Why We Need Liquid ‘Plant-Derived’ Minerals… Part 2

Liquid ‘Plant-Derived’ Minerals Are Needed For Maximum Absorption.

There are two basic ways to obtain minerals in an ionic form. The best way is to let nature transform the minerals into this state and then extract them from natural sources. The least desirable way to obtain minerals is by first grinding up clay, rock, or other inorganic substances and then forcing them into a colloidal or ionic state.

If you don’t have a background in biology you might wonder why one type of mineral would be better than another. The answer is that natural, plant-derived minerals are fully bioavailable to the human body and can carry with them a natural negative bioelectrical charge.

Plants that are grown in mineral rich soil have the ability to extract and store every mineral on the atomic chart. They accomplish this by using tiny root hairs to absorb minerals in their free, independent, ionic state. Through the presence of fulvic acid  a complex biochemical process known as photosynthesis, elemental (inorganic) metals are transformed into organic matter and used by plants. During this transformation the polarity of positively charged inorganic (elemental) minerals can be changed to a negative charge. Another benefit of sourcing minerals from plants is that they don’t need to be artificially broken down before they can be used by the body.

What About Heavy Metals and Poisons?

We are told that no one should ever ingest a supplement that contains elemental nickel, lead, arsenic, iodine, aluminum, titanium and other such minerals due to the possibility of toxic build-up. This is good advice. Most heavy metals are toxic to the body.

The problem with this advice is that it often confuses those who don’t know the difference between plant-derived, organic minerals and minerals that are sourced from rocks. The implication is made that these minerals are dangerous in any form – organic or inorganic. This simply is not true. There is a world of difference.

Unfortunately, many nutritional ‘experts’ group plant-derived minerals with metallic minerals regardless of the fact that elemental minerals can come from sources such as soil, clay, oyster shell, limestone, and sea salts – among others.

Due to this illogical grouping, they assert that the heavy metals that are contained in elemental minerals are the same as those found in plant-derived minerals. This just isn’t the case.

As already stated, once fulvic acid acts upon metallic (elemental) mineral and transforms it, the mineral can then be stored in plant-tissues as an organic substance. So, even though the mineral, which is now organic, retains its former title (e.g., lead, arsenic, etc.) it is chemically altered so that it is no longer the same substance. A good example of this is a chunk of coal and a diamond. Diamonds and coal are very similar to one another since a diamond starts out as a piece of coal. However, through a process of heat, pressure, and time the coal is altered in form and becomes something completely different.

This reckless classification has led many people to believe that the so-called toxic minerals are bad regardless of their source. The aluminum which is found in foods is a good example. This type of aluminum is not only tied to oxygen or silica (hydroxide or aluminum silica), but it has been preassimilated by a plant and is naturally ionic. Both of these types of aluminum are organic and beneficial and are used as food additives throughout the world. They are not toxic.

The point is: If you eat vegetables or fruits, you are going to eat aluminum, arsenic, lead, and a host of other supposedly heavy metals and toxic minerals.

The following is a list of plants or foods that contain aluminum in quantities of at least 45 – 160 PPM according to ATL Agronomy Handbook, “Plant Analysis Guide Nutrient Sufficiency Ranges”: Bananas, Peas, Coffee, Peppers, Pineapple, Potatoes, Oil Palm, Root Crops, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Beans, Corn (at tasseling), Brussel Sprouts, Mint, Celery, Peanuts, Cucumbers, Small Grains, Head Crops, Soybeans, Leaf Crops, Wheat (High Yield), and Melons.

A chemical evaluation that further supports this data was performed on a random sampling of produce. This evaluation conclusively showed that the following fruits and vegetables contained many ‘objectionable’ elements in an organic form:

Almonds:

Aluminum, barium, nickel, rubidium, silicon, strontium, sulfur, and titanium

Apples:

Aluminum, arsenic, barium, lead, nickel, silicon, and titanium.

Broccoli:

Aluminum, nickel, silicon, strontium, sulfur, and titanium.

Carrots:

Aluminum, barium, lithium, nickel, rubidium, silicon, strontium, sulfur, and titanium.

Grapes:

Aluminum, barium, lithium, nickel, rubidium, silicon, strontium, sulfur,and titanium.

Tomatoes:

Aluminum, barium, bromine, lithium, nickel, silicon, strontium, sulfur, and titanium.

It should be more than apparent that the minerals found in plants are not the same as those found in the ground. They are non-toxic and non-metallic.

According to food chemistry, the elements found in plants are nearly 100% absorbable and usable by the body. Does this mean that the body has to have organic lead to be healthy? The truth is, we don’t know. We do know that many allopathic physicians use minute traces of lead to treat certain allergies.

Biochemical Surprises

It may surprise you to find out that our body relies on substances that we normally think of as toxic. For instance, the vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin) is a form of cyanide. According to the FASEB Journal humans need approximately 12 mg/day of arsenic. Studies have shown that deficiencies in arsenic can cause depressed growth, impaired fertility, and myocardial damage.

Chlorine is another fine example of an element that most people are wary of. As you know, chlorine is one of the components of hydrochloric acid. It is also used to disinfect the water that we drink and that we swim in. Furthermore, there is a chlorine gas that is toxic when inhaled. You might want to seriously consider the health risk that you would face if you exposed yourself to these types of chlorine for any length of time.

But, did you know that your body absolutely needs the plant-derived mineral form of chlorine just to maintain proper digestion of foods? It’s true.

As you can see, the phrase “A rose by any other name is still a rose” doesn’t apply in these cases. Sometimes a name or partial information can be extremely misleading. In other words, sometimes your body can benefit from substances that most people mistakenly equate with poison.

We would do well to remember that we are often prejudiced by preconceived notions and/or myths. For instance, if you were given a bowl of applesauce and told that it contained a very high count of living bacteria, would you eat it? Many people wouldn’t – they would be disgusted.

The reason for this negative reaction is that they equate all bacteria with harmful germs. To a certain extent, this reaction can be appreciated. All of our lives, we have been told that bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, and a host of others, in high concentrations, can kill us. What we are not repeatedly told is that there are several strains of good bacteria which are necessary for healthy living. Therefore, to many people, bacteria is a bad guy. Period. Again, this is a view that cannot be upheld by scientific or medical evaluation.

If we applied this type of association with other parts of our lives, we would be too afraid to enjoy life. Many people would never enjoy a kiss or have an intimate relationship. We would be afraid to breathe because the same oxygen that helps us to live also causes free-radicals to form in our body. Life would become misery.

The Recipe For A Good Life

Even though many believe we can extend our lifespan to over 110 years, it is a quality, not a quantity, of life that we should be searching for. Age shouldn’t be associated with degenerative disease, disability or a loss of vigor. With the right nutrition, exercise, a positive outlook, loved ones and friends, we can enjoy life to its fullest. But, without proper nutrition, you may not live long enough to enjoy everything that you want to. Plant-derived mineral supplementation is a very important key to increasing your quality of life!

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.