Concentrace Ionic Trace Mineral Drops
a very easy way to get my trace minerals. the flavor is not overwhelming but pleasant. i like the way it can be used drop by drop and has lots of servings. it's a healthy and economical choice - another one of swanson's many gems.
May 23, 2013
So glad I discovered this!
I think this puts the minerals back into my filtered water that are taken out during the filtering. This makes my water taste great. I put 30-35 drops per gallon
April 22, 2013
This is a very good price. Trace Mineral drops all have a very unpleasant taste so that is to be accepted. To counter that I take it two ways. All at once in a shot glass with some orange juice followed by some water, or fewer drops more frequently through the day.
April 8, 2013
Not the Same
I compared the label with the registered trademark Concentrace, and the lithium is missing from Swanson's brand. Lithium is a brain cell regenerator I wouldn't want missing from my mineral water.
April 6, 2013
Tastes bad but a great form of trace minerals nonetheless.
March 6, 2013
I love the fact that I can get all the trace minerals I need in a tiny dose of liquid! I used to buy the name brand but it was sooo expensive! The taste is bad... but for the benefit, it is well worth a moment of bad taste!
January 1, 2013
Sadly, Only Game in Town
I believe the best source of trace minerals is from high quality mineral water. It is one of nature's main ways of providing these essential nutrients in balance. Pellegrino is, in my opinion, an excellent example of how nature provides trace minerals, the gold standard. Yet it's expensive, environmentally unfriendly (shipping heavy water around the world is a no no), and unnecessarily contains carbonation. However, the water itself is excellent. I have long sought a way to remineralize locally filtered water up to Pellegrino quality. I find Concentrace to fall short on a number of fronts.
Pellegrino water is mineralized as it spends decades passing through dolomite and gypsum in the Italian alps. Concentrace comes from a completely dead lake in Utah, exposed to all sorts of modern day contaminants, like acid rain.
Pellengrino's mineral analysis shows 43% sulfate, 17% calcium, 5% magnesium, and 5% chloride. Gerolsteiner, another wonder of nature, tips more heavily towards calcium and magnesium, yet it's chloride is still 4%. Concentrace is 70% chloride, typical of what you find from sea salt, not mineral water. I'm not saying taking mostly chloride from your trace mineral supplement is bad, I honestly don't know. I do know it differs greatly from the mineral balance seen in high quality mineral water. And Concentrace just feels weird to me, as unscientific as comment as that is.
I have search far and wide, to no avail, to find a quality trace mineral supplement that more closely mirrors the mineral balance found in quality mineral water. I continue to purchase Concertrace, from that old nasty lake, because sadly, it's the only game in town. If I were an Italian business person living near San Pellegrino, I would figure out a way to create a trace mineral supplement that mirrored Pellegrino's balance, from the same mountains, and be prepared to make a fortune selling it.
November 8, 2012
Back to SEA Life
"Life in the sea, both animal and vegetable, is far healthier than similar life on land. Why?
...the sea provides its creatures a totally balanced and adequate physiological and chemical diet, while fresh water and rain-washed land masses do not. " --Dr. Murray
This is the product mimicking the part of the diet we used to have in the sea....We take it every day with everything, feeling back home again...
March 28, 2012
Great way to get trace minerals that your body needs. I add a quarter teaspoon, about 20 drops, to my two-quart container of filtered water along with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
October 1, 2011
This is a convenient way to add trace minerals to water and other beverages. I drink distilled water and this helps put back extra minerals lost from distillation.
July 18, 2011
Make sure and take as directed and you will love this product!
July 14, 2011
Taste a little too salty for my liking but overall it is a very good product.
March 20, 2011
this is THE ConcenTrace from TMR!
I had been taking Concentrace name brand from Trace Minerals Research in Salt Lake City area. I checked to see if Swanson had it and not only did they have it, they had the same exact product in the Swanson label!
So now I am getting same quantity for about $2 less than other internet stores sell the TMR product for.
This is fantastic health-energizing stuff. It has improved 2 issues with me and helped a friend of mine in another area. We don't realize that minerals are required to absorb food, vitamins & perform electrical activities in the human body, and so forth. When we get enough of the 72+ trace minerals that are found in the sea and in our bodies, we often get more energy and may have other issues go away!
I am 220 pound male and only take 10-20 drops daily in a dark juice like cranberry/blueberry to mask the strong taste. The bottle says you can take up to 40 drops but that is up to you. I sure see plenty of improvement with half that, and of course skipping a day or two doesn't probably matter once you are in the regimen.
January 31, 2011
Not only can I get trace minerals that the body needs but it makes water taste smooth and delicious. One product I can't live without!
January 3, 2011
I just love to add the drops to my filtered water and they work as well as the more expensive brand I used to buy. The ingredients are the same as well.
October 29, 2010
I make my own distilled water and add these trace minerals to the water for taste and nutrition. I used about 20 drops per gallon.
August 29, 2010
great price, great product!
I think these are just as good as the name brand, and such a better price!
July 7, 2010
I put this in my Dutch chocolate protein smoothies along with ice, fruit, Swanson's Fruit and Veggie Powder & Organic Flaxseed Oil; delicious and nutritious. And, like all Swanson's products, a great value as well.
May 6, 2010
Great source for minerals especially when you are drinking reverse osmosis water
February 8, 2010
This product has helped me extreeemly. I was very out of balance and my NP recommended trace minerals. She tested this product and found it balanced me perfectly. I use RO water and needed these trace mineral. I used a product in the distant past and this is the closest thing I have found. They are in the perfect form for absorption. Best thing I can add it to my berages and use it through out the day. It makes water, coffee, and tea taste wonderful. I even added it to my pet water. They must like it as I have to refill their bowls more often
December 5, 2009
I got this supplement to help balance my pH. I feel it's doing a great job in that respect. I love the ionic mineral versus the colloidal minerals. And the taste/smell is negligible. One bottle lasts a long time.
August 18, 2009
Mother Nature's Gift
Natural minerals from Utah's inland sea! In this closest-to-nature mineral suspension , they are balanced as naturally to our own bodily fluids as purified seawater. And in this liquid ionic form, BALANCED minerals are easily assimilable. No concerns about digestion or absorption issues.
What could be better? The taste is only slightly bitter, but mixed with juice it's fine. And you give up some convenience for a greatly superior product.
July 28, 2009
Great If You Have a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter
We have a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier, which takes most of the minerals (as well as chemicals) out of your drinking water. So I use about 8-10 drops in each quart of R/O water to put the good minerals back in. It tastes good to me at that ratio and a bottle of the Trace Mineral Drops lasts a long time.
July 22, 2009
Works for me!
I feel awesome. The taste does leave much to be desired but is easily masked.
June 25, 2009
This product compares well with the ConcenTrace Mineral Drops. This product is less salty tasting.
December 10, 2008