aude-wildflowersIt took me a long time (over 2 years) to go public with my positive account of using nanoparticle (or angstrom-sized) minerals. This is because nanotechnology is experimental and the full ramifications of any application of the technology are yet unknown. Because of this, I didn’t want to unduly influence anyone one way or the other.

That being said, I did feel it was important to share the results and success of my personal experimentation with myself and my family, and also to encourage you to do your own research to make informed decisions for yourself.

What is Nanotechnology & Nanoparticles?

Nanotechnology is the experimental process of manipulating matter on an incredibly minute scale (one thousandth of a millimeter and smaller), in order to create new products and materials, or delivery systems. It is the creation and manipulation of tiny objects at the level of molecules and atoms. At the nano-scale, the laws of chemistry and physics work differently and materials develop unique properties not seen at normal particle size. Opaque materials, such as copper and zinc, become transparent; stable materials, such as aluminum become explosive; and solids such as gold turn into liquids.

There are two types of nanoparticles:

Fine particle – 100 – 2500 nanometers (nm)

Ultrafine – 1 – 100 nm

Angstrom (so named for physicist Anders Jonas Ångström) size is: .10 nm

So 1 Angstrom = 100 picometers = .10 nanometers

To put 100 nm in context: a strand of DNA is 2.5 nm wide, a protein molecule is 5 nm, a red blood cell 7,000 nm and a human hair is 80,000 nm wide.

New consumer products with hidden nanotech ingredients hit the US market in a nearly unregulated fashion each week, including baby toys, personal care products, clothes and countless other products. The nanoparticles in these products are so small, they are rapidly absorbed through the skin and spread to the environment in unpredictable ways.

Scientists are applying nanotechnology to a wide range of industries, including food, food packaging, kitchenware, personal care, medicine, electronics, clothing, sports equipment, fertilizers and pesticides. There are more than 800 consumer products on the market now using nanotechnology.

Examples of Nanotech Products

Nanostars

Vanadium Nanostars

For example, a tableware set contains a nano silver coating that kills bacteria, aiming to prevent food-borne diseases. A toothpaste contains nanoparticles that help remove plaque and provide minerals to protect against tooth decay. A golf club shaft is made from “nano composite technology” to be stronger and lighter weight. This technology could also be used to make chemical and biological weapons.

In food, proponents say nanotechnology can boost and target nutrition, extend shelf life, improve taste and texture and detect bacterial contamination. There are now up to 300 nano food and 400-500 nano food packaging applications on store shelves.

Toddler Health is a nutritional supplement containing nano ion particles that claim to offer toddlers increased bioavailability.

Canola Active cooking oil contains NutraLease, a nutraceutical technology that uses nanocapsules to enhance the delivery of nutrients.

A preservative known as AquaNova contains nano-capsules of water-insoluble substances to increase  absorption in the body.

McDonalds burger packages contain nano-spheres that require less water and less time and energy to dry.

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