Deep Ocean water (DOW) is a well-documented, safe, pure, stable and infinite resource with a high content of essential minerals including magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca) and potassium (K) in their highly bio-available ionic form. DOW is generally treated with micro filtration and reverse osmosis to desalinate and concentrate the magnesium and other minerals and trace elements at the expense of sodium chloride.
The starting material – Deep Ocean Water (DOW)
The origin of life as well as our future has always been linked to the nutrient fertility of the Oceans. The process starts with the summer ice melt from Greenland, the water collecting minerals and trace elements during its journey to the ocean. The minerals make the water heavier and hence, this water naturally sinks to the ocean floor where it commences a 2000 year journey. It flows southwards down the Atlantic Ocean, moves around the African Cape and then inches north through the Indian Ocean and also into the western Pacific Ocean, coming close to land at Taiwan, Okinawa and Hawaii and then arching back south, towards the Antarctica where the changing sea water temperatures from the summer sun force the deep ocean water to the surface to feed the largest micro and macro food chain on our planet.
Surface sea water occurs to 250 meters. It is penetrated by sunlight and circulates in unison with the seasons and wind patterns.
Deep Ocean Water is found at depths of between 250 and 1500 meters. It is free of sunlight and life forms, characterised by its mineral density, cleanliness and trace elements. Deep ocean currents are driven by density and temperature gradients. The high mineral density is attributed to the depth related pressure and the change in temperature from 20°C+ at the suface to 8°C at 600 meters depth. We have seen that the studies done on DOM at similar depth and density will have similar mineral profile.
Very Deep Ocean Water has been discovered in a number of troughs in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Depths can range for 1500 meters to 15 kilometres and life forms are supported where inner earth core pipes bring heat and minerals to the seabed floor.