The other day i wrote to Dennis Richard's site (friend of Jim) asking if there are people who write back to attest the effectiveness or helpfulness of trace minerals (yet no response and they have no forum).
His product page:
Dr. Wallach and others promote same thing but you know, there are so many gimmicks these days.
Has anyone here ever tried with success trace mineral supplementation?
I'm not sure about trace mineral supplements designed specifically for that purpose.
Bentonite/Montmorillonite has 60 or so trace minerals depending on where you source.
Diatomaceous Earth has about 15
Ancient Sea Salt like Himalaya, or Redmond is full of all kinds of trace minerals.
Some trace minerals are toxic in fairly small amounts.... some of these can include iron, fluoride, selenium, antimony, and even some radioactive minerals.
Food grade diatomaceous earth, ..... even the best, purest available, contains minute traces of thallium.
However our bodies are designed to utilize minute amounts of these, from the days when our diets consisted of lots of roots. We ate a lot of dirt, and consumed a lot of minerals.
I believe that with a proper diet, and using natural supplements like good salt, clay, and DE. You reap not only the primary benefits of these, but also satisfy your need for trace minerals. Pica is also a pretty common occurrence around the world. Pica is eating earth. This would include clay, and DE being ingested..... but people also eat kaolin clay, and sometimes just plain old red clay or even dirt. Pregnant women and growing small children also seem to have an affection for ingesting earth. This may be to satisfy the need for trace minerals in proper development and growth.
If you eat at wendys every day, eat store bought and processed food, use white salt, and have a typical crappy American diet, then the supplements may help, but as I said, I believe you can get all you need through natural means, and a proper diet.
This is just my opinion, I am not a doctor, professional, or a nutritionist.
It's good to know about different sources and i do believe the Himalayan salt to be one of the best.
Is it better to take it at different times throughout the day or can it be taken in a lump sum amount with say a glass of warm water?
What i'm looking for is to hear about people who actually reaped some kind of benefit.
Yes (like most natural supplementation), most won't notice any difference until a few months down the road.
If such is the case, then please drop a line.
as it is about minerals i will not make another topic and just hoop up to this one
i take magnesium chelate (diglicinian ) but i am scared of those substances they add to capsules like magnesium stearate or titanium dioxide. magnesium stearate actually do not give the body magnesium it is poisonous. and i want to ask are there any other good natural substitutes of natural magnesium which is well absorbable to the body cause i read that it is the biggest factor for its suplementatiion - the absorbtion rate.
And thats why i hooked up , i wanted to ask you have some of you got experience with chlorella alg or spiruline ? they seem to be fair good source of natural element such as magnesium which i need much.
i took magnesium carbonate for years and i did not realise it is worthless to me cause it caused me diarhea sometimes and thats the biggest sympton of not absorbing it. since i take chelate i see much improvement in heart beat hypertension and sleep/energy condition. i was drinking a lot of coffie and energy drinks for couple of years and i sweated out a lot of minerals when i was working as a welder in conditions like 40 degreeses celsius.
I can give you some links which i recently been reading about minerals
Usually the best way to get a magnesium into the body without going to get a shot is magnesium oil sprayed on to the skin. Magnesium oil is not cheap but if you are not worried about price soak in a hot bath with magnesium oil it.
Magnesium Chloride is readily available in the Japanese sea extract called Nigari (which they use to make tofu).
A spoonful of these flakes in a liter of water is the easiest way to take it when you need it.
I too had tight or muscular spasm issues after sweating it out in Arkansas last year (great drought year 2012 remember?) and this was a wonderful and most effective means.
It would be nice to hear people who use the trace minerals mentioned that could attest to similar benefits.
It would appear that not all manipulated (can't think of another word) trace minerals are the same.
uses minerals that come from sea bed minerals (from Great Salt Lake), so they are still inorganic and far less bio-available than organic plant derived minerals (up to 98% absorption rate) that are offered by Youngevity.
Also, with regards to the Bentonite/Montmorillonite clay suggestion, i can't seem to find a detailed analysis of the trace minerals it contains which i believe could equal Youngevity's. It would be nice to know that as well as it's bioavailability (be much less expensive with clays right?!).
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