Eat dirt! The volcanic secret to erasing arthritis pain
High in the Sierra Mountains in the US Midwest—around thirty years ago—a plucky prospector searching for gold came across something else entirely…
Something that would prove to be quite valuable…
Especially for people suffering from chronic pain.
Nothing much happened with his discovery for more than ten years.
And then something occurred that would change the lives of thousands of people living with agonizing arthritis.
“He brought me a bag of sand”
Peter Bentley was having trouble with his hands… and it was interfering with his golf game. He struggled to open and close his fingers, making it very difficult to grip.
Until one afternoon, in the late 1990s, when a broker friend came to see him, carrying a little bag of sand. It turned out that many people—including a well-known professional hockey player—claimed this sand, a “miracle substance,” had helped them. And the broker asked Peter to try it.
He did, mixing a teaspoon of the sand in some water. And he did that every day, for a whole week.
And that’s when Peter noticed the change. His fingers were working like normal—they opened and closed and gripped with no problems at all.
Peter liked the bag of sand so much that he bought more—the whole company, in fact—and began to study that sand in earnest.
73% less cartilage breakdown in just one week
The earliest studies on the sand, now known as SierraSil, took place in the lab. Like this in vitro study which used cartilage tissues and cells from osteoarthritis (OA) patients.
The researchers found that SierraSil reduced the breakdown of cartilage cells by up to 73 percent… in just one week. That very promising result gave them a glimpse into how SierraSil works to limit the joint destruction that comes with arthritis.
Around the same time, they were testing SierraSil extensively for safety, including high dosages and long-term use. And once they were satisfied that SierraSil was safe, and wouldn’t cause harmful side effects, they began to look at its impact on OA patients.
Fast, measurable pain relief
The first clinical trial1, published back in 2005, included 91 patients with OA of the knee. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we got the first verifiable glimpse of just how well SierraSil worked to ease arthritis pain.
Within the first two weeks of treatment, patients taking SierraSil saw significant pain reduction. And by week four, their pain had decreased by up to 43%… much more than the placebo group. What’s more, no adverse side effects were noted during the eight-week study, even at the highest doses of SierraSil.
And just last year, another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial2 was run with SierraSil, this one with 150 adults suffering from OA of the knee. For this twelve-week study, all patients in the SierraSil group took two grams of the compound each day—an important detail since 75% of the subjects were overweight or obese, which calls for a larger dose. SierraSil was effective in relieving arthritis pain and stiffness, and improving physical function and activity overall, but the most stunning results came for subjects of normal weight.
This is NOT a mineral supplement
SierraSil contains at least 40 distinct macro and trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. But that doesn’t make it a mineral supplement. Because of the unique structure of this mineral compound, most of the minerals will pass straight through your body without being absorbed.
The latest trial—which they let me see even though it hasn’t yet been published—focused on sports performance. This small pilot study shed light on a different side of SierraSil. And though the results don’t appear to look great statistically, the actual increase in peak performance left the researchers excited.
There are more studies being planned for the future. For example, the company has gotten so many reports on improvements of GI conditions—such as leaky gut syndrome, colitis, and Crohns disease—that they plan to run a trial to learn more about these unexpected benefits.
And as positive and promising as the trials have been, they pale in comparison to the impact on people’s lives. There were so many inspiring stories, they couldn’t all fit here…
The pain was just gone
Master Chief Sean Daley proudly served in the U.S. Navy for thirty years, spending multiple tours on aircraft carriers in the Middle East.
And for thirty years, he climbed up and down rigid ladders onto unforgiving metal floors—and his knees paid the price.
Even at home, climbing stairs brought back that knee pain, and he just toughed it out.
Until one day when Master Chief Daley’s wife gave him SierraSil to try.
After about two weeks on SierraSil, Master Chief Daley realized it didn’t hurt to go upstairs anymore… the pain was just gone. And it wasn’t just his stair climbing that got easier—it also helped his golf game, because he wasn’t stiff or sore anymore.
“I ran a 30K yesterday, without pain”
Nancy Weldon, age 69, was always active—running 10ks and marathons. But in 2009, all that wear and tear caught up with her, and she had to stop: she’d torn the meniscus in both her knees. And in 2010, her doctor found evidence of osteoarthritis… which kept getting worse
Finally, in 2012 knee surgery was scheduled, and she decided to go through with it—despite warnings from her doctor that the surgery could make her arthritis even worse. And it did. By July of that year she had worse pain than ever before, and very swollen knees. She tried physical therapy, which helped a little, and prescription pain medicine, which didn’t do much.
“After that, I lived on Aleve for a year, but I wanted to get off it—I was worried about the long-term impact,” she told me. But that seemed impossible. “By August 2013 I could barely walk, and I couldn’t drive far without stopping. At that point, I was willing to try almost anything to make the pain stop. I just couldn’t live like that.”
Then Nancy discovered SierraSil. And she was very skeptical. “It was dirt! But I started taking it, and within two weeks I was able to drive all the way to my daughter’s house without stopping. The puffiness around my knees disappeared. And after about a month, I was running again. And within two months I could run a 5K.
Now Nancy is back to running marathons—and she couldn’t be happier. “I actually ran a 30K yesterday, with no discomfort.”
A word about undesirable minerals
Among the 40 minerals detectable in SierraSil, the compound does contain some less desirable minerals such as lead, aluminum, arsenic, and mercury.
Yes, there are potentially toxic minerals present in this compound… but in miniscule amounts incapable of causing harm. In fact, you can find more aluminum in a single individually wrapped processed cheese slice, and more arsenic in processed rice products.
And the company’s commitment to extensive safety testing is admirable. As Peter Bentley told me, “We’ve spent so much money on research, on safety and side effects. We wanted to make sure it wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
Tame arthritis pain fast with SierraSil® Joint Formula 14™
To erase arthritis pain once and for all… and quickly… try SierraSil Joint Formula 14.
The manufacturer recommends taking 3 capsules all together, once a day, with water, on an empty stomach, at least one hour before eating or drinking anything other than water. Larger people, or people with a BMI over 25 may fare better taking 4 or 5 capsules per day. People with sensitive stomachs should start taking one capsule per day, gradually working up to the full recommended dose.
It’s best to take any medications at least four hours before or after taking SierraSil Joint Formula 14.
For the best results, drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid constipation.
And for immediate relief, try SierraSil® Topical Pain Relief spray. Just a few squirts on the affected area works quickly to relieve aches and pains.
SierraSil® Joint Formula 14™
SierraSil Joint Formula 14 costs US$32.99. HSI members will get an exclusive 15% discount with coupon code HSI. Offer good through September 30, 2015.
SierraSil® Topical Pain Relief
SierraSil® Topical Pain Relief costs US$19.99. HSI members will get an exclusive 15% discount with coupon code HSI. Offer good through September 30, 2015.
SierraSil, Sierra Mountain Minerals, Inc.
PH: (877)743-7720; www.sierrasil.com
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- Evans M, Wilson D, Guthrie N, Efficacy of a natural mineral complex in North American adults with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. October 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 91-103