Why Plant-Derived Minerals?

May 23, 2024 3 min read

Why Plant-Derived Minerals? 
By: Joanne Conaway BSN, RN, ND 

The Wisdom of a Doctor & The Compassion of a Nurse.

I hope this finds you well! 

You have heard me talk many times about the body's need for 90 essential nutrients. Of those 90 essential nutrients, 60 are actually minerals and trace minerals. 

Today I'd like to spend a few minutes talking about the Youngevity plant-derived colloidal minerals and why these specific minerals are so beneficial. 

Full Spectrum-Tissue samples analyzed from animals and humans have shown from 65 up to 81 individual elements in the tissues. Therefore, when selecting a mineral and trace mineral supplement product, you want to make sure you're getting a full spectrum of minerals to include most or all of these elements. 

Plant-derived Organic Source -The next thing that makes a mineral product beneficial is if it comes from a plant-derived organic source. Minerals essentially come from one of two sources. They are either inorganic, being from rocks clays, sea beds, etc. or they are organic. Organic in this case means the minerals have been passed through a plants metabolism. Minerals that come from plant sources which contain the full spectrum of minerals are the best and most beneficial to the body. Consider this, humans like all other animals, were created to eat plants not soil, not rocks, or sea beds. 

Colloidal Size -To be used best by the body, your mineral and trace mineral supplement should be of a colloidal size. What we know is the smaller the particle the greater the potential for absorption. Colloidal is a very small particle that suspends in liquids such as water. These small particles contribute to overall absorption due to the immense surface the body has available to acidify and break them down. The term "ionic" has been used to compare certain mineral products to others on the market. In fact, all minerals are ionic. The Youngevity plant-derived minerals are organically sourced, ionic minerals, in a colloidal suspension. 

Acidic pH- For better absorption mineral supplements need to have an acidic pH. Organically sourced colloidal minerals are naturally acidic; about 3.0 to 3.5 and this further contributes to their absorption. Negative Charge - All so called inorganic minerals are positive in their electromagnetic circuitry. When a living plant takes these positive minerals up into it's biochemistry, the electromagnetic circuitry is altered through the biochemical process of photosynthesis, making it negative. This negatively charged energy has been called the "life energy" because of the human electromagnetic circuitry which is positive. Opposites attract so the negatively charged minerals are drawn into the body like a magnet. 

Non-Toxic- Colloidal organic bio-electrical minerals cannot be stored in the body for longer than a few hours. They are much like water-soluble vitamins in this regard. Therefore, they cannot build up to toxic levels in tissues and organs. They also assist the body in removing heavy-metal counterparts which can remain in the body's tissues for decades. While the wrong form of minerals such as arsenic or chromium can be toxic, the correct plant derived form is in fact essential for proper functioning of the body. This plant-derived form is what is found in foods; an example would be the aluminum found in the Youngevity mineral products is the same form found in bananas, peas, cucumbers, and many others. 

Proper Ratios - The single biggest factor in evaluating a liquid mineral supplement for efficacy is not the quantitative elemental amounts of minerals as much as the electrical potential the product is able to impart to the living cells of the body. This being the case then, the ratios of minerals is of far greater importance than the mere quantity alone. The more optimal the ratios of minerals to each other, the greater the electrical potential, and hence the greater the "life energy" that is imparted to the living system. 

The Youngevity Plant-Derived Colloidal Minerals are: 

Full Spectrum 

Plant-Derived(organically sourced) 

Colloidal In Size 

Acidic (pH) 

Negatively Charged 


In the Proper Ratios 

I personally take 1 oz twice a day in addition to all the other Youngevity supplements I take and I recommend you do the same. 

Until next time, here's to your best health!! 


Dr. Conaway 

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