ConcenTrace Ionic trace minerals
The most concentrated liquid trace elements in the world - ConcenTrace originates from the isolated waters of the north arm of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA. The Great Salt Lake itself covers some 6,000 square kilometres and represents a terminal collection of the rivers and streams. This drainage system covers an area of 90,000 square kilometres of the Rocky Mountains.
The rocks and soils that comprise the drainage basin represent all the major lithologies - igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary - and cover the entire time span of the Geological Record - from Pre Cambrian to Recent. Consequently the waters of the Great Salt Lake contain within them - rather like the Sea itself - in a dissolved ionic form, all the elements present in the Periodic Table.
To obtain ConcenTrace
The brine of the Great Salt Lake is concentrated further in evaporation ponds to dramatically increase the concentration of dissolved elements. As a result of exposure to the natural elements of the sun, wind, rain and frost, 98% of the water originally placed into the ponds is evaporated and 99.5% of the Sodium Chloride is removed via natural precipitation from what becomes a super saturated solution.
ConcenTrace, then, is a highly saturated, ionic, brine solution. It is a homogenous 'true solution' with all particles in their dissolved ionic state having radii between 27 (Be2+) and 220 (I-) picometers. It contains 78, and possibly more, naturally occurring elements in a saline and charge balanced form.The ConcenTrace Analysis Summary sheets list the minerals present in order of concentration, their average concentration in ppm and the actual ranges found during analytical testing. It should be noted, however, that the mean of the ranges does not necessarily correlate with the actual average of all the test values. We have committed an extensive amount of resources to find and utilise the world's foremost analytical laboratories in order to determine and validate the composition of ConcenTrace.
Analytical methods include: Ion Chromatography, Cold Vapour Atomic Absorption, Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption, Atomic Absorption, Titration, Induced Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry, Induced Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer, Flame Photometer, and Specific Ion Electrodes.
Seasonal variation contributes somewhat to the broadness of the ranges given, but more significant than this is the variation experienced between laboratories. The later variation is due to interferences caused by the complexity of the brine solution and also differences in methodology of the analytical protocol. Therefore, we are open to results of future analytical work and retain the right to change and refine this document without notice. The information presented has been reviewed and approved by a team of professors from Weber State University, Utah, USA.
The ponds are tested regularly for a broad spectrum of contaminants, including tests during every major harvest period. Contaminant tests include organic and petroleum chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pesticides, and heavy metals. Heavy metals testing also provides some data on additional trace elements.
ConcenTrace offers in 30 drops the mineral content equivalent of one third of a cup of sea water with 99.5% of the sodium removed. This product was specifically designed to contain a minimal amount of sodium. Most Europeans have an unnaturally large intake of sodium, of which only 5% comes naturally in the foods we eat. It has been estimated that most people consume twice as much sodium as potassium, while an ideal diet should consist of 5 times more potassium than sodium.