- What other names is Colloidal Minerals known by?
- What is Colloidal Minerals?
- How does Colloidal Minerals work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Colloidal Minerals.
Despite safety concerns, colloidal minerals are used as a supplemental source of trace minerals and as a dietary supplement to increase energy. They are also used for improving blood sugar levels in diabetes, treating arthritis symptoms, reducing blood cell clumping, reversing early cataracts, turning gray hair dark again, flushing poisonous heavy metals from the body, improving general well-being, and reducing aches and pains.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Mineral deficiencies.
- Low energy.
- Reducing blood cell clumping.
- Reversing early cataracts.
- Turning gray hair dark again.
- Flushing poisonous heavy metals from the body.
- Improving general well-being.
- Reducing aches and pains.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use colloidal minerals if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. There is concern about the metals some products might contain. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Too much iron in the body (hemochromatosis): Hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder. If you have this condition, taking colloidal minerals might make it worse.
Inability to use copper (Wilson's disease): Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder. If you have this condition, taking colloidal minerals might make it worse.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011