Friday, March 25, 2016

Colloidal minerals versus ionic minerals

I have been asked many times about the difference between ionic and colloidal minerals. In fact, the question is usually, “I have heard of colloidal minerals. What are ionic minerals and why do you sell them instead?” Without getting too far into scientific definitions and functions, here is an effort to explain. Please understand, this is a simplification. First we'll deal with colloidal minerals, which can be thought of as a tea of suspended, extra-small mineral particles. This tea, or suspension to be more accurate, is created by soaking pulverized shale containing the desired minerals in water, allowing the minerals to leach into the water. The liquid is then filtered and bottled. The minerals are not actually dissolved, thus the term suspended. Ionized minerals have smaller particles than colloidal minerals. Being ions, they also contain a positive or negative charge. Because they are smaller particles, ionized minerals are dissolved in the liquid instead of being suspended. Because of both the smaller size of the particle and the charge from being in an ionic state, ionic minerals can be absorbed directly through the cell membranes. Colloidal minerals require the body to go through the additional steps required to break mineral particles into the ionic forms that cells require for absorption. This simple difference makes ionic minerals a more bio-available choice than colloidal minerals. Better absorption means that more of the mineral you ingest will end up being used by your body. We here at Greens Included use and recommend ionic minerals over colloidal minerals so that you get more nutrition for your dollar. …

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