Over 8 million people in the United States have psoriasis and finding an effective treatment is often a long journey of trial-and-error — until now.
The immune-mediated disease, which causes inflammation in the body, is marked by itchy, crusty raised plaques and scales on the skin. They’re commonly found on the elbows, knees, and scalp.
While there’s no cure for psoriasis, treatments such as moisturizers can help temporarily. Now, natural body products made with proprietary Australian ingredients have been shown to help relieve psoriasis and its symptoms.
Tony Crimmins, who’s had psoriasis for years, launched Abundant Natural Health after realizing ocean water’s benefits to the skin. He set out to create natural products that harness the healing power of concentrated ocean water.
“The product is all-natural and taken from a concentrated format of the ocean,” says Crimmins. “It is 40 times the concentration of your normal ocean.”
This concentrated water is extremely high in magnesium, the third most abundant element in seawater, which is anti-inflammatory. It’s also very high in salt, which kills the bacteria that builds up on dead skin.
The highly concentrated water used in Abundant Natural Health’s products comes from the Indian Ocean. It’s upcycled from salt brines in Western Australia, from a waste stream that’s been flowing into the ocean for decades. Crimmins says this super concentrated ocean water is very similar to the Dead Sea, which is known for its healing properties.
The company offers five products in the United States: Ocean Soothe® lotion, gel, scalp relief serum, flare relief bath soak, and the inverse relief body wash. The products also contain cucumber juice, a natural astringent, that’s high in citric acid. It helps relieves irritations and is soothing and cool for the skin.
Customers praise the product for helping them manage their psoriasis. One user, Greg Punch uses the lotion and gel on his psoriasis based on the back of his head.
He reported a 70 percent improvement within three weeks of use. Six months later he reported, “It just keeps getting better. I now use the gel just once or twice a week and it continues to push back any sign of return. Dab it on before bed, wash it off in the morning. The psoriasis is now 95 percent cleared.”
Crimmins says he’s a walking testimonial to the products’ effectiveness. “I don’t have psoriasis in the levels that I had before,” he says. “The amazing thing is that I don’t itch.”
Abundant Natural Health Ocean Soothe is available for purchase at The Vitamin Shop or abundantnaturalhealth.com.