Frequently Asked Questions
1Are Life Minerals 100% natural and organic?
Yes, our product is 100% fulvic in solution. Life Minerals is rich in naturally occurring minerals sourced from deposits of humic shale/clay. These huge deposits were formed by plants growing more than 65 million years ago and have been protected by a layer of sandstone and contain over 70 different minerals and trace minerals.
2Aren't some of these minerals like chromium, lead, mercury very toxic?
There is a huge difference between an organic and an inorganic mineral. Organically sourced minerals are the only type mineral that cannot go toxic. If the body does not use organically bound minerals in around 8 hours they pass out in the urine. With inorganically sourced minerals that may not be be true. Research shows that organic plant-derived trace minerals will actually replace the heavy metals deposited in the body. The heavy metals are then flushed from the body.
3Do Life Minerals have to be refrigerated after opening?
This is best, though not absolutely necessary. Some people find the taste is improved by keeping Life Minerals cold.
4Does Life Minerals use a proprietary process?
Since we use only purified water to extract minerals from our source material, we have no need to hide behind a ‘proprietary process.’ We use a cold water, heap leaching process to mimic the natural process that result in spring water. Our source material is among the rarest on Earth, making it impossible for our product to be duplicated. If you want to know more about our process, please email us using the contact form on this website.
5How are Life Minerals any different than other liquid minerals?
Life Minerals is a superior product compared to others on the market for several reasons. For example, Life Minerals contains only viable nutrients, unlike other mineral products which are actually made from coals like lignite or leonordite which are low in BTUs. Unlike Life Minerals, these inferior products contain little (if any) trace minerals or fulvic acids. Also, we only get our trace mineral products from natural, plant sources, while others derive their mineral products from salt lake sources which contain unhealthy levels of chloride and carbon. Therefore, Life Minerals contains high quantities of amino acids, trace minerals, fulvic acids, and humic acids without any of the metal, chloride, or carbon content found in other products.
6How can I expect to feel as a result of taking Life Minerals?
The majority of people who take Life Minerals feel a more consistent flow of daily energy and endurance within the first few days. After several weeks, other benefits are usually experienced by consistent users, including healthier hair, skin, nails, and teeth, improvements in the digestive system and a reduction in stress and aches and pains. Though you may not notice it, your body will also be experiencing an increased absorption of minerals from the foods and supplements you intake on a daily basis. Life Minerals is also a powerful, natural antioxidant, offering a ‘trickle-charge’ of electrical energy which is vital to all living cells.
7Is Life Minerals certified organic?
At this time, organic certification is not available for mineral products. However, based on the extensive laboratory testing performed on Life Minerals, we know that the minerals in Life Minerals are indeed organic for the following reasons: They contain amino acids. They contain colloidal carbon and colloidal iron. They contain high quantities of fulvic acids and humic acids. These scientific markers indicate the organic nature of our minerals. All mineral products on the market claiming to be ‘organic’ should meet the same scientific criteria.
8Is Life Minerals safe to ingest on a daily basis?
Life Minerals is a nutritional supplement and therefore contains no medicinal properties or drugs as ingredients. The vast majority of individuals can take dietary supplements without any side effects whatsoever. However, if you are not accustomed to taking full spectrum dietary supplements and have a past history of sensitivities, you might wish to begin slowly, building up to the recommended level over a period of time. Unlike some vitamins you might take that could accumulate to toxic levels in your body, colloidal minerals not used by your body are excreted in a few hours. Minerals such as aluminium, arsenic, lead and so forth in the natural organic form are not only beneficial to the body but actually help the body to remove potentially harmful heavy metal forms of these elements. So, in short, it is virtually impossible to overdose on it. Even if you were to take 10 times the recommended amount the only side effect might likely be diarrhoea for a day or so.
9Is your Life Mineral plant derived?
Yes, Life Minerals is plant-derived. If a fulvic mineral is of plant origin, it must contain trace amounts of all amino acids. Life Minerals has passed numerous laboratory tests for amino acid content, ensuring that it is a plant-derived product. This means that Life Minerals also contains carbon, iron, and at least 60 or more trace minerals and elements.
10What is the difference between 'fulvic acids' and 'humic acids?
Although some companies claim that humic acids are superior to fulvic acids, this is incorrect. It is true that both fulvic and humic acids to have health benefits, there are differences between the two. Fulvic acids are a type of lightweight humic acid which has remarkably high oxygen content. You’ll often see that the fulvic and humic acid content in a product is displayed by their ratio to one another in their natural state. Fulvic acid offers numerous nutritional benefits, while non-fulvic humic acids contain stronger antiviral and antibacterial properties. Both fulvic acids and humic acids are included in Life Minerals.
11What is the recommended daily use?
We suggest adults take 15ml in a glass or water once daily. If you are dealing with a health challenge or feeling under the weather you may wish to double this. Children should take 5ml in a glass of water twice daily with food.
12What makes ionic, colloidal unique?
The term ‘ionic’ applies to all minerals since every mineral has an electrical charge. Colloidal minerals are groups of mineral molecules which are held together by electrical properties or suspended in a liquid. Meanwhile, ‘angstrom’ refers to the size of the ions in a mineral. Each of these terms applies to fulvic acid minerals, making them one of the most complex and unique molecules found in nature. In fact, scientists and researchers have yet to find a way to synthesis colloids as unique as fulvic acid minerals, which are able to release single ions of angstrom size at the right time and place within the body. While most colloids are not easily absorbed, fulvic acids make our minerals special in that their donor and receptor sites make absorption much more efficient. In fact, a more scientific way to refer to these groupings of molecules is a ‘poly-colloidal fulvic mineral complex.’
13When do I take Life Minerals?
You will benefit from Life Minerals no matter when you decide to take them. You may experience the best results by taking just before, during, or after a meal A.M. and/or P.M. By so doing, you benefit from the stomach’s activated digestive ‘juices’ and can more quickly absorb the minerals.