The Gold Standard for Sea Salt
Highest Quality Mineral and Trace Element for All Livestock and Poultry
All mined salt on earth was at one time sea water. SEA-90 Essential Elements is technically sea salt or “sea solids” as named by Maynard Murray, MD and contains the full spectrum of periodic table minerals and trace elements in the exact proportions as sea water. SeaAgri accomplishes this by solar dehydrating sea water from a desert estuary receiving less than one-half inch of rainfall annually, thereby, providing the complete spectrum of minerals and trace elements found in sea water.
The term “Sea salt” is used today to describe many different salt products that are considered inferior to SEA-90 Essential Elements. For example, one popular mineral salt for livestock is mined from the earth in Utah. This ancient salt evolved from ocean water trapped after the seas receded from the area. Although the company mining this salt calls it “sea salt”, we refer to this type of salt as “earth salt” since fewer minerals and trace elements are present and those elements are not in the quantities or proportions found in fresh sea water.
Earth salts were subjected to geologic pressure and moisture that leach away elements and concentrated others. Typical earth salts are typically red or pink in color indicating high levels of Iron. Charles Walters, ACRES USA, explained that feeding this type of salt to livestock feed programs by producers with high iron in their soil/forage or water can cause animal health issues for livestock. Feeding red mineral salts to livestock foraging on hay or drinking water with a high iron content causes iron toxicities and blocks the uptake of other important minerals and trace elements. He believed that Michigan’s problems with bovine tuberculosis could be due to a misdiagnosis and was actually iron toxicity.
In addition many livestock producers offer inexpensive white salt created from either sea water or mined from the earth. Typically white in color, this salt contains 97-99% NaCl and only one to three percent other minerals and trace elements. Livestock also ingest greater quantities of both the white and red colored salts than SEA-90 Essential Elements because these salts are less water soluble and lower in minerals and trace elements. SeaAgri believes high quality sea mineral salt or solids must be created from fresh sea water on an annual basis.
To be called SEA-90 Essential Elements or sea mineral solids as defined by Dr. Murray, sea salt cannot be touched by rain or leached of any minerals and trace elements, and contain no more than 82-85 percent sodium chloride (NaCl) with balanced mineral and trace elements in the remaining 15-17 percent.