Liquid colloidal minerals

We encounter colloidals every day, although we don’t every think of them as such. A colloid is just a particle that has been suspended in either a gas or a liquid. When you drink that cup of coffee in the morning, you’re drinking a liquid colloid because it is, technically, milk and coffee suspended in a glass of water. These liquid colloidals also contain minerals. Some health care professionals believe that these liquid colloidal minerals can play a large part in our health, while others see them as another passing health fad.

Liquid colloidal minerals have their beginnings as a health supplement in what may simply be a story. According to the tale, an ill man named Thomas Clark lived in Utah during the 1920s, and his sickness led him to consult a native elder. This elder took him to a spring that supposedly contains some powerful medicinal waters. After drinking the waters, Clark soon made a full recover. He decided to research the spring to discover exactly what was responsible for his cure.

What Clark discovered was that the spring ran through a forest that had a large amount of shale deposits in it. There was also a very high concentration of different minerals in the soil. In fact, the water, after it was analyzed in a lab, contained more than 70 different minerals in it. These liquid colloidal minerals, as they were soon termed, are mostly derived from various plants. Today, they are actually mined from the prehistoric shale found in Utah and placed in filtered spring water. This area of Utah is, in fact, the only area in the United States where a large enough source of this specific shale can be found. Naturally, the water bottled from this area is filtered multiple times so that there are no heavy metals or impurities in it, and it is completely safe to drink.

So what is the theory behind these liquid colloidal minerals? Why are they supposedly so powerful that they could restore Clark to perfect health? Minerals generally do not occur in nature in the forms that we are most familiar with. Instead, they occur as ions. These ions have either a positive or a negative charge. Because liquid colloidal minerals come from plants, these tiny little particles have a negative charge. They are much, much smaller than our red blood cells—some are 10,000 times smaller, in fact—which means that they are very easily absorbed by our small intestines and can get into our blood stream very quickly.

Those who believe in alternative health and healing claim that getting these minerals into our bodies quickly helps to make up for deficiencies. They say that today’s heavily processed foods, especially fast foods and junk food, simply do not provide us with all of the minerals that we need, and that liquid colloidal minerals are a great way of supplementing our meals. They also say that many of the illnesses and diseases we deal with our due to pollution and nutrient deficiency, two other things that liquid colloidal minerals can help with.

On the other hand, those in the medical profession argue that there’s no real proof that drinking liquid colloid minerals does any good. They also say that we truly can get all the minerals and vitamins we need from vegetables, grains, nuts, fruits, and meat. Who is right? That’s really a matter of opinion. Some say they’ve tried liquid colloidal minerals and haven’t seen any results at all, while others swear that they’ve recovered from many diseases and feel much healthier because of them.

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