The Baltic Sea. It is cold, shallow, not too large and not too salty. The mischievous even claim that it is such a bigger lake.
This subversive introduction is not meant to discourage you from enjoying the delights of the Baltic, just the opposite. On the contrary, the number of Baltic lovers is increasing, because the Baltic offers something. Something that is hard to find at warm southern seas – an exceptional climate that is beneficial to health. The Baltic’s waters contain many minerals that are beneficial to the body. It is said that they contain almost all chemical elements occurring on earth. Few people also know that the composition of the water in the sea is similar to that of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby during pregnancy. And where have we been better off?
The good news for those who like it warm is that you do not have to immerse yourself in the Baltic Sea to enjoy its waters. Just being by the Baltic Sea has an excellent effect on our health.
The air above the Baltic beaches is full of health-enhancing aerosols. This is due to the windy weather and the higher waves, which create a pleasant mist consisting, among other things, of salt particles and iodine. Sea aerosol has the ability to penetrate to the furthest parts of the respiratory tract.
Iodine belongs to the group of micronutrients that are essential for the proper functioning of the human body. Thanks to it, hormones are produced that are responsible for basic life processes, such as the proper functioning of the circulatory system and the nervous system. They also regulate body temperature and weight and muscle function. They are even responsible for mental well-being.
Iodine deficiency can cause symptoms such as lack of energy, fatigue, emotional instability, weight gain, weak hair and nails, and even heart palpitations or tremors in the limbs. These should not be overlooked and it is best to systematically replenish iodine deficiencies at the seaside.
Most iodine is found right on the seashore, although it can be inhaled even more than 200 m inland. When the weather is not favourable for lying on the golden sand and breathing in the sea breeze, this is no problem. This is because the greatest amount of iodine is found in the sea air between November and April. The best, from the point of view of our health, weather by the sea is… bad, stormy weather, which is not difficult to find at this time of year on the beach in Mrzeźno.