"C Colloidal (Kol-oid-al) chemistry is
not new, but it is not widely known about or understood by the
By Dr Joel Wallach
CHAPTER 10 (continuation)
chemistry is not new, but it is not widely known about or understood
by the general public. Simply said, a Colloid refers to a substance
that exists as ultra-fine particles that are suspended in a medium
of different matter. The colloidal state is the state of a solute
(mineral or other substance such as a paint pigment) in a solution
when its molecules do not separate into atoms as with a true
solution (sodium chloride or salt separates into separate sodium
and chloride atoms while in solution), but rather they remain
grouped together to form solute particles.
The presence of these
inorganic colloidal particles, which are approximately one hundred-thousandth
to one ten-millionth of a centimeter in diameter (about 400 thousandths
to four millionths of an inch), can often be detected by means
of an electron microscope. As a result of the grouping of the
molecules, a solute in the colloidal state cannot pass through
a suitable semipermeable membrane and gives rise to negligible
osmotic pressure (they will pass through filter paper), depression
of freezing point and elevation of boiling point effects.
These ultra-fine particles
of the Colloid are just barely larger than most molecules and
so small they can't be seen with the naked eye - about one billion
of these Colloid particles would fit into a cubic 0.01 of an
part of a Colloid provides a solid, gas or liquid medium in which
the Colloid particles are suspended. The suspended particles
in a Colloid can also be a solid, a gas or a liquid
Solutions were classified
by H Freundlich (1925) into three categories:
- True solutions
- Colloidal solutions
- Emulsions and suspensions.
The four part method
of classifying solutions is as follows:
- Identify particle
- Determine presence
of Brownian movement (random movement of particles suspended
in liquids or gasses resulting from the impact of molecules of
the fluid surrounding the particles).
- Ability to pass through
- Level of solubility
In 1975, S. S. Voyutsky
(a Russian) wrote the classic text on colloidal chemistry. Voyutsky
referred to solutions as "molecular dispersion systems"
and "heterogeneous highly dispersed colloidal systems."
The exact point between
the molecular and colloidal degrees of dispersion cannot be established
because the transition from molecularly dispersed systems to
coarsely dispersed systems is a continuous range.
A colloidal system
must have three basic characteristics:
- It must be heterogeneous
(consists of dissimilar ingredients or constituents).
- The system must be
multi-phasic (i.e.solid/liquid, gas/liquid, etc.).
- The particles must
be insoluble (do not dissolve in the solution).
Each one of these classifications
interunique qualities. The interesting thing about colloids is
that they remain heterogeneous, multi-phasic and insoluble at
different concentrations as long as a larger number if not all
of the particles are within the range of sizes of colloids (
In to 100 n).
The molecular groups
or particles of the Colloid solute carry a resultant electrical
charge, generally of the same sign (negative) for all of the
particles. A small percentage of these inorganic colloids will
pass through the intestine of a living animal or human because
a natural chelating process takes place in the gut in the presence
of protein-containing food.
material which readily passes through filter paper may be separated
from dissolved substances, such as starch, sugar or salt, by
placing the mixture of mineral Colloid and non Colloid in a parchment
shell surrounded by distilled water. The inorganic colloids are
"too large" to pass through the membrane, but the molecules
of salt, starch and sugar or any other dissolved substance pass
readily through the semipermeable membrane (they separate into
individual atoms or very small molecules). This kind of separation
process is called dialysis.
In the process of
digestion the inorganic minerals in food or supplements soon
become inorganic colloids and as an inorganic Colloid they cannot
penetrate the intestinal wall to enter the blood stream. In the
presence of amino acids a small percentage of the inorganic colloids
form chelated minerals and organic colloids which are able to
be dialyzed through the mucus membranes of the intestinal walls
into the blood stream - this form of bio available mineral state
is known as a "crystalloid."
organic colloids readily pass through cell walls, while non-organic
colloids are "too large." Additionally we must remember
that in the living organism there are other physiological forces
at work which interfere with or modify the expected osmotic phenomenon.
supplements and commercial colloids are found in four different
- Unprotected colloids
are made of bare "rock flour," this is the form of
inorganic metallic Colloid found in sea bed minerals, clays,
"soils," and "Glacial Milk." This form of
inorganic Colloid is in fact a metallic mineral and is only available
to plants when there is a healthy soil population of bacteria
- The second type of
mineral Colloid is found in the living systems of bacteria, fungi,
green plants (food crops), animals and humans and is coated by
a water loving (hydrophilic) substance such as gelatin, albumin,
albuminoids, or collagen. This coating protects the now "organic
mineral Colloid" and allows it to be a crystalloid for absorption,
storage and physiological uses and thus maximizing its bioavailabiIity
to 98 %.
- The third type of
organic mineral Colloid has a protective coating of carbon with
a molecular chain length of 10 to 12 carbon atoms. This type
of Colloid is also found in bacteria, fungi, plants (including
some forms of petrified wood), animals and humans and is thought
to be the most stable form of natural organic mineral Colloid.
- The fourth type of
mineral Colloid is not found in nature, but rather is manufactured
industrially by coating the metallic Colloid with sulfated castor
oil ( lipophillic or fat or oil loving) to form commercial detergents.
It is a little known fact that
colloidal minerals have been consumed in America as a bottled
supplement since 1926. Each quart of Majestic Earth plant derived colloidal mineral
solution contains up to 77 minerals in their unaltered organically
bound colloidal form. These minerals are leached from a prehistoric
plant material known as "humic shale" which comes from
Humic shale is pulverized and placed in large food grade vats
and submerged in purified cool water and allowed to leach naturally
and undisturbed for many weeks. During this period the plant
derived minerals blend with the water to form an organic colloidal
concentrate we affectionately call Majestic Earth.
on whose research you look at there may be as many as 60 essential
minerals are missing from our diet, disease or even death can
occur. Minerals never occurred in a uniform blanket around the
crust of the Earth but rather were and are today found in veins.
It was always a throw of the dice what minerals and how much
of each were found in any given field. Therefore it has always
been a throw of the dice who gets what deficiency disease.
To eliminate random mineral deficiency disease in livestock the
agricultural industry added minerals and trace minerals to feed
pellets so that every mouthful the animal consumed contained
optimal levels of minerals. By contrast humans have historically
been told that "you can get everything you need from your
four food groups." You can not get everything you need from
your four food groups!
We have used the simple fertilizer NPK for over 100 years in
America for maximum yields of tons and bushels per acre, as a
result our form and range soils are exhausted of organic material
and depleted of essential minerals. Therefore, it is more important
now than ever before to supplement our diets with mineral.
Each quart of
derived colloidal minerals contains 19,000 mg of dissolved minerals.
Because Majestic Earth is a natural product color and taste
in cool environment after opening.
2. Majestic Earth may have an unpleasant in its concentrated
3. Suggested as a food for special dietary use. For adults, mix
one ounce per 100 pounds of body weight 1 to 2 times daily. For
children, one teaspoon for every 20 pounds body weight. Drink
during or after meals, one to three times a day or as desired
with your favorite fruit or vegetable juice.
4. As with any nutritional supplement program, check with your
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