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Thermal mud maturation: organic matter and biological activity

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Many of the therapeutic and cosmetic treatments offered in spas are centred on mud therapy, to moisturize the skin and prevent skin ageing and rheumatic diseases. Thermal mud is a complex matrix composed of organic and inorganic elements which contribute to its functions. It is a natural product derived from the long mixing of clay and thermal water. During its maturation, organic substances are provided by the microalgae, which develop characteristic of the composition of thermal water.
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Keywords: Saturnia spa; antioxidant activity; chemical analysis; maturation process; thermal mud

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2015

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