To understand why we need to eat minerals, it’s best to first understand what minerals are. Minerals are inorganic substances, which occur naturally in non-living things such as water, rocks and soil. Minerals are elements essential for life.
Plants absorb the minerals from the soil and then people, animals, bugs, etc eat the plants and get the minerals that way as well as through water.
Minerals are essential for a variety of bodily functions. They are important for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve & muscle function and for metabolic processes such as those that turn the food we eat into energy.
This means that minerals are needed for the body to work properly, for growth and development, and overall, for maintaining normal health.
Different minerals are required in different amounts but they are all essential. Minerals are grouped depending on how much they are needed on a daily basis so the minerals that are needed more in bigger amounts on a daily basis are known as macro-minerals or major minerals. The minerals that are needed less and in smaller amounts are known as micro-minerals or “trace elements”.
Many minerals that are sold are actually byproducts of industry and are not natural and many times not absorbable and actually toxic. Do some research on your own, please.
For instance, take some iron fortified cornflakes. Put some in a baggy and crush them. Take a large magnet and put in on top of the baggy and you will see black iron attaching to the magnet thru the plastic. Those iron filings are not digestible nor absorbable. But, it is iron fortified. Do you want your children getting their iron that way?
And minerals do need to be balanced. Take too much calcium and you throw off the balance between it and magnesium.
That is why Organic Living is now selling food grade minerals from the mine we get our Garden Magic #1 from. It is balanced, natural and contains both macro- and micro-mineral and they are bio-available which means the body can absorb what minerals it needs and use them.
They are in capsules, you can add them to your diet and know they are safe. The bottle contain 100 capsules, you can take 1-2 daily. The bottle costs only $35.00. I have them on hand. Contact me now to pick them up or have them shipped.
To your health, Jai