The water produced by our Bio Mineral Pot purifiers have 40 - 50 ppb of organic germanium. Waters Co are the first company in the world to have incorporated Organic Germanium into functional water filtration systems.
There are up to 1000 published theses (Thesis) from scientists all around the world on the benefits of germanium in clinical trials. Almost all of these have examined germanium's exceptional cancer preventative property; its strengths in the area of treatment and prevention of many adult diseases and with solid evidence acknowledging germanium as a new medicinal substance that could treat many terminal illnesses. (References to Korea Germanium Association and Bio-Germanium and others; Germanium by Dr. Goodman; Dr. Asai' Book).
Germanium (Ge) is element number 32, and its atomic weight is 72.59. The German scientist Clemens Winkler, who named the element after his home country, Germany, discovered germanium in 1886. Initially it was merely known as an element with certain amount of toxicity, but after 1948, when Dr. J. Bardeen and Dr. W. Shockley at Bell Telephone Lab, USA, discovered that the element germanium has semiconductor properties, there were many rapid developments. In 1956 they were awarded the Nobel Prize for this work. Dr. K. Asai in Japan studied the ways that germanium affects the human body for his entire academic life, and developed an organic germanium compound that became used as a treatment for terminal illnesses.
Organic germanium is synthesised so that inorganic germanium comes into the plants or microorganisms and combines with proteins or organic materials in the body. Germanium is a semiconductor, and the blood and the cells in the human body have semiconductor properties, so organic germanium does not accumulate in the body over the long term but gets discharged. Inorganic germanium can never be consumed, but can be applied to the skin for pain relief and other medical applications.
Many researchers have reported that germanium is contained in various plants. Cultivated ginseng, wild ginseng, garlic, youngji mushroom, aloe, and the mushroom all have a certain amount of germanium. Germanium is contained in soil, and small quantities are found also in famous medicinal waters. It has been reported that the natural spring water in Lourdes, France has 5-8 ppb of Germanium.