Mother Earth Minerals Iron
Element #26 on the Periodic Table, Iron (Fe) is the basis of human blood cells - the staff of life.
Iron is primarily absorbed and carried in the body's red blood cells. It is the red blood cells that are responsible for the transportation of oxygen captured by the lungs to the other organs and tissues of the body - from your brain to your big toe.
Iron is a critical factor in the formation of many enzymes produced in the body that affect critically important chemical reactions crucial to mental cognition and functioning.
Water soluble, ionic Iron tends to promote a sense of vitality and general well-being, enhances resistance to infections, stimulates energy and stamina during exercise, and ignites mental abilities.
Angstrom-sized (see explanation below) iron is vital to help the blood eliminate potentially toxic micron or larger-sized iron particles in the blood and tissues.
All dosages refer to the eyedropper included in the 2 fl oz bottles as packaged by Mother Earth Minerals. The Minerals should be placed under the tongue (sublingually) and 1 minute should pass before the individual swallows. We recommend waiting 30 seconds to a minute before taking another mineral. This allows maximum absorption into the bloodstream and the cells.
The recommendations in the applications are for individuals 60 pounds and heavier. Reduce dose ½ for children 30-60 pounds, ¼ for children 10-30 pounds, and 1/8 for infants.
5 dropperfuls = 5 ml = 1 teaspoon
3 Teaspoons = 15 ml = 1 tablespoon
2 Tablespoons = 1 fl oz
Available in 2 fl oz glass bottle with dropper top, or 8 fl oz value size in plastic bottle with screw-on flip top (ideally to refill your 2 oz bottle).
How Minerals are Important to Your Health, plus valuable FAQs below!
Minerals are the often forgotten essential elements for good health. People think of minerals in terms of strong teeth and bones, but minerals are far more important than that. Every living cell depends on minerals for proper function, structure, and electrical conductivity.
The body uses and requires more than 80 minerals for complete balanced health.
Our society is realizing that proper nutrition is key to a long and healthy life. What we don't realize is that in today's world, modern commercial farming methods don't allow the soils to rest and restore. The end result is not the nutrient-rich food we believe we're getting.
Most of the U.S. population is deficient in essential minerals.
Many people are turning to supplements to obtain their daily nutritional requirements. Unfortunately, most dietary mineral supplements currently on the market have extremely low absorption rates and are not very bio-available. There is little benefit from taking dietary mineral supplements that are not being completely used by the body.
In a nutshell, you can have all the air, water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins you want but you won't achieve health and wellness without a complete balance of minerals in the correct form. When given the right materials in the right form, the body can do amazing things to promote its own health.
About Mother Earth Minerals
Ionic -Possessing an electrical charge, drawn to the walls of the intestines.
Water Soluble -Highly bio-available angstrom sized ions in an aqueous solution.
Cell-Available- Available for absorption into the human cell, not only the blood stream.
Mother Earth Minerals are all natural and contain no sugar, starch, yeast, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or animal by-products. Mother Earth Minerals are also free from many common allergens including dairy, wheat, yeast, gluten, dicalcium phosphate, corn, and fillers.
- Mother Earth Minerals are not watered down.
- Mother Earth Minerals are the highest quality liquid minerals on the market.
- Mother Earth Minerals are uniquely formulated to maximize bio-availability.
- Mother Earth Minerals are vegetarian friendly. They are 100% VEGAN.
- Mother Earth Minerals are subjected to rigorous quality control measures and are manufactured under FDA cGMP regulations.
Just how big are 'ANGSTROM' particles?
Mother Earth Minerals are meticulously prepared from a pure (up to 99.99% pure) elemental source in the purest energy enhanced structured water. Mother Earth Minerals, through a complex proprietary process, liquefies minerals to a state where if dehydrated will grow crystals yielding a highly bio-available form of mineral that is non-metallic and is in simple, angstrom sized ionic form. The ionic charge is opposite of the charge of the intestinal walls, which allows the minerals to be automatically drawn to the walls of the intestines, where, because of their minute size, they are readily absorbed at a near 100% absorption rate. Mother Earth Mineral’s process closely resembles the dynamic and intricate functions of nature. This produces a mineral nutrition delivery-system in line with nature's own design.
Because these water-soluble minerals are not necessarily dependent on the digestive tract of the body for complete absorption, they work exceptionally well for people with compromised digestive systems. They are also easier for children and older people to swallow than pills or capsules. The extremely small particle size provides a means for the mineral to leave the body if it is not needed at the time, lowering any risk of toxic buildup occurring.
You must understand that in order for a mineral to be assimilated correctly on the cellular level, it must be in a form no larger than an angstrom in size. These angstrom-sized particles should also be completely water soluble, which allows the mineral to be quickly 100% absorbed in either the mouth (sublingually) or in the upper stomach where lower stomach acids will not destroy them.
Just how big is an “ANGSTROM”? Well, consider that it takes 10 thousand angstrom-sized particles lined up on a horizontal plane to cross the distance equal to one micron. What does this mean in ‘laymen terms’? Simply that every other ‘mineral supplement’ on the market falls far short because it is much larger than a micron in size, or is not taken sublingually.
Mother Earth Minerals can supply you with liquid ionic angstrom-sized electrically charged minerals such as boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, gold, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, platinum, potassium, selenium, silver, vanadium, & zinc. According to Dr. Pauling and others, all diseases and disorders can be controlled, if not eliminated, by giving the body the nutrition it needs to fight and overcome imbalances.
Brief List of Mineral Functions within the Body
- Boron – Bone health, memory and brain function, regulates hormones.
- Calcium - Used in almost every bodily function. Important for pH balance, tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality and endurance.
- Chromium - Liver synthesis, regulates metabolism, maintain healthy insulin and blood sugar levels.
- Cobalt – Maintain/repair myelin sheath, transport glucose from the blood into body cells, and manufacture/absorb B-Complex vitamins.
- Copper - Iron assimilation, formation of hemoglobin & red blood cells, enzyme reactions, protein metabolism, vitamin C oxidation, beneficial for graying and thinning hair.
- Germanium - Aid oxygen uptake, natural cleansing of toxins and pollutants, support healthy immune system.
- Gold – Sleep aid, feeling of well-being (relaxation), supports immune system, vitality and longevity, glandular functions, raise energy level, joint comfort and movement.
- Indium - Support hormonal systems, immune system, hormone stasis, enhance food and mineral absorption, aids utilization of essential trace elements, increased energy, enhanced sense of well-being, reduced need for sleep.
- Iodine - Thyroid regulation, hormone regulation that controls digestion, heart rate, body temperature, nervous system, reproductive system, body weight, and metabolism. Natural antibiotic.
- Iron - Energy giver, attracts oxygen, builds blood. Involved in food metabolism, digestion, elimination, circulation, and normal-ranged blood pressure.
- Magnesium - Aids in relaxing nerves, relieving daily tension. Assists digestion, activates enzymes important for protein and carbohydrate metabolism. Magnesium is important in muscle contraction and relaxation, the production and transfer of energy, assists nerve conduction. Aids regularity, restful sleep, keeps vertebrae in proper position, and purifies/purges body tissues of impurities.
- Manganese - Important for all mental faculties/functions. Aids memory, promotes natural resistance and restorative functions. Strengthens tendons, tissues, ligaments, and linings in and outside of organs.
- Mineral of Life - Aids and promotes natural functions, supports cell walls, aiding in proper contraction/relaxation of muscles, cellular detoxification, and health maintenance w/ 84 trace elements.
- Molybdenum - Regulates pH, boosts metabolism – helps burn fat, promotes general well being, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, sleep aid.
- Platinum - Vital for cellular longevity and vitality, energize the human cell, stimulate brain cells to aid sleep patterns. May help support the immune system.
- Potassium - Neutralizes acids, restores alkaline salts in bloodstream, assists in metabolic processes, critical to cardiovascular and nerve function, assists in muscle energy, regulates water balance, vital in elimination of wastes.
- Selenium - Promotes normal body growth, supports fertility, encourages tissue elasticity, potent antioxidant, reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body, and crucial for the proper functioning of heart muscle.
- Silver - Potent natural antibiotic.
- Sulfur - Aids in elimination of toxins, supports blood circulation, scavenges free radicals, beautifies the skin, flexible bond connects cells, the lubricant found between joints, and may support myelin sheath for nerve protection.
- Vanadium – Supports circulatory system, helps maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- Zinc - Aids assimilation of vitamins, normal growth and development, maintenance of body tissues, sexual function, immune system, and synthesis of DNA. Is an Anti-oxidant.
According to the Book, Wellness Secrets for Life, what is considered a 'dropperful'?
A single firm pinch of the eyedropper provided in the mineral bottle picks up approximately 1 ml. of mineral and is considered a 'dropperful' even though the eyedropper may only be ½ full.
Why Is Absorption so Important?
You cannot benefit from minerals unless you can absorb them. The ability of a mineral to be utilized by the body is primarily a matter of size and form. If you get the particle size of the mineral small enough, you not only get the mineral into the body (absorption), but you also get the mineral into the cell (cell assimilation), which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. This can only happen if the minerals are ionic and charged. Even in many solid foods, mineral elements are not free, but firmly bound in the "food matrix" Although stomach acid helps ionize the minerals in foods, a mineral supplement should contain already naturally ionized minerals to be fully absorbed and used by the body. So in summary factors that influence mineral absorption include the form of the mineral ingested, small particle size, solubility, and the health intestinal tract. FACT: As stated in the Journal of Chiropractic Economics (March 1998), 250,000 pounds of undigested mineral and vitamin tablets and pills are pulled out of the city sewage filters every 6 weeks in Seattle, WA - many of them with the brand names still readable!
What are water-soluble Ionic liquid minerals?
Water-soluble minerals are a unique from of mineral supplement that utilize a new proprietary scientific technology that transforms insoluble minerals (metals) into angstrom-sized water-soluble ionic particles. These liquid ionic minerals are in a form which the body can selectively absorb and utilize. Mother Earth Mineral's angstrom sized particles are 1/10,000th of a micron and bond with the hydrogen molecules in the water to form an ionic solution. The ionic charge is opposite of the charge of the intestinal walls, which allows the minerals to be automatically drawn to the walls of the intestines, and are absorbed at a near 100% absorption rate. To offer a few real-world examples on the angstrom, a very thin human hair of just 50 microns would be 500,000 angstroms thick. A sheet of paper is about one million angstroms thick, and a credit card is a whopping 8-million angstroms thick. Mother Earth Mineral's process duplicates the dynamic and intricate processes of nature. This produces a mineral nutrition delivery-system in line with nature's own design. Previously, only plants and nature her self had the ability to reduce minerals (metals) to angstrom sized ionic particles, the form necessary in order to be absorbed and usable by the body.
What is the difference between colloidal minerals and Mother Earth Minerals?
The principle difference is particle size and form of the mineral. Colloidal essentially refers to a 'suspended' particle mixed with water, not bonded to the hydrogen and oxygen molecule itself. Typically, colloidal suspensions measure in size between 1 to 5 microns. Colloidal mineral supplements are essentially small metallic particles floating in water. Angstrom sized mineral ions on the other hand, are less than 1/10,000th of a micron and bond with the hydrogen molecules in the water to form an ionic solution. This is why they are referred to as 'water soluble' and why they are able to enter the individual cells by penetrating the 100 angstrom thick cellular wall of the body's cells. Angstrom sized Ionic minerals are the size and form in which plants, fruits and vegetables deliver minerals to humans, but the problem is that our commercial crops are highly mineral deficient, even though the plant itself may appear to be healthy.
What does Ionic really mean?
Plants change the minerals in the soil into an ionic/water-soluble form that makes them useable by the human body. Mineral Ions are angstrom sized (1/10 000th of a micron) and near 100% bioavailable, which means the body only uses what it needs and the remainder leaves the body naturally, lowering the risk of accumulation. Ionic: Comes from the word ion, which is a single atom or a group of atoms which carries an electrical charge, which is either positive or negative. The positive ions are called "cations" and the negative ions are called "anions". Anions: Negatively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the anode or positive pole during electrolysis. Eg Na+ (sodium) Cations: Positively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the cathode or negative pole during electrolysis. Cl- (Chloride) * NaCl = Sodium Chloride = Salt
Why do we need mineral supplements?
Minerals are essential for good health. The body utilizes and requires over 80 minerals for complete balanced health. Every living cell depends on minerals for proper structure, function and electrical conductivity. Minerals are needed for the formation of blood, bones and the proper composition of body fluids, healthy nerve function, and proper operation of the cardiovascular system, etc. Almost all enzyme reactions in the body require minerals. Dr Linus Pauling believed that without minerals, even vitamins are useless! Most of the U.S. population is deficient in essential minerals. According to Senate Document #264 1936 our depleted soils have been strip-mined for over a 100 years. They no longer contain the minerals your body needs, nor do commercial fertilizers used on farmland today. The life-giving minerals that are important to our overall health are no longer obtained from our daily diets alone. This is where Mother Earth Minerals come in.
What recommendations do you have for pregnant and lactating mothers?
A: All Mother Earth Minerals nutritional products are not only safe for pregnant and lactating mothers, but are highly recommended. Keep in mind, pure minerals and alkalizing foods help individual cells better utilize oxygen and helps the placenta nourish the developing fetus. Mother's milk is a concentration of the best nutrition available in the mother's body, so the more mineral balanced the mother's body, the higher quality the nutritional content of the milk. The manufacturer of the Aqua Chi recommends using the machine on pregnant mothers only under the direction of the attending physician. The Photon Sound Beam is primarily an appliance that provides oxygenation to the individual cells, so using it should not be harmful to the fetus, or to a lactating mother. Any individual questions and/or concerns should be directed to a qualified health care practitioner.
Do the minerals have any negative interactions with any prescription medicines?
Typically, no - but each individual is different. For instance, one person may love walnuts, while the next may be highly allergic to them. Why should the FDA ban walnuts or require warning labels on them because they may be 'deadly' to a small number of people? Keep in mind that like oxygen and water, the human body rarely if ever reacts negatively to pure mineral nutrients that it needs to survive and maintain good health. Prescription medicines on the other hand, are typically inorganic (unnaturally occurring) chemicals that have been manufactured in a laboratory, and often produce undesirable "side effects" not the least of which are potentially deadly interactions with other incompatible chemical combinations (other prescribed 'medications'). Again, the minerals are not chemicals, and therefore are extremely hypo-allergenic to the vast majority of people.
How much of each mineral should I take?
Whatever you feel your body needs. Some people feel they need more, others less. Calcium and Magnesium are needed daily by every human being to initiate the complex series of chemical reactions that create energy in the individual cells, therefore, it may be a smart idea to take a minimum of two droppers of each mineral daily. Silver exhibits broad based anti-viral and anti-biotic tendencies, so many people give their immune systems a boost by daily silver consumption. Again, all angstrom sized minerals are totally water soluble and therefore do not tend to accumulate in tissue cells, so overdosing is typically not a problem.
How long do I continue to take the minerals?
If a disease condition is being treated by your health practitioner, you should follow his/her advice, even as to vitamin and/or mineral supplementation. Keep in mind that just as water needs to be replenished on a daily basis, so do minerals. Our bodies are composed of 75% water and 25% minerals - many chronic conditions are caused by cellular dehydration and mineral imbalances. There is no substitute for drinking pure water (sorry, coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks do not hydrate the cells like water), and there is no substitute for minerals on the cellular level. We do not replenish the oil in the crankcase of our vehicles for 3-6 months, then stop, then why should we desire to stop the 'preventive maintenance' of our most valuable asset - our bodies, after just a few short months?
Can I give minerals to my pets?
Absolutely. The anti-parasite formula is a good idea for cats and dogs to help keep your home and yard free of harmful uninvited parasite larvae that have been known to eventually invade human hosts as well. All mammalian life needs minerals to function optimally. Many pet owners report great results (increased gloss in fur and hair) by adding a dropper of each mineral to the pet's water tray every 5 days. Mineral supplementation is a MUST for owners of show animals.
Is it possible to take too much of the minerals? Can they make you sick?
No, you cannot take too much of the minerals and they by themselves rarely make anyone 'sick'. Our minerals are angstrom sized particles and are 100% water soluble. This means that the minerals cannot cause toxic accumulations in the body tissues, and all excess minerals are discharged naturally through the urea and feces. However, when pure nutrition is introduced to the body, often the body begins to 'dump' toxic substances and can cause mild to severe flu-like symptoms (i.e. nausea, diarrhea, low-grade fever, etc). Keep in mind that if this occurs, it typically a very good sign that your body is responding and cleansing itself of harmful toxins. It is the release of the TOXINS that may make you ill, not the minerals themselves. Like pure air and water, purely natural minerals are extremely hypo-allergenic and are essential to achieving and maintaining good health and vitality.
Can't I get all the nutrients I need if I eat healthy?
Probably not; our soils are in poor condition. Because of years of overuse, the soils used to grow our fruits and vegetables, and feed our livestock have been depleted of their natural resources. Plants do manufacture vitamins, but they cannot manufacture minerals; they must uptake them from the soil they're grown in. Pesticides and harmful chemicals kill the microbes in soil that are necessary for plants to convert inorganics (metallic minerals) to water soluble ionic and therefore usable substances. Without this conversion, plants are unable to take up minerals into their root system and as a result they become mineral deficient...mineral deficient foods create mineral deficient people. Most farmers only replace 3 out of the 60 to 84 minerals our bodies need to maintain optimal health. And even worse, they are generally replacing these 3 minerals with unnatural man-made chemical versions. According to Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, "You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency." This is why it's so important to take high quality supplements that can help offset the serious nutritional deficiencies created by over processed and nutrient deficient foods. Even people who believe they are eating a healthy diet can be surprised at the numerous detrimental manufacturing processes used on "natural" foods. For example, grated cheese requires anti-clumping additives to keep it from sticking together in the package. Many whole grain cereals are processed with high heat "extrusion", which destroys much of the nutrients and renders the amino acids very toxic. Even old fashioned rolled oats are processed at high heat to keep them from clumping together. Many restaurant "homemade" soups start with a chemical, powdered soup base, which is likely to be high in MSG. Practically any pre-packaged food you buy, no matter how "natural" appearing, has been subjected to some sort of processing designed to improve shelf life, flavor, or general marketability of the product, all of which degrade its nutrient value.
I get plenty of vitamins, why do I need minerals also?
The vitamins you get from foods can ONLY be utilized by the body if minerals are present, in the correct ratios, as nature intended. Without minerals, vitamins are useless. It's like pouring flour into a pan and expecting it to turn into a cake...it simply will not happen unless you provide the other ingredients that cause the necessary metabolic responses. So not only are we mineral deficient, but we are vitamin deficient also because our bodies can't utilize vitamins sufficiently without ionic minerals. Your body has little chance of maintaining good health if it is consistently deprived of the tools it needs to function properly.
What is the challenge with pill/capsule mineral supplements?
The challenge with most traditional pill and capsule supplements is their complex state. They have usually also been processed with intense pressure, heat, paraffin coatings, and fillers during the manufacturing process. Pills and capsules require significant digestion before any type of effective absorption can take place. Colloidal minerals provide only marginal improvement. Colloidal products are simply a suspension of small metallic "filings" in water. Due to these properties, these supplements enter the body in "complex" forms making it harder for the body to break down and assimilate. The dominant factor is that the mineral must be freed from whatever matrix or compound it is contained within so it can be recognized and absorbed up by the body. The body requires minerals in an ionic state for effective utilization. For example, water or H2O, consists of two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen. We can breathe both hydrogen and oxygen, yet we cannot breathe water. Form is vitally important. Although water contains the individual elements of oxygen and hydrogen, they are not in a form the body can use for breathing. The same is true in supplementation. Although a substance may be present in a compound, it does not mean it can be used. According to the Physicians Desk Reference, only 10-20 of vitamins and mineral in pill form are absorbed by the body compared to 98 for liquid supplementation. In researching what the body uses and what is found in nature, one finds ionic minerals. These ionic minerals are in a form which the body can selectively absorb and utilize without additional stress on the body.
How soon can I expect to see results from the products?
People usually see noticeable differences in energy, sleep, mental concentration, and general well-being in just a matter of days or weeks. More serious illness may take longer for significant results to be realized. Please remember that serious nutritional imbalance is usually the result of years and years of nutritional deficiency, so you must be realistic in your expectations. Correcting mineral deficiency problems that were 20 or 30 years in the making may take some effort. But what is the alternative? Many people find that prescriptions, with all their numerous side effects, are not the quick fix "cure" they thought they would be, and feel that synthetic treatments do nothing to correct the underlying problem. Addressing nutritional deficiency is an ongoing process of feeding your body consistently and conscientiously. We think it's worth the small effort it takes to give your body nutrition that goes to work on a cellular level where many disease states start.
Do the minerals have to be refrigerated?
It is not necessary, in normal use, to refrigerate Mother Earth Minerals once they have been opened.
What else can I do to improve my health?
A: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a simple answer. We believe that everyone is unique. We each have our own metabolic type and nutritional requirements. Simply however, it is wise practice to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Whenever possible, consume organically grown produce. Pesticides and herbicides interfere with the plant's ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. Also it is always a good idea to follow these basic guidelines:
- Drink at least 8 glasses of pure clean water.
- Increase your fiber intake.
- Supplement with non-metallic ionic Minerals.
- Supplement with probiotics and Essential Earth Enzymes.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes three times a week.