Table 2 Effect of drinking deep-sea water on supposed essential minerals in hair

From: Drinking deep-sea water restores mineral imbalance in atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome

Minerals Normal range (ppb) Before a After a P-valueb
Li 1.3–8.0 7.8 (2.3) 8.9 (4.0) NS
V 8.0–95.0 112.8 (28.3) 97.9 (22.4) NS
Co 6.0–40.0 22.8 (2.5) 64.6 (35.2) NS
Ni 125.0–1700.0 1209.6 (520.3) 639.1 (192.1) NS
B 100.0–500.0 503.4 (82.2) 298.6 (61.6) <0.05
Ge 70.0–150.0 65.3 (6.5) 148.2 (6.5) <0.0001
Br 600.0–12000.0 3600.1 (784.3) 9949.5 (4511.2) NS
I 15.0–150.0 5986.3 (4506.9) 832.9 (478.4) NS
  1. aValues are the means (s.d.).
  2. NS: Not significant.