It is with great joy and excitement that we finally bring to you our two newest products:
I talked about these two items in several Forward Thinking newsletters over the past eight months; and finally, finally we have them ready to be shipped! Phew! It just takes a while to birth quality new products.
These products are profound and powerful seminal elements in the human food chain of life. The Ultra Minerals come from Deep Time, the age of the dinosaurs, when the soil was rich and full of minerals. The Energy Sustain Complex comes from the dawning of the Neolithic Age, the time when human evolved out of the hunter-gatherer and started horticulture (gardening). As you can see, our genes have deep historical roots and therefore very specific needs.
Let me share with you the origin, beauty, and power of the Ultra Minerals.
The Evolution of a Meal: From autotrophs to detritivores. (Trophic is Greek for feeder)
Autotrophs are the organisms that support all other trophic levels by synthesizing sugars and other organic molecules, using light energy and inorganic minerals derived from the air, land, or sea as their food. The cyanobacteria, protists, algae, and the terrestrial plants are the autotrophs—the primary producers forming the base of the food chain. The primary consumers are the herbivores that consume the autotrophs. The secondary consumers are the carnivores that eat herbivores. The tertiary consumers are the carnivores that eat other carnivores. Of course, there are the omnivores like us who take our meals throughout the food chain. And finally, there are the detritivores—consumers that derive energy from organic wastes and dead organisms, converting organic molecules of carbon and other minerals back into inorganic mineral forms.
So life evolved from simple organisms to lush tropical forests, teaming with life–cycling and recycling the minerals of life. Thousands of diverse species of plants sending their roots into the earth, sucking up its precious minerals into their bodies, while at the same time absorbing through their leaves minerals and light energy from the air–all to be used in their physiological processes. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate from these forests, their cells being fed by plants, bursting in mineral content, containing over 80 different mineral–co-factors toward the healthy physiological functioning of their bodies.
Did you know that the total weight of the microbial life forms within the soil is greater that the combined biomass of all other organisms on the planet? These microbial life forms enable the root systems of plants to take up the minerals of the earth into their bodies for their physiological processes. The microbes plus a multitude of minerals make for healthy plants which in turn make for healthy animals, and all making a healthy compost when returned to the soil in death.
But, to borrow from the Apollo 13’s famous quote, “Houston, we’ve got a problem.”
In the last 50 years we’ve seen the destruction of over 50% of our supply of topsoil needed for food production. Extensive topsoil has been lost through the overuse of inorganic fertilizers, erosion and farming practices that deplete soil nutrients.
Today the soil around the world shows no more that 20 minerals. The nutritional value of modern food isn’t just declining, it’s collapsing. The soil in the North American continent has had an average of 85% mineral depletion over the past 100 years–the worst of any other country in the world.
There are two sources of nutrients from the soil: the living organisms and the mineral content. Both are being decimated, and the results are foods with diminished nutritional value.
“The alarming fact is that food- fruits and vegetables and grains- now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed nutrients [minerals and microbes], are starving us no matter how much we eat of them.” (US Senate Document 264, 1936)
The eminent scientist and two-time Nobel Laurent Linus Pauling claimed that “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
It is well established within the holistic medical community that mineral supplementation is a critical adjunct to achieving good health, and there are many mineral products within the marketplace to choose from. They can be divided into three forms—metallic, chelates, and colloidals.
Metalic minerals come from ancient sea beds, ground up rock and soil. They are positively charged and hydrophobic. The body can assimilate no more than 8% of the metallic minerals it consumes. Examples of these are ferrous (iron) sulphate, magnesium oxide, and calcium carbonate. Very cheap and found in your typical drug and grocery store. They are certainly appropriate food for plants but not for humans.
Chelated minerals come in several forms. Amino acids are commonly used as the chelating agent. These are nothing more than a metallic mineral that has been linked with a protein or amino acid which helps dissolve the mineral. Possibly improving the absorption to 40%. There are also the organic acid chelates such as citrates, aspartates, glycinates and malates which provide better absorption.
Colloidal minerals is the form in which we find plant-derived minerals. They are negatively charged, hydrophilic, and nano-sized. They form direct hydrogen bonds with water and are therefore water soluble and nearly 100% absorbable without digestion, even through the skin. Metallic and chelated minerals are 200 to 10,000 times larger than plant-derived minerals. Plant based colloidal minerals are digested nearly instantly, providing immediate benefits.
The challenge then in creating an ideal human mineral supplement is to find plant- sourced material with the wide assortment of minerals necessary for optimizing human health. And, we feel we have accomplished this with our newest product.
I present to you our newest Therapeutic Foods—Ultra Minerals- Mesozoic Substrate.
What is Mesozoic Vegetate?
In the above photo, the darker strata towards the top is mesozoic vegetate. These deposits are accessible to be mined at various locations around the world. The Mesozoic vegetation that we’ve sourced for the Ultra Minerals comes from the United States. Using pure water we are able to extract over 72 different kinds of minerals from the prehistoric vegetable matter. We then take this hydrocolloidal solution and drum dry it leaving a pure mineral powder of nano-sized, negatively charged elements that when rehydrated with water are immediately absorpable. We put 150mg of this pure mineral powder in a vegetarian capsule, 60 capsules to a bottle. It is Kosher, and with no excipient. Cheers—To your health!
Cold-water extracted from a pristine source of Mesozoic Vegetate, Ultra Minerals delivers a full spectrum of important plant-based elements and minerals in varying trace amounts, the majority of which are absent from our foods and mineral supplements currently on the market. Plant-based minerals which are naturally chelated through plant root uptake and digestion.
As you can see from the label, each capsule contains 150mg of pure negatively charged colloidal minerals, that are in nano-sized particles—smaller than oxygen or hydrogen atoms. They ionically bond with water molecules and are 100% bioavailable. They can be absorbed through the skin. Take one to two capsule a day.
The Last Quiz Answer:
This amazing bird of the night is a Hoot Owl. They prefer to live deep in the forest. They mate for life, and can live up to 23 years. Hoot Owls, also called Barred Owls, are opportunistic hunters—here’s their menu: rats, squirrels, rabbits, bats, moles, opossums, minks, weasels, woodpeckers, grouse, pigeons … you get the picture. The female lays 2 to 4 eggs (white and almost perfectly round) and then nests on them with the male bringing her food. Once hatched the babies remain in the family for four months before they leave home.