Magic of Coral, The pH
Revealing the Greatest Health Secret: Acid - Alkaline Balance
This is quite lengthy, but extremely informative.
The 115 Year-Old Man
In 1979, a British journalist made a great discovery when he was given the unusual assignment of
interviewing one of the oldest documented living people in the word, Mr. Shigeciyo Izumi.
Mr. Izumi was a sprightly 115 year old man in amazingly good health that lived on an island off
the coast of Japan. He appeared to be active and alert, as spry as a healthy 70-year-old is. The journalist
noticed most of the other inhabitants on the island were also in great health and seldom died before age 95!
So intriguing were these people that other researchers came to investigate.
What Was Their Secret of Youth?
The researchers found the water the islanders drank was uniquely different than the water found
anywhere else in the world. Their water contained unique, ionized minerals leached from the coral on which
the island was built. These dissolved minerals made the water very alkaline (a high alkaline pH of 8.0 to
8.6). Researchers found this highly alkaline pH of the water to be very desirable; when drunk, it helped to
give the body a superior acid/alkaline balance.
The highly mineralized "coral" water, which the islanders drank, was found to be chemically very
similar to essential elements found in the human skeleton: body fluids, blood and amniotic fluid. Incredibly,
the researchers also discovered that the "coral" water could neutralize waste products if present in the
water, such as bacteria, heavy metals, fluoride and chloroform.
Water: The Body’s Basic Nutrient
Water is the single most important nutrient for sustaining human life. The human body consists
of approximately 70% water; the blood is about 90% water.
Water is responsible for transporting nutrients to every living cell, clearing cell waste and is
the key to all bodily functions. The average person requires a minimum of 1.5 to 2.5 liters of water per day.
The ideal formula is to drink half your body weight in ounces per day. What about the quality of our
The current quality of our water supplies continues to deteriorate due to many environmental
pollutants, especially residues from agar-chemicals pesticides, industrial chemicals and acid rain. The water
we drink is usually highly acidic, even when purified water may be clean, it still behaves as if it’s "dead,"
with little molecular vitality and often with chaotic, jangled electromagnetic imprints and large molecular
Is Your Drinking Water Acid?
To test your water, you must use a special water testing kit to measure the pH of water, such as
a pool testing kit. (Do not use the same pH tape that you use to test urine.) You may be surprised to find
how acid your water is. Water purifiers will purify the water but will not change an acid pH. It’s best to
avoid drinking water with a pH below 6.0 because the acidic pH will use your body’s own alkaline
Avoid drinking tap water. Depending on where you live, tap water (water from your faucet) may
contain over 2,000 different toxic residues, including heavy metals, viruses, parasite cysts and even
Drinking distilled water is not recommended either. It has been purified, by boiling tap water,
then condensing the steam into water. Although the steam-distilled water has been purified to a certain
extent, and may be free of heavy metals and some toxic residues, pesticide and herbicide residues are easily
vaporized and then condense with the steam, still leaving toxic water.
One of the best "purified" waters we’ve tested is Penta Hydrate, available in most health
It is made using a unique process that structures the water with oxygen, making it both highly
bio-available and easy to assimilate. Add a pinch of the coral mineral powder to each bottle of Penta Hydrate
or to each quart of ordinary purified water to bring the pH up to a healthier, more alkaline pH as well as
providing ionized minerals.
Healing Power Unleashed
The human body has a tremendous healing power when it is properly nourished. If the body’s pH
becomes acidic, it becomes harder and harder to properly take in other nutrients, such as minerals, vitamins
or herbs. The key is to re-establish the proper acid/alkaline balance of your body.
Acidic pH creates a hostile internal environment like a raging storm, making the body struggle
to get the nutrients it needs for optimal health. The more acid you become, the worse you feel. As the body’s
pH comes into better balance (with a pH between 6.4 t0 7.0), it is like a sunny spring day with flowers
blooming; your body can easily assimilate minerals and other nutrients that were very difficult to absorb at
a lower, more acid pH.
The Greatest Health Secret
Keeping the body in an alkaline pH range is one of the greatest secrets for keeping excellent
health. The first step, re-alkaline your body and then keep it in the optimal pH range by regularly taking
coral minerals, the secret of the Japanese islanders. These minerals are easily absorbable because they are
in an ionized form.
The Ionized Form
The body must reduce any form of incoming calcium into calcium ions before it can use it. These
charged particles of elemental calcium called ionized calcium are the only way the body can use calcium.
Since coral minerals contain calcium already in the ionized form, the body can use the calcium immediately
without having to break it down. Other forms of calcium, such as calcium carbonate from lime, or calcium
citrate, are much harder to absorb, or are often not absorbed at all.
A key role of calcium is to neutralize acidic compounds (usually toxins) anywhere in the body,
before damage can take place. Once these acidic molecules are neutralized, the body can then easily excrete
them; otherwise, they begin to accumulate in the body-first in the connective tissue and later, even in the
organs and blood. Having a sufficient amount of ionized calcium on hand is critical to body
The Number One Mineral
Calcium is the number by quantity needed by the human body. Calcium is bio-chemically necessary
to life, crucial to health and a key secret of keeping flexible and youthful.
Over time, the average person becomes more and more depleted of calcium. By age 40, over 50% of
Americans are seriously calcium deficient; by age 60, over 90% are calcium deficient. These drastic declines
show that the majority of Americans are not getting enough ionized, assimilate-able calcium from their diets,
so the body begins to steal calcium from the body’s emergency reserves, the bones.
The "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" Program
If you don’t get enough ionized calcium in your diet, especially from fruits and vegetables,
then the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" program goes into effect. Since the body can’t get enough calcium from the
diet, it will rob calcium from your bones, the only place it can. This leads to the development of dreaded
osteoporosis, a severe weakening and loss of bone from the spine and other bones, often causing much pain,
fractures, physical debility and agony.
Calcium Deposits In Your Joints
In addition, calcium deposits, often called bone spurs, may from in the joints. But these
deposits are not from too much calcium in your diet; they are from abnormal calcium metabolism due to
not enough calcium. Scientific research has identified the abnormal calcium in these deposits as
coming from your bone, not from your diet. It is a different, abnormal form of calcium. So you need not worry
that taking coral minerals will cause calcium deposits.
Due to lack of adequate ionized calcium sources in the diet, the body’s pH shifts into the acid
range. Since the body is already deficient in calcium, it now needs even more calcium to buffer the acid, so
it robs your bones for the calcium. Your body’s bones were never intended to be used as the body’s supply of
calcium, but the body sees it better then no calcium at all. This emergency release of calcium from your
bones is in the form of 'micro crystalline' hydroxapatite. It can buffer the blood, and encourages stone
formation at the liver, gallbladder and kidneys.
The Easiest to Absorb
The use of coral minerals has a long track record of success because they are so easy to absorb.
Many common forms of calcium in nutritional products are very difficult to absorb. Even if large amounts are
present in your diet, such as in vegetables or dairy, you can still be deficient in calcium. Calcium
typically requires a healthy amount of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) to break it down into an ionized
If you don’t produce adequate amounts of stomach acid, then you cannot ionize the calcium to
absorb it. Calcium and other mineral deficiencies are sure to follow even if you are taking regular
calcium/mineral supplements. Calcium that is ionized is easy for the body to absorb and utilize.
At age 65, the production of stomach acid declines to only 25% of what you produced at age 20.
At age 70, you produce only about 10% of the stomach acid that you produced at age 20. Even if you are a
young person, chronic illness can severely compromise your stomach’s acid output and capacity to digest
If you take a typical supplement with calcium (such as an isolated, unionized mineral), but do
not produce enough stomach acid, the calcium in the supplement can act against you, by precipitating out into
in-absorbable clumps, carrying some of your stored calcium from the supplement lost. But some of your own
calcium and other nutrients are lost as well.
The Gateway Factor
The calcium in coral minerals is already unique, ionized from. This means that the stomach acid
is not required to absorb it. This is great news for those who suffer from poor digestion caused by
poor stomach acid production. Because of its ionized form, coral minerals can allow you to absorb much more
calcium, as well as magnesium and many trace minerals, which naturally occur in coral.
We call coral minerals the "Gateway Factor" because they begin to correct the deep-seated
acid/alkaline imbalance in the body. When this happens, they appear to potentate (like a "gatekeeper") other
nutrients and supplements because they can then become more accessible to the body. Once the acid/alkaline
balance is back in the ideal range (6.4 to 7.0, as measured by urine pH), the body’s biochemical functions
can now be readily absorbed and waste can easily be eliminated.
The brilliant German researcher, Otto Warburg, won the Nobel Prize in 1932 for proving that
cancer needs anaerobic (oxygen free) environment in order to thrive. One way to create a low oxygen
environment is to create acidic pH in the body.
Researchers in the 1940’s and 50’s noticed that people with cancer, arthritis and other
degenerative diseases were all suffering from calcium deficiency. One doctor found that if he gave his
patients highly soluble (i.e. ionized) forms of calcium, they were able to overcome their
An Amazing Cancer Story
In the 1950’s, one doctor noticed that all of his cancer patients were severely deficient in
calcium. He found that as he treated them for their calcium deficiency, their bodies gradually got strong
enough to kill the cancer. Even his terminal cancer patients were able to survive. In fact, years later, the
autopsy reports of five of his patients showed no trace of cancer, yet all of them had been diagnosed as
terminal cancer patients, years earlier.
His theory was that ionized calcium was the main mineral that could rapidly alkaline the body.
He fond the body could then produce mono-ortho-calcium phosphate, the preferred form of calcium, which could
then quickly raise the pH back into the proper alkaline range. As soon as the body’s tissue acidity was
reduced, he found the cancer could not survive.
10 To 20 Times More Oxygen
Every cancer researcher knows that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment. If a cancer
tumor is put in a beaker with an alkaline media, the cancer will die in 3 hours. In the alkali, you have
oxygen. Small increases of 1/10 to 2/10 in pH can mean an amazing 10 to 20 times more tissue oxygen
availability. On the other hand, if the pH of the urine drops from an ideal pH (6.4 to 7.0) into a more
acidic pH (below 6.4) then less and less oxygen is available to the body’s tissues.
The human body’s pH is designed to be alkaline, but even running near an ideal pH; the body’s
constant waste products create a slightly acid state. Ionized calcium is the key mineral to keep the body’s
pH to an ideal, alkaline pH.
Overcoming Heart Disease
The number one tissue in the body that is susceptible to acid is the muscle tissue. When you
exercise so hard that your muscles ache, a waste product called lactic acid forms that must be neutralized.
Lactic acid, if retained too long over time, can eat holes in muscle tissue, even heart muscle. If a person
becomes mineral deficient without enough calcium, he becomes saturated with lactic acid and his muscles begin
to get stiff and hard. The lactic acid can eat holes in the muscle layer of the arteries. If an artery is
broken through, the person may die from a stroke or hemorrhage.
When an artery is damaged, the body will try to protect the artery by building a hard protective
layer over the site. To keep the artery from leaking, the body uses low density, goopy cholesterol to seal
the cracks, to prevent the person from bleeding to death. Since cholesterol is at the scene of the crime, it
is found guilty. But the real culprit is the excess acid. And the original cause of the buildup of acid is
mineral deficiency, just as Dr. Linus Pauling pointed out.
Miracle, or Normal Biochemistry?
As the ionized minerals in the coral minerals begin to be easily absorbed into the body, people
are amazed at the quick results, as many chronic symptoms begin to melt away. But it is not a miracle. It is
a return to normal biochemistry. Since the coral’s minerals are already ionized, they do not require stomach
acid to break them down. They can be quickly absorbed by the body and begin to re-establish a proper
acid/alkaline balance. Once the body becomes alkaline, its entire metabolism can return to normal
biochemistry. Muscles become less stiff, more flexible.
In our many experiments, we stumbled onto an exciting nutritional breakthrough. We found that
the coral minerals have spectacular tissue ‘bio-availability’ when mixed with a charged Aloe Vera powder.
Each component appears to be a "gatekeeper" for the other. The coral minerals appear to be the best absorbed
and uniquely delivered deep into the tissue when mixed with the high negative carrier of Aloe Vera powder.
The legendary healing properties of Aloe Vera appear to work best when coupled with the alkalizing, ionized
coral minerals. Although some calcium products can help restore bone and halt bone loss, such as NCH calcium,
they are only marginally helpful in restoring whole-body calcium tissue levels.
What About Colloidal Minerals
Japanese coral minerals (in the 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium) are free of toxic metals,
such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, which are found in many colloidal mineral products in the market
today. By weight, this special coral contains about 24% and 15% manganese, etc. Coral even contains rare
trace minerals such as praseodymium and yttrium, found only in highly fertile soils.
This coral’s large amounts of ionized calcium and magnesium are the keys to its famous body
rebuilding properties. Remember you need large quantities of calcium (and to a lesser extent, magnesium) as
key buffers in your body’s chemistry. Without these macro minerals, trace minerals could actually be
Macro vs. Trace Minerals
Unfortunately, colloidal mineral products typically contain only trace amounts of calcium and
magnesium. Loading up on lots of trace minerals without enough macro minerals (such as calcium
And magnesium), can eventually throw your mineral balance into chaos, sometimes leaving you
worse off than when you started. (It may take months to upset your mineral balance or it may happen quickly
if you are already calcium/magnesium deficient.)
You need minerals in their proper ratios. Farmers know that if their soil does not contain 70 to
80% calcium and magnesium, then adding extra trace minerals can so severely imbalance the soil that it will
kill the crop. The same exact amount of trace minerals when added to a soil with sufficient
calcium/magnesium content will allow the crops to thrive. Interestingly, your body needs about the same
mineral ratios as crops, to grow well and thrive.
Vitamin D Connection: Is the Calcium getting in?
Vitamin D is an important factor in the intestinal absorption of calcium. Without sufficient
vitamin D, the cell cannot adequately absorb calcium. Many people do not consume enough vitamin D in their
diets. In addition, many people are habitual "cave dwellers," living in artificially lit caves (i.e. houses
or work places), receiving very little natural sunlight on a daily basis. Consequently, they do not receive
enough sun-on-the-skin to produce their own vitamin D. (Sun exposure may include indirect sunlight, such as
being in shade, but not sunlight received through glass.)
If you are a "cave dweller," receiving less than 1 to 2 hours of natural sunlight daily, you may
have inadequate amounts of natural vitamin D as well as poor absorption of calcium. We often recommend a high
source of natural vitamin D, (not synthetic vitamin D 2), as well as other important nutrients.
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not to be mistaken for the promise of or
advice on the healing or cure of any disease or illness. The above statements have not been evaluated or
approved by the Food and Drug Administration.