- Q & A
do I need more minerals on a ketogenic diet?
When you eat a ketogenic diet your body gets rid of your excess water
retention and when the water from your body is leaving the body it also
takes sodium with it. Your kidneys try to offset some of the
sodium loss by dumping potassium from the kidneys to retain the sodium.
Sodium and potassium are both very critical for the ketogenic diet.
Magnesium and calcium are also needed to support overall
balance in the body. Carbohydrate restriction on a ketogenic
does not allow for the ideal 8 - 10 cups of vegetables a day, this cuts
down on the amount of minerals you consume from your diet.
All these factors contribute to a need for additional mineral
minerals or vitamins should I take on a ketogenic diet?
It is very important that you cover all of your vitamins and minerals
because of this carbohydrate restrictive diet.
Vital Earth product
Liquid is a must because of ketogenic calcium and magnesium
Super Multi will supply vitamins that are not a
being obtained through the diet.
Humic Minerals supply the trace minerals missing from your
diet, and simultaneously being expelled through elimination
It's important to realize that the minerals in Super Multi
serve to maximize the vitamin absorption, but don't deliver a
full daily dose of minerals. To provide a
sufficient daily dose of minerals, Vital Earth has 2 minerals
products that support a Keto diet; Humic Minerals and Super
Strength Humic Minerals, which are both highly absorbable, and
processed gently with nothing but purified water.
Humic Minerals are regular strength, while Super Strength Minerals
supply the body with a larger mineral load and would be appropriate for
anyone with health challenges. If you have good
health and want a good maintenance mineral then
Mineral Blend Fulvic-Humic is a good economical and convenient choice.
All Vital Earth's minerals are from a fresh water source
molecularly smaller than other minerals, which allows them to easily
enter cells and go to work. These combined benefits
more beneficial than many minerals found on the shelves today.
All Vital Earth's liquid mineral formulas will enhance the function of
Cal-Mag Liquid and
Super Multi Liquid Vitamins within the body, and will also
increase absorption of all the components in the formulas, as well as
other supplements being taken.
vitamins and minerals have any sugar in them?
There is no sugar in any of our formulas. All products are
low-glycemic with minimal carbohydrates.
- None of Vital Earth's mineral formulas are
sweetened or flavored because of our gentle extraction process (there's
no bitter aftertase to cover up)
- Cal-Mag Liquid: sweetened with stevia
- Super Multi Liquid Vitamins: sweetened with
xylitol and stevia
- Vital Joint Support: sweetened with xylitol and
vitamins and minerals taste bad?
Vital Earth's minerals are very mild tasting, and the
formulated liquids are all delicious! Cal-Mag, Super Multi
and Vital Joint Support all have a delicious passion fruit tangerine
flavor; derived from natural fruit extracts. They taste so
good that even kids love them!
Vital Earth's minerals are processed gently with nothing but
purified water. Fulvic has almost no taste at all,
and the Humic Minerals get slightly more earthy tasting as the potency
increases from regular strength, to super strength. The taste
can range from a weak herbal tea to the more earthy
taste of Super Strength Humic Minerals. For the
best taste, we recommend diluting Super Strength Minerals in some
water. (Dilution does not diminish the effectiveness).
minerals help my health?
Minerals are in charge of just about every biochemical reaction in the
body. All of your enzyme processes are supported by minerals and
without them your digestion, detoxification and brainpower, to name a
few, are compromised. Your muscles depend on minerals to
contract and relax correctly, including healthy heart rhythm.
And minerals bond to collagen fibers to aid in repair of
damaged tendons and bones; that's why people with injuries
experience such dramatic results.
When the enzyme and detoxification systems are supported with minerals,
the body is able to maintain homeostasis, (internal physiological
stability), enabling healthy inflammation levels
and balanced microbiome and hormones.
minerals help stop my hair loss and my nails from cracking?
Minerals are a very important part of healthy collagen levels.
Minerals have an affinity for all collagen receptors which
means nails, hair, skin, bones and joints are all supported when
minerals are present. Minerals are a part of the complex
process of creating healthy collagen. If you have not tried
trace minerals for your hair loss problems you will be pleasantly
surprised at the results.
And remember, that everything that can be observed on the surface of
the body, meaning problem hair, skin and nails, are a symptom
of nutrient deficiencies on a deeper and more intense level inside the
body. These outward symptoms supply the keys to discovering
nutrient deficiencies and should not be overlooked.
minerals do I need for muscle cramps?
Most of the time muscle cramps are a sign of magnesium imbalance.
Our Cal-Mag Liquid would be a great option because calcium
and magnesium work synergistically for optimal absorption.
Also make sure that you are getting enough potassium and
sodium. Avocados with natural sea-salt (celtic
salt) are a great combo for both those minerals.
I do for constipation?
When the smooth muscles in the colon are not able to
properly contract and relax (peristalsis), due to mineral
deficiency and poor gut health, constipation is often times
the result. Vital Earth's Cal-Mag, liquid along
with Super Strength Humic, provide a great combination for
supporting healthy elimination.
Cal-Mag Liquid supplies Calcium and Magnesium that supports muscle
relaxation and contraction. Super Strength Humic
provides a powerful dose of pre-biotic trace minerals that go to work
in the gut balancing the GI tract for optimal health and normal
digestive function. Both products encourage healthy muscle
and nerve function.
If I eat
organic do I need to take mineral supplements?
Studies show that today's mineral levels are inadequate in
our food, soils and water. In addition, the busy and
stressful lives we lead further deplete the
minerals from our body. When we experience stress, or become
emotionally upset or angry, minerals are pulled from cells in an
attempt to fortify blood plasma and return the body to a normal
balanced state. Unfortunately those minerals don't simply
return to the cells when the stress is gone; they are flushed from the
body in urine. . . and are gone forever.
Organic food does have a better chance of being more mineral-dense, but
even the soils that organic foods are grown in have been in
bad shape for a long time. As far back as 1936, the US
government recognized this deficiency, stating
in U.S. Senate Document 74 - 264: "The
alarming fact is that foods - fruits, vegetables and grains - now being
raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of
certain needed nutrients are starving us - no matter how much we eat of
When considering the sorry state of our soils, and the amount of
chemicals and toxins we're exposed to in daily life, eating organic
isn't enough to assure good health.