What are Sizzling Minerals (or Plant Derived Minerals?)
Minerals derived from an ancient plant source.The only known source of full spectrum plant derived minerals available today come from a lush prehistoric rainforest, which was buried some 70–80 million years ago. This vegetate or humus which has the consistency of hard peat, is concentrated in a large area of the Utah Mountains in the United States.
A sandstone cap has protected the vegetation from pressure and heat which would have caused it to fossilise or turn to coal. The unique geological conditions have led to the formation of the most potent prehistoric plant derived minerals available today. This huge mineral deposit could re-mineralise every person on the planet for the next 500 years.
This Mineral deposit was discovered in 1926 and following research and the discovery of the health benefits it has been available in the USA since 1932 as a bitter liquid. Now through a unique filtering and drying process it is available in the UK as vegetarian capsules, tasty effervescent wafers, or as a dry powder.
If minerals are in our food why do we need a supplement?
Humans obtain minerals naturally by eating plants or animals that have gained the minerals from eating plants. Plants absorb minerals from the rocks and soil in which they grow, through photosynthesis the minerals are broken down and assimilated into the plant. These pre-digested, water soluble minerals are then in a form that are easily absorbed by animals and humans.
Millions of years ago the soil near the earth’s surface, was saturated with up to one hundred different minerals. There has been a steady decline caused naturally by wind and rain erosion and more drastically in the last 100 years by intensive farming and the use of fertilisers and pesticides.
Today’s fruit and vegetables contain at most 16-20 minerals and in much smaller quantity than throughout the earth’s history. So even if we are eating the healthiest natural organic diet possible you will still be mineral deficient, because if the minerals aren’t in the soil they aren’t in our food and they aren’t in you.
This added to our busy lifestyle and poor food choices can actually deplete the minerals that we already have in the body and a consequence of this is the dramatic increase in degenerative diseases. In the western world we have no problem with insufficient quantities of food but the depleted foods we are eating mean our cells are literally starving for the right nutrients.
“Vitamin and mineral deficiency is the source of the most massive‘hidden hunger’ and malnutrition in the world today. The ‘hidden hunger’ due to micronutrient deficiency does not produce hunger as we know it. You might not feel it in the belly, but it strikes at the core of your health and vitality.” UNICEF 2004
For optimum health it is vital that we supplement our diets with the missing minerals and trace elements. However most mineral supplements available today contain single minerals or at most a combination of 14-16 and they are derived from ground up rocks, clay, shell or ancient sea beds. These are classed as metallic minerals and are not in the form ideal for human consumption and utilisation.
What are the differences between Plant Derived minerals and Metallic Minerals
- are sourced from ancient sea beds, shell, clay or ground up rock.
- have a neutral or positive electric charge that repels water so they are insoluble and need very specific conditions within the body to be absorbed.
- are not enzymatically active, they are unable to provide nutrition to the body until they have been broken down and absorbed by the intestines this can take up to 24 hours
- Only 5-8% are assimilated by the body
- Between 200 and 10,000 times larger than their plant mineral counterpart. The smallest metallic mineral is 0.45 micron
- Some Inorganic metallic minerals are toxic such as Aluminium, Mercury, Lead and Arsenic
Plant Derived Minerals:
- are sourced from prehistoric plants grown in mineral rich soil.
- have a negative electrical charge and are water soluble (hydrophilic) making them bio-available and easily absorbed and utilised by the body.
- are enzmatically active like minerals in fresh fruit and vegetables. Providing nutrition instantly through absorption in the mouth and stomach as no digestion is needed.
- are up to 100% assimilated
- 200 and 10,000 times smaller than their metallic counterpart, making them easier to absorb into the bloodstream and enter cells. Simply Naturals Plant Derived Minerals fit through a 0.02 micron filter.
- Plant derived versions of toxic metallic minerals are essential micronutrients needed by the body.
“The human body is not designed to assimilate or use metallic minerals. Humans are designed to eat mineral rich plants, not the earth in which they grow.” Dr Gary Price Todd
What do we need minerals for?
Without quality minerals and trace elements it is impossible for the body to function at its best. Plant Derived Minerals contain all 8 essential macro minerals and 67 trace elements. “The whole combination (of 70+minerals and trace elements) is necessary for proper function of the human body,” says Carolyn Dean (author of the Magnesium Miracle) and when the body has the whole combination of essential minerals “They go into the cells and they pull water behind them and this serves the function of hundreds and thousands of metabolic processes, and it keeps the cells hydrated.”
Minerals are the catalysts that support enzyme function, protein digestion, metabolism, cellular electrolyte impulses, and billions of chemical reactions they stimulate recovery, rejuvenation and longevity. They quite literally are “the spark plugs of life” Most people are aware of the importance of vitamins but are unaware that vitamins are unable to complete their function in cell metabolism without the presence of minerals.
Dr Linus Pauling, two times Nobel Laureate after spending years researching the role of Vitamins (especially the role of Vitamin C and the immune system) came to the conclusion that “Every sickness, every disease, and every ailment can be traced to a mineral deficiency!” & “Nothing is more important than minerals to maintain a strong immune system”
Cravings for coffee, sweets, chocolate and salty foods can be caused by mineral deficiencies. As we become re- mineralised (from taking Plant Derived Minerals) our cravings cease because our cells are now getting the essential nutrients that they really need. We need a balance of all the essential minerals and trace elements to promote optimum health, a strong immune system, speedy recovery from injury or illness and to stimulate rejuvenation at a cellular level.
“Give your body what it needs and it will do Amazing things.” Dr Joel wallach
A 30 day supply costs £28.98 for a one off order (just less than £1 a day) However if you select Autoship you get a £5 discount taking the price down to £23.98 or less than 80p a day- cheaper than a bar of chocolate!
How do I take them?
The minerals come in three options and are suitable for vegetarians and for all ages from age 1+
Effervescent wafers (Sizzling Minerals) In Cherry Berry, Orange, Lemon & Lime or Natural flavour. Dissolve in at least half a pint of cold or warm but not boiling water, it can be drunk in one go or some people prefer to add it to a bottle of water and sip throughout the day for sustained absorption.
Veggie capsules, take 2 daily with a drink.
Dry Mineral powder (2 scoops equal 2 vege caps or 1 sizzling mineral) it can be added to soups, savoury sauces, fruit juice, smoothies or water, it has a bitter flavour so best to start off with 1 scoop and test the flavour before adding the 2nd scoop. Also blending to a paste with a small amount of water before adding the rest of the liquid will help the minerals dissolve and disperse more easily.
Where do I buy them them?
They are not available in shops, but can be bought here or by using the product specific links. Payment is by credit/debit card or by direct debit
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