What is ppm?
Short for Parts Per Million
ml / Liter = ppm
To fully compare strength of minerals, you must understand how they are measured.
Here is the method for converting (ppm) Parts per Million to Milligrams (mg)
ppm / 200 = mg per teaspoon
We will use the product Angstrom Silver
Angstrom Silver has 300 ppm or 300 parts per million
300/200 = 1.5 mg of silver per Teaspoon
As each mineral has a different concentration, you will have to figure each one separately. that is how you do the ppm conversion for all liquid minerals. Just remember, get pure minerals in water. No sugar, no flavors, just minerals!
Angstrom Calcium has 1500 ppm.
So 1500/200=7.5 mg of calcium per Teaspoon.
To understand fully the benefit of angstrom minerals, you must understand how daily allowance was calculated. A long time a go when the FDA decided to make the recommended Daily allowance (RDA) for vitamins and minerals, they did not have Angstrom Minerals to test. They used tablets and possibly capsules. Now tablets with their minimal surface area are hard to digest. At times, you may even see a tablet come out in the toilet. Smash a mineral together tightly and you form a ROCK!
Capsules are much better than tablets. The mineral in side is finer and has more surface area for the stomach acid to work on. However, it still depends on the compound of the mineral in side.
So the FDA tested these minerals and calculated the content that actually got into the blood stream. You can absorb about 5% to 7% of these kinds of minerals. So to get 35 mg of mineral into your body, you have to take 500 mg. That is at the best absorption rate of 7%. Most of us have poor digestion so the absorption rate is much less.
So if you needed 35 mg of some regular mineral and you absorbed 7% you took a 500 mg capsule or tablet. Angstrom Minerals are pure minerals not compounds. Since Angstrom Minerals are 99.9% absorbable or useable mineral, you would only need to take enough to equal 35 mg to meet the RDA.So you see with angstrom minerals, you get the mineral you need without all of the filler. Thus it cost you less for your higher quality mineral.
Ok, so you are familiar with how many miligrams a day you need. So what is this ppm? It stands for parts per million. That is how you measure the concentration of the mineral in the water. Miligrams is a little misleading because it is usually the weight of the capsule and not all of that weight is mineral.
When I worked in a vitamin factory, I discovered the truth. 500 mg of calcium may or may not be 500 mg of calcium. It might be 450 mg oc calcium and 50 mg of magnseium stereate or some other flow agent for encapsulation. At the factory where I worked, we would make the customer go to the next size capsule so that the capsule would have all of the mineral that they claimed. Not every one is that honest. Make sure you read how much of the weight of the capsule is actually the mineral you are seaking for.
The next thing you need to know is that mineral tablets are hard and might not even disolve. They might end up in the toilet. Capsules are better. But even at best, most mineral capsules get a 5% to 7% absorbtion. So if you take 500 mg of a mineral, you really only get 25 mg to 35 mg of that mineral absorbed into the body.
Angstrom minerals are different. You get 99.9 % of the mineral absorbed intot the body because it is angstrom size. For more info on angstrom see What is angstrom.
All daily recommendations for minerals are based on that 5% to 7% Absobtion. They have never tested something so pure as angstrom minerals. So when you see a rda of 500 mg a day, that is of tablets or capsules. You don not need to take so much with angstrm minerals. So here is how you figure how much you need.
We have listed the ppm for each mineral on the description page.(the PPM) divided by 100
Example: Calcium is 1500 PPM
so 1500 / 100 = 15
15 x .5= 7.5 or 7.5 mg per table spoon.
you could absorb about 35 mg max of capsules or tablets
so to get that 35 mg of the mineral, you would devide 35 needed by 7.5 per teaspoon
you would need 4.66 teaspoons to get your 35 mg equivalant 500 mg per day of regular supplements.
|Angstrom Boron||50 ppm||.25 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Calcium||1500 ppm||7.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Chromium||300 ppm||1.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Cobalt||6 ppm||.03 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Copper||150 ppm||.75 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Germanium||100 ppm||.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Gold||50 ppm||.25 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Iodine||20 ppm||.10 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Iron||2000 ppm||10 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Magnesium||3000 ppm||15 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Manganese||400 ppm||2 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Molybdenum||15 ppm||.075 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Phosphorus||2000 ppm||10 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Platinum||50 ppm||.25 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Potassium||1500 ppm||7.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Selenium||40 ppm||.20 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Silica||700 ppm||3.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Silver||300 ppm||1.5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Sodium||1000 ppm||5 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Sulfur||2000 ppm||10 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Vanadium||100 ppm||.50 mg / teaspoon|
|Angstrom Zinc||500 ppm||2.5 mg / teaspoon|