient in specific minerals than others.
plant based is best. i have been getting my minerals from plants lately. i believe the overlaod of minerals is necessary with an overload of food. eating once a day after the daily activities has really cut my need for minerals.
Once again trapper you are right on. I have used the Redmond Salt for years not knowing it was that good nutrionally. In small amounts over the years I started to slowly feel balanced.
I got the Himalania brand from Whole Foods to make the SOLE and it is good too.
But I cant tell a major difference except $. We keep huge bags of the Redmond around and I carry a shaker in my bag for eating out.
I never worry about how much I use (tripple more than Hanna) because I know I couldn't do that with table salt (tastes bad) and I feel myself getting balanced. Hopefully in a few years I wont need so much if any. Redmond was my first great salt kiss. Great post, Thanks.
thank you for your input. it is all a matter of perception, isnt it? and one can never rule out coincidence with anecdotes, or the placebo effect. i am just going to have to have some of this salt for myself and see what the fuss is all about, or not!
My first time with Himilayan salt was MUCH better than my first kiss. The salt is absolutely lovely, a joy to behold, and HE was a hormonally ridden overanxious teenage boy, and we were playing spin-the-bottle....and the sweet taste of himilayan salt upon my lips lingers longer and more sweetly than his peppermint schnapps, dentyne & marijuana scented breath ever could....
I LOVE my SALT!!!
Seriously, effects...? I've only recently begun using it and the effects that I have noticed are that I am no longer thirsty & I no longer have to pee three times in the middle of the night. I drink a LOT of water but I really feel as though I have been chronically dehydrated for years...
I'm not noticing any great "buzz"..I feel great in general but I ascribe that to everything I've been doing, not just one thing.
I enjoy the metaphysical aspects as well. Sole is a ritual, for me. :)