Commercial colloidal mineral products are derived from clay or humic shale deposits. Historically, some Native American tribes have used clay medicinally. There are many different promotional claims for colloidal mineral products, but there is no reliable medical evidence to support using these products. There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of colloidal minerals on the following:. Colloidal minerals may be unsafe to take orally because they contain different amounts of arsenic, aluminum, barium, lead, titanium, and nickel; which may cause toxicity. There is insufficient information on the overall safety of colloidal minerals on adults, children, pregnant, and breastfeeding women; best to avoid.
Author information: 1 School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Concentrations of 11 minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper, iron, manganese, rubidium, selenium, strontium, and zinc were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry ICP-MS. WHO equations were used to calculate the estimated energy requirement, which was divided by the energy density of breast milk to estimate daily milk volume, and this number was multiplied by breast-milk mineral concentrations to estimate intakes. Principal component analyses identified clusters of minerals; principal components PCs were used in regression analyses for anthropometric outcomes. RESULTS: Estimated breast-milk intakes during established lactation were insufficient to compensate for the lower milk sodium, copper, manganese, and zinc concentrations in male infants and the lower sodium, iron and manganese concentrations in female infants. Estimated intakes of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and selenium were below the Institute of Medicine Adequate Intake for both sexes at all 3 stages of lactation.
Colostrum is also very easy to digest. And what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. For example, colostrum is sometimes referred to as a natural vaccination because its levels of antibodies and white blood cells are so high.
One doctor described mastitis as "a bunch of germs having a party in your milk ducts"-a wry description of an otherwise humorless affliction. Mastitis is a vicious infection that develops fast and, untreated, can quickly get worse. This is one party you don't want to throw. The germs that cause mastitis can enter through the nipple when the baby falls asleep while nursing: The pores in your nipple are still open, giving the germs easy access.