You cannot benefit from minerals unless you can absorb them. The ability of a mineral to be utilized by the body is primarily a matter of size and form. If you get the particle size of the mineral small enough, you not only get the mineral into the body (absorption), but you also get the mineral into the cell (cell assimilation), which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. This can only happen if the minerals are ionic and charged. Even in many solid foods, mineral elements are not free, but firmly bound in the “food matrix” Although stomach acid helps ionize the minerals in foods, a mineral supplement should contain already naturally ionized minerals to be fully absorbed and used by the body.
So in summary factors that influence mineral absorption include the form of the mineral ingested, small particle size, solubility, and the health intestinal tract.
FACT: As stated in the Journal of Chiropractic Economics (March 1998), 250,000 pounds of undigested mineral and vitamin tablets and pills are pulled out of the city sewage filters every 6 weeks in Seattle, WA - many of them with the brand names still readable!
Water-soluble minerals are a unique from of mineral supplement that utilize a new proprietary scientific technology that transforms insoluble minerals (metals) into angstrom-sized water-soluble ionic particles. These liquid ionic minerals are in a form which the body can selectively absorb and utilize.
Mineralife's angstrom sized particles are 1/10,000th of a micron and bond with the hydrogen molecules in the water to form an ionic solution. The ionic charge is opposite of the charge of the intestinal walls, which allows the minerals to be automatically drawn to the walls of the intestines, and are absorbed at a near 100% absorption rate.
To offer a few real-world examples on the angstrom, a very thin human hair of just 50 microns would be 500,000 angstroms thick. A sheet of paper is about one million angstroms thick, and a credit card is a whopping 8-million angstroms thick.
Mineralife's process duplicates the dynamic and intricate processes of nature. This produces a mineral nutrition delivery-system in line with nature's own design. Previously, only plants and nature her self had the ability to reduce minerals (metals) to angstrom sized ionic particles, the form necessary in order to be absorbed and usable by the body.
Part of Mineralife's dynamic proprietary process, involves the preparation of MET Water™ (Magnetic Enhancement Technology) Once the water has undergone a multi step purification process, it is subjected to a series of carefully controlled high voltage negative magnetic fields. Below is a summary for understanding:
The principle difference is particle size and form of the mineral.
Colloidal essentially refers to a 'suspended' particle mixed with water, not bonded to the hydrogen and oxygen molecule itself. Typically, colloidal suspensions measure in size between 1 to 5 microns. Colloidal mineral supplements are essentially small metallic particles floating in water.
Angstrom sized mineral ions on the other hand, are less than 1/10,000th of a micron and bond with the hydrogen molecules in the water to form an ionic solution. This is why they are referred to as 'water soluble' and why they are able to enter the individual cells by penetrating the 100 angstrom thick cellular wall of the body's cells. Angstrom sized Ionic minerals are the size and form in which plants, fruits and vegetables deliver minerals to humans, but the problem is that our commercial crops are highly mineral deficient, even though the plant itself may appear to be healthy.
Plants change the minerals in the soil into an ionic/water-soluble form that makes them useable by the human body. Mineral Ions are angstrom sized (1/10 000th of a micron) and near 100% bioavailable, which means the body only uses what it needs and the remainder leaves the body naturally, lowering the risk of accumulation.
Ionic: Comes from the word ion, which is a single atom or a group of atoms which carries an electrical charge, which is either positive or negative. The positive ions are called “cations” and the negative ions are called “anions”.
Anions: Negatively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the anode or positive pole during electrolysis. Eg Na+ (sodium)
Cations: Positively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the cathode or negative pole during electrolysis. Cl- (Chloride) * NaCl = Sodium Chloride = Salt
Minerals are essential for good health. The body utilizes and requires over 80 minerals for complete balanced health. Every living cell depends on minerals for proper structure, function and electrical conductivity. Minerals are needed for the formation of blood, bones and the proper composition of body fluids, healthy nerve function, and proper operation of the cardiovascular system, etc. Almost all enzyme reactions in the body require minerals. Dr Linus Pauling believed that without minerals, even vitamins are useless!
Most of the U.S. population is deficient in essential minerals. According to Senate Document #264 1936 our depleted soils have been strip-mined for over a 100 years. They no longer contain the minerals your body needs, nor do commercial fertilizers used on farmland today. The life-giving minerals that are important to our overall health are no longer obtained from our daily diets alone. This is where Mineralife minerals come in.
Probably not; our soils are in poor condition. Because of years of overuse, the soils used to grow our fruits and vegetables, and feed our livestock have been depleted of their natural resources. Plants do manufacture vitamins, but they cannot manufacture minerals; they must uptake them from the soil they're grown in. Pesticides and harmful chemicals kill the microbes in soil that are necessary for plants to convert inorganics (metallic minerals) to water soluble ionic and therefore usable substances. Without this conversion, plants are unable to take up minerals into their root system and as a result they become mineral deficient...mineral deficient foods create mineral deficient people.
Most farmers only replace 3 out of the 60 to 84 minerals our bodies need to maintain optimal health. And even worse, they are generally replacing these 3 minerals with unnatural man-made chemical versions. According to Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” This is why it's so important to take high quality supplements that can help offset the serious nutritional deficiencies created by over processed and nutrient deficient foods.
Even people who believe they are eating a healthy diet can be surprised at the numerous detrimental manufacturing processes used on “natural” foods. For example, grated cheese requires anti-clumping additives to keep it from sticking together in the package. Many whole grain cereals are processed with high heat “extrusion”, which destroys much of the nutrients and renders the amino acids very toxic. Even old fashioned rolled oats are processed at high heat to keep them from clumping together. Many restaurant “homemade” soups start with a chemical, powdered soup base, which is likely to be high in MSG. Practically any pre-packaged food you buy, no matter how “natural” appearing, has been subjected to some sort of processing designed to improve shelf life, flavor, or general marketability of the productâ€”all of which degrade its nutrient value.
The vitamins you get from foods can ONLY be utilized by the body if minerals are present, in the correct ratios, as nature intended. Without minerals, vitamins are useless. It's like pouring flour into a pan and expecting it to turn into a cake...it simply will not happen unless you provide the other ingredients that cause the necessary metabolic responses. So not only are we mineral deficient, but we are vitamin deficient also because our bodies can't utilize vitamins sufficiently without ionic minerals. Your body has little chance of maintaining good health if it is consistently deprived of the tools it needs to function properly.
The challenge with most traditional pill and capsule supplements is their complex state. They have usually also been processed with intense pressure, heat, paraffin coatings, and fillers during the manufacturing process. Pills and capsules require significant digestion before any type of effective absorption can take place. Colloidal minerals provide only marginal improvement. Colloidal products are simply a suspension of small metallic "filings" in water. Due to these properties, these supplements enter the body in “complex" forms making it harder for the body to break down and assimilate. The dominant factor is that the mineral must be freed from whatever matrix or compound it is contained within so it can be recognized and absorbed up by the body. The body requires minerals in an ionic state for effective utilization.
For example, water or H2O, consists of two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen. We can breathe both hydrogen and oxygen, yet we cannot breathe water. Form is vitally important. Although water contains the individual elements of oxygen and hydrogen, they are not in a form the body can use for breathing. The same is true in supplementation. Although a substance may be present in a compound, it does not mean it can be used. According to the Physicians Desk Reference, only 10-20 of vitamins and mineral in pill form are absorbed by the body compared to 98 for liquid supplementation.
In researching what the body uses and what is found in nature, one finds ionic minerals. These ionic minerals are in a form which the body can selectively absorb and utilize without additional stress on the body.
People usually see noticeable differences in energy, sleep, mental concentration, and general well-being in just a matter of days or weeks. More serious illness may take longer for significant results to be realized. Please remember that serious nutritional imbalance is usually the result of years and years of nutritional deficiency, so you must be realistic in your expectations. Correcting mineral deficiency problems that were 20 or 30 years in the making may take some effort. But what is the alternative? Many people find that prescriptions, with all their numerous side effects, are not the quick fix “cure” they thought they would be, and feel that synthetic treatments do nothing to correct the underlying problem. Addressing nutritional deficiency is an ongoing process of feeding your body consistently and conscientiously. We think it's worth the small effort it takes to give your body nutrition that goes to work on a cellular level where many disease states start.
It is not necessary, in normal use, to refrigerate Mineralife ionic minerals once they have been opened. However like any natural food, they will retain more of their “freshness” if they are refrigerated once they are exposed to air. If you intend keeping a bottle for many months, it would then be better to refrigerate the minerals, a precautionary measure.
This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a simple answer. We believe that everyone is unique. We each have our own metabolic type and nutritional requirements. Simply however, it is wise practice to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Whenever possible, consume organically grown produce. Pesticides and herbicides interfere with the plant's ability to absorb nutrients from the soil: Compared to the average conventionally grown tomato, the average organic one contains:
The information contained herein is for educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals. Consult your physician before beginning or making changes in your diet, supplements, or exercise program, for diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury, and for advice regarding medications.