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Colloidal Minerals

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What other names is Colloidal Minerals known by?

Anhydrous aluminum silicates, Bioelectrical Minerals, Clay Suspension Products, Colloidal Trace Minerals, Humic Shale, Minerales Coloidales, Minéraux Colloïdaux, Oligo-Éléments Colloïdaux, Plant-Derived Liquid Minerals, Schiste Humique.

What is Colloidal Minerals?

Colloidal minerals are taken from clay or shale deposits. Historically, some Native American tribes used clay as medicine. The medicinal use of clay-based products in modern days was first encouraged by a southern Utah rancher. Now colloidal minerals are widely promoted.

Despite safety concerns, colloidal minerals are used as a supplemental source of trace minerals and as a dietary supplement to increase energy. They are also used for improving blood sugar levels in diabetes, treating arthritis symptoms, reducing blood cell clumping, reversing early cataracts, turning gray hair dark again, flushing poisonous heavy metals from the body, improving general well-being, and reducing aches and pains.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Mineral deficiencies.
  • Low energy.
  • Diabetes.
  • Arthritis.
  • Reducing blood cell clumping.
  • Reversing early cataracts.
  • Turning gray hair dark again.
  • Flushing poisonous heavy metals from the body.
  • Improving general well-being.
  • Reducing aches and pains.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of colloidal minerals for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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