Frequently Asked Questions
How many trace minerals are in ConcenTrace®?
There are over 72 verified ionic trace minerals in ConcenTrace®. Each batch goes through several purification processes and then is put through a rigorous series of tests to ensure it is safe and meets or exceeds EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards for heavy metal toxic levels (click here for a video on this process). The following is a complete list of minerals and trace minerals present in ConcenTrace®:
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic (Inorganic), Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Bromide, Cadmium, Calcium, Carbonate, Cerium, Cesium, Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Fluoride, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Indium, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lead, Lithium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulfate/Sulfur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium ,Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium, plus other naturally-occurring trace minerals found in seawater.
Click here to download a certificate of analysis (PDF) of ConcenTrace®, which includes a summary analysis of all the minerals verified to be in the product. PLEASE NOTE: The analysis provided is a sample of a batch of ConcenTrace®. Because this product is naturally harvested, each batch may vary.
Are your bottles BPA free?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children. TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.
Does ConcenTrace® need to be refrigerated?
No. Due to the purity, concentration and natural mineral makeup of ConcenTrace®, it is naturally preserved, contains no bacterial growth and doesn't need to be refrigerated. The minerals do not lose potency over time. It has a 5 year shelf life from the date of manufacture. Therefore, after a few years, minor crystallization may occur but this does not affect the safety, quality or integrity of the product.
What are ionically-charged minerals?
An ionic mineral is an element that has a charge, either positive or negative. On the molecular level, that means the element has either one too many or too few electrons. This unstable ionic state allows the element to bond readily with water, making it possible for the body to absorb it.In this form, an element has specific positive or negative electrical signatures.These signatures combine in a dynamic dance of positive and negative charges whose electric flow helps move nutrients into the body.
What are trace minerals?
You may collect silver coins, wear a platinum ring, or have a gold filling. You've likely sipped tea poured from a coppe rkettle, eaten a cookie from a fancy tin container, or traveled on an airplane made of titanium. But did you know that platinum, gold, copper and titanium(along with many others) are critical to your health? Although only minute amounts of these “trace minerals” are needed, the body cannot function properly without them. Yet they are no longer as common in the foods you eat. Luckily, we can find them in their proper proportions in mineral-rich seas. Read more about Trace Minerals.
Where have all the minerals gone?
Traditionally, eating fresh grains, fruits, and vegetables grown in nutrient-rich soil provided an adequate supply of the full spectrum of ionically-charged minerals. Unfortunately, today naturally-occurring, nutrient-rich soil is not what most food is grown in. Vegetation growth and aggressive modern farming techniques have brought many of the earth's minerals to the surface where they have been washed away.
Synthesized fertilizers are routinely applied to farms and fields where minerals have been depleted and man-made fertilizers provide only enough mineral substance to support basic plant life. Numerous trace minerals that are so essential to human life are never replenished.
Why is absorption so important?
You cannot benefit from minerals unless your body can absorb them. The absorption of minerals mostly takes place within the small intestines. As food matter passes through the intestines, minerals transfer into the blood stream through the walls of the intestines. However, this transfer only occurs if the minerals are ionically-charged. Although stomach acid helps ionize dry minerals, a mineral supplement must contain naturally-ionized liquid minerals to be fully absorbed.
Why ionic minerals?
Minerals that are absorbed in their ionic form are in a liquid solution and have either a positive or negative charge. These charges form your body’s communications hub, conducting electrical signals that move nutrients throughout the body, keep the body in balance, and help the muscles function. In fact, without these impulses, not a single muscle (including your heart) would be able to function. Your brain function would cease and your cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance water pressure and absorb nutrients.* In recent research, minerals have been shown to play a significant role in averting a variety of degenerative diseases and processes.* They may also prevent and reduce injury from environmental pollutants, help protect the body against the effects of toxic minerals, and enhance the body’s ability to work and learn.
What if I have more questions?
We’re happy to answer your questions. Just send us an email or call and speak with a member of our customer service team at 1-800-624-7145.