Zinc, for example is a common mineral that people are unknowingly deficient in. Symptoms can include: an increased salty/sweet food craving, diarrhoea, low energy, chronic fatigue, poor immunity, bad memory, low libido, infertility, ADD systems, slow wound healing, and nerve dysfunction. It’s important to understand the value of minerals and trace elements and the vital role they play in keeping our bodies healthy.
Why we are mineral deficient
Unsafe farming practices have led to mineral depleted soils used to grow our food. Not only this but the soils are often loaded with toxic chemicals from herbicides and fertilisers. Unless you are eating a totally organic diet, you are ingesting the toxic chemicals infiltrated into our ecosystem.
Meaning that even if we do eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, your body may not be getting the required minerals needed to eliminate toxic chemicals from your body. Further weakening your immune system and overall health making us vulnerable to many illnesses.
Why colloidal minerals?
Holistic supplementation enables your body the potential for optimum health for now and well into the future. Colloidal minerals are an effective way to get these essential minerals and trace elements into your body.
The particles are so small they are suspended in water. This makes them easier for our body to absorb them into our blood stream where they can be utilised more efficiently. Colloidal minerals interact with the chemical structure of your body enhancing the supply of minerals for important body functions.
7 reasons to take colloidal minerals
1. Improve your general overall health
2. Help fight colds, flu’s and other illnesses
3. Enhance your immune system
4. Improve your alertness and energy levels
5. Easily absorbed into the body
6. Improve skin health
7. Great way to get minerals into fussy eaters
Choosing a good colloidal mineral
There are a range of colloidal minerals on the market, some better than others. Like with anything else, ensure you do your research so that you know what ingredients they contain. I’ve been using this one for the past 6 years. I feel the difference when I’m taking it – I sleep better, have more energy, my skin improves and I feel healthy. Perhaps just as importantly is that I can tell the difference when I’m not taking it – my skin breaks out, I lack energy, I get the 3pm lethargy and I don’t sleep as well.
How I got my kids to take it
Educating kids about their own health is key. Some people say I’m ‘lucky’ that I don’t have fussy eaters. Maybe I am, but I think a huge part of that is explaining to them why they need to eat healthy food. I’ve taught them what each food does for their body. We grow much of our own food so they help in the process of paddock to plate. The same with the colloidal minerals.
I explained to my kids why we need to take a special mineral drink each day. With my son allergic to so many foods, I was concerned that he would become nutrient deficient. Even though he is on a healthy diet, I wanted to ensure he was getting maximum nutrition. My little man was eager to try it, after first knowing it was safe for him(allergies to nuts, wheat,dairy, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish ). He loves it, he calls it the’ dirt drink’ because its black in colour. If I ever forget, he reminds me that he has to have his dirt drink.
My daughter was a bit sceptical at first because of its colour. I was a bit of a deceptive mum for a week as I hid it in her smoothie. One morning she said she’d try some too and was suprised when I told her she’d been drinking it for a week without knowing. She has no issues now as you can’t taste it and she knows how good it is for her.
More reasons to take colloidal minerals…
Minerals are responsible for:
- Tens of thousands of bio-chemical functions
- Minerals are the catalyst that make enzyme function possible
- All mental and physical processes
- Hormonal secretion of our endocrine glands is dependent on mineral stimulation
- Utilization of vitamins
- Neutralizing of toxic conditions within the body
- Regeneration of cells
- Hormone balancing
- Brain chemistry
- Balance of pH in the body. The alkaline/acid balance of the tissue fluid is controlled by minerals
- Growth and healing.
All the mineral elements work together as a collective whole. If there is a shortage of just any one mineral the balance of the entire bodily activity can be thrown. Minerals often also reduce cravings which are often related to an overgrowth of candida in the body or mineral deficiencies.