What is Elixir?
Elixir belongs in a class of substances called “humic acids”. They come from the breakdown of ancient organic soil materials through microbial metabolism of decomposing plants. The decomposition process results in the multiplication of millions of beneficial healthy-promoting bacteria, along with a vast array of naturally-occurring minerals. Many studies have been done on humic acids and the results are a series of compelling reasons to consider taking Elixir on a daily basis. The following are just a few to consider:
1. Trace and Micro Trace Minerals
We know that our bodies require large amounts of certain commonly known nutrients to function (like calcium, magnesium, potassium, as well as vitamins, etc…), but there are also many nutrients that are needed in much smaller quantities and are just as important as the macro-nutrients. Consider the example of baking bread, you need large amounts of certain ingredients (flour, water/milk, etc..) but you also need the tiniest amount of yeast or the bread won’t rise and give bread its “bread-y” qualities. The same is true for nutrients. You need the commonly discussed macro nutrients, but without the small amounts of micro nutrients, your body will not be able to perform all of its daily duties for you to function and be “you”. Analysis of Elixir shows an expansive number of nutrients (over 60), and that’s just within our range of testing! Likely, there are many more than we can test for. Elixir supplements those lesser known, but just as important, micro nutrients in trace amounts.
2. Your Microbiome (Good Gut and Skin Microbes)
The nutrients in Elixir help create an environment for good digestive microbes to multiply and thrive, including: minerals (macro, trace and micro trace), electrolytes, fatty acids, and more. Building a good sub-straight in our gut (the food and environment for good microbes to live) is key to our health and well-being. This is because much of our health begins in our guts! We need to be able to take in food, properly digest it, break it down into nutrient parts, allow those to pass through & be delivered to the places in our bodies where they are needed. If we aren’t digesting our food properly, breaking down, metabolizing, and delivering nutrients, then we simply don’t do well.
Just as tour gut needs a healthy microbiome, there are also topical, living environments on our skin. These microbiomes are disrupted constantly by pollution, sun exposure, cosmetics, toxins released through our skin, etc…). Elixir can be applied topically (or in a bath) and can be very helpful in reducing the effects of these disruptions by re-balancing the microbiomes of our skin.
Electrolytes are simply minerals that carry charges and conduct electricity in the body. The body constantly moves electrolytes through the tissues in order to promote balance in the system and metabolic functions. They are responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses, the function of the muscle tissues and the circulatory system, the balance of the body’s pH and the transport of toxins and nutrients through the cell wall. Basic electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium but proper electrolyte function also requires trace minerals and other synergistic co-factors.
Many people only think about electrolytes in the summer because we tend to need them most when it’s hot and we’re sweating a lot. However, electrolytes, because they are required for nerves impulse conduction, are needed year-round! Many mild seasonal affect issues, mild depression, hormonal disruptions and other issues that arise in winter might be helped if proper electrolytes were available for the body to use.
4. Environmental Toxicity
Because they are found in nature, humic acids have been studied with regard to their ability to react with toxins found in the environment. They have been found to form complexes with ions which give them the ability to attract and bind toxins. In our current environmental toxic overload, Elixir can be a huge asset in maintaining health in the face of toxins that contribute to inflammation, the underlying cause of many diseases.
5. pH – Alkalize!
Elixir supports optimal pH by helping to alkalize the body and counter-acting acidifying factors, such as environmental toxins and dietary disruption. Proper pH is a popular topic because we’re learning that maintaining overall alkalinity is key to supporting our body’s ability to maintain normal functions while improving our defenses against harmful organisms, like bad bacteria, yeast, and fungus. The common American diet tends to create acidity and inflammation, and is likely a leading cause of many health issues.
6. Synergy- Combined Efforts are Key
People love to compartmentalize nutrients and their advantages, but we often overlook the synergistic effects (the combination), which can be much more important. This is true for Elixir. Consider the above benefits as determined by isolated studies and think about what each one does when combined with the others. The benefits of improved cognitive function (electrolytes), digestion (gut microbiome), skin health (skin microbiome), and improved energy (detoxification) could be the perfect advertisement for a “senior” supplement. While the benefits of improved hormonal communication (gut microbiome), acne support (skin microbiome), and cognitive processing (electrolytes) could also be very beneficial for teenagers! This one product has many, many benefits across age ranges, activity levels, sexes and diets.
Many people will start the Dynamite program with Elixir alone because it is easy-to-take, and it helps improve the gut microbiome, however it is not a complete supplement by itself. Again, go back to the cake example above, you cannot get a cake by simply using yeast. You need macro-nutrients (calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins, etc…) in much larger quantities in order for the micro nutrients, pro-biotics and electrolytes in Elixir to work. There is nothing wrong with starting the Dynamite program slowly with Elixir by itself for a month or so as needed, but remember to add in the Daily Foundation Program of DM Plus and Tri-Mins to round out your nutrients and give your body the full spectrum of what it needs to thrive!