ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops

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ConcenTrace Drops 1/2 oz.
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$12.39
Concentrace Drops 8 oz.
$29.59
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Use with distilled, reverse osmosis, purified water or very soft water to re-mineralize the water making it a better culturing medium for making Water Kefir.  To re-mineralize water, add 20-40 drops per gallon (4 oz. of ConcenTrace will re-mineralize 48 gallons of water).

Ingredients: Ionic Sea Minerals. Contains no other added ingredients. In addition to the elements listed above, this product contains the following in naturally occurring, varying trace amounts: Calcium, Carbonate, Bromide, Iodine, Rubidium, Scandium, Boron, Phosphorus, Nickel, Manganese, Chromium, Strontium, Cobalt, Zinc, Titanium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Barium, Copper, Iron, Silicon, Yttrium, Molybdenum, Tin, Gallium, Gold, Silver, Cesium, Beryllium, Selenium, Vanadium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Terbium, Praseodymium, Lutetium, Gadolinium, Samarium, Bismuth, Ytterbium, Erbium, Europium, Neodymium. Plus the other minerals found in seawater.

Minor crystallization may occur, but this does not affect the quality of the product.

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  • From Mark at 2/4/14 12:04 PM
    • I am confused about Concentrace minerals. Are all of these minerals chosen by the Company that makes this product? Or, do these minerals just happen to be the ones found in the Great Salt Lake area from which batches of mineral laden water is gathered, such that they are present in the formula? Are any of these minerals radioactive?
    • These minerals are naturally occurring at the source they are gathered. We carry them because they are an easy way to add minerals to water when making water kefir. It is not radioactive.
      There are other ways to add minerals to your water kefir. Here is a list of options:
      1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
      1/4 teaspoon plain baking soda
      1/2 teaspoon unsulfured blackstrap molasses
      A few drops of liquid mineral supplement (such as Concentrace)
      1 teaspoon oyster shell (sterilized, the kind that is used in aquariums), or sterilized, crushed eggshell (If you use oyster shell or eggshell, put it in a muslin bag so it doesn’t get mixed up with the grains.)
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  • From Belinda at 4/24/13 10:15 PM
    • Why do you suggest to add the minerals to the primary fermentation? The kefir grains multiply like rabbits in filtered water with a pinch of bi-carb soda, wouldn't it make sense to add the minerals to the secondary ferment so they don't get locked up by the kefir matrix and wasted ? My need for minerals is my main concern.
    • The ConcenTrace is recommended for the primary ferment in order to give the grains the minerals they need. They are locked up by the kefir matrix, but not necessarily wasted. If you're having success with your grains using baking soda, that's great! You can certainly add the minerals to your second ferment for your own body's use.
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  • From Cynthia at 4/4/13 7:47 PM
    • What kind of flavor do these minerals add to the water if they are used in the amount directed? Do they change the taste of the water? Make it salty?
    • When added to plain water, some people notice and some don't in regards to a change in taste. But, most people don't notice a change in the cultured beverage.
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  • From Tim at 10/9/12 3:32 PM
    • I am a little confused about the minerals. Are the minerals in these drops present in the molasses? Or should we use both these drops and molasses for optimum health? How does the spring water come into play in regards to the drops and the molasses? Does it provide minerals not provided by either the drops or the molasses? Thanks. I bought some grains recently and want optimum health for my little pets :) Thanks for all the info on your site - it is the reason why I bought the grains from you instead of others.
    • The minerals are mainly for water that is deficient in minerals. There is more information on water and kefir grains here:http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-source-making-cultured-fermented-food

      You can use molasses instead of the drops if you wish. Using both would probably be too much.
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  • From James at 10/5/12 5:03 AM
    • Alternatively can you can use a tiny amount of celtic sea salt to provide the trace minerals?
    • If you plan to use the minerals for your water kefir grains, a small amount of sea salt is an acceptable source of trace minerals.
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  • From Sarah at 3/18/12 12:18 AM
    • Is fluoridated water bad for kefir grains, even if the chlorine has been boiled out?
    • Yes, fluoride is toxic to kefir grains. Boiling will not remove it; in fact, it will increase the concentration of fluoride in the water. You can remove fluoride with filters that are especially designed to do so. Inexpensive counter-top or faucet filters will normally not remove fluoride.
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  • From Marcela at 2/15/12 8:55 PM
    • I'd like to add some mineral content to the RO water that we drink. Is there an ideal proportion of Concentrace per ounce of water? Thank you.
    • It will depend on the mineral content of the water to begin with, and what your need for minerals is. You might consult with a health care provider regarding this. ConcenTrace can also be used in the water you use to make water kefir, and that too will depend on the mineral level of the water. You can experiment to find out what level of ConcenTrace keeps the grains healthy and productive. Try starting with 5 or 10 drops in a quart and see how the grains respond.
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  • From Bethany at 2/9/12 8:21 AM
    • Can I use distilled water and the ConcenTrace drops? I have a home distiller and do not have a home filter.
      Thank You.
    • Yes. Water Kefir Grains can not survive long in distilled water, they need minerals.
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  • From Marcella at 2/6/12 5:34 AM
    • I have a reverse osmosis water filtration system and our tap water is filtered through a water softener. Am I able to use the Trace Mineral Drops to re-hydrate the water kefir grains? Or should I boil and cool our tap water to re-hydrate the grains?

      Thank you.
    • If you have ConcenTrace Mineral drops, go ahead and rehydrate your grains using your reverse osmosis water. If not, using boiled tap water is fine. The mineral content in tap water varies depending on your area / supplier so it may or may not need additional minerals. You will find more information about water sources here : http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-source-making-cultured-fermented-food
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  • From Pat at 12/21/11 6:44 PM

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Saved my kefir grains Review by kefirkrafter
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These mineral drops helped save my kefir grains! I was having problems with my grains deteriorating and creating foul-smelling water kefir (I use carbon-filtered drinking water). I went through the recommended procedures for cleaning and resting sick kefir grains, including adding these drops, and brought my grains back from the brink. Now I use these drops with every batch and my grains are healthy and big. Best of all, no more rotten-smelling kefir! (Posted on March 24, 2014)
Great product with many benefits. Review by slt44
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Water kefir grains appear to thrive when product is added to the water & produce better batches of beverage. Also seems to produce more action in first few days veggie ferments. Have also started adding to drinking water of family & pets. I highly recommend this product for those who need to increase mineral intake or having trouble with water kefir grains. (Posted on March 16, 2014)
ConcenTrace mineral drops Review by Renie
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When I first tried to activate a batch of water kefir it didn't work. In my next order I decided to try it since the first one failed without it. I use filtered water which at the time I didn't realize REMOVES a lot of the necessary and essential minerals! This time and every time since I have used the Drops. They work like magic. I even started adding the Drops to all my drinking water and even my pets' water. The drops kept the Kefir healthy and growing beyond belief. If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it.! It also improved the taste of the water. (Posted on October 21, 2012)
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