Peter decided to get me riled up for the ol’ b-day by sending a link to a website of the utmost stupidity. Let’s just say Peter knows how to push my buttons!
Original Quinton marine plasma is not just seawater. It is nutrient-rich marine fluid harvested from the depths of an oceanic plankton bloom. When taken orally, this Original Quinton marine plasma can restore cellular homeostasis and mineral balance…. Inside the plankton bloom’s protective environment, microscopic sea organisms create Original Quinton marine plasma. It has been speculated that the secret of our biological ancestry lies in these microscopic organisms. It is no small wonder that we still bear an astounding biological relationship to these plankton blooms: amazingly, the constitution of marine plasma mirrors that of human blood plasma almost perfectly…Original Quinton marine plasma is collected only at certain times, under specific conditions, from a pristine vortex-shaped plankton bloom off the coast of France. The process of collecting marine plasma from this bloom, as well as the cold-filtration procedures have been Quinton family trade secrets for over 100 years.
Who is Rene Quinton?
…recognized doctor, biologist, biochemist, and physiologist… committed to answering the profound question, “Where did all life begin?” It was this question that set him out on an expansive journey of discovery that led him to observe the life cycle that originated from deep within the center of seasonal vortex plankton blooms. There he observed a unique biological event: the phytoplankton blooms were consumed by hundreds of different species of zooplankton…which in turn fed the krill that the largest mammal alive today, the whale, consumed and thrived on. Rene Quinton captured samples of this microcosmic ocean environment and began to study its similarities to blood plasma. His study of the rich bioactive “live” mineral content unique to this plankton fed ocean water led Ren√© Quinton to refer to it as “ocean plasma” and later “Quinton plasma” in his definitive book, L’eau de mer milieu organique (Seawater, Organic Matrix)...When Rene Quinton passed away, he was a French national hero.
I emailed a research librarian, adept if finding everything and anything, to find more information about Quinton, without using the net. Here is what he writes back…
He’s not listed in the Biography and Genealogy Master Index, which indexes the standard biographical sources. Quinton published a couple of books, Maximes sur la guerre which has been translated into English as Soldier’s testament: selected maxims of Rene Quinton [he is supposed to have died from war wound], L’eau de mer, milieu organique: constance du milieu originel, comme milieu vital des cellules a travers la serie animale and L’eau de mer en injections isotoniques sous-cutanees en pavillon des debiles de la maternite; the last two apparently have not been translated. None is particularly common. There’s also what appears to be a biographpy, Rene Quinton: origines marines de la vie, lois de constance originelles. I found one article, Loi generale de constance originelle du milieu vital des cellules in Revue des idees, 1904.
According to Google Translation the later texts do translate into something vaguely seawater and plasma related. However, Quinton does not seem to be notable (even a Google search produces few results all related to the above product) and even his Wikipedia entry is suspect. Another interesting part from the Wikipedia entry is
Even today, Quinton’s theories of evolution rival if not exceed those of Darwin.
Really? So what does Quinton’s Original Marine Plasma do?
Original Quinton marine plasma is not just seawater. It is nutrient-rich marine fluid harvested from the depths of an oceanic plankton bloom. When taken orally, this Original Quinton marine plasma can restore cellular homeostasis and mineral balance.
So what your are saying is that I am supposed to drink seawater? Is it filtered?
We have run many tests comparing other seawater to Original Quinton. To date we have not found any others that are COLD micro-filtered multiple times – as opposed to heat pasteurized or subjected to UV radiation
So if you filter it, why take it from a plankton bloom?
Original Quinton has been harvested using the same method from a particular plankton bloom discovered by Rene Quinton, a national hero for the lives he saved in France, for 110 years…This gives us a TOTAL of 83 BIOAVAILABLE elements in NATURAL seawater at biological temperature. Each litre of seawater corresponds on average to 300 milligrams of prebiotic carbon derivatives, such as amino acids, sugars, vitamins, etc. The ions (present in liquid form, missing in sold form) are natural chemical and electronic elements that are transformed by the phyto- and zoo-plankton in natural chains.
So its the minerals and elements? Wouldn’t those taken up by phytoplankton in the bloom, which you filter out, creating a deficit in the seawater you retain?
Perhaps unsprisingly, the research page lists a bunch of papers as downloadable pdf’s with broken links. At least a few of these appear to be real papers but have more do seawater, as a hypersaline solution, used as an irrigant for skin problems. None really seem to cover oral consumption.
How much for the product?
~$60 (+ s&h) for 18 vials of a unknown amount. For $50 (+ s&h), Peter or I will ship you a gallon of seawater from either the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific (we apologize about the limited availability) with the same purported effects and treatment (cold filtered
like Coors, from a specific place in the ocean, from deep water, from a bloom, and whatever else). And as always our products prevent hair loss!