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Trace Minerals–The Foundation for Health

By Dr. Darrin Starkey, N.D., Manager of Education and Training for TMR

 When you look at the health of our society today, minerals are clearly being overlooked as an important part of the typical American diet. Trace minerals are not only as important as vitamins, but in many cases, they are more important especially when it comes to the health issues we face. Trace minerals make up just one hundredth of our body weight, but I believe nearly everyone is deficient in these minerals. But oftentimes, we take for granted their importance when it comes to our overall health.

No matter where I travel in this nation, whenever I give a seminar on the importance of supplementing our body with minerals consumers tell me, “I eat a healthy raw organic diet” or “I take a good multivitamin.” My response to these statements is always the same, “Where is the soil that your food is being grown in?”, “Are you sure it’s healthy and rich with a full-spectrum of balanced minerals?”, and “Does your multivitamin have all the trace minerals that exist in nature?” Unfortunately, most of us can’t answer these questions.

Did you know that 90% of our blood, 85% of our brain, 70% of our tissue, and 30% of our bone is water? We must look at water as a supplement! There are so many beverage choices that complicate our internal health and cause dehydration. I’m always pleased when I find out that some have already embraced this idea of “supplementing” their body with water. I recommend that the average person should be drinking—at minimum—half their body weight in ounces of water per day (200 lbs=100 oz of water). To do this, many are choosing distilled or RO (purified) water. But here’s the caveat, though these water options provide “clean” water that is stripped of impurities, they are also stripped of the very trace minerals that our bodies desperately need! Therefore, it’s important to put clean trace minerals back into your water.

ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops contain a full-spectrum of over 72 naturally-occurring, water-soluble ionic trace minerals and elements that can be added to water to remineralize those that have been removed through the purification process. But, what makes trace minerals so important? We must first explain what ionic trace minerals are, just like the ionic trace minerals that are found in ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops. An ionic mineral is defined as an atom or group of atoms with either a positive or negative charge. This means they conduct electrical impulses within the body to keep organs, such as the brain and heart functioning. Keep in mind that an ion is the smallest form of a mineral. Because an ionic mineral is the smallest form of a mineral, it’s the easiest form for the body to assimilate because it is small enough to pass through cell walls. Ionic minerals also create a proper pH balance and are found naturally in raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes.

The problem is that we have depleted the trace mineral balance in our soil by adding herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to enhance the quantity of food we can grow. Sadly, while we have increased productivity of the soil, we have reduced its quality. And if it’s not in the soil, it’s not in the food. It has been proven that the foods we eat today don’t have the nutrient density they used to have, especially trace minerals. This is the reason I strongly believe in the need for trace mineral supplementation.

Trace minerals work synergistically with one another to ensure that proper absorption, activation, regulation, and pH balance occurs within the body. An example of this synergistic relationship is the one between molybdenum and iron. All the iron in the world will do you no good without molybdenum. Molybdenum performs a very important, but basic function by mobilizing iron from its storage location in the liver so that it can help blood carry oxygen to cells and tissues. This important, but often overlooked mineral is vital in sustaining our lives and only recently was its purpose discovered.

Many ask me, “Who should be taking these trace minerals?” or “Should I be taking trace minerals every day?” I like to answer those questions this way, we lose between 2½-3 cups of body fluid daily just by breathing. Through respiration, perspiration, urination, defecation, and—for women—menstruation, can you imagine just how many trace minerals we lose in one day? Plus, with summer upon us, we spend more and more time sweating away the very trace minerals we need to help ensure our health. Whether you are working, exercising, or simply enjoying an outdoor activity in the scorching summer sun, you’re losing trace minerals.

Because the ionic trace minerals in ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops are harvested and NOT manufactured, I believe it is perfection in a bottle! Mother Nature has provided minerals for us, just as she has provided the very foods we consume. So the real question is…are you consuming enough good, clean remineralized water? Do you ingest enough trace minerals through your diet for your body to be able to replace your mineral output? I urge you to make water and trace minerals a part of your daily supplement regimen. ConcenTrace® is the perfect way to replenish your body with all the elements you need to plug in and recharge!†

† These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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