What are liquid ionic angstrom minerals?
What are Ionic, Angstrom, Liquid Minerals? Why do we need minerals?
General Mineral Information Researched and Compiled by Maraline Krey
This is not to be reproduced in any manner and may be accessed to begin your own research and compilation of information about the need for certain minerals in our body.
This information is based and provided on personal research and it is in everyone's best interest to do your own research for determining best answers to our individual concerns. This provides you a starting place for said research. We all know research can be different depending on sources, and where possible, sources have been earmarked. In addition, this is not in any way an advocation of ionic mineral purchase or consumption, but a resource from where you can begin your own quest into what you may or may not need. It is also important to include your family physician in those decisions as he or she is working to achieve whole body wellness for each patient. Having said this, below is the information we were able to garner though personal research and share it with you.
NOTE: Magnesium and Silver have been set aside and each has a page by itself.
Ionic, Angstrom, Mini Minerals, is all bioavailable (by different names) and offers a mineral nutrition delivery system in line with nature’s own design.
From the earth’s purest minerals water soluble minerals are cultivated into an angstrom form (perfect and correct size for cell absorption, they are smaller than our cells) through a new scientific technology and proprietary cultivation process. They are then harvested in the correct form and perfect size for our body to see as organic, and then we concentrate it for enhanced benefits.
Cellular level absorption
Our body absorbs ionic minerals through the process of cell osmosis which allows the mineral to move through the cells and travel as needed. In addition, they do not require digestion or enzyme activity for absorption. And, there is never any accumulation of minerals, if the body does not require mineral level received, it will discharge them with no accumulative effect.
As our body cannot make minerals and we are designed to draw the minerals we require through eating vegetables and other whole foods, otherwise it is difficult to maintain normal mineral balance Through no fault of our own, most of us are mineral deficient primarily because agricultural soils and of course our vegetation, are mineral deficient. Mineral deficiencies may result in health issues, even for those of us who believe they have a healthy diet.
What we know
While it is a fact that all minerals are inorganic, and that our body is designed to receive our minerals from eating mineral rich vegetables and other plants* we know this is not possible with today’s mineral deplete agricultural soil and that we must supplement. Unlike ionic minerals, many mineral supplements in the marketplace often combine inorganic minerals with something the body does recognize.
Man-made compounds used in combination of mineral supplements usually end in “ate” like carbonate (chalk is carbonate), citrate, picolonate, gluconate, etc. When blended this way the supplement goes through digestive system, thus less absorption of the mineral. On average according to my research, over the counter minerals are absorbed at about 7%. The average absorption rate of compounded minerals is much lower than with bio-available minerals, which is above 90% as told to us by the labs.
*Receiving inorganic minerals through vegetables and other plants occurs because the vegetable or plant roots uptake the inorganic minerals from the soil and then converts the minerals to an organic or bio-available state for us. Meaning we ingest the vegetable or other plant, ideally our body would then extract the minerals. Without the necessary levels of minerals in the soil, and this being our only way to receive minerals, thus ionic minerals may be one of the keys to improving our wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. It is also the most common cause of anemia (CDC, 2011).
Deficiency may occur from either not in-taking enough iron or not being able to absorb enough iron.
Symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia can be very mild at first, and may go completely unnoticed. In fact, most people do not realize they have mild anemia until it is identified in a routine blood test (ASH, 2010).
Symptoms of moderate to severe iron-deficiency anemia include:
- general fatigue
- pale skin
- shortness of breath
- strange cravings for non-food items, such as dirt, ice, and clay
- tingling or a crawling feeling in the legs
- swelling or soreness in the tongue
- cold hands and feet
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- brittle nails
Known as the ‘energy giver”, iron attracts oxygen and builds blood.
Iron is also one of the most common deficiencies in men as well as women, although women require more iron than men because of their menstrual cycle. Without sufficient iron, the body cannot manufacture enough new hemoglobin, which is the red cell protein that transports oxygen in blood. In addition, Iron helps the body rid itself of carbon dioxide and keeps liver tissue soft.
Iron combines with other nutrients to produce vital blood proteins and is involved in food metabolism, digestion, elimination, circulation, and helps maintain sufficiently high blood pressure.
IRON IS STORED MOSTLY IN THE LIVER AS PROTEIN -
According to a medically reviewed article by Health Line, Low potassium is called Hypokalemia – and Hypokalemia occurs when the blood’s potassium levels are too low. A deficiency in magnesium can cause a deficiency in Potassium
Potassium is an electrolyte. It is necessary for nerve and muscle cell functioning. It is especially important for the functioning of muscle cells in the heart.
Hypokalemia is a symptom or side effect of other conditions and some medications. Hypokalemia usually occurs when too much potassium is lost through urine, sweat, or bowel movements, and in some cases hypokalemia is caused by too little potassium intake.
Other causes of hypokalemia include:
- consuming large amounts of caffeine or licorice
- medication (such as penicillin or diuretics)
- magnesium deficiency
- kidney failure
- complications from diabetes
- adrenal gland issues
- gastrointestinal infections or tumors
What Are the Symptoms of Hypokalemia?
There are usually no signs of hypokalemia. Some people suffer from weakness, fatigue, constipation, and muscle cramping.
Potassium is sometimes called the "alkalizer because of its’ high 14 pH, which has the ability to neutralize acids and restore alkaline salts to the blood stream.
Potassium works with the sodium in our cells to maintain or restore membrane potentials and assist in metabolic processes. It is also the critical mineral for cardiovascular and nerve function. It also regulates water balance, assists our ability to heal, and may aid rheumatic or arthritic conditions (as it supports acids to leave the joints and ease stiffness). In addition, it is vital for the elimination of wastes, is a natural pain desensitizer, may support easing of headaches, and migraines, and generally contributes to a sense of well-being.
POTASSIUM IS STORED IN THE BLOOD CELLS WHICH MEANS WE DON’T REALLY STORE IT WE USE IT UP DAY TO DAY AND EXTRA IS SECRETED THROUGH HEALTHY KIDNEYS
Keep in mind our body does not make minerals. According to Dr. Laura Powers of the Allergy and Nutrition Clinic wrote a medically reviewed article My Dr. George Krucik, MD, MBA in Jan 2014, she references three MD’s and several resources including
Brownstein, D., Iodine: Why You Need It: Why You Can’t Live Without It, Medical
Alternatives Press, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 2006.
Iodine Nutrition – More Is Better, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol 354: pages
2819-2821; June 29, 2006
A lack of iodine leads to iodine deficiency. This condition causes a drop in the production of necessary thyroid hormones.
Collectively her research shows There is an epidemic of Iodine deficiency in this country – one that affects every man, woman and child – and especially vegetarians. Over the last 30 years our Iodine intake has declined 50% (removed from our food supply!), while the ingestion of toxic competing halogens (bromine, fluorine, chlorine, perchlorate) has dramatically increased in food, water, medicines, and the environment. Simultaneously there has been a related increase in the rates of thyroid disease, breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, prostate cancer, and
obesity -- plus developmental delays and mental retardation in children! Meanwhile in Japan
Iodine intake is up to 100 times higher, while all of these same diseases are significantly lower.
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF IODINE OR THYROID DEFICIENCY
Possible Symptoms The most common symptoms we know about iodine deficiency are hypothyroidism and goiter. Here are some of the lesser known:
Brittle nails, cold hands and feet, cold intolerance,
depression, difficulty swallowing, dry skin, dry hair or hair loss, fatigue, high cholesterol,
hoarseness, infertility, lethargy, menstrual irregularities, early menopause, poor memory or
concentration, slower heartbeat, throat pain, or weight gain. Or the more serious diseases: thyroid
dysfunction, fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, or
prostate cancer? In children Dr. Abraham indicates symptoms could include developmental delays (ADD, PDD, LD), and other more complicated issues. Iodine deficiency may also be involved in autoimmune disorders such as Grave’s and Hashimoto’s diseases
Before we leave IODINE – it is important to mention some thyroid conditions do NOT warrant and it may be detrimental to take Iodine in these situation.
In addition its worth mentioning that Dr. Mercola quotes Dr. Flechas as saying there are a number of interesting facts about iodine – and outside of our thyroid, other tissues which use large amounts of iodine Other tissues that absorb and use large amounts of iodine include:
|Breasts||Salivary glands||Pancreas||Cerebral spinal fluid|
With resulting symptoms
- inability to produce saliva, producing dry mouth
- Skin = dry skin, and lack of sweating.
- Brain = reduced alertness
- Muscles = nodules, scar tissue, pain, fibrosis, fibromyalgia
While we primarily need Iodine for normal thyroid function, and for the production of thyroid hormone, it is also necessary for the metabolism of our cells. Metabolism is the process of converting food into heat and energy. Iodine is sometimes referred to as the "metabolizer" because it is one of the most vital of the biochemical elements and carries one of the highest vibratory frequency rates. Patients with low iodine levels AND accumulation of toxic halogens are showing a disturbing trend of being unable to lose weight beyond a certain plateau.
OUR BODY HOLDS IODINE
- In total, the human body can hold 1,500 mg of iodine
- Your thyroid can hold a maximum of 50 mg of iodine
- 20 percent of the iodine in your body is held in your skin (if your skin is depleted of iodine, you will not be able to sweat)
- 32 percent of your body's iodine stores are in your muscles (if muscles are depleted, pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms can develop)
While a severe deficiency of chromium can result in diabetes Here are the top 5 signs of Chromium Deficiency according to NewsMax article dated Nov 2010
- Sudden and abrupt rise in anxiety levels. You may get lightheaded, anxious, and your heart may start racing even after doing some light exercise.
- Decrease in energy levels - getting enough sleep, yet you may find that you are getting tired easily
- Chronic fatigue
- In children it may express as Muscle weakness, slow growth rate
- Mood swings
Chromium is one of the more challenging minerals for the body to absorb and is essential to the metabolism of glucose (sugar) cholesterol, and protein. It supports insulin regulation, thyroid function, and serotonin production. Chromium helps the body regulate metabolism, and regulate insulin and blood sugar levels.
With regard to weight loss, Chromium helps the body lose weight by stimulating enzymes that metabolize glucose for energy. It plays an important role in the liver synthesis of fatty acids (burns fat). Refined sugar causes the body to deplete chromium more rapidly. Strenuous exercise can also deplete chromium levels. The older we become the less Chromium we store. Plus the refining of starches and carbohydrates robs foods of chromium.
Chromium is difficult to store and only about 3 % of dietary chromium is retained in the bod
According to Dr. Mercola, the CDC states that 35-45% of us are not getting enough daily intake of Zinc
- Symptoms include
- A lack of appetite…
- Occasional moodiness…
- Less keen sense of taste or smell…
- Then looking at Mayo Clinic, they have graded Zinc deficiency symptoms into very likely, highly likely, and likely categories – I’m sharing the first two : Stomach ulcers, Acne, Herpes simplex virus, for that matter, virus , immune function, sickle cell anemia,
A deficiency in Zinc may lead to a wide variety of illness. Zinc moves through all the fluids in the body, it creates a defense against infection-causing bacteria and viruses trying to enter the body and stops bacterial and viral replication .
Zinc aids in: the proper assimilation of vitamins, normal growth and development, maintenance of body tissues with a focus on the strength of the immune system, as well as the synthesis of DNA, and helps reduce healing time It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and is found in all the body fluids, including the moisture in the eyes, lungs, nose, urine, and saliva.
Zinc is also an anti-oxidant, and must be in proper balance to assist some 25 enzymes in various functions involving digestion, metabolism, and reproduction
BODY DOES NOT STORE ZINC
Bone Support / Bone Structure
Contains a blend of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Boron, Manganese, and Cobalt
Taking care of your bones, muscles, ligaments and tissues, is important for a lot of reasons and this formula addresses all of those. If we look from a total health perspective and focus on bones as the foundation, we know the bones protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury.
Our bones also buffer the blood against excessive pH changes by absorbing or releasing alkaline salts to diffuse acidity. What is means is our bones store the high pH minerals we need to diffuse acidity, when we are diffusing too much acidity or too much acid rain from diet, or mental, physical, emotional stress, then we steal more than our bones have and put our bones into deficiency.
While our bone tissues store minerals, they also take the load off our body of the bad stuff, and store excessive heavy metals and other bad elements, removing them from the blood and reducing their negative health effects on other tissues. BUT when bones have the minerals they need, they have the minerals to provide what the body needs, and those heavy metals and other bad elements, will be gradually released or detoxed passively by our body.
Think of your bones as a “bank” where you “deposit” and “withdraw” bone tissue. It is important while we are growing bones and after we are an adult, that our bones receive the minerals they require to be strong and healthy, ionic minerals are absorbed at a cellular level in the right combination.
Making sure we get enough of our bone minerals is one way to bank those minerals, so it’s essential for daily use. Then, when we think of those times of high mental or physical stress, or when we cause damage to our muscles, ligaments, tissues, and bone, and during those times, we may want to employ the option of taking less, but more often throughout the day for healing.
Employing the less more often philosophy for any deficiency because we work on a 24 hour clock – we want to dribble in not flood all at once then deprive.
Bone Support/Bone Structure and prevention: After age 30 combined with the mineral deficiencies prevalent today, bone withdrawals may begin to go faster than deposits, especially if you are mineral deficient. If your bone deposits don’t keep up with withdrawals, you may be a candidate for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is considered a disease in which the bones become weak and more likely to break (fracture).