A Mineral Imbalance
Because your body requires nearly two thirds of all the elements known to man in order to maintain health, keeping these minerals in balance is a complex, yet incredibly vital task. The events of everyday living demand a continual ingestion of minerals. With 92 known elements and hundreds of isotopic variations, it's no wonder that scientists are only now beginning to discover the complex effects and inter-relationships of minerals in our systems, how minerals maintain a healthy balance and what adverse effects are created by a mineral imbalance.
Experts estimate that 90% of us suffer from mineral imbalance and deficiency to some degree. If this includes you - whether because of frequent exercise, stress or a diet of overly refined, nutrient-poor foods, your body will make futile attempts to correct the situation, usually resulting in food cravings, muscle cramps and general fatigue.
The Importance of Ionic Minerals
Every second of every day, your body relies on ionic minerals and trace minerals to generate and conduct billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function. Your brain would not function and the cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance your water pressure and absorb nutrients. To ensure you are getting the ionically charged electrolytes your body needs, you should choose only ionic mineral supplements.
The Key Role of Absorption
You cannot benefit from minerals unless you can absorb them. The absorption of minerals takes place primarily within the small intestine. As food passes through, minerals transfer into the blood stream through the walls of the intestine. This can only happen if the minerals are ionically charged. Although stomach acid helps to ionize the minerals in foods, a mineral supplement should already contain naturally ionized minerals to be fully absorbed.
The Secret of Life in a Dead Inland Sea
Western North America's Great Salt Lake is the world's oldest inland sea. A remnant of the last great Ice Age, it has been collecting and concentrating the minerals and trace elements of the surrounding Rocky Mountains for tens of thousands of years. The result is nutrient rich waters which contain over 70 ionically charged minerals and trace elements, eight to ten times more concentrated than normal seawater - and in precisely the same proportion as healthy human fluids. It is from this source that Trace Minerals Research harvests the elements and trace minerals that go into every product.
What Can You Do?
You can start by making sure that you're getting enough minerals in your diet; eat organically grown fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads and fortified cereals. In addition, take a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. That's a good start, but even these measures are likely to leave your body wanting for the full spectrum of properly proportioned, ionically charged, bio-available minerals and trace minerals.