As long ago as 1936 a report was submitted to the House Representatives in the USA, which revealed that agricultural soil throughout the North American continent was severely depleted in essential minerals.
That was in 1936. After the Second World War nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which had been used in the armaments industry during the war, were converted into fertilisers for the land with the objective of improving the health of crops and increasing their yields. These fertilisers proved very successful and are still being used widely today. They have however depleted the mineral content of the soil even further so that the essential minerals are to all intents and purposes non-existent.
Why are these essential minerals so important ? It is an established fact that OUR BODIES DO NOT MAKE MINERALS and that mineral deficiency is a major contributive cause of illness. Indeed most of us are mineral deficient.
This fact has not gone unnoticed as is demonstrated by the huge array of mineral supplements on shop shelves. These come in tablet and capsule and in liquid and powder form. Many of us have been taking them, sometimes for years, in the hope and expectation that they will meet the needs for which they have been intended.
Unfortunately many of them fail to achieve the desired results. One of the principal reasons for this is that the ingredients are of a molecular size which cannot be properly absorbed by the body's cellular structure. Whether the minerals are in capsule, tablet, liquid or powder form, more often than not they are micron sized, and micron sized minerals cannot penetrate cells. They can however be digested and can enter the bloodstream and many of them are then excreted which can be confirmed by their appearance in waste disposal systems all over the world.
Minerals need to be ANGSTROM sized for proper absorption and there are 10,000 angstroms to a micron. Minerals also need to be water soluble so that they can be properly and quickly broken down. Many minerals in tablet form are not water soluble so cannot be effectively utilised by the body. Also tablets by their very nature are more difficult to break down. They tend to contain a number of inorganic chemical fillers and are often coated with substances which are not well received by the body. In a number of studies it has been demonstrated that pills and tablets achieve an absorption level of between 10 and 20% !
Another thing – We are almost daily being exhorted to consume 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day in the expectation that they will provide the nutritional values our bodies need. That can perhaps be achieved if we grow the fruit and vegetables ourselves in organic and naturally enriched soil but it is not generally possible if we consume mass produced product, which can for example be grown in far away countries and kept in storage for many months, even years.
Lack of the essential minerals is a major problem as it has significant bearing on our health and well being. It has been subject to numerous studies and it can be concluded with justification that the vast majority of us can benefit from the consumption of these minerals if they are supplied in the right form.
The company ENIVA of Minnesota in the USA, has been studying the problem for years and has managed to put together a formula which combines the essential minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in a form which will enable them to bypass the digestive tract and become almost immediately and totally absorbed into the body's cells, sometimes with quite astonishing results.
By Jeremy Townsend
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