Wellness Mama Podcast

Plant-Based Minerals: What They Are & How They Work


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Wellness Mama Podcast | Episode 787

My guest today is Caroline Alan, a mineral enthusiast, also known as the Mineral Geek. After her own struggles with physical and energetic health, she researched her way into better health, like many of us in the health and wellness world do. She developed very specific plant-based mineral products that have very specific ways of working in our bodies.


In this episode, we break down these minerals and go deep into what plant-based minerals are, how they’re different from other minerals, and how they’re used in the body. She shares that many of us are operating at 40% of the mineral level we should have in our bodies, which blows my mind. She explains why this is and what we can do about it.

I learned so much from this episode, and I hope you do too.


  • What plant-based minerals are and how they are much different than other forms of minerals
  • How we can get minerals from decomposed plants
  • The molecules inside humate: humic and fulvic
  • Minerals fuel the cells via mitochondria in the cells
  • Fulvic is an intracellular molecule that removes toxins from the cell and humic hangs out in the blood to help remove inflammation-causing elements
  • These can actually be helpful in removing heavy metals
  • There are 70+ minerals in plant-based minerals in the ratio that the body needs
  • How quickly these can work within the body
  • The reason these can be absorbed even without a healthy gut lining!
  • How humic interacts with the cell wall to help it and can improve hydration
  • Specific tips for athletes with minerals
  • Minerals drive all the biosynthesis processes in the body!
  • How minerals relate to bone health and why to think about this differently
  • The problem with megadosing specific minerals without balancing minerals in the body
  • One theory of why some athletes end up with osteopenia at earlier ages
  • Mineral usage for kids and pregnant or nursing mothers
  • How humic can help with glyphosate exposure

Read the full podcast transcript here.

Woman pouring minerals and electrolytes into water


Katie Wells , CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of  Wellnesse , has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books  The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Katie Wells


Minerals are the unsung heroes of our bodies and lives, often overlooked, but essential. Caroline Alan, also known as The Mineral Geek, is here to change that. With a background that spans choreography, carpentry, online technology and now minerals, Caroline has always had a knack for being on the front of the wave. Whether it’s being a woman in male-dominated fields or being a nexus for technology and business owners, Caroline’s ability to delve into new areas of knowledge and find ways of making the complex simple, is legend. Now, as the CEO of BEAM Minerals, she's turned her focus to the world of minerals and is bringing this vanguard of health to people everywhere.

Caroline Alan