Good morning!!! How’s it going? I haven’t been sleeping great this week so it is finally catching up to me and boy am I tired! We have been really busy this week (all good things so no complaints) and the lack of sleep is finally catching up to me. I’m hoping to sleep in a little bit this weekend, but that usually means only until about 7am if I’m lucky. I think the older you get, the worse your sleep gets and the harder it is to sleep in on the weekends. Oh well, once I’m up I really do love the early mornings. These days it is about the only time I want to be outside (hello heat and humidity) unless I am in a pool.
I started a series awhile back on my blog showcasing my favorite supplements. My aim was to do one post on a particular supplement each week… the benefits, side effects, and how I use it. I got a little sidetracked and it’s been quite a while since I last did a supplement post. But better late than never, I am back with the supplement posts and hope to write about a different supplement I love using at least once per week.
Today I am talking all about Trace Mineral Drops. I have been using these for a couple months now and don’t know how I ever did without them.
This Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops is a natural mineral concentrate that is super concentrated. Half of one teaspoon equals the mineral content of half a cup of sea water with almost all of the sodium (99%) removed. This is the brand I use and love (I got it off of Amazon) that it is certified vegan gluten free, and non-GMO, .
You always hear how important it is to keep your body in an alkaline state (the opposite of acidic). These mineral drops help to balance your body’s pH level and keep the level of acidity in your body to a minimum.
These drops contain magnesium (63% of your daily value), chloride (21% of your daily value), sodium, potassium, sulfate, lithium, and boron. By consuming these trace minerals every day, your body is able to function properly and maintain healthy levels of energy. We could all use a little more energy, right? 🙂 . Ideally we would consume these minerals by eating a mostly raw food diet, but unfortunately today’s soils have been depleted of most of the minerals our bodies need. It is estimated that 90% of Americans suffer mineral imbalance or deficiency, which is why we feel tired or rundown all the time.
Besides balancing our pH levels, these trace mineral drops have a lot of benefits including: strengthening bones and joints, eliminating calcium deposits, replacing electrolytes that have been lost, which helps increase energy, nourishing hair and skin, normalizing bowel functions, assimilating calcium (more easily absorbed when taken with magnesium), increasing heart functions (the heart requires magnesium to beat and potassium to contract), enhancing vitamin benefits (vitamins do NOT work without minerals), and improving athletic and cardiovascular performance.
You can take anywhere from 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per day. You can add a few drops to a glass of water or juice or just add it to a smoothie like I usually do. The drops just taste a little salty, but are completely masked when added to a flavorful smoothie. My husband and I add these to our smoothies every morning. Ever since my surgery, I have been extra intrigued with supplements that support the digestive system and bowel function. While my digestion is getting back on track, these drops have helped to assure normal bowel function, which is important especially while my bowel resection is healing up and growing back together. I also have noticed a little more energy and I have noticed a big difference in how I feel after I consume these drops alongside my daily vitamins (multi-vitamin, iron, probiotic, vitamin C, D3, and B12).
I am really glad a friend introduced me to these mineral drops. I really notice a big difference when I take them daily. That wraps up my chat about trace mineral drops. I would love to hear about the supplements you take daily and which ones you can’t live without. Have a great day friends!!!
- Do you take daily vitamins or supplements? If so, which ones?
- Have you ever tried Trace Mineral drops?
- How many of your meals each day are plant-based if any?