I rarely do product reviews, for the simple reason that my main focus is to sell my own stuff.
But I’ve been using Liqui Mins Concentrace Trace Minerals for a while, and as the product is fairly ubiquitous now – having found its way onto the shelves of even conventional grocery stores’ supplement aisles – you may be wondering if it’s worth trying.
You may be wondering if it’s worth its salt. (Yes, pun intended! Sorry, couldn’t help it!)
Why take a trace mineral supplement?
Stress depletes the body of minerals, as do eating processed foods and constant exposure to toxins. Therefore, most Westerners are mineral deficient at some levels, and chronic deficiency eventually leads to disease.
Yes, you may be able to get all the minerals you need from your diet if you are extremely particular about both the type and variety of food you consume.
But that’s a big maybe. You will be better off if you take some supplement or other that contains trace minerals.
What’s in Concentrace?
From the ingredient label:
Magnesium 250 mg. 62%
Chloride 680 mg.
Sulfate 75 mg.
Potassium 5 mg.
Sodium 4.5 mg.
Lithium 1.0 mg.
The following in naturally occurring varying trace amounts; Calcium, Carbonate, Bromide, Fluoride, Iodine, Rubidium, Scandium, Boron, Phosphorus, Nickel, Manganese, Chromium, Strontium, Cobalt, Zinc, Titanium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Barium, Copper, Iron, Silicon, Yttrium, Molybdenum, Tin, Gallium, Gold, Silver, Cesium, Beryllium, Selenium, Vanadium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Terbium, Praseodymium, Lutetium, Gadolinium, Samarium, Bismuth, Ytterbium, Erbium, Europium, Neodymium. Plus the other minerals found in sea water.
The Liqui Mins supplement contains the minerals that occur naturally in salt water, often (always?) sourced from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, U.S.A.
It is almost 100% natural…EXCEPT it also contains 0.0000014% dimethyldicocoalkylammonium chloride and <0.0000003% isopropanol. Those two ingredients sound horrible, but they are not as bad as they sound. Isopropanol is rubbing alcohol. Although you wouldn’t want to gulp it down from a bottle you buy from your local drugstore, this teeny percentage they put into the bottle (to help the mineral suspension, I think) is perfectly harmless to you.
The first one is more dubious, as it is used in pesticides. However, it is not known to be harmful. I have no idea why it’s there, but the teeny percentage that these trace mineral drops contain is certainly much less of a concern than the hidden stimulative ingredients often found in other liquid vitamin and mineral supplements in much larger quantities.
Do these trace minerals really work?
I used to have restless legs really bad, especially during a particular time of the month. Since taking these trace minerals on a daily basis, I have had no more problems. The reason is the high amount of magnesium. For some reason, even though I get quite a bit of magnesium in my diet it’s not enough. I need to supplement in order not to be deficient.
I recently slacked and stopped taking the Concentrace for a few days. Lo and behold, I went to bed one night and couldn’t get to sleep because my legs were restless. I got up and took about ten drops of the trace minerals, and within ten minutes I could relax again.
During that same time period I found myself craving chocolate, another phenomenon which hasn’t happened since I started using this product. Again, I drank some water with the trace minerals in it, and BOOM! Five minutes later, no more chocolate craving.
Sure, I could take a plain old magnesium tablet, but such supplements aren’t nearly as easily absorbed by the body as are the minerals in Concentrace.
If your health isn’t where you want it to be, and/or chocolate cravings hound you and/or you suffer from muscular spasms like restless legs or heart palpitations, you might want to give Liqui Mins Concentrace a try. Because the Crunchy Coach said so.