Is “Drinkable” Seawater The Future Of Health Tonics?, How “Quinton” Works, Isotonic vs. Hypertonic & Much More With Water Researcher Robert Slovak.

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Robert Slovak is my go-to “guru” for all things water.

He first joined me in the podcast “Water & Water Filtration: Everything You Need To Know About Water Filters, Alkaline Water, Structured Water, Hydrogen-Rich Water, Deuterium Depleted Water & Much More!

…and then also in the podcast “Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Hydrogen Water: Timing, Dosing, Delivery Mechanisms, Hydrogen Tablets, Hydrogen Water Machines, Hydrogen Inhalers & Much More!

…and now Robert is back for a three-peat to talk all things minerals, Quinton, advanced hydration methods, and beyond!

Robert is a degreed mechanical, aeronautical, and astronautical engineer best known for co-founding Water Factory Systems in the early 1970s. He and his brother were among the early developers of reverse osmosis (RO) technology and its many applications. Their successful innovations encompassed home and office RO drinking water systems, bottled water production, laboratory purification, hemodialysis, seawater desalination, microchip production, bottled water production, water vending, spot-free vehicle washing, and scores more. As a result of the rapid growth of RO applications, Robert’s ongoing seminars, and a best-selling industry book on the subject of point of use (POU) RO, he became a well-known figure in the water industry.

Robert officially retired from the US water industry in 1996 and went on to bring his knowledge and experience to Brazil, Asia, and other international markets. He put together a team and published Agua Latino America to establish a legitimate water equipment and education infrastructure in Brazil and South America. His “students” continue to play a major role in Brazil’s water industry.

In 2004, while in a remote location of Brazil, Robert became seriously ill and was introduced to an obscure 1897 medical discovery known as Original Quinton Marine Plasma (named after the famous revolutionary biologist René Quinton). Robert attributes his “jungle” survival to Quinton's remarkable healing properties. This ocean-harvested nutraceutical contains the entire Periodic Table of organo-complexed minerals and trace elements as well as essential and rare micronutrients and has been continuously produced for more than a century. Having been an avid student of health and nutrition science for decades, Robert recognized the remarkable history and efficacy of Quinton Marine Plasma in supporting a wide range of the most difficult health conditions and has distributed it to leading-edge clinics and health practitioners around the world since 2008.

For the past nine years, Robert’s focus has been on bringing a new nutraceutical breakthrough called “Molecular Hydrogen” (H2) to medical professionals and health-minded consumers. This “smallest molecule in the Universe” has been overlooked for its remarkable health benefits until now. With more than 800 worldwide health studies on the subject, physicians, researchers, and clinicians have been proclaiming H2 as the most unique and versatile antioxidant and signaling molecule. In 2010, Robert co-developed a practical way for everyone to benefit from this discovery by creating the first reactive hydrogen tablet that infuses water with a supersaturated concentration of H2 gas. This proven nutraceutical is now in its 9th year of distribution in both professional medical and consumer markets.

In 2011, Robert became a founding investor in the Quicksilver Scientific Corp., which was developing a groundbreaking new technology to deliver nutrients and nutraceuticals to the cells: nano-encapsulated liposomes. In just a few years, Quicksilver Scientific established its scientific dominance in this growing field and is currently expanding its product scope and global distribution. Recently, several of the key formulas offered by Quicksilver Scientific have become a cornerstone in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus.

While attending medical and wellness conferences throughout North America, Robert recognized the persistent minefield of water-related misinformation encountered by doctors, patients, and consumers alike—that’s after spending nearly 50 years in the water technology industry. This unsettling experience soon turned into the motivation to do something about it and Water And Wellness was established in 2017. A team with more than 150 years of combined experience was assembled to create a product line of advanced POU and point of entry (POE) water treatment systems for health- and wellness-minded consumers. In addition, a line of synergistic water additives was formulated for the consumer market including Quinton and QuintEssential minerals & trace elements, Active pH Restore alkalizing mineral powder, Active H2 ULTRA molecular H2 tablets, and Active Ribose C high-bioavailability vitamin C.

Recently, Robert’s 20-year interest in Deuterium Depleted Water (DDW) took a new direction forward. With the revival of Soviet-era research from the 1960s and recent announcements explaining the profound health benefits of DDW, Robert and his associate acted quickly in creating a new company, Litewater Scientific. Their strategy is to offer a more advanced and affordable brand of DDW for consumers and health practitioners. The Litewater brand of DDW is now available here in 1/2-liter (5 ppm) and 2-liter (10 ppm) bottles throughout North America.

Robert continues to be a very active figure in the rapidly expanding role water plays in the wellness and anti-aging communities, making appearances and presentations worldwide.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Why hydrogen has been the biggest surprise of Robert's career…8:15

-How Chromium is used to stabilize blood sugar…13:45

-How Robert discovered the magic of Quinton minerals…18:10

  • Went to Brazil in 1996 to improve its water technology infrastructure
  • Became deathly ill due to bacterial gastroenteritis (food poisoning)
  • Was introduced to Quinton due to the extreme urgency of his case
  • Quinton Isotonic (not what Water and Wellness sells)
  • Studied Quinton in Brazil, introduced to the American market in 2004
  • Robert is the founder of Quicksilver Scientific, the original sole distributor of Quinton in the U.S.
  • He stepped away due to personal reasons in 2016
  • Now Quicksilver Scientific imports it, and Water and Wellness also sells it

-How Quinton is harvested…25:45

  • The ocean is the only aqueous solution of the entire periodic table of the elements in the solar system
  • It is generally agreed that life as we know it originated in the ocean
  • The are 70+ elements in the ocean; they all have unique solubility
  • “The only way life could leave the ocean was to take the ocean with it”- Rene Quinton
  • The proportions of the elements your body creates naturally are the same proportions as sea water
  • Seawater can never be reconstituted once it leaves the state of being seawater (such as sea salt)

-Where in the ocean Quinton originates from…34:20

  • Assemblages throughout the world of phytoplankton and zooplankton
  • Zooplankton (like krill) 100 yards below the surface, consume the phytoplankton, which are near the surface
  • Biocenotic event: bioreactor of biochemical reactions; involve all the things produced in the water
  • Zone of biocenosis: the center of the space between zooplankton and phytoplankton (the birthplace of Quinton)

-Early proof of the efficacy of Quinton minerals…37:40

  • Transfused blood of 6 dogs, replaced with Quinton-infused blood
  • Europe had many pandemics in early 20th Century
  • Quinton was used to successfully treat hundreds of patients from these pandemics
  • Quinton was dispensed from what were called “marine dispensaries”
  • The Vidal (French physicians desk reference Slovak mentions), has Quinton as a medicine
  • Penicillin introduced in 1934, took a bit of thunder away from Quinton
  • Quinton is never heated, never taken above room temperature
  • Pyrogen: fragments of bacteria, activators of body to raise its temperature

-How Quinton upset the pharmaceutical industry…43:00

  • France made Quinton free to every French citizen in the 1970's
  • This caused pharmaceutical industry to lobby for laws that made Quinton more or less impractical
  • New law was passed – injectables, IVs had to be heat sterilized; drove Quinton out of the market as a viable medicine
  • Between 1970's and 2004, Quinton researchers realized it could be used orally, does not need to be injected subcutaneously

-The effects of Quinton injected via muscle…46:50

-Benefits of consuming seawater in moderation…52:55

  • Beneficial supply of minerals and trace elements
  • The form has a lot to do with the capability of the seawater
  • Minerals are organo complexes (mystery to science)
  • Phytonutrients, DNA, RNA, antifungals, antibacterials can be detected in Quinton minerals
  • Fatty acids: best DHA come from plankton

-The difference between isotonic and hypertonic Quinton…56:30

  • Hypertonic is the solution exactly as it's removed from the plankton bloom (micro-purified)
  • Isotonic is diluted version of hypertonic; the same concentration as blood plasma
  • Blood plasma doesn't have the variety of minerals found in Quinton
  • During both World wars, isotonic was used by the allies as blood plasma replacement
  • Using Quinton isotonic as a blood plasma replacement is forbidden by the FDA in the U.S.
  • The isotonic is the medicine, the hypertonic is the nutrient
  • Best time to take isotonic is before bed; hypertonic may be too stimulating
  • Dr. Michael Kessler: 1 ampule of isotonic shifted patients from sympathetic to parasympathetic

-Hacking the absorbability of Quinton with light, water vortices, etc….1:06:30

-And much more!

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24 thoughts on “Is “Drinkable” Seawater The Future Of Health Tonics?, How “Quinton” Works, Isotonic vs. Hypertonic & Much More With Water Researcher Robert Slovak.

  1. Hiry says:

    This was such a wonderful interview. Thank you!
    I could hear Robert Slovak speak all day. Can I become part of the Quinton team? lol

    Thank you :)

  2. Al says:

    Where can I order in Canada?

  3. Jared says:

    Why don’t you curse when you talk to Robert Slovak but you do in talking to others?

    How bout not cursing at all. I’d enjoy that.

  4. Super interesting how you can go into a parasympathetic state using ocean water

  5. Jerry B says:

    I found this podcast to be very informative – thanks! The part about injecting Quinton, I think you mentioned for back issues, intrigued me. I have chronic plantar fasciosis, and wondering if “bathing” that area with this solution would be helpful for healing (particularly since this is an area inherently of low blood availability for healing) similar maybe to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections? I presently try and make some (slight) progress with the condition using various peptides, but looking for other hopeful options. Thanks!

  6. Kevin says:

    I found this hydrogen generator for water. Is this the same as the hydrogen tablets? Cant wait to receive my Quinton

    1. Joe says:

      That hydrogen generator will not produce as much hydrogen saturation as the tablets. The tablets are like a medical dosage and the bottle a very small therapeutic dose. Not worth it in my opinion.

  7. KEPO says:

    When nebulizing Quinton, Do you recommend just adding it directly to the nebulizer as is or do you need to do anything else with it?

  8. Daniel says:

    Is exclusion zone water the same thing as structured water if not what are the differences?

  9. Mitch says:

    Great podcast, Ben! Curious, do you take additional electrolyte supplements throughout the day along with Quinton?

  10. Florian says:

    I’m having the same bug John. download stops after few MBs for a few shows now..

    seems like a issue server side, because it halts also every now and then when listening online..

    sucks I liked to catch up offline while walking

    1. James Newcomb says:

      have you considered downloading the mobile app? You can download all the episodes there and you don’t need to fuss with a tiny button on the player on your device.

  11. John says:

    Hi. When I try to download the episode, it stops at about 5 megabytes an I o ly get the first 3 minutes of the show. This never happened with the previous player you used. Is it just me or is there a bug you could fix on that side?

    Much obliged for your help on this matter.


    1. James Newcomb says:

      Hey John, have you considered downloading the mobile app? You can download all the episodes there and you don’t need to fuss with a tiny button on the player on your device.

      1. James Newcomb says:

    2. Alex says:

      I have the same issue. A lot of the episodes have not downloaded in full recently

    3. John says:

      And now it works! Wonderful. Thank you tech and everyone. Cheers!

  12. Derek Enrique says:

    Are the ampoules best to be poured into a glass of water or is it best to just drink it straight up?

    1. Jeremy says:

      I’ve been wondering that, too. They almost addressed the issue, but somehow they danced around without ever saying anything definitive. Ben certainly dilutes his with water (and hydrogen tablets, and a few other things). Since they cost the same, it would seem like it makes sense to buy the Hypertonic, especially if you’re just going to dilute it anyway.

      1. Robsurf says:

        I’ve been trying to figure this out also.

        Mainly for nebulization as that should go direct to blood stream where you need to use an isotonic solution or you will cause cellular lysis or dehydration . My fear is you cant accurately dilute the hypertonic product to make isotonic at home as the ppm of total diluted solids in the ‘hypertonic’ product will vary sample to sample – its the ocean after all.

        Its not written anywhere on product info and I’ve seen conflicting reports for TDS and minearl breakdown contents of the hypertonic – it makes sense that this would be the case if you think about it.

        I fear that if you want to inject or nebulize this you need to buy the isotonic product where the dilution has been done for you. Unfortunately they wont tell you that ( and Robert and ben danced around it in an agreed way by my understanding ) as they are not allowed to advertise it for use in those ways by law due to FDA rules as it has not been heated and thus not considered safe to use that way – funny catch 22.

        So for me , hypertonic for drinking – Isotonic for IV use.

        Seems you could try dilute by factor of ~3 to get close enough but I’d rather not play about as it may cause more harm then benefit.

        I’m also super curious about how useful ingesting this is , seems counter productive after all the chat about extracellular matrix to turf it into the stomach acid vs IV delivery … trying to google for mechanism here and anything to back up efficaciousness of this oral approach as mentioned on this podcast by Mr Slovak.

        I’ll drink some meantime anyhow just to see ;)

  13. James Ducroiset says:

    Really amazing podcast, learned a lot. Robert Slovak is an amazing guy. That said, went to the Water and Wellness website to look into purchasing some Quinton. The site tells you $24.00 for a 30 pack and then say $44.00 when you go into the product to select it. I also tried to subscribe to get the extra off and get the boxes auto shipped, but on checkout, the price does not reflect the subscribed price or that there even is a subscription. The site is obviously new and put up in a hurry, but this will not bode well for folks trying to purchase. I am still interested but will wait a bit until the site works out the bugs. You really may want to let Robert Slovak know this, the site does not do justice to the man.

    1. Peter says:

      I just bought iso and hyper in Europe for $29 per box (30 ampoules each box). I wonder what is the reason for 40% higher prices in the US

      1. Florian says:

        I found a store in Paris (, sells 500ml for 8,25EUR

        1. Max Ahartz says:

          I went to that site to create an account to purchase but there is no option to ship to the USA.

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