Q: What are ionized minerals and how are they different from colloidal minerals?
A: Ionized minerals are dissolved in water with an ionic charge. Colloidal minerals are undissolved particles suspended in the liquid. Ionized or ionic minerals are much smaller, and easier to absorb.
Q: What is decalcification?
A: Decalcification is when ionized solutions break down the scale or build up of calcium that has come out of solution and bring it back into solution.
Q: What is detoxification?
A: The word Detox is used to describe removal of undesirable substances from your body. It should not imply that the body is producing "toxins or poisons" but rather that the body is holding byproducts of cellular respiration longer than needed. These byproducts are simply partially used molecules that need to be excreted, because they can no longer be used in the body. We refer to "detox" in reference to the body's natural tendency to discard nonviable cellular building blocks in favor of new, vital, stronger and healthier building blocks newly available.
The saying "out with the old and in with the new" describes it well. Your body is constantly creating and repairing cells in all your tissues including tendons, muscles, organs, bones, skin and nerves. Depending on the source materials, such as pure water and minerals, your body will speed up the repair or elimination process. Frequently the cellular level cleansing can give rise to "flu-like" symptoms, excess mucus, skin rashes, intestinal discomfort and possibly elevated temperature as the body is "cleaning house".
Q: Do Trace Minerals help with constipation?
A: If you are suffering from magnesium deficiency, you can expect nearly immediate relief from constipation. Drinking trace minerals daily keeps you regular and strain free!
Q: What if I am not a water drinker?
A: Structured water is absorbed with ease, and you will not need as much of it to be hydrated at the cellular level. And, because it tastes great, you will probably drink more than before.
Q: What is the pH of trace mineral water?
A: There is a tremendous amount of confusion about acidity and alkalinity. Alkaline and alkalizing, or acidic and acidifying, are terms that need to be understood and separated. Depending on your metabolic type you will need to ingest minerals as either chlorides, or citrates, in their acidic, or alkaline form. Focus on understanding your biological individuality and apply it to which minerals you select.
Q: How often do I have to change the ceramic filter?
A: Our ceramic filter is designed to last at least one year. The ceramic layer is approximately 1/4" thick. As you gently wipe or rinse away the residue from the filter, the layer of ceramic will eventually wear. Do not use cleaning agents! Use a dedicated sponge or cloth. It is recommended that you keep a back up filter in the event of breakage or erosion to the point of collapse of the filter.
Q: How often do I have to order solution?
A: You need a teaspoon of concentrate per gallon of water.
Q: What is the shelf life of mineral concentrates?
A: There is no expiration. We recommend that it is stored in a dark place.