Minerals: Critical for Health & Performance30.12.2012
by Cusson - Ronald
Critical for your overall health and performance, minerals and trace elements need to be supplemented. Absorption of necessary nutrients is not a simple topic. EssenceSea offers just that - simple solutions that work. The Volixer technology delivers fantastic results, and is used in the manufacture of EssenceSea products.
In order to introduce the company EssenceSea, we begin with a broad outline of certain aspects of human physiology, and the involvement of minerals in this physiology. With this background, we will then describe our mineral supplements, and the new Volixer Water Charger technology.
Human physiology is extremely complex at the physical and the etheric levels. So, it might not be too surprising to learn that the proper nutrition for growing, maintaining and healing our bodies should contain complex physical and etheric properties.
The main components of our bodies involve, among other things, a physical central nervous system and a closely coupled etheric meridian system (widely recognized by acupuncture). These two systems work together, administering the myriad tasks of growing and healing us. The systems are managed by your brain, for the physical central nervous system, and by the pineal gland, for the etheric meridian system.
Another set of components involve the muscles and bones that allow us to move around, and the organs that manage the tasks associated with moving energy in and out of our body. In addition, all the internal components of our body are bathed in the lymph fluid.
Minerals in Human Physiology History
In the early days of civilization, people would forage for wild foods. The complexity of the food chain would occur naturally, without anyone having to pay close attention.
With civilization came life in highly populated urban areas, that needed to be serviced by large organized farms. It became imperative to develop methods of large scale agriculture to feed the masses of people. However, since foraging for wild food never involved learning about the incredible complexity of the food chain, there was no knowledge base to teach the farmer how to structure the food chain in his agribusiness. Food production grew in a haphazard fashion, without paying too much attention to issues of complexity, concentrating instead on yield and speed of food production.
There have now been over 4 generations of people living on mass-produced food. Now we see degenerative diseases are on the rise everywhere in the civilized world. A good part of this rise centers on the fact that mass produced foods are oversimplified, and are being produced on land from which the minerals (primarily calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and 70+ trace minerals) are now seriously depleted, due to overproduction and push for speed with simplified fertilization.
One might think that it is just a matter of producing a pill that contains these deficient minerals and all will be right overnight. Alas, nature has a way of adapting to circumstances and our bodies have adapted (poorly perhaps) to this depletion of minerals in the food chain. By now, even young children will be afflicted with all sorts of degenerative diseases. Conditions that would have been diagnosed as highly pathological in the past are now deemed "normal", in the sense that they are widespread in our population at large.
Minerals and pH Balance
A prime example of this is the pH of our lymph system. Although difficult to measure directly, it can be measured indirectly by measuring the pH of saliva (immediately upon rising after several hours of sleep). The pH of the lymph of a newborn child is very close to 7.4, which is the pH of the blood. As we grow, most people see their lymph pH decrease gradually so that the pH of an adult is closer to 6.2, on the average. The pH of sick people is much lower and no one survives a disease that brings the pH of the lymph down to 4.4. At the extreme lower limit of 4.4, 99.9% of the oxygen carrying capacity is gone from the lymph. In such a highly anaerobic milieu, decay sets in and greatly facilitates many diseases such as cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis.
Yet, such knowledge is not sufficient. We have a large population whose lymph pH is around 6.2 and getting lower. To restore health we must find ways to redress this situation.
This acidic lymph condition is often deemed normal, and yet there are many people who are able to maintain a lymph pH near 7.4, the pH of the blood, throughout their lives. Such people have an amazingly small rate of degenerative diseases, so that one may rightfully associate good health with a lymph pH near 7.4.
Fortunately, our knowledge of physiology has progressed to the point where we can make an excellent educated guess as to how our ancestors succeeded in maintaining a healthy lymph pH near 7.4 for their whole lifespan, without explicit knowledge about the complexities of nutrition. It is known today that the minerals calcium and magnesium are alkalizing, and that a diet that is balanced in these 2 elements from birth (remaining balanced throughout the lifespan) generally tends to maintain the lymph pH near the blood value of 7.4.
Things are more complex than just giving people extra calcium and magnesium, without regards to other details. For example, calcium citrate is widely prescribed as a calcium supplement, as tests have shown that it is easily absorbed. Unfortunately, absorption is not sufficient, the mineral must also be utilized. Calcium citrate can only be utilized in a small fraction of the places where calcium is needed.
The reason for this puzzling fact is that calcium citrate is a chelated calcium compound. The cage around the calcium protects the overactive calcium ion until it can be delivered to the right cell for the right reaction. Different cells require different cages. In fact, we need hundreds of chelated calcium compounds, as well as hundred of chelated magnesium compounds, in order for these two minerals to do their incredibly complex job of growing and maintaining our muscles and bones.
The introduction of chelated calcium and magnesium compounds in nutrition has been provided by nature along two paths, perhaps for redundancy purposes. The first path consists in growing vegetables in soil that is rich in primary and trace minerals. Such vegetables will contain a very large number of different chelated minerals.
The second path consists in consuming food that is high in the mineral carbonates, as these carbonates are the basic constituents of most rocks. In a healthy digestive system, the carbonates are reduced to chlorides in the stomach and these chlorides are converted in the intestine to chelated minerals, provided that the food also contained the right complex carbohydrates and complex proteins that usually come from vegetables, as well as an array of trace minerals.
This second path is not immediately available to most people, as their digestive system has become so deficient that mineral carbonates cause them digestive disturbances of various kinds, instead of being converted as above.