What if it were possible to enhance the growth of plants by tapping into an unseen, and virtually limitless energy source that modern science is only now beginning to recognize? ARK Crystals claims that this is possible utilizing their revolutionary crystal technology, and they have scientific evidence to back it up. According to their experiments, the ARK crystal increases seed viability, germination rates, growth rates, immune response and the weight, volume, and quantity of fruit/vegetables produced. You can read an overview of their findings here, and if you’re the sciencey type, there’s a 16 page report detailing how the crystal is made and works, plus their findings in greater depth here.
It all sounds cool, and quite promising, but I’m a skeptical by nature, so I set out to put their claims to the test and find out for myself whether plants actually responded positively to exposure to this mysterious little crystal, and the results are definitely intriguing.
I’ve conducted several experiments to determine if the ARK crystal has any measurable impact on the growth of plants. I’m not a scientist, or a farmer, and I don’t have any fancy lab equipment, so my experiments are rudimentary, at best. I’ll acknowledge that there are numerous ways to improve these experiments to better control for variables and legitimize the findings. I don’t plan on publishing my results in any peer review journals, nor am I suggesting anyone accept them as science fact. I’m just a curious ARK owner tinkering around to see if its possible to observe the crystal interacting with the environment around it. There are independent third party laboratories conducting real science to validate the claims ARK Crystals makes, and I’ll be sure to link to their reports when they become available. In the meantime, here’s how my experimentation turned out…
My first experiment with the ARK crystal was inspired by one their scientists had performed using radishes. I planted 15 radish seeds in each of three Tupperware containers, set them near a window and watered them daily.
The container on the left (pictured above) received regular tap water, the middle one received “ARK activated” water (more on what that means later), and the one on the right received regular tap water with an ARK crystal sitting in the base, beneath the container. If the crystal is interacting with the water in a manner that benefits the plants, we would expect to see the radishes in the second and/or third containers outgrow the ones receiving tap water in the first container.
Unfortunately, this is the last picture I have of the experiment as they didn’t survive an extended trip I took. Even so, a week and a half into the experiment, nearly twice as many seeds had sprouted in the container receiving “ARK activated” water as compared to tap water (11 vs 6). The container on the right, receiving tap water with an ARK crystal in the base had 8 sprouts. Early in the experiment I knocked this container off its base, sending soil (and potentially seeds) spilling out onto the floor. If left undisturbed, this container may have had additional sprouts.
At this point, I was cautiously optimistic, it seemed like the crystal was doing something, but clearly the sample size was too small, and the experiment ended prematurely, so I wasn’t ready to declare victory, yet. I knew I needed to repeat the experiment to gain confidence.
I replicated my first experiment with a few tweaks:
- 17 seeds in each container (up from 15) simply due to the pattern in which I spread them out
- LED grow light on automated timer vs sunlight in a windowsill
- Improved wooden bases and a more stable shelf to reduce the likelihood of another container ending up on the floor
As in the first experiment, the container on the left received regular tap water, the middle container received “ARK activated” water and the container on the right received tap water and had an ARK crystal sitting in the base beneath it.
At the two week mark, the middle container receiving “ARK activated” water was lagging behind the others, with only 11 seeds having sprouted compared to 14 with tap water on the left, and 16 with tap water + ARK in base on the right. To my surprise, the average stalk length of the sprouts was also noticeably smaller on the “ARK activated” water container. By the beginning of the third week however, the plants receiving “ARK activated” water had rallied strong and staged a major comeback, it was the only container with a visible radish growing.
At the end of 30 days, I terminated the experiment and carefully removed each of the plants from their container to assess their growth. In a future iteration of the experiment, I plan to let the radishes mature longer.
The “control” group (A) that received regular tap water had 14 of the 17 seeds sprout, with three of them beginning to produce radishes. The largest radish weighed in at 1.64 grams.
The first “test” group (B) received tap water that had been activated with the ARK Crystal. I describe the activation process I used below.
A few things immediately stand out compared to the control group above:
- The average size and density of the leaves is greater
- There are twice as many radishes (6 vs 3)
- The average radish size is larger
- The largest radish weighed more than twice that of the other two groups at 4.18 grams.
The second “test” group (C) received regular tap water with the container sitting on top of an ARK crystal. 16 of the seeds sprouted with the largest radish weighing 1.15 grams. There were 5 radishes beginning to grow, with a few more starting to show signs of taking form.
All three containers sat on top of wooden bases, with the second test group (C) being the only one with an ARK crystal inside of it, pictured below.
|(A) Control||Tap||No||14 / 17||3||1.64g|
|(B) Test #1||ARK Activated||No||12 / 17||6||4.18g|
|(C) Test #2||Tap||Yes||16 / 17||5||1.15g|
Although fewer of the seeds that received “ARK activated” water sprouted, 50% of the seeds that did sprout produced radishes compared to 21% and 31% in the other two groups. Despite the lower germination rate, the plants fed “ARK activated” water outperformed on other measures of growth and vitality.
For the third experiment, I switched things up and used wheatgrass, another plant the ARK research team had experimented with. I measured equal amounts of seed and spread them in two round 8″ trays. Both received the same amount of tap water daily, with the only difference being one tray had an ARK crystal beneath it.
I had no objective way to measure the difference, so I resorted to a slightly less scientific approach. I asked people, who knew nothing of the experiment, and nothing of the ARK crystal beneath one of the trays to tell me if they observed any difference between them. Consistently, people thought the grass in the tray on the right (pictured below) looked “denser”, or “greener”. That also happened to be the tray that had been growing on top of an ARK crystal. Once again, it appeared that the crystal was having a noticeable positive effect on the plants growth.
In experiments #1 and #2, both test groups (B) and (C) appear to have outperformed the tap water control group (A), with the container receiving ARK activated water (B) performing the best. Likewise, in experiment #3, the wheatgrass above the ARK crystal appears to have outperformed the wheatgrass grown without it.
I cannot definitively conclude based on my unscientific experiments that the ARK crystal is enhancing the growth of plants, but the limited results sure make it seem like its having some kind of effect and I want to investigate it further. These results also happen to be in line with those reported by ARK’s own researchers, further leading me to believe that the ARK crystal is actually capable of imbuing positive effects to biological systems.
I look forward to seeing if these initial results hold up as I continue to run additional experiments at home. I’m also eagerly anticipating the results from the independent third party laboratories that are using a more scientific approach, as well as additional results from the continued research the ARK Crystals team is performing as they develop and refine the technology in house.
In the meantime, I’ll definitely be drinking “ARK activated” water every day, after all, if the crystal is activating water in a manner that improves the health and vitality of plants, it just might be having a beneficial effect on my biology too. In fact, human studies are in the works, I’ll briefly mention more about those right after I explain how I use the ARK crystal to activate water.
One method ARK Crystals recommends involves placing a glass of water on top of an upside down bowl with a crystal beneath it. I found this approach to be unstable so I created custom bases out of birch wood rounds with a cutout to match the geometry of the ARK crystal. They look beautiful and I find them to be more sturdy than the bowl method.
Next, I picked up this really rad glass jug from vibebottle.com that I keep sitting on top of the wooden ARK crystal base. I refill my personal water bottle from the jug throughout the day to stay hydrated and I immediately top it off with filtered water so I always have 64oz of water being activated.
Every morning, I watered each plant, drawing from the tap for groups (A) and (C), and from this jug for group (B). The water fed to group (B) would have been charging for a minimum of 12 hours or longer. ARK Crystals indicates water activation occurs in as little as 20 minutes, with full benefits reached after 24 hours.
Increasing plant growth is interesting, and this could have huge applications in the agriculture sector (move over GMOs!), but what if these benefits extended beyond plants, to other biological systems, like animals, and humans even? Initial studies suggest that they do. The Energy Medicine Research Institute performed experiments to determine if the ARK Crystal technology had an effect on athletic performance of human subjects. They found improvements in flexibility, balance, strength and endurance in an initial study, with further studies expected. You can read more about that experiment here: Human Study Results with ARK crystal Technology.
The ARK crystal is also being used in Biofield Tuning sound therapy with positive results and can be incorporated into other holistic health practices, including energy work such as massage and Reiki, and other wellness practices ranging from yoga to meditation.
If these crystals really do posses an energy, a vibration, a frequency, that can positively influence the space and matter around them, as experiments are demonstrating, we are just beginning to scratch the surface of the possible applications of this revolutionary technology. Be sure to follow ARK Crystals on facebook and instagram for the latest developments coming out of their labs and head on over to https://arkcrystals.com if you want to learn more about the technology or to purchase an ARK Crystal.
I’ll be sure to share updates as I continue to experiment with ways the ARK Crystal can improve our lives! In the meantime, feel free to drop any comments or questions you have about the experiments or ARK Crystals in the comments below!