WHAT ARE IONIC TRACE MINERALS?
Trace Minerals are nothing more than elements - the same elements that make up the entire universe, this earth, and everything on it, including you! The list of Trace Minerals includes boron, calcium, chromium, magnesium, iodine, iron, germanium, lithium, manganese, nickel, selenium, and zinc. Unfortunately trace minerals are no longer as plentiful in the foods you eat; they exist plentifully in their proper proportions in the mineral-rich waters of the earth’s oceans and seas.
Your body needs replenishing of trace minerals in small, balanced amounts for:
Ionic Trace Minerals are positively and negatively charged. For our bodies to properly and completely absorb nutrients, they must first have an electrical charge in order to pass through cellular barriers. This cellular barrier, known as the cellular membrane, is the ultimate gatekeeper and decides exactly what enters and exits the cell.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN IONIC TRACE MINERALS?
Ionic Trace Minerals are easily absorbed into the body because they are already in the correct form to be assimilated through the cell membranes, allowing up to a 70% absorption rate! However, this is not true for all types of minerals. Colloidal minerals, for example, must first undergo a conversion process within the body prior to being absorbed. Only 10% to 30% of colloidal minerals are absorbed into the cellular membrane.The availability of minerals in the body is influenced by the form in which it is consumed in the diet. Imbalances of these trace ions in the body can negatively affect the transport of minerals across the cell membranes, leading to cellular dysfunction.