Minerals have a role in nearly every human bodily function from building healthy bones and teeth, to energy production, to immune support. Minerals are so crucial to our health that even slight imbalances of some minerals can have major consequences; ranging from low energy levels to gastrointestinal issues. Iron, for example, is vital in the transportation of oxygen by red blood cells throughout the body. But imbalance issues can range from low energy levels to gastrointestinal hurdles.
Because they are inorganic substances, minerals can’t be synthesized by the human body. They have to be obtained from the foods we eat and unfortunately, our modern, unhealthy diets are high in low-quality, processed foods. This poor diet, combined with mineral-depleted topsoil and crops, has made it difficult for most people to get adequate amounts of these essential nutrients.
When dinosaurs ruled the earth 75 million years ago, they were likely living in an environment abundant with life-supporting minerals. Soils were laden with as many as 70 known minerals, which were absorbed through the root systems of plants to become part of a vibrant, life-sustaining food supply.
Over time, erosion and unwise farming methods have depleted our topsoils of their precious minerals. Modern technology has only made this problem worse. Today’s farmers are able to produce double or even triple the yields of most major fruits, vegetables, and grains compared to 50 years ago. However, the quantity of food available does not make up for the lack of quality. The nutrient content of crops is lower than ever before.
Minerals do not occur in a uniform blanket on the crust of the earth. We found an area with a rich abundance of Plant Derived Minerals™ dating back to the days of dinosaurs. This is where we get our unaltered minerals which have been encapsulated in the earth as a pure food since that time.
A huge argument has always been that minerals, such as lead, aluminum and arsenic, are toxic and should not be consumed. Truth be told, any mineral in its inorganic state, even calcium, could be toxic. Inorganic means the mineral is derived from rocks, clays or seabed, which the body cannot break down. However, organic minerals, derived from plant sources, are able to metabolize the negative charge from the soil and, through photosynthesis, alter the electrical currency of the mineral and create a natural negative charge. The now natural negative charge of the plant is drawn to the positive electrical charge in the human body; delivering essential minerals safely and efficiently.
Plants absorb minerals from soil and then convert those minerals into colloids. Colloids are tiny particles that retain their identity even while suspended in liquid. This makes them highly bioavailable, or absorbable.
Our minerals are extracted from humic shale, which is a layer of earth formed from ancient, mineral-laden plants. Humic shale is superior to other commonly-used supplement sources such as bentonite (ground up clay) or dried sea beds (ground up rocks).
As in plants, Plant Derived Minerals™ have a natural negative electrical charge that has two important benefits. First, it may enhance the transport and bioavailability of other nutrients, and second, it may support the body's natural detoxification.
Plant Derived Minerals are extracted from humic shale using cool, clear water and then processed through a complex array of special filters. This leaves only the organic colloidal minerals in the final solution. No preservatives, flavorings or synthetic substances are added.
Plant Derived Minerals are well researched to ensure safety.
Dr. Wallach discovered that the body requires 90 essential nutrients to fully function. With these nutrients, the body can avoid, and even reverse, many of today’s pressing health concerns.
Nutrients are only as good as your body’s ability to absorb them. Youngevity’s core “90 for Life” products are specifically designed for ideal absorption. This ensures that your body has the nutrients it needs to perform at its optimum level so you feel younger, have more energy and live longer.