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What is the active ingredient?

The active ingredient in Joint Formula 14 is SierraSil, a clay-mineral sourced from a deposit in the Sierra Mountains with extensive clinical research for both safety and efficacy which has even earned the mineral two patents as a nutritional supplement for the treatment of osteoarthritis. SierraSil Joint Formula14 contains a variety of minerals, however, when examining the mineral content of SierraSil, it is important to consider that only minute quantities of each constituent mineral are actually released into the body upon ingestion. Therefore, Joint Formula14 cannot be considered a significant source of dietary minerals as the majority of the minerals in SierraSil JF14 remain in the clay matrix and pass through the body unabsorbed. For a complete mineral analysis, click here.

Why do I have to take SierraSil Joint Formula14 on an empty stomach?

SierraSil®’s composition naturally promotes absorption of the minerals.* When taken with water on an empty stomach, SierraSil® has a pH of about 3.5, which allows the beneficial minerals to be easily ionized and presented to the tissues to simultaneously replenish mineral deficiencies and support metabolic balance.* It is very important to always take SierraSil® on an empty stomach. If taken with food, medications or supplements the clay component of SierraSil® will become bound to food components such as fiber, phytates and phosphates, as well as your medications or supplements and will not be absorbed into the body but will instead pass right through with all the contents intact. If taking SierraSil with food and medications the maximum intended benefits will not be realized because the proper concentrations were not absorbed into the body.

Due to SierraSil®’s absorptive and adsorptive properties, SierraSil should be taken at a different time of day, at least 4 hours before or after taking any medications.

Why do you recommend increasing water intake?

Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day keeps you hydrated and will complement the benefits of SierraSil®. It is important to keep your body hydrated to ensure cardiovascular health and promote the gentle detoxification properties of SierraSil®.* This will result in better absorption of vital nutrients.

Drinking sufficient water is a must with a mineral complex like SierraSil as it has absorptive properties and thus requires enough water is in the system to allow it to move freely through the GI tract. To increase fluid intake, options besides water include drinking natural, non-sugary green or herbal teas.