What Are the 90 Essential Nutrients?

flower90Nutrients to Help Your Health Blossom

The Healthy Body Start Pak™ provides an excellent nutritional base for people of all ages. But it’s just the beginning. Every individual faces different challenges, such as health concerns and daily stresses, resulting in his or her own unique nutrient requirements.

Fortunately, Youngevity offers more than 400 nutrition and lifestyle solutions to meet each individual’s specific needs. To illustrate the concept of how Youngevity’s products work together in concert, think of a beautiful sunflower blossom:

  • The center represents the 90 essential nutrients
  • The stem represents our Majestic Earth® Plant Derived Minerals™
  • The petals and leaves represent nutritional support for specific health concerns

Together, the center, stem, petals and leaves of the flower form a picture of vibrant and flourishing health!
Which 90 Essential Nutrients

60 Essential Minerals


16 Essential Vitamins

Vitamin A
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin E
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin C
Vitamin K
Flavonoids & Bioflavonoids
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin D
Folic Acid

12 Essential Amino Acids


2 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3 (EPA, DHA, ALA)
Omega 6

For an Analysis Report of the Plant Derived Minerals – CLICK HERE

Why are there assumed “harmful” metals like aluminum, cadmium, lead, and arsenic in Youngevity’s Plant-sourced Minerals?

Colloidals are microscopic-sized electrically charged particles. When absorbed by the body, colloidals act like a magnet, helping to pull broken-down cells into the bloodstream to be eliminated. Meanwhile, the body is replenished with nourishing life-enriching minerals.

The human body contains about 70 or so elements from the periodic chart. While we do not know what the specific function for many of these elements is within the human biochemistry, their mere presence would indicate purpose. Further, not all minerals are created equal. The source of the mineral supplement is of vital importance.

Youngevity’s minerals are organically derived minerals. These don’t come from rocks and soil. They are neither metallic nor salts. These are called colloidal minerals.

The organic or plant derived minerals come from humic shale. What’s that? Well, it’s prehistoric plant life in its concentrated form. It was first discovered on a Utah mountain-top and sold in 1926. It’s plant derived minerals. That was around 90 years ago, so we’re not talking about some brand new, unproven product. Colloidal minerals are still harvested on that mountain today, from a 6000 year-old humic shale deposit. (or some people may say millions of years ago)

Prehistoric plan life was packet with one of nature’s most amazing nutrients… colloidal minerals are taken from plants that have already assimilated inorganic minerals from rocks and soil. Through a process called photosynthesis, the plants have converted these precious minerals into organic colloidals that are easily absorbable by the human body. The air was full of oxygen and nitrogen back then, not like today. Some trees grew 25 feet A YEAR! Earth was a nutrient rich environment. Animal life like the Brontosaurus ate lots of minerals back when it was in plant form. And you know how big they got.

Minerals that come from inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can store in the soft tissues of the body, building up to potentially harmful levels. Plant-derived minerals, because of their electro-magnetic circuitry, cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours, never creating a potential toxic overload. Plant-sourced minerals have the additional ability to remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example, plant-derived aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing the body at the cellular level but assists in removing any metallic aluminum that might be present in the body as well. These differ greatly from the inorganic acid leached clay products claiming to be plant derived colloidal minerals. The key here is PLANT DERIVED!

Only metallic minerals that are not metabolized or processed out of the body are potentially toxic. Plant-derived liquid trace minerals cannot be stored by the body, therefore cannot reach toxic levels. Due to their unique properties, these minerals have the ability to remove heavy metals by a process called ionic exchange. Just because a mineral is thought to be toxic today doesn’t mean that it really has no biological value.

Not so long ago we did not know what the vitamin pantothenic acid was for. Today we know it is a member of the B-complex family and its functions are many. Recently the mineral arsenic has been identified as having biological value and FDA is considering adding it to the RDI for human nutrition.

The easy way to spot acid leached minerals is the high CHLORIDE content (1100mg or more). This is the chemical signature of the acid process used on dolomite and bentonite sea bed clay originating in Arizona and other areas that were covered by inland seas at the end of the last Ice age. These products are not plant derived and are potentially dangerous due to the amounts of heavy metal released by the acid leaching process.

Minerals in their metallic form can be toxic to the human body.
Plant source minerals are completely non-toxic. Colloidal minerals have a negative electrical charge, and each particle is hundreds of times smaller than a metallic mineral. The colloidals stay suspended in water rather than going into solution because of the negative charge and their size/ weight ratio.

Expert chemists say the reason colloidals are non-toxic is because of their plant or vegetable source, and their negative electrical charge. For example, iodine in colloidal form is one of the elements essential for human cells. But, if you drank even 2-3 grains of free iodine, it would surely kill you. In colloidal form, it is not only harmless, it is beneficial. The same is true for arsenic, lead, aluminum, and other minerals considered toxic.”

Plant derived minerals are clearly the BEST way to get your minerals.

32 thoughts on “What Are the 90 Essential Nutrients?

  1. My husband and I are interested in starting some of these products but there are so many we don’t know where to start. He suffers from arthritic-type joint pain and I’m currently 21 weeks pregnant and overweight. What would you recommend for us considering?

    • There are a number of different price points to get the 90 essential nutrients. The cheapest is the Basic Mighty 90 at $60.80 and on the high end is the Healthy Body Start Pak 2.0 at $125

  2. My sister is suffering from kidney failure in both the kidneys and high blood pressure,and thyroid.her age is 27.i couldn’t find anywhere in ur website what type of products should we take for a particular disease.

    • Hi Prasan,
      I’ve sent you emails on this last August and on March 1st of this year. Did you not get these? You might want to check your junk or spam filter in your email. If you can’t find it let me know and I’ll resend the information to you.
      Take care, Darren

    • Hi Debra,
      No, there is no soy and it’s made with non-GMO pesticide free organic ingredients. I’ve just sent you an email with more detailed information for your thyroid.
      Blessings, Darren

  3. I am interested only in the trace minerals. My other vitamins are reliable and I want to keep using them. Is it possible to purchase only the trace minerals? Carolyn

    • Yes, you can just order the minerals if you like. There’s 3 different kinds: (Click on links)
      1 – Plant Derived Minerals – $20 (Doesn’t taste good, but you can mix it in with something else to hide the taste)
      2. Cheri-mins – $24 (exact same thing above but with a cherry flavor)
      3. Strawberry Kiwi-mins – $24 (Same as above)

      I’ll send you an email with some more information as well.

      Take care, Darren

  4. Hello Darren, I listened to a recent Coast to Coast episode in which Dr. Wallach answered a caller’s question and said there are vitamin/mineral pills that can be used instead of liquid. Now I am confused because that is not what you told Brian on August 12, 2015. (See above). Your email to Brian says no. Which is it? The one other I am sure of is when Dr. Wallach began taking vitamins as a child, there is no way it was in liquid form. I really want to take the 90 vitamins and minerals but I know I can’t stand the taste (nor was I able to disguise the taste) in the liquid form. Please tell me Dr. Wallach correctly stated there is a pill form and tell me what to order. thanks, Jamie Corbin

    • Hi Brian,
      I just sent you an email with a simple way to get the 90 along with some more information. For the most part, with a Healthy Body Start Pak you just drink it. The only pills are the EFA gel caps (Omega 3, 6 & 9)
      Take care, Darren

      • Some people call laetrile – vitamin B17, although it isn’t a vitamin. It also has the names, Mandelonitrile beta D gentiobioside, Mandelonitrile beta glucuronide, Laevorotatory, Purasin, Amygdalina and Nitriloside.

        • So why is b17 not in it I really would like to try these products but why do you not do a package with the mineral and vitamin together
          You seem to have to order separate

          • B17 is not considered as one of the 90 essential nutrients we all need to have everyday. You can get everything in one package basically. Any Beyond Tangy Tangerine product and the original Ultimate Classic all have 88 essential nutrients in them. (60 minerals, 16 vitamins & 12 amino acids) The missing 2 essential nutrients can be found in the EFA products (Omega 3 & 6 with 9 thrown in) and these come in a gel cap.

    • That’s a good question and I totally understand why you would ask that.
      The reason I do a personal email is that they are usually quite long with links to certain webinars that I can’t publicly post. Plus, it’s easier for people to reply back to me with more details about their health (that they may not want in a public forum) and if needed I can take their questions directly to Dr. Glidden. I hope that makes sense. 🙂

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