How is Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® different from the Himalayan Salt I already use?
If you read the answer to “What is the difference between all the types of salt?” you know that pink salts or salts claiming to be Himalayan can be imposters from other parts of the world like South America, Australia or Eastern Europe.
But there are a variety of Himalayan Salts that really do come from mines located in the Himalayas. There are four key differences between these salts and Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.
1. How is the salt mined?
The large mines where most of the grocery store Himalayan Salt comes from are in Pakistan. Explosives are used to open the area to be mined. Laborers bore 5-foot-deep holes into the rock face with hand-cranked drills, stuff them with gunpowder, set fuses and run for cover. Once the dust settles, trucks go into the mines to collect the salt.
Metal grinders are used to break down the salt, and shards of metal can end up mixed in the salt.
The working conditions in these huge mines are dangerous. According to Azmad Malik, a former deputy chief of the salt-workers union, scarcely a week passes without a report of a fatal accident. The miners live in medieval conditions.
Alternatively, Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® is found in a remote location high in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, where it is carefully mined by hand.
From here it is transported by donkey along a dirt mountain road to our facility where it is cleaned, hand-sorted, and stone-ground according to traditional methods, and hand-packed locally. This preserves the salt’s natural vibration and inherent energy, and is the only way to ensure that all 84 minerals remain in perfect crystalline form essential for optimal bio-availability.
2. Do they have 84 trace minerals and perfect structure?
Only Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® has a Certificate of Analysis as seen in the book Water and Salt the Essence of Life, and structure analysis proving our Salt has a structure that is substantially more perfect and contains the full 84 minerals that are the building blocks of life and vitality and exist in your blood and cells today.
From our original investigation no other source could provide this critical information which led us to establish an exclusive distribution agreement for Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® with our partner.
3. How are the miners treated?
Unlike salt mines that only focus on revenue, and are willing to sacrifice the health and well-being of their workers, we make sure workers are treated fairly and are being paid a living wage (and are never exploited).
We establish joint venture partnerships with the local community, creating a small industry that delivers value added finished goods that are more valuable than just bulk salt, year-round employment, and safe, fair working conditions. This all ensure the highest quality product for you, provides 5-10 times the income for the local community, and effectively reduces the price you pay because there are no further costs to producing or shipping Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® after it leaves the source.
That is why only Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® bears the official seal of this remote region verifying that you are getting the real, true unadulterated pure crystal salt, retaining 100% of its purity and health benefits.
4. Do they have research on the health benefits of their exact salt?
Again through our due diligence, to date the only research that we have been able to find on Himalayan Salt is the research in the book Water and Salt the Essence of Life which was on our own Original Himalayan Crystal
This combined research on Original Himalayan Crystal
- Provides your body with Electrolytes which improve conductivity and cellular communication*
- Improves hydration into your cells*
- Supports acid-alkaline balance*
- Helps normalize blood pressure*
- Supports detoxification and helps cleanse the intestines*
- Supports a properly functioning metabolism*
When making choices about our health, we soon realize our choices aren’t just between good or bad, they are often between good, better and BEST!