Minerals are the spark plugs of life. Out of the 108 known minerals, at least 18 are necessary for optimal health. A few of the many important roles minerals play in our health are:
- Properly maintain ph balance in our body
- Maintain proper nerve conduction
- Regulate tissue growth
- Regulate proper contraction and relaxation of muscle groups
Minerals are what remain as ash when plant or animal tissues are burned; they come from the earth and eventually will be returned to the earth. Humans do not produce minerals so we must receive them from our foods. The barrier we face in getting our minerals from a food source is our soils are becoming more and more depleted from a lack of nurturing during farming. Because out soil is depleted, our plants and animals are not receiving the minerals we need. This is one of the biggest reasons we as humans need to take a supplemental mineral source.