Tropical Oasis Ionized Trace Minerals contain 74 essential, natural-source minerals. Can I eat all the right foods and still not get the minerals I need? Unfortunately yes. It is sad, but true. As the land around the world struggles to produce enough food to feed growing populations, constant cultivation results in anemic and depleted soil. Plants do not produce minerals; they draw them from the soil and in turn nourish us when we eat them. Fruits and vegetables grown in depleted soil do not contain the levels of natural minerals that they should and that we need. Many fruits and vegetables are grown in soil enriched with synthetic chemicals rather than organic fertilizers. Where does Tropical Oasis get it's minerals? Tropical Oasis's all natural plant derived colloidal minerals are extracted from prehistoric mineral deposits in the state of Utah. The prehistoric mineral deposits are millions of years old, created from concentrated deposits of fertile, prehistoric soil. Utah was once warm wetlands teeming with plant life and rich vegetation. Over time, all this mineral rich vegetation was compressed and buried, creating Utah's naturally rich mineral deposits. What are ionized minerals? Most chronic illnesses are actually caused by mineral deficiencies and many mineral deficiencies are caused by the body's failure to absorb minerals. Ionized minerals are the ions released from minerals when the minerals are exposed to water. And it is only these released ions, or "ionized" minerals, that cells can adequately absorb and utilize. If the minerals you take go through your body as a solid without becoming exposed to water and ionizing, it simply passes through your body. Tropical Oasis ionized minerals are already in liquid, ionized form thus your body can absorb them.