Written By Empress Of Pearl Powder
Sarah Anderson February 5, 2023
I receive many phone calls and emails asking about my pearl powder. The one question I usually get is "What's the difference between Seawater Pearl Powder and Freshwater Pearl Powder?"
So I delved deeply into the research so I could describe clearly and exactly what the difference is.
Instead of explaining at length each and every time verbally, I decided to clarify it explicitly here my blog.
If you're wondering what the difference between Seawater Pearl Powder and Freshwater Pearl Powder is, you will find a detailed explanation here in this blog. Go ahead and Read on.
First of all I would like to specify; Seawater pearl powder is the shell and nacre (the entire pearl), freshwater or mother of pearl is solely nacre.
Freshwater and Saltwater pearls may sometimes look quite similar, but they come from different sources.
Freshwater pearls form in various species of freshwater mussels, family Unionidae, which live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water.
Saltwater pearls grow within pearl oysters, family Pteriidae, which live in oceans. There are numerous minerals, nutrients and stable pH measurements in Saltwater that Freshwater is void of. Sea pearls contain a wide variety of natural minerals because the ocean is full of minerals and nutrients.
Almost all pearl powder on the market today comes from freshwater pearls. These pearls are cultured rapidly and have lower nutrient density; vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.
Freshwater pearls are not as lustrous, glossy or as beautiful as seawater pearls, because farmed pearls are tissue nucleated, made up of nacre through and through.
Seawater pearl powder is rare and the reason is, seawater oysters only produce 1-3 pearls at a time while freshwater mussels produce about 32 pearls during a single culturing cycle, plus the laborers are few.
Saltwater pearls are rare not only because they produce few pearls, but also, they take longer to fully develop, so they get more nutrients within their substance. This makes the quality of the mollusk shell and nacre better which in turn makes the vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content, and luster of the pearl much better.
The higher quality of the mollusk shell and nacre, the more cosmedical and medicinal it shall be.
The oyster shells contain important organic matters, such as amino acids, proteins and peptides. The shell contains 95% or more of calcium carbonate, and 0.1-5% of organic matrix proteins.
Oyster shells are composed primarily of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. Conchiolin are complex proteins which are secreted by a mollusc's outer epithelium (the mantle). Mantel is the tissue involved in the shell formation.
The nacre and sac materials are made by the mollusk's mantle, the layer of tissue cells that surround the body of the mollusk and lines the shell.
Oyster shell peptides have antioxidant activities that help trap and neutralize free radicals, thereby decreasing the damage to the body caused by free radicals. They also protect our bodies from certain diseases including inflammation and cancer caused by oxidative stress.
Calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate are the primary ingredients of mollusk shells, with the remaining organic matrix containing proteins, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides. The rest of the shell includes silica, calcium phosphate, aluminum oxide, and iron oxide.
Essential amino acids like aspartate and glutamate are also in the shell, along with potent antioxidant properties that could boost your immune system. Calcium carbonate, one of the most abundant minerals on earth, is the main substance in the nacre within the pearls mollusc shell.
Nacre enables the regeneration of fibroblasts and osteoblasts which are essential for bone synthesis and mineralization, and the regeneration of connective tissue that produces collagen for collagen formation.
The ocean is rich in valuable nutrients which include magnesium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, silicate, potassium, manganese, chromium, zinc, and vanadium to name a few. These minerals supply nutrients to the body that are essential for our skin, bones, and health!
Yes, there is a lot of freshwater pearl powder on the market today, but few have the Sea powder that can make miraculous changes in your health, skin, and body.
I sell very little freshwater pearl powder - Seawater is what customers want and keep coming back for more. Yes it is rare and hard to find, however, you are very blessed because you have found the treasure.