The Importance of Ionic Minerals
Every second of every day your body relies on ionic minerals and trace minerals to conduct and generate 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 ionic minerals and electrolytes your body needs, only choose ionic mineral supplements or supplements that contain ionic minerals.
The Key Role of Absorption
The absorption of minerals primarily takes place within the small intestines. As food matter passes through the intestines, minerals transfer into the blood stream through the walls of the intestines by way of the villi (see Figure 3). This can only happen if the minerals are in an ionic form. Although stomach acid helps ionize the minerals in foods, a mineral supplement should contain already naturally ionized minerals to be fully absorbed.
Where have all the minerals gone?
Traditionally, eating fresh grains, fruits, and vegetables grown in nutrient-rich soil provided an adequate supply of the full spectrum of ionically-charged minerals. Unfortunately, today naturally-occurring, nutrient-rich soil is not what most food is grown in. Vegetation growth and aggressive modern farming techniques have brought many of the earth's minerals to the surface where they have been washed away.
Synthesized fertilizers are routinely applied to farms and fields where minerals have been depleted and man-made fertilizers provide only enough mineral substance to support basic plant life. Numerous trace minerals that are so essential to human life are never replenished.
Why is absorption so important?
You cannot benefit from minerals unless your body can absorb them. The absorption of minerals mostly takes place within the small intestines. As food matter passes through the intestines, minerals transfer into the blood stream through the walls of the intestines. However, this transfer only occurs if the minerals are ionically-charged. Although stomach acid helps ionize dry minerals, a mineral supplement must contain naturally-ionized liquid minerals to be fully absorbed.
Why ionic minerals?
Minerals that are absorbed in their ionic form are in a liquid solution and have either a positive or negative charge. These charges form your body’s communications hub, conducting electrical signals that move nutrients throughout the body, keep the body in balance, and help the muscles function. In fact, without these impulses, not a single muscle (including your heart) would be able to function. Your brain function would cease and your cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance water pressure and absorb nutrients.* In recent research, minerals have been shown to play a significant role in averting a variety of degenerative diseases and processes.* They may also prevent and reduce injury from environmental pollutants, help protect the body against the effects of toxic minerals, and enhance the body’s ability to work and learn.