Ionic Sea Minerals FAQS
By Paul Schneider Jr.
Ionic Sea Minerals is
a mineral supplement that
contains all 76 minerals and trace minerals found in the ocean. Many
thousands of people in the USA take them daily as a mineral supplement. Here are some answers to
I am trying to be careful not
to dilute the sea minerals too much with
water. Is this the right approach?
Actually, the more water, the better. Hydration is an important part
of regularity. The water is easily absorbed into the body, but a good
portion of the magnesium in Ionic Sea Minerals is not, traveling on to the
colon where it serves to draw in water through the colon wall.
How much of the Ionic Sea Minerals can I safely take?
question. As long as you have healthy kidneys, you could theoretically
take 10 tsps. a day. That is the approximate amount of magnesium
contained in a single dose of Milk of Magnesia.
However, in reality you should never need 10 tsps. in a
day. Three or four tsp. at a time should be more than enough for most people
to get their bowels MOVING! In fact, most people will find that a single
teaspoon a day is sufficient.
Tell me how to regulate my stool using the sea minerals.
Personally, what I aim for is to have stool that is somewhere between soft
and shaped like a sausage to a big blob of stool in the toilet, similar to a
fresh cow pie. You simply adjust the dose of sea minerals up or down each
day by a quarter tsp. to adjust the stool and keep it within this range of
soft, easily passed stool.
Some may say that a blob of stool that resembles a fresh
cow pie is too wet. But who cares? At this consistency, it usually only
takes a few seconds to completely empty out the latter part of the colon. As
long as you drink enough water to stay nicely hydrated, this consistency of
stool should be just fine.
There are many things we can do that tend to cause
constipation. Some main ones are: eating a lot of meat or nuts that tend to
slow down digestion, eating large meals that tend to overload the digestive
system, or taking long trips in a car or plane, which tend to suppress
normal bowel activity.
When I know that I need extra help, I will up my dose of
minerals to 1.5 or even 2 tsp. a day till things return to normal. Even
though I might miss a day or even 2 days of bowel movements, the extra
minerals have helped to keep my stool from drying out, so that when my body
does catch up, elimination is a breeze.
What if Ionic Sea Minerals doesn't relieve my constipation?
Because the sea minerals can make the stomach feel queasy until the body
gets used to them, we normally recommend starting slow and building up.
However, if you are desperate for
constipation relief, you can up the dose to 2 tsps. If the problem is
severe, even 3 or 4 tsps. may be necessary to get things moving. However,
this large of a dose will almost always result in diarrhea.
I've used laxatives a lot. Can Ionic Sea Minerals still help my
Yes, most of the time the magnesium in the sea minerals can still help. Sad
to say, once a person's constipation has progressed to
organic constipation, (click, then
scroll down towards the bottom of the article) the damage is irreversible.
The good news is, even when a person has
become dependent on laxatives for peristalsis (the wave like contractions of
the colon that moves stool along), the magnesium in Ionic Sea Minerals might
extra water into the colon, which helps to keep stool soft and more easy to
eliminate. The extra water can also help to flush stool from the colon.
For those trying to get off of laxatives, they may need to
take 2 to 4 teaspoons at a time to find relief. They may even have to do
this for 2 or 3 days before things start to happen. The good news is, it is
possible that within a few weeks or months, a person will start to see some
improvement in their bowel activity, and be able to take a smaller and
smaller dose as the negative effects of laxatives diminishes and normal
peristalsis is restored.
Can Ionic Sea Minerals help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
people with IBS have reported
a real improvement in bowel
movements within a month of taking Ionic Sea Minerals. The daily magnesium
may help to clean out the colon and over time might help to restore normal
Can a person with MS or someone who has nerve damage caused by a disease
like diabetes get any help from the sea minerals?
magnesium in the sea minerals can help to keep stool soft, making it easier
to eliminate. Second, the extra water drawn in by the magnesium can have an
enema like effect, pushing stool out the rectum.
As long as the kidneys are still healthy and can remove
any excess magnesium from the body, the sea minerals can be taken daily,
helping even someone with colonic nerve damage to have better bowel
Question: I can hardly stand the taste
of the sea minerals. Is there anything I can do to help them taste better?
Yes, there are numerous ways to mask the taste.
1. Take a tsp. of minerals in 4 ounces of strong tasting
grape juice (like the Walmart brand) or in carrot juice. Once you gulp it
down, chase it with another quick swallow to wash the taste from your
2. Mix a tsp. into a glass of chocolate milk. This works
3. Add a tsp. to a quart of lemonade - it may actually
give lemonade a milder, more pleasing taste. I personally like using
Lite Pure Lemonade mix, sweetened
with Truvia. It has no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.
4. Add a tsp. to a gallon of drinking water and drink
throughout the day. This gives the water a mild mineral taste that many
people find acceptable. Some even prefer the taste to non-treated water.
5. Get our
dropper bottle and throughout the
day add 8 to 12 drops into whatever you are drinking.
6. Fortunately, within a few days the
taste usually isn't as much of a problem, and after weeks or months some
people get used to the taste enough just to take them in a tall glass of
Which minerals does the Ionic Sea Minerals contain?
It contains all 76 minerals found in the ocean. This is also all the
naturally occurring minerals listed on the Periodic Chart of Elements.
Click here to see the approximate
amount of some of these minerals in Ionic Sea Minerals. (Ocean Trace is the
same product, but marketed for agricultural use)
Click here to see how much of each
element is found in ocean water. For trace minerals, you can multiply this
amount by 100 for an approximation of how much of that mineral is in Ionic
How do Ionic Sea Minerals relieve constipation?
Ionic Sea Minerals contain 422 mg. of magnesium per teaspoon. This is
approximately 60% magnesium chloride and 37% magnesium sulfate.
You may be familiar with laxative products like Milk of
Magnesia or Epson Salt, which both have magnesium as their active
ingredient. Doctors commonly prescribe magnesium to clean out the colon
prior to colon surgery or a colonoscopy. Magnesium is quite effective. It
works by drawing extra water into the colon. The more magnesium that is
present, the more water is drawn in.
How important is it to stay hydrated when taking Ionic Sea Minerals for
Answer: It is
very important. We recommend that you take plenty of fluids, to give
your body a reserve of water that may be drawn into the colon to facilitate
How do the sea minerals help to reverse constipation caused by taking a
is a mineral that causes muscles to contract. A calcium supplement can cause
constipation when it isn't absorbed and finds its way into the colon. It
causes the colon to contract and stay contracted. This limits the colon's
ability to make its normal wavelike contractions that move stool along.
Magnesium causes muscles to relax,
countering the effect of calcium,
and helping to restore normal peristalsis.
Why do Ionic Sea Minerals help me to sleep better at night?
taken before bed, the magnesium in the sea minerals may help the body to
relax after a stressful day, and may help a person to more easily fall
Can Ionic Sea Minerals interfere with my medications?
magnesium in Ionic Sea Minerals can change the absorption rate of certain
medications. Therefore, you should always check with your doctor before
beginning a magnesium regimen.
My kidneys aren't functioning at 100%. Can I still take the Ionic Sea
Answer: Be very
careful here. When kidneys are functioning normally, they are able to easily
flush out an excess of certain nutrients, including magnesium and vitamin C.
However, when kidney function is impaired or a person has kidney disease, it
is possible for excess magnesium to build up in the system until it becomes
Therefore, someone with impaired kidney function should
not take Ionic Sea Minerals unless it is approved and monitored by a medical