The Hartley Anderson family, originators of mineral and trace mineral supplements from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in its mission of improving global well being through mineral nutrition. It is fitting that the harvest, which was completed earlier this year, is providing the largest quantity ever of the family’s most concentrated and premium all-natural, low-sodium, full-spectrum mineral concentrates, now branded as Anderson’s Concentrated Mineral Drops™ (Anderson’s CMD™).
“The 2008-2009 harvest was superb. It was the largest in the history of my family’s companies,” said Val John Anderson, Executive Vice-President of Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI). “The Anderson family has made reinvestments into our harvesting operation a high priority because the quality and quantity of minerals produced are critical to our mission. As sales go up due to the quality of our products, we need more product to meet consumer needs. This requires years of advanced planning and work because it takes two full years on average to produce our premium and most desired mineral concentrate.”
NorthShore Limited Partnership, the harvesting operation which is majority owned by the Andersons, is located on the isolated far northern tip of the northwest arm of the Great Salt Lake between Monument Rock and Locomotive Springs. It can easily be seen from Google Earth. This arm of the lake is cut off from the other parts of the Great Salt Lake by the Promontory mountain range and a man-made dike. This isolated and pristine isolation contributes greatly to the purity, quality, and energetics of MRI’s mineral products.
A Truly All-Natural Product
MRI’s concentrated minerals are made with all natural solar evaporation using all natural sea-balanced minerals from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The family’s solar-evaporation process rests the minerals on a solid bed of mineral crystals with the sun doing the work of concentration. “All four seasons contribute to the finished product, which contains at least trace or ultra-trace amounts of every naturally occurring element found on the planet. These minerals act as little tuning forks for harmonic resonance within the body, and we believe that the energetics of the product contribute greatly to the results that people have come to expect,” said Anderson.
Other Manufacturers Use Different Formulas and Processes
Val Anderson said, “The original, all-natural, low-sodium sea mineral formula from Utah’s Great Salt Lake has always come from the Andersons. Products produced from other sources and through other methods can not claim to be the same as our products.” Only recently have competitors that MRI used to supply minerals to admitted that they’ve changed formulas and processes after the Andersons stopped supplying them product. “If consumers have noticed a change in the quality of their Great-Salt-Lake-sourced mineral product, they should ask their supplier if the formula comes from the Anderson family or has changed,” said Anderson.
“We believe that our work is more than just a business,” stated Anderson. “It is a stewardship, which means we bear responsibility for our mission, our customers, and our natural resources.”
It generally takes well in excess of 100 gallons of Great Salt Lake water to make even a single gallon of Anderson’s Concentrated Mineral Drops. “By using raw solar energy and the energetics of the four seasons, we’re harnessing the power of nature and not using artificial forms of energy to concentrate our minerals,” said Val Anderson. “In addition, we are required by the state of Utah, which we believe to be a good thing, to re-deposit any of the minerals that we do not use directly back into the lake.”
Backed by Safety Testing
Once the remaining harvest is transported to MRI, which is underway, potency, purity and safety testing will begin at MRI’s in-house quality assurance laboratory followed by testing at independent, third-party laboratories.
In addition to potency and purity testing, MRI’s minerals are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and pass the Food Chemicals Codex’s heavy metals safety test. MRI is GMP certified through NSF.
This year marks the 40th year the Anderson family has been in business. Inspired by serial news columns written by Dr. George W. Crane advocating the health benefits of minerals and trace minerals found in seawater, Hartley and Gaye Anderson began selling their first product in health-food stores across the U.S.
MRIs minerals are sold as finished dietary supplements and may be used as an ingredient for use in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. For more information about MRI’s finished dietary supplements, visit www.soluteions.com. For more information about MRI, including MRI’s minerals as an ingredient, visit http://www.mineralresourcesint.com. Using Google Earth, individuals can view NorthShore at: Latitude, 41°42’04” North and Longitude, 112°51’38” West.
About Mineral Resources International, Inc.:
Founded through a parent company formed in 1969 by the Anderson family, Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI) (www.mineralresourcesint.com) specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing noteworthy nutritional supplements in liquid, tablet, and powder delivery forms, integrating naturally occurring minerals and trace minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Through its close relationship with NorthShore Limited Partnership, its exclusive supplier and the only government-inspected, food-grade, solar-evaporation mineral harvester on the Great Salt Lake, MRI goes to great lengths to ensure an all-natural, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) premium mineral and trace mineral product while maintaining consistent standardization, concentration, and balance in each lot. MRI manufactures a complete line of innovative dietary supplements ranging from multi-vitamins to targeted nutritional formulas using all-natural ionic minerals. In addition, MRI provides a complete portfolio of natural ionic mineral ingredients for use in supplements, functional beverages and foods. MRI’s products are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including natural products and specialty retail stores, salons and estheticians, and natural health care practitioners.