Eidon Ionic Minerals Selenium Liquid - 18 oz (533 ml)
Research shows Selenium to play positive roles in immune system function, viral mutation suppression, heavy metal detoxification, reproduction, mood, thyroid and liver function, cardiovascular health and inflammation. Eidon Ionic Minerals Selenium Liquid is a powerful anti-oxidant mineral and is shown to play a positive role in immune function. Eidon Ionic Minerals Liquid Selenium is easy to swallow and gentle on the stomach. It contains no sugars, starch, gluten, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Eidon Liquid Selenium has never been tested on animals, contains no animal by-products and is suited for vegan diets. Purity you can see, taste and feel.
Taking the guesswork out of supplements: Eidon uses a proprietary process that transforms pure mineral crystals into a fully hydrated, 100% bioavailable liquid ionic supplement.
The Eidon Difference: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed. Eidon minerals are 100% bioavailable. It is not necessary to take large doses in order to be effective.
It's not what you take, it's what you absorb.
Selenium: The Immune System Mineral
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that can make a life-or-death difference and that many of us lack. Selenium is an antioxidant key to preventing cancer and stopping the progression of HIV infection from developing into AIDS. Research suggests that selenium can protect humans against cancer of the lung, ovaries, breast, colon, liver, cervix, skin, stomach and uterus. When sufficient selenium levels are achieved, the risk of getting cancer is half that of a person who is selenium deficient. There are few good food sources of selenium, so supplementation may be the best way to obtain selenium's protective benefits.
As an immune supportive mineral, selenium stimulates the development and function of all types of white blood cells and enhances the ability of lymphocytes and NK cells, or killer cells, to activate and respond to invaders such as bacteria and viruses, including the flu. Selenium works synergistically with Vitamin E, A and C as an antioxidant.
In addition, Selenium binds with many toxic minerals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and facilitates their excretion from the body. By detoxifying per oxidized fats, via its role in the enzyme glutathione and peroxidase, selenium inhibits their carcinogenicity (cancer promoting traits). Selenium also counteracts many of the toxic effects of smoking tobacco. Smoking depletes the body's selenium supplies. In the liver this mineral retards the conversion of hydrocarbons into carcinogens — an important function in our polluted environment. Good food sources include Brasis nuts, brewer's yeast, organically grown vegetables, sesame seeds, garlic, seafood, liver, and mushrooms. However, modern methods of farming and processing foods has depleted their nutritional value of this much needed mineral, along with other essential minerals.
Who May Need Supplemental Selenium?
In the United States, most cases of selenium depletion or deficiency are associated with severe gastrointestinal problems, such as Crohn's disease, or with surgical removal of part of the stomach. These and other gastrointestinal disorders can impair selenium absorption. People with acute severe illness who develop inflammation and widespread infection often have decreased levels of selenium in their blood. Physicians will evaluate individuals who have gastrointestinal disease or severe infection for depleted blood levels of selenium to determine the need for supplementation.
People with iodine deficiency may also benefit from selenium supplementation. Iodine deficiency is rare in the United States, but is still common in developing countries where access to iodine is limited. Researchers believe that selenium deficiency may worsen the effects of iodine deficiency on thyroid function, and that adequate selenium nutritional status may help protect against some of the neurological effects of iodine deficiency. Researchers involved in the Supplementation en Vitamines et Mineraux AntioXydants (SU.VI.MAX) study in France, which was designed to assess the effect of vitamin and mineral supplements on chronic disease risk, evaluated the relationship between goiter and selenium in a subset of this research population. Their findings suggest that selenium supplements may be protective against goiter, which refers to enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Selenium and Cancer
Observational studies indicate that death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher blood levels or intake of selenium. In addition, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly higher in areas of the United States with low soil selenium content. The effect of selenium supplementation on the recurrence of different types of skin cancers was studied in seven dermatology clinics in the United States from 1983 through the early 1990s. Taking a daily supplement containing 200 mcg of selenium did not affect recurrence of skin cancer, but significantly reduced the occurrence and death from total cancers. The incidence of prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer was notably lower in the group given selenium supplements. Research suggests that selenium might affect cancer risk in two ways. As an anti-oxidant, selenium can help protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals. Selenium may also prevent or slow tumor growth. Certain breakdown products of selenium are believed to prevent tumor growth by enhancing immune cell activity and suppressing development of blood vessels to the tumor.
Researchers continue to investigate the relationship between selenium and HIV/AIDS, including the effect of selenium levels on disease progression and mortality. There is insufficient evidence to routinely recommended selenium supplements for individuals with HIV/AIDS, but physicians may prescribe such supplements as part of an overall treatment plan. It is also important for HIV-positive individuals to consume recommended amounts of selenium in their diet.
Until recently this element was thought to be non-essential and toxic at quite low levels. Recent research is now showing some extraordinarily important roles for Selenium in human metabolism. Selenium has now been identified as a very important anti-oxidant. It appears to be a major catalyst to the activation of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase which is a major preventer of free radicals. It is also important for proper thyroid function. As an anti-oxidant, having an adequate tissue level of Selenium may be protective for heart disease and cancer as oxidative imbalance has been implicated in both diseases. Recently, an important study showed the capability of Selenium to inhibit the ability of a virus to mutate once imbedded in its host. Selenium is also an important heavy metal chelator.
The Importance of Minerals
Minerals are the foundation of all life. They are essential for optimal health, and powerful in their ability to heal. Discover the magic of minerals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's The Difference Between Eidon Multiple Minerals and Trace Minerals?
Any time you can enhance your tissue mineral status by supplementing with essential minerals you are doing yourself a great favor that will ultimately improve your quality of life. The type of minerals you select to take will impact you in different ways. Eidon gets a lot of inquires asking them to describe the difference between their multiple mineral and the product from Trace Minerals. Following is the difference.
Eidon’s Multiple Mineral has been formulated to deliver specific minerals known to be essential for daily health in a purified water and silica base. It is the only silica based liquid multiple mineral supplement available at any price. Silica is so lacking in our diets today that most if not all collagen disorders can be traced to its deficiency. To this base they then add the most well known essential minerals necessary on a day-to-day basis. These other minerals are not added haphazardly, but in specific amounts and balances as one would find in human tissue. Their formula reflects the most current understanding for optimal balance in a mineral formula. The macro-minerals, calcium and magnesium, are kept in a 1:1 ratio to correct the erroneous dietary trend of high calcium and low magnesium intake. The delicate triad of zinc, copper and manganese are kept in a specific ratio so as not to imbalance each other. Higher and equal levels of selenium and chromium compliment the zinc, copper and manganese ratio. Boron is utilized with silica in proportion to calcium and magnesium. Iron and copper are included with careful attention to the zinc triad. Iodine, potassium and sulfur put finishing touches on the formula within the current acceptability guidelines for tissue mineral balance.
There are many more mineral and gas elements identified on the Periodic Chart of the Elements. The essentiality of each has not been established to the point where they deemed them necessary to include in their formulation. As the essentiality of these other trace elements is established they will be included in Eidon's formula.
On the other side of the spectrum are multiple mineral blends derived from sources the manufacturer feels offers a complete spectrum of minerals. These sources include ocean water, water from inland salt lakes (Great Salt Lake and The Dead Sea) or ancient organic plant deposits through which water has been passed through. Trace Minerals derives their multiple from The Great Salt Lake-a body of water that does not support life. This may or may not provide the proper blend of minerals for human use and may or may not contain elements that are required by the human body.
It is their belief, that the optimal blend for a multiple mineral supplement is an unknown, which is truly frustrating. It is known that minerals are required on a daily basis and they are absolutely essential for maintaining health. Some minerals are more obviously utilized by everyone, and these are the minerals they have included in the Eidon Multiple Mineral blend. Their Multiple mineral was scientifically formulated to include minerals that can be safely used by everyone without question. More is not always better when it comes to the delicate balance of the human body.
The decision as to what supplement is best for the consumer is best left up to the consumer after doing their own research. The most important thing to recognize is that we all require minerals, and a liquid, bio-available form is best for complete absorption.
What's The Difference Between The 19 oz and 2 oz Bottles?
Eidon liquid minerals are available in 2 sizes.
Eidon minerals are available in both 19oz regular strength and 2oz concentrate. All of their individual and mineral blends are available in the 19oz. regular strength bottle. The 19 oz bottle is a HDPE food grade plastic and the recommended dose for each is one tablespoon. It's recommended taking these minerals in 4 to 8 oz of water or other liquid.
Due to consumer requests Eidon introduced a 2oz. bottle of concentrated liquid minerals in 2005. They are delivered in a cobalt blue glass bottle with a glass dropper. The recommended dose with the concentrates is 30 drops which can be quickly dispensed as two full squeeze and releases of the dropper bulb. This smaller size is very convenient for traveling, work, or when you only have a limited storage space. All the minerals are available in the 2oz size with the exclusion of Calcium, Copper and Chromium. It's recommended taking the mineral concentrates in 8 oz of liquid.
In most cases, the 30-drop dose is equivalent to the one-tablespoon dose of the 19oz. bottle. This is not the case with Iodine or Magnesium. These two minerals are more highly concentrated than the regular strength on a dose-to-dose comparison.
Eidon mineral supplements do not require refrigeration. Do not freeze the silica or any blend containing silica (Multiple Mineral, Bone Support, and Joint Support) as it cannot withstand freezing temperatures. Once frozen, the silica’s molecular structure is modified and it will not go back into solution. It's also recommended that you do not drink directly from the bottle as it can become contaminated with bacteria from your mouth.
Shelf life of the minerals is 3 years.
What Makes Eidon Minerals Special?
The proprietary methods of manufacturing their high quality mineral line creates an easy to use liquid (odorless and tasteless) that has superior bioavailability. Their minerals are made in America and manufactured on site with strict quality control. All batches are independently tested for heavy metals.
Are There Additives, Sweeteners or Preservatives Included?
In a word, no. Eidon's minerals are simply the mineral and purified water. This makes their products safe and effective for diabetics or any one concerned about additional ingredients.
Why Do We Need Mineral Supplements?
Our bodies are made primarily of water and minerals, both of which are essential to every function within the human body. A proper balance of minerals is required for appropriate function and electrical conductivity. An excess or deficiency of any one mineral can throw the body out of its delicate health balance. When the body goes out of balance, disease can set in. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins are all organic substances – they are compounds of the chemical element carbon. In addition to these organic nutrients, the human body requires certain chemical elements in their inorganic forms, or not bound to carbon. These elements in their non-organic forms are classified as dietary minerals. Before the depletion of soils and the use of synthetic fertilizers and modern manufacturing processes, plants were rich with a usable form of the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that our bodies need. Now, in order to get the daily requirement of these essential elements, we would need to eat an unrealistic amount of food because the nutrients are no longer there. This is where supplements come in.
What Are Water-Soluble Minerals?
Water-soluble minerals are unique from other mineral supplements because they utilize a new proprietary scientific technology that transforms insoluble minerals (metals) into angstrom-sized water-soluble particles. An angstrom is 1/10,000th of a micron, which is a millionth of a meter. Previously, only plants, with help from the sun and organisms in the soil, had the ability to reduce minerals (metals) to angstrom-sized particles. The ability of a mineral to be utilized by the body is primarily a matter of size. If you get the particle size of the mineral small enough, you not only get the mineral into the body (absorption), but you also accomplish cell assimilation, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. Because these water-soluble minerals are not dependent on the digestive or enzymatic functions of the body, they work extraordinarily well for older people and others with diminished body system abilities. They are also easier for children and older people to swallow than pills or capsules.
Are Water-Soluble Minerals Better Than Pill or Capsule Form?
Eidon believes the criteria for proper utilization and absorption of all minerals, vitamins and other nutrients is dependent on their size and absorbability, also called bioavailability. No matter what the body takes in, it has to "liquify" it in order to be able to use it. The challenge with most traditional pill and capsule supplements is that they usually have been processed with intense pressure, heat, paraffin coatings, and fillers. This “complex” nutrient form is difficult for the body to break down as it is not in the desired form the body needs. Just because a substance may be present in a compound, does not mean that it can be used. Rust is not a bioavailable source of iron, and pennies are not a bioavailable source of copper. Although a substance may be present in a compound, it does not mean it can be used.
Body absorption of the desired elemental mineral from pills and capsules is often less than 10%, with cell assimilation being almost immeasurable. In addition, pills and capsules require significant digestion before any type of effective absorption can take place. Due to consumption of foods heavily laden with preservatives, drinking highly acidic beverages such as soda and coffee, exposure to environmental toxins, as well as the normal aging process, the digestive capacity of most individuals is significantly compromised. Therefore, mineral supplements provided in pill/capsule/tablet form provide fractional benefits to the body at best due to their challenges with both absorption and assimilation in the body. Even liquefied suspensions are not in a pure design, these are simply a suspension of small particles in water. Grinding up a pill and suspending it in water does not increase its bioavailability any more than putting dirt in water (making mud) increases its bioavailability. When minerals are truly water-soluble, they provide significant health benefits superior to any other supplement form.
Why Is Particle Size Important To Absorption?
Chelated and colloidal particles are far too large for cell assimilation in the body. These particles will be caught up in the blood stream and subsequently deposited, building up in various parts of the body, contributing to diseases such as kidney stones, bone spurs and hardening of the arteries. Toxic buildup of colloidal minerals such as lead and aluminum is known as heavy-metal poisoning.
The body’s ability to utilize a mineral is primarily a matter of size and solubility. If the mineral particles can be reduced down small enough, they can then be absorbed by the body without the need for them to be broken down into a less usable form through the process of digestion. The most important issue for absorption of a mineral is making sure it is in its ionic form. The dominant factor is that the mineral must be freed from whatever matrix it is contained within so it can be recognized and taken up by the body. Being in its ionic form helps the body recognize and use the minerals.
Can I Take Too Much Of A Water-Soluble Mineral?
As with all supplements, more is not always better. Any compound taken in extreme excess can be unhealthy for the body. There cannot be a blanket statement to cover all compounds, or even minerals and vitamins. Each respective ingredient has its own “biochemical uniqueness.” The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of a nutrient is a suggested maximum amount to be taken each day. Because of their bioavailability, the dosage amount for liquid ionic minerals is less than the RDA since the entire dosage is usable by the body. Remember, body absorption of the desired elemental mineral from pills and capsules is often less than 10%. So, for example, if you take a 500 mg. capsule, your body may only be able to use 50 mg of it at the most. It's suggested following the recommended dosages provided on each product. Larger doses should be taken under the advice of a healthcare professional. There are also some minerals that are very powerful and should be taken carefully. For example, iron and selenium are two elements that should be taken in small doses unless otherwise advised by a health care professional.
Do Water-Soluble Minerals Reacts With Pharmaceuticals?
Mineral supplementation has been very safe. However, specific drugs may have specific guidelines for use. It is recommended that, before starting any mineral or nutritional program, you check with your healthcare professional for possible interactions. However, a positive side effect has been seen with supplements. As mineral deficiencies are corrected, the need for pharmaceutical drugs that mask deficiency symptoms may no longer be needed.
How Long Will It Take Before I See Results?
With nutrition, we are giving the body what it needs to heal itself and rebuild itself anew and this takes time. To build a better body, we have to wait on the natural turnover of the body's cells. A blood cell lasts 60-120 days. In 3-4 months your whole blood supply is completely replaced. In 6 months almost all the proteins in your body die and are replaced, even the DNA of your genes. In a year all your bones and even the enamel of your teeth is replaced, constructed entirely out of the nutrients you eat. Think of it this way: if you take a neglected houseplant and start feeding and watering it, the leaves may perk up a bit from the improved nutrition. But you have to wait for old leaves to be cast off and new leaves to grow before you get a really healthy plant.
How Are These Mineral Product Manufactured?
Eidon's mineral products are produced in a state of the art manufacturing facility for the bottling of liquid products. Imitating the intricate processes found in nature, these minerals, which are food grade, pharmaceutical grade, or derived from natural sources, are made using a highly technical, proprietary technology to create Angstrom-sized mineral particles and combine them with ultra-pure activated water. These elemental mineral ions are able to exist in a perfect polar and ionic/water-soluble form. The purer the water the more efficiently minerals are activated into their electrically charged ionic state. These products use water that is purified at the manufacturing facility using a unique proprietary process which encompasses intensified reverse osmosis, ultra filtration and UV light. The product label states the minimal dose recommended to maintain an individual’s daily requirements. It is based on an individual weighing 100-150 lbs. The amounts appear small because these water-soluble minerals are approximately 100% bio-available and are fully assimilated by the body. As such, smaller and safer dosages are able to be used.