Marine Plasma 101
The discovery of Marine Plasma
The discovery of Marine Plasma dates back to the early 1900’s and is linked directly to the theoretical and empirical work of Canadian, Biochemist, Archibald Macallum and well known French visionary, René Quinton.
From this work emerged a genuine body fluid replacement that would prove invaluable during epidemics and episodes of malnutrition. Marine Plasma would be featured in the Vidal dictionary as a medicine until the 1980’s.
Genuine marine plasma from France was introduced first to Canada and the USA in the late 1980’s by Myriam Biss, professional homeopath, owner and creator of Quinton America (now Actimar Inc.) and the Marine Therapy®.
Life began in the oceans...
Archybald B. Macallum (1858-1934): Whether it is thalassotherapy, balneotherapy or hydrotherapy, the curative virtues of seawater on the skin, joints, bones and circulatory system have been known at least since the ancient Greeks. Euripides said “The sea washes away all men’s illnesses”. Plato said “The sea cures all ailments of man”, and Hippocrates and Aristotle recommended hot seawater baths.
One lesser-known but extremely interesting aspect is the use of seawater as a revitalizer, remineralizer, biological terrain restoring agent and therapeutic adjuvant.
The 20th century saw some of the greatest discoveries regarding the therapeutic use of seawater and it all began with a theory on the origin of life itself: ‘‘Body fluids of animals represent living fossils evidence of the ancient ocean in which they had evolved’’.
Renowned Canadian physiologist and biochemist, Archybald Macallum, was the first chairman of the National Research Council of Canada. He carried out extensive researches on the relation between the ionic content of seawater and the blood and body fluids of several species which led to his theory. In 1903, he unknowingly laid the basis for a life-saving therapy in his paper, ‘‘On the Inorganic Composition of the Medusae, Aurelia flavidula and Cyanea Arctica’’. Macallum published again in 1904, 1910 and 1926.
The comparison graph below illustrates the striking similarity in mineral concentration between the extracellular fluid and Actimar® Isotonic Pure Marine Plasma®
No formula is as complete and as balanced as our Pure Marine Plasma®. It naturally contains more than 70 minerals, electrolytes, and trace elements in perfect proportions and harmony with our organism.
Experiencing Pure Marine Plasma® is taking full advantage of nature’s perfect mineral balance and bioterrain’s ultimate restoring agent!
The body is a living aquarium...
René Quinton (1866-1925): On the other side of the ocean, in France, a visionary named René Quinton expounded the laws of the primeval constancy of the world in his famous book L’eau de mer, milieu organique (Seawater – Organic Medium) (1904). One of these laws was the law of marine constancy: “Animal life has maintained itself in a medium identical to that of its origins.” He proposed that it was possible to replace our “inner medium” with seawater harvested, diluted and processed in accordance with specific criteria. René Quinton would rock the scientific community and demonstrate for the first time not only the safety but also the efficacy of seawater as a therapy by replacing nearly all of the blood in a sick dog with seawater. The dog made a full recovery, its blood parameters returned to normal, and it lived for several more years.
Now that the safety of marine plasma and its ability to restore blood parameters had been proven, it was time to spread the news to the world and let it know that marine plasma could also remineralize, restore homeostasis, balance pH, support cellular nutrition and detoxification, and much more. From 1906 to 1914, until René Quinton left for the battlefield, dozens of hospitals called “marine dispensaries” opened up from France to the UK, to Italy, to Belgium and as far away as Egypt.
From theory to practice, René Quinton and his successor Jean Jarricot literally saved thousands of lives.
From its discovery in the early 1900's to today, we uniquely combined René Quinton's principles with the most stringent science and manufacturing to make marine plasma safer, more stable and efficacious than ever.
Below is a table that illustrates the main differences between mere seawater products and true pharmaceutical, efficacious, stable and safe, Actimar® Pure Marine Plasma®. Enjoy the Actimar® Pure Marine Plasma® difference!
|Actimar® Pure Marine Plasma®||Mere seawater products|
Combination of René Quinton's principles and science
More than 300 quality parameters
A1, unique and protected collection zone in France
Triple cold microfiltered at 0.2 microns
Processed in pharmaceutical clean rooms
Packaged in chemically stable type 1 glass
Ultra Pure, Ultra Stable, Extra Long Shelf Life
Systematic stability monitoring
Systematically free from any bacteria
Tested for endotoxins, microcystins, osmolarity, pH...