- ANIMALS... Do They Need Minerals?
There is a synergy between plants, animals & humans and it all revolves around the minerals on our planet. We all rely on minerals and without a sufficient quantity of the right minerals we can all suffer. Try 1-2 teaspoons per day added to their food or water or you can just do 1 or 2 sprays from a bottle.
- ACIDITY... Will taking the minerals make my body more "Acidic"?
Taking minerals with a low pH level of 2%-3% does not make your body acidic. Many fruit juices are also acidic but will alkalize the body. Although Vitamin C is very acidic, it will alkalize the blood, body fluids and tissues. Minerals containing fulvic acid are in the same category as Vitamin C... they will alkalize the system.
They are also nature`s most potent anti-oxidants and electrolytes. Once the minerals are placed in water or juice the pH of the original liquid is a "None Issue".
- ACID/ALKALINE EXTRACTION... How Are Minerals Extracted From Coal?
METHOD #1 - Using an alkaline extractant.... It has been a practice for many years to extract minerals from Leonardite/Lignite coal with Sodium Hydroxide for use in agriculture. The Give Away about using an acid to produce minerals is the high pH (alkalinity) of the product. Many companies use Potassium Hydroxide, which is a very alkaline substance with a pH of 13-14, to leach the fulvic and humic compounds from coal. They probably use Potassium Hydroxide because it is more human friendly and it actually adds potassium, in a very diluted form, to the minerals. (Not harmful really...just sounds bad.)
Humic Acid can be dissolved at a high pH (alkaline) so by adding this acid, the Humic Acid is precipitated out and falls to the bottom. Since Fulvic Acid can be dissolved at all pH levels it remains in the solution. This is why Leonardite/Lignite coal requires potassium hydroxide... it is an alkaline extractant.
The result is a very thick black liquid that is then mixed with water and this causes the fall-out of most of the Humic Acid... the resulting liquid is then siphoned off and filtered. It is now a yellow color and mostly Fulvic Acid is left over (although only about 1 -2%) Now you evaporate some of the water to concentrate the yellow liquid.
PROBLEM... the result is a very weak mineral supplement.
METHOD #2 - Using an acid (Hydrochloric?)... You first pulverize the coal into dust, then use white rice in a Spray Drying Machine to turn the black dust into a white dust. You then add Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) to extract the minerals, dilute with water and now you have liquid minerals.
PROBLEM... You are getting some minerals but you have destroyed most of the elements Mother Nature created.
- CHELATED MINERALS... What Are They?
Simply put, chelation is the pharmaceutical process of bonding an amino acid to a mineral to enable the body to better absorb an "Inorganic" mineral. It is a method to try and fool the body into thinking that the minerals are organic. Want some iron? You may as well get a rusty pipe, scrape some of the rust off, mix with water and drink it. Ugh!
The "Pill Pushers" try and convince you that Colloidal Minerals are too large to be absorbed.
Quote: "The popular Colloidal Minerals are actually too large to enter the cell membrane. Floating in liquid (the definition of a colloid), doesn't mean it can be utilized at the cellular level. Don’t be deceived by hype when it is contrary to basic biochemistry." Unquote.
They don't tell you that there are many types of colloids. I guess they need to go back to biochemistry school?
- CHILDREN... Are They Safe For Children?
Children need minerals as much as adults and possibly more so. But at a reduced dosage! If you decide to give them liquid minerals then we suggest the following as a supplement:
2yrs - Â˝ teaspoon daily
5 yrs - Âľ teaspoon daily. 1/8 fl.oz (3.75 ml)
11 yrs - Adult dose of 1Â˝ teaspoons per day. 1/4 fl. oz (7.5 ml)
Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and monitor the results. - As always, consult your doctor first.
- COLLOIDAL MINERALS... What Are They?
The famous Dead Doctors Don’t Lie* tape about colloidal minerals, has created worldwide awareness that many of us are not getting the minerals that our bodies need from our food. In 1926 Thomas Jefferson Clark used the name "Colloidal Minerals" to describe his minerals that are so small that they do not fall out of suspension. 'Colloidal', which means colloid particles as small as one nanometer (1/1,000,000,000 - one one-billionth of a meter) that are in suspension in a liquid. Here is a list or what true colloidal minerals consist of:
1) The minerals have some color. If it looks like water, most of the time you are paying for water?
2)You should not have to "Shake the bottle" before using. True natural colloidal minerals always stay in suspension. If you buy a brand and it says "Shake the bottle before using" then you are getting some minerals that are too large to enter the blood cells.
3) Plant-derived minerals have been digested by plants and are naturally acidic. The pH should between 2%-4%. They will also carry a negative electrical charge.
4) They should have a shelf life of at least 3-5 years.
5) They should not need refrigeration.
6) There should be at least 70 minerals backed by an ingredient list.
7) There should be at least a quantity of 20,000 mg/l (PPM) minerals backed by an ingredient list.
8) The minerals should contain "naturally occurring Fulvic Acid in the range of 6%-7%.
9) They should be extracted by leaching using purified water. No acid, alkaline extraction or evaporation, etc should be used because you are destroying elements that Mother Nature put into the plants.
- CONTENTS... What Minerals Do They Contain?
Some companies are adding "Inorganic" material to supplement their product because it is lacking in minerals or they want to "pump them up" for marketing purposes. Some resort to some new and weird names to try and get an edge over the competition like Ionic / Phytogenic / Angstom Sized / Monatomic / Etc.
Supplemental Facts as shown on product label: (Click to see entire label)
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COLOR... What can you tell by the color of liquid minerals?
The minerals should have some color. If it looks like water, most of the time you are paying for water?
If it looks black then you are paying for some minerals that have been extracted from coal dust using an acid alkaline extract... this process destroys most of the minerals so what are you getting for your money?
Other Colloidal Minerals
ALPHA Mineral Health Support
Other Colloidal Minerals
ALPHA Mineral Health Support
- FULVIC ACID... What Is It And Where Does It Come From?
Fulvic acids are naturally occurring organic acids that are part of the structure of rich soil. It is an acid created in extremely small amounts by the action of millions of beneficial microbes working in a soil environment with adequate oxygen. These Microbes convert minerals into organic forms which are then absorbed by plant roots.
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- INGREDIENTS LIST... Analysis of ingredients
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- IONIC... What is the difference between Ionic, Colloidal and Angstrom Minerals?
Colloids are groups of molecules held together by special electrical properties dispersed or suspended in a liquid. Ions are single molecules with an electric charge. Angstrom merely refers to the size of the ions. To qualify as angstrom size the ion must be a unit of measurement that equals one ten-billionth of a meter or less in size.
Fulvic Acid minerals contain all three molecular states making them one of the most unique and complex substances in nature. Ions of angstrom size contain no colloids, but all Fulvic Mineral Colloids contain ions of angstrom size within their complex structure.
The minerals that we consume in fresh plant matter are in the perfect form for our cells to gain the maximum â€“ optimal nutritional benefits.
Letâ€™s take a look at how these perfect minerals end up that way. The minerals begin their journey to a plantâ€™s cells in the form of a rock clay, shale or metallic mineral that has been washed or eroded into the soil by rain water or other natural occurrences. Once there, the minerals are acted upon by the natural organic acids (fulvic and humic acids) found in all soils.
The minerals are now in a complex colloidal state in a form where plants can derive mineral ions. These ions (single molecules) are â€śgiven upâ€ť by the fulvic colloids from what is known as the donor side of the Fulvic Acid molecule. Once the mineral ions are inside the plants structure they are again converted to a colloidal mineral that is connected (bound to) organic acids.
When we consume plants we are ingesting organic acid bound minerals, whose molecules are grouped together in various ring structures and held there by specialized electrical properties.
Once inside our bodies the mineral colloids are again called upon to give up ions for various reactions in the body and cells â€¦but by the time the mineral ions reach the inside of our blood stream and cells they are again converted to colloids.
Now imagine prehistoric plants able to reach deep into the earth extracting minerals not found today on our surface soils and farmlands. These plants lived and died for millions of years creating rich deposits of fulvic minerals. Most of these deposits are no longer accessible except in a few locations on earth. Such a deposit is the source of our Fulvic Acid Minerals.
- LIGHT BULB TEST... What is the "Light Bulb Test" and what is it used for?
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Minerals are a good conductor of electricity. This simple test indicates if there are any minerals in a liquid by placing 2 electrodes into a glass of the product.If there is a sufficient quantity of minerals then the bulb will light up. If there are a small amount of minerals then the bulb will barely glow and if there are no minerals then the bulb will not light at all.
- MINES... The "PREHISTORIC VALLEY IN UTAH" and the "Rip-Off"
The Thomas Jefferson Clark mine was discovered in 1920 in a "prehistoric valley" in Utah. Some companies, 60 years later, (mainly MLM) started mining in the same valley to cash in on the "Colloidal Minerals" market.
These mines do not have the unique source of minerals that the original TJ Clark mine has. When plant matter is buried, pressure and heat eventually turn the plants into coal. (They become "carbonized") The Clark mine consists of plants that are suspended in the mid stage of this process. They look like solidified plants, feel like solidified plants, but never became "carbonized". You can crumble the source between your fingers.This enables the Clark family to extract the minerals using only purified water. the result is pure and naturalcolloidal minerals containing naturally occurring Fulvic Acid and other elements that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us!
Because the other companies mines are a few miles away from the "original" mine, they make bogus claims that the minerals they sell come from the same plant source and have been around for 60 - 70 years. In reality, the valley would not have had the same vegetation and circumstances throughout the whole area. e.g. The mine is on a higher elevation than the other mines. (It is like saying you scored a goal when you missed the goal post by a mile or two!)
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- NEGATIVE CHARGED MINERALS... What does this mean and who is Dr Fritz-Albert Popp?
Dr Fritz-Albert Popp and the chart.
HERE IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS GOING AROUND
THE INTERNET ABOUT THE "NEGATIVE CHARGE"!
There was a BIO-ELECTRONIC TEST done by Dr Fritz-Albert Popp, well known biophysicist and professor at the Kaiserlautern University in Germany.
Here is a transcript of a letter from Dr Gottfried Lange of Elmshorn, Germany, dated January 18, 1992, describing the protocol used in the test done on a product called the "Original" TJ Clark Mineral Formula.
"All living organisms emit certain electro-magnetic waves. If they are in a healthy condition, they emit more. If not, they emit less. This phenomena is common to all forms of
cells. This electromagnetic emission is called biophotons. In these tests "acetabularia mediterranea", a certain very sensitive algae from the Mediterranean Sea is used. This algae is so
sensitive to ecological influences that there are scarcely any of these algae left in the Mediterranean. The test, using this form of algae, is a scientifically recognized method of determining
whether or not a substance is toxic, or to what degree a substance is beneficial to cells. The test was carried out by one of the world's leading biophysicists, Dr Fritz-Albert Popp. A summary of the
results is shown in the graph below".
EXPLANATION OF THE BAR GRAPH
1. The first two bars of the graph show the photon emission of the
cells which had an optimum vitamin nutrient solution, called "100% V*", given to them. The green bar measures the photon emission at the start of the test. The following yellow bar shows the
photon emission after a period of three days without additional nutrients given to them.
2. The second set of two bars show the photon emission of cells given only a 10% V nutrient, and after the three day period, are termed as cells under "great stress", and
without further nutrients would die.
3. The third set of two bars were again only given the 10% V solution, but a 1.4 Âµl** (micro liter) amount of the Clark Minerals was added to the solution. A significant improvement
is shown, even though there was only a 10% V nutrient given.
4. In the fourth set of two bars, again only a 10%V solution was added, and the amount of Clark's minerals was reduced to only .14 Âµl. The improvement was even greater, showing that
vitamin utilization is greatly enhanced with only small amounts of the product.
5. The vitamin withdrawal is fully compensated for after the three day period. This was considered a very significant result, and corresponds with the experiences of practitioners and
the many testimonies that have been observed with users of the product over the last 70 years.
*V: Vitamin formula
** Âµl: microliters
- PLASTIC BOTTLES... Are They Dangerous?
We only use the highest quality plastic bottle that is certified by the FDA and the closest thing to glass without the problems of glass. The plastic used for our bottles (Recycle Code #1) does not contain PBA (Bisphenol A) which is the culprit everyone is talking about. What the 'glass' people don't tell you is that plastic insulates the 'electrically charged' colloids and sheilds the product from light and so the contents are better protected!
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PH... Why Does The pH Matter?
pH is the measure of the hydrogen concentration in a solution - a high hydrogen content = low pH a low hydrogen content = high pH. Generally, the lower the pH the greater the quantity of minerals and the higher the pH the lesser amount of minerals.
The exception to this is when the minerals have been "meddled with" in some way e.g. a high amount of citric acid could be the cause of a lower pH when only a few minerals are present. In the same respect a high amount of hydroxides is usually the cause of a high pH with very low mineral content.
Ingesting minerals with a low pH level does not make your body acidic. Many fruit juices are also acidic but will alkalize the body. Although Vitamin C is very acidic, it will alkalize the blood, body fluids and tissues as long as you stick to recommended servings. Minerals containing Fulvic Acid are in the same category as Vitamin C... they will alkalize the system. They are also nature`s most potent anti-oxidants and electrolytes.
Specific Gravity is normally used for the testing of a liquid (like beer) using a "Hydrometer." This is a "Quick and Easy" (but not 100% accurate) test that can be used to give some idea of the quantity of ingredients or Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in a liquid. The higher the reading, the higher the quantity of dissolved ingredients; a lower reading means fewer ingredients. e.g. Water is "0".
Combine this reading with the pH and it can give you an overall "picture" of the concentration of minerals and other ingredients in any liquid. This can be used "in lieu" of a genuine 'Laboratory Analysis' when the company does not supply one.
- PRODUCTION... How Are The Minerals Produced?
They are produced in a FDA 'registered' and 'inspected' production facility using purified water. Many other companies are using 'acid leaching' which is not good for you or the minerals?
- PURIFIED WATER... Why Do You Use Purified Water?
Liquid Minerals carry an electrical charge and when they are dispensed into water that is not purified, distilled or filtered, the "Inorganic" minerals are knocked out of suspension. Put some in some tap water and leave overnight. You will see a white wispy substance at the bottom of the glass.
- RESEARCH... Where Can I Get Unbiased Research?
Silverstream Research has done an article on colloidal minerals.
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- SALT WATER MINERALS... Are they good for you?
Trace minerals manufactured by drying off the water from the Great Salt Lake are not the wisest choice to use as a mineral supplement. Most of these products contain about 70% of salt (sodium/chloride) per serving. The actual trace mineral content is about the same as sea water.
They are not from 'plant matter' and these products contain NO Fulvic Acid. Fulvic acid is important because it acts as a delivery system for the nutrients and minerals.
Minerals carried by fulvic acid are far more effective as a mineral and trace element supplement. Deposits that contain fulvic acid in its "Free Form", along with excellent mineral content, are in a league of their own.
- SENATE DOCUMENT #264... What Is It?
It is a record from the 74th Congress, 2nd Session, 1936 about soil depletion in the USA.
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- SHAKE THE BOTTLE... What Does It Mean If The Label Says "Shake The Bottle"
If the minerals fall out of suspension and you have to "Shake the Bottle" to get them back into suspension then that is a good indication that the 'extraction process' is suspect or they are not true colloidal minerals.
Natural Organic colloidal minerals that have passed through the roots of plants, never fall out of suspension... why? They are in the same form as the minerals found in the cells of living plants. If you extract the minerals by leaching, using only water, then they remain identical to the minerals found in the structure of plants and will NOT fall out of suspension. Mother Nature has created fulvic acid and other elements in the minerals that we do not know exist and as soon as you start "messing" with the minerals by using acid extraction, then you are destroying vital ingredients that our body can use (and probably need).
Some companies extract the minerals, add minerals, flavoring and other ingredients for marketing purposes. Genuine Trace minerals are more than just the minerals you can count under a microscope or discover using a spectrum analysis. You cannot improve on Mother Nature... ever tried to eat a man-made apple?
- SOURCE... What Is The Source Of The Minerals?
See "TJ CLARK MINE".
- T.J. CLARK MINE... What Is The TJ Clark mine?
It is the mine that is named after the discoverer, Thomas Jefferson Clark. This is the 'original' mine in the 'pre-historic valley' in Utah that Dr Wallach* refers to in his 'renowned' tape! Some companies are producing minerals from all kinds of different sources?
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