Here’s to you, trace minerals

I recently gave a short talk to a professional group about the importance of trace minerals. I love doing these exchanges and sharing some little known info with non-healthcare professionals. They are always very attentive and ask such great questions.

I started taking the liquid trace minerals a few months ago and found that my joints ached less and I had more energy. Several of my patients are taking them, reporting some interesting changes in their health status, as well. Better sleeping reported by folks with insomnia and chronic pain, decreased pain and discomfort of fibromyalgia, better range of motion and decreased stiffness in chronically inflamed joints. What a gift!

Fortunately, these supplements are not expensive and one doesn’t require large quantities, (thus the ‘trace’ designation). Ideally, we would get these nutrients from organically grown root vegetables, since the roots are where the minerals are absorbed from the soil, but considering that most of us don’t focus on root vegetable much and we don’t all have access to organically grown foods, we most likely need to supplement. Even with the not-so-pleasant taste of the minerals, which resolves quickly, it is worth adding it to the supplement regimen. You will be better for it.