Ohio State University research has shown that when plants are given a balance of natural minerals, the photosynthesis process is more efficient and complete, converting simple sugars and amino acids into complex starches and proteins, making plants stronger, and pest resistant.
Microorganisms in the soil also get a boost from minerals, naturally reducing soil erosion and increasing soil moisture and nutrient storage capacity.
It is universally recognized that plants, animals and human beings all require a steady intake of certain vital minerals, micro nutrients and trace elements to promote healthy growth, general well being and disease resistance. The catalog of essential plant and animal nutrients continues to grow, with advancing knowledge of the mechanisms of these elements in nutrition.
Minerals in the soil are gradually absorbed by all growing plants, in varying quantities sometimes substantial and sometimes minute. When these soil minerals are contained in agricultural crops, they are removed upon harvesting, and over time this process dramatically reduces the mineral balance of the soil. Thus, each successive crop is supported by, and contains when harvested, a steadily diminishing quantity and mix of valuable minerals.
The same phenomenon occurs as animals graze on pastureland, taking soil minerals from grasses and other plants. The minerals are permanently removed from the soil in that location when they are carried away in meat or milk . Natural erosion from wind and water also contributes to the depletion process.
When we eat food grown on depleted soil we too, like the plants, lose our natural resistance to disease. Deficiencies of only one of a number of trace minerals – copper, iron, selenium, etc. – have been found in laboratory studies to be associated with an increased risk of cancer.
In nature, the Earth replenishes these minerals when glaciers move and crush rock into the Earth’s soil mantle, and winds blow the dust in the form of loess all over the globe. Volcanoes erupt, spewing forth minerals from deep within the Earth, and rushing rivers form mineral-rich alluvial deposits.
NaturesPerfect is packed full of essential and trace minerals, conveniently packaged so you can apply it to your bit of earth and help things grow better.