If you’ve looked at a bottle of Youngevity’s Plant Derived Minerals (PDM), you might have gotten nervous seeing minerals such as arsenic or lead listed. Who wants to ingest those toxic elements??? Rest assured, there is a good reason! Matt Tokoph has a great explanation:
Why are there assumed ‘harmful’ metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead, and arsenic in Youngevity’s Plant-sourced Minerals?
The human body contains about 70 or so elements from the periodic chart. While we do not know what the specific function for many of these elements is within the human biochemistry, their mere presence would indicate purpose. Further, not all minerals are created equal. The source of the mineral supplement is of vital importance.
Minerals that come form inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can store in the soft tissues of the body, building up to potentially harmful levels. Plant-derived minerals, because of their electro-magnetic circuitry, cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours, never creating a potential toxic overload. Plant-sourced minerals have the additional ability to remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example, plant-derived aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing the body at the cellular level but assists in removing any metallic aluminum that might be present in the body as well. These differ greatly from the inorganic acid leached clay products claiming to be plant derived colloidal minerals. The key here is PLANT DERIVED!
Only metallic minerals that are not metabolized or processed out of the body are potentially toxic. Plant-derived liquid trace minerals cannot be stored by the body, therefore cannot reach toxic levels. Due to their unique properties, these minerals have the ability to remove heavy metals by a process called ionic exchange. Just because a mineral is thought to be toxic today doesn’t mean that it really has no biological value.
Not so long ago we did not know what the vitamin pantothenic acid was for. Today we know it is a member of the B-complex family and its functions are many. Recently the mineral arsenic has been identified as having biological value and FDA is considering adding it to the RDI for human nutrition.
The easy way to spot acid leached minerals is the high CHLORIDE content (1100mg or more). This is the chemical signature of the acid process used on dolomite and bentonite sea bed clay originating in Arizona and other areas that were covered by inland seas at the end of the last Ice age. These products are not plant derived and are potentially dangerous due to the amounts of heavy metal released by the acid leaching process. Learn more at www.mtokoph.Youngevity.com.
Thanks Matt for helping put our minds at ease!