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INTRODUCTION Based on original research and excerpts from the book The Trace Mineral Story, by Melchior Dikkers PhD-- research biochemist.
TRACEMIN 74 generically is a clay mineral, Montmorillonite. Montmorillonite is a colloidal silicate mineral generally formed by the deposit of volcanic ash in lakes. Its basic structure is:
MgO Al2 O2 • SiO2 nH2O.
"In 1931 while Professor of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry at Loyola University, a natural mineral compound was brought to my attention which later on proved to be one of the most amazing, and unique materials with which I have ever been fortunate enough to come into contact. Its properties were such that it caused me to become deeply involved in a research program that was to take me into many years of painstaking analysis and findings. The material was subsequently identified as a form of Montmorillonite, a colloidal silicate."
"Twenty some years ago, I began research on the natural clay mineral as a food supplement. At the onset of this research, the experimental work was done on laboratory animals. In the case of various forms of intestinal infections in rabbits, poultry, swine and
"The results of my research and findings on the natural clay mineral MONTMORILLONITE, are as follows:
1. The mineral absorbs toxic substances from the intestinal
tract, and at the same time possesses a healing and
2. The absorptive power of this natural clay - mineral
compound is very great. It absorbs gaseous substances
- and aids in regularity.
3. The natural clay mineral helps supply mineral trace
elements that may be lacking in the diet.
4. The natural trace elements act as catalysts which aid in
metabolism, and cell building.
5. These minerals form a gel-like substance that acts as a
protective coating in the intestinal tract.
6. These minerals contain both ferrous and ferric iron.
Ferrous irons for the hemoglobin (red coloring-matter of
the blood) formation, and ferric irons for the muscular
7. Minerals function in maintaining osmotic pressure and
influence contractility of muscles.
8. Minerals enter into the synthesis of every living cell and
they influence the vital processes of oxidation, secretion,
growth, and reproduction.
9. Mineral elements are essential to the structure of certain
complex chemical compounds, which influence the
course of metabolism."
"An interesting side-light on the background of this rare, natural Montmorillonite mineral, is written and told by many persons who have delved into its history. It is told that deposits were rare and greatly esteemed by the Indians. Medicine Men wandered for hundreds of miles in search of the cherished minerals."
The Panaca Montmorillonite deposit is superior to all other known deposits. All of the other deposits of which I am aware, were formed by volcanic action which means that most of the elements present are in the inorganic state, and are not really assimilated by animals and humans. Inorganic minerals such as dolomite, ferrous sulfate, zinc gluconate and calcium gluconate when ingested, must be made soluble in the stomach. At the same time protein is hydrolyzed into amino acids. When both are done, and conditions are right, the mineral is chelated by the amino acids, meaning suspended between two or more amino acids. Once chelated the mineral can be metabolized."
"The Panaca deposit was formed by heavy sedimentation of mineral elements in plant and animal marine life such as seaweed, shrimp and algae. In this form the minerals were naturally chelated in the plant and animal organism, or in other words, "in organic form."