Reading the ingredients label on the "Beyond Tangy Tangerine" product that Alex is hocking makes some interesting discoveries. In fine print at the bottom of the label, the "plant derived mineral powder" that they add to the product contains Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Aluminum Hydroxide, and Flourine.
Digging around to find out more information about this product, (which, by the way is difficult, since the first 6 or 7 PAGES Google returned were all from the same or similar businesses) I then did a search for side effects. I came across a website that discusses this issue:
"These so-called "plant-derived" minerals are apparently from the TJ Clark Mine in Utah. The reason they are called "plant-derived" is that the mine has ancient plant matter that did not undergo complete fossilization, and they use the soft, crumbly material from this mine for their products. It is sold by several companies, among them TJ Clark and Youngevity, and sold under several other company names, with the "plant-derived minerals" or "colloidal mineral" designation.
Here's the problem, and perhaps they are so clueless they don't realize it: during sedimentation - when plant matter begins to become rock - it absorbs and fixes minerals that are not necessarily good for you - among them, the heavy metal neurotoxins mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead, plus the Alzheimer's-promoting combination of aluminum and fluorides."
Someone please explain to me why Alex is so adamant about exposing the dangers of fluoridated water, yet then tuns around and pushes this snake oil that contains Flourine.