What makes FDI Youngevity minerals so great, and so unique? versus a $10 bottle from the health food store?
I’ll tell you in a second. First, let’s lay a foundation for Minerals!
There are 3 ways to get minerals for our bodies:
- Metallic Mineral Ancient sea beds and ground up rocks and soils.
-Classed as hydrophobic – not water soluble, hard to dissolve
-Positive Electric charge.
-Less than 8% absorbable (i.e. Let’s assume that you wanted to take 100 mg of a specific mineral each day. If you are using a metallic mineral supplement, it is possible that only 8%, or 8 mg would be available for your body to use.)
-This is what is found in most grocery store supplements.
- Chelated Mineral A metallic mineral wrapped with a protein or amino acid.
-40 – 50% absorbable
- Plant Derived hydrophilic colloidal mineral. Originate from the earth through the root of a plant.
-Negative electric charge
-Hydrophilic – easy to dissolve without digestion.
-Generally 200 – 2,000 times smaller than metallic minerals.
-Some minerals no larger than .0000001 micron (able to absorbed readily into the bloodstream)
Minerals Before Vitamins
Yes! That’s the key: lacking vitamins, the body can use minerals, but without minerals, vitamins are worthless. And please keep this in mind: many minerals require other minerals to be utilized fully in the body. Think you get your minerals in a “balanced diet?” Think again!
In 1936, U.S. Senate Document 264 lamented our food’s lack of mineral nutrient due to soil depletion. It’s worse now. So chances are, if you’re not supplementing your diet with all 60 known essential minerals, you’re one of the 95% of all Americans deficient in nutritional minerals.
You Can’t Make it Without Minerals
Many well-respected scientists, researchers and medical professionals have established a relationship between mineral deficiencies and a wide variety of health conditions which afflict the human body. Additionally, extensive medical research, clinical and hospital studies have confirmed the effectiveness of minerals playing an important role contributing to solutions to many of these health conditions.
Minerals control the body’s ability to absorb, and use vitamins. And without minerals, vitamins have no purpose, and are quickly eliminated from the body.
It is a huge waste of money ($70Billion in 2010) to gobble handfuls of high potency tablets, without backing them up with the right minerals. It’s like trying to run your car with a full tank of gas, but no oil in the engine.
Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but without minerals, vitamins are useless… This discovery is one of the latest and most important revelations by science about human health. Research has shown a direct correlation between mineral deficiencies and illnesses.
For example, diabetes or hypoglycemia involves chromium, zinc and vanadium deficiencies; cancer and heart disease involve selenium, copper, and more. Most everyone knows that osteoporosis involves a calcium deficiency, but fewer know about the need for magnesium and boron as well.
Liver spots, premature graying & even Obesity are all caused by missing minerals. Life without minerals? Impossible! Did you know that proteins, enzymes and hormones are all formed from minerals? Minerals are the cornerstone of good health & all prevention and recovery programs.
What the GNC Vitamin Salesman NEVER Tells You
When you are taking a vitamin-mineral tablet, you are taking what is called “METALLIC MINERALS.” You only absorb 8-12% of these metallic minerals, the rest passes through you. If you talk to a chiropractor who x-rays patients, he’ll tell you what he sometimes sees lined up in the small intestines: Whole Vitamin and Mineral tablets, like little boxcars, taking a long ride through the intestines.
Before you can use even the normal 8-12% of a metallic mineral, the WHOLE mineral must be broken down by your body. That’s asking a lot of a body unless it’s already in top shape.
The health food industry had a problem in the late 70′s, they developed “chelated” minerals: wrapping amino acids or protein around the minerals helps the body metabolize them. This results in slightly over 50% absorption at best.
Keep in mind…metallic minerals (also known as elemental minerals or salts) come from
Supposedly, too much of some of these elements can have toxic effects on your body.
Human beings are not able to efficiently absorb them or to use them. Certain animals are, but we are not. Nevertheless, that’s where the minerals in most mineral tablets come from.
70-Million Year-old Goldmine
Like I said, there is another form of minerals. They’re organically derived minerals. These don’t come from rocks and soil. They are neither metallic nor salts. They also have a negative charge so they are attracted to the body. These are called colloidal minerals.
The organic or plant derived minerals come from humic shale. What’s that? Well, it’s prehistoric plant life in its concentrated form. It was first discovered on a Utah mountain-top and sold in 1926. It’s plant derived minerals.
That’s almost 100 years ago, so we’re not talking about some brand new, unproven product. Colloidal minerals are still harvested on that mountain today, from a 70-million year-old humic shale deposit.
The air was full of oxygen and nitrogen back then, not like today. Some trees grew 25 feet A YEAR! Earth was a nutrient-rich environment. Animal life like the Brontosaurus ate lots of minerals back when it was in plant form. And you know how big they got.
Organic Minerals are the Answer
Millions of years ago, Our loving Creator yielded a nutritional powerhouse. Prehistoric plant life was packet with God’s most amazing nutrients… colloidal minerals are taken from plants that have already assimilated inorganic minerals from rocks and soil.
Through a process called photosynthesis, the plants have converted these precious minerals into organic colloidals that are easily absorbable by the human body.
Colloidals are microscopic-sized electrically charged particles. When absorbed by the body, colloidals act like a magnet, helping to pull broken-down cells into the bloodstream to be eliminated. Meanwhile, the body is replenished with nourishing life-enriching minerals.
Plant derived minerals are clearly the BEST way to get your minerals.