Why do many nutritionists say minerals are more important than vitamins?
Those who have studied the body and the effect of nutrients have learned vitamins have little or no benefit in the absence of adequate minerals.
I have heard some nutritional experts say the world is facing a health crisis because of mineral deficiencies. Is this true?
This may be very true! It’s been said that possibly 100% of all humans and animals suffer from a mineral deficiency. Much of this can be attributed to a deficiency of minerals in the soils where plants grow. In prehistoric times the soils of the earth, within 2 metres of the surface, contained upward of 80 minerals. Today, we are lucky to find more than 18 minerals. This deficiency occurred due to millions of years of wind and rain erosion, several hundred years of unwise farming practices, and more recent decades from commercial fertilizers, NPK farming, and air pollution.
What is the difference between Major minerals and Trace minerals?
There is no difference. All minerals are the same. However, those that the World Health Organization believes an adult needs in quantities of more than 100 MG per day are classified as major minerals. Those that are believed to be required in smaller quantities are called trace minerals.
Why do the well-known mineral supplements contain only about 12 minerals at best?
Most nationally advertised mineral supplements come from the earth and are classified as metallic minerals. They are usually available in capsule or tablet form. All metallic minerals come from soil, ground up rocks, salts or ancient seabeds etc. Due to the earths’ mineral deficiency, there are not more than 12 or 15 minerals available to put into most nationally advertised brands.
Is there a solution?
Hopefully long term, the world will wake up to this, and change farming practices and invest a lot more time and energy in this, but at the moment that isn't high on the agenda.
In the short term, and possibly long term, I believe the best available solution is from a company called Simply Naturals. Their 'Sizzling Minerals' product I take daily, and contains all the minerals our bodies need for optimum health.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is also a great way to eat well, but this will take some effort to ensure you are preparing the soil correctly, resting, and rotating crop to ensure the right levels of minerals are available. My opinion, is we should be doing both; growing our own and taking a good, natural, plant-dervied mineral (and possibly vitamin) supplement which has a balance of 60+ minerals.
If the earth is deficient in minerals, how can Sizzling Minerals claim to have 75 minerals?
The Sizzling Minerals come from a prehistoric deposit of plant humus that accumulated, according to scientists, around seventy million years ago. It is believed the plants that grew during that period contained 75 to 80 minerals because there were at least 80 minerals in the soil to feed the plants. This Humus, referred to as Humic Shale has been safely encapsulated far below the earths’ surface for millions of years.
What is the difference between plant minerals and metallic minerals?
Metallic minerals are metals and are much more difficult to assimilate because they are harder for the human digestive system to dissolve. Minerals like those that come from tomatoes, carrots, apples or Sizzling Minerals were at one time metallic minerals. As the plants grew the metallic minerals passed through the plant roots and through a scientific process known as photosynthesis, the metallic minerals became water-soluble and were broken down in size. This is Mother Nature’s way of converting metallic minerals into a more useable and effective form for human and animal consumption. According to the Colorado School of Mines, a plant mineral (depending on the specific mineral) is hundreds and even thousands of times smaller than a metallic mineral. It is understood that due to the solubility and small size, a plant derived mineral can be more easily assimilated than a metallic mineral.
Sizzling Minerals contain Aluminium. Can this be safe for humans to consume?
Few people are aware of this but nearly every food on earth contains a significant amount of aluminium because aluminium is the second most abundant mineral in our soils. Fortunately the aluminium in a tomato or carrot or Sizzling Minerals is attached to another molecule by Mother Nature. It is not raw aluminium like that used to make soup pans. The aluminium in a tomato and Sizzling Minerals is attached to a hydrogen molecule forming aluminium hydroxide. Aluminium hydroxide is approved for food and food processing throughout the world.