Our Region, our Flagship
According to studies conducted by the University of the Aegean, regarding the biogeochemical characteristics of surface sea waters. It was found that the surface waters of the North Aegean and especially of the Athos region have very good quality and are characterized by high concentrations of dissolved oxygen with relatively low concentrations of nutrients (phosphates, nitrates, nitrites and ammonia). This is due to the fact that:
1) There is a long distance from river estuaries and coastal urban industrial centers. As a result, the biochemistry of the surface layer is controlled only by that related to the present sea masses and their circulation.
2) The present surface sea mass in the N. Aegean is related to the inflows of Black Sea water from the Dardanelles Straits, characterized by low salinity and temperature, low concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC).
This results in the surface waters of the Athos region being characterized by nutrient and chlorophyll concentrations much lower (in most cases by 1-2 orders of magnitude) than those of the N. Adriatic, the Balearic Sea and the wider English Channel).
*Velegrakis. A., Chatzipavlis A. (2020) Physical and biogeochemical characteristics of the surface sea waters of the area of Mount Athos, North Agean. Mytilene 2020. University of Aegean, faculty of Marine Geology.
The sea water used for Athomer products is pumped at a distance of 5 miles from the beach and 10 meters deep, in order to pump high quality sea water, with all the nutrients and trace elements of the sea.
The Benefits of Propolis and Mint & Eucalyptus
Propolis is generally known as “bee glue”, which is a general name referring to the resinous substance accumulated by bees from different types of plants. The word “propolis” comes from the Greek for defense for “for” and city or community for “polis”, or hive, in other words. It is a natural, rich and strong raw material that bees produce in order to seal and protect their hive from atmospheric agents. They are extremely rich in flavonoids.
Propolis is a mixture of resinous substances, which bees collect from trees and process. The elements that have been mainly recognized and studied are: terpenes, polysaccharides, acids and aromatic formaldehyde, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E.
However, the most interesting part is that of polyphenols.
Propolis and its extracts have many applications in the treatment of various diseases due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antifungal and immunomodulatory properties.
The name mint comes from the Latin word mentha, which in turn comes from the Greek word minthi. In ancient times Mint was a mountain of Triphylia and a nymph of Hades and the plant was dedicated to Hades.
The aromatic plant comes from the East.
Inhaling diffused peppermint essential oil can help decongest the nose and provide relief to a sore throat by opening the airways, and it is considered one of the best essential oils for colds, flu, coughs, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.
All products of the ATHOMER line are produced according to Good Practice Rules (GMP).
The selection of raw materials is based on strict criteria. The sea area of Mount Athos was chosen because of the high quality of the sea water that exists in the Area.
The company meets the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 – ISO 13485:2016 system.
All products of the ATHOMER series are sterilized by radiation – γ according to the EN ISO 11137 standard (Sterilization of Products – Sterilization Process).
They are also Certified with the CE mark by the Notified Body, in accordance with directive 93/42/EEC. The products belong to Category IIa medical devices.
BOV technology separates the propellants (compressed air) used to promote the product from the flexible plastic bags, which are filled with the contents of the finished product. The bags of contents are placed in aluminum bottles and the compressed air fills the space between the bottle and the bag.
Finally, the BOV technology helps the air to push the content out, with the help of the sprayer.
The advantages of BOV technology.
- Up to 99.7% consumption of the final product from the packaging.
- Compressed air between the bag and the package, which helps the spray to flow steadily.
- Reduced spray noise.
- No chance of contamination inside the package of the contents because the contents are channeled and isolated in the bag.
- No flammable or propellant gas is used.
- Environmentally friendly, thanks to the compressed air used.