The Team Behind BEAM
Like most entrepreneurial ventures, BEAM Minerals began as a passion project.
After experiencing various health conditions, including gut inflammation, low-functioning thyroid, and flat-lined adrenal glands, co-founder, Caroline Alan, was tired of the pharmaceutical "solutions" that she was being sold. It seemed as if the solution was worse than the problem. After sharing her story with long-time friend (and now business partner), Dan Howard, she was introduced to the seldom-discussed concept of mineral supplementation. The difference she felt was far more than coincidence.
Somewhat stunned by the results of their experiment, Dan and Caroline committed to digging deeper into the world of mineral supplementation.
Treating Caroline as "patient zero," they began experimenting with different protocols and, progressively, started to notice changes in her health: her energy, her inflammation, and, as pointed out by her dentist, her overall oral pH levels had changed. After years of refining her own personal cocktail of minerals, Micro-Boost and Electrolyze were born.
Sharing a Simple Message Is Best
After experiencing the remineralization of their own bodies, our founders made it their mission to learn everything imaginable about the science of minerals (and other micronutrients) – and thus perfect their formula. This journey led to insatiable research into the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, neurobiology and other neurosciences. The research then turned to plant decomposition, soil science, and other related fields.
Surrounding themselves with people they say are “much smarter than they are,” they ran various experiments and vetted their theories with doctors, scientists, and other experts in related fields. While the process was laborious, they had a single purpose: to understand the science of cellular process and mineral replenishment, then be able to explain it in a simple enough way that everyone could understand.
Caroline Alan, Co-Founder & CEO
Coming from a career in the corporate world, Caroline Alan found herself struggling physically, mentally, and energetically. As a woman juggling career, motherhood, and the multitude of expectations placed on a professional woman, she was repeatedly told that her issues were “just normal.” Thankfully, she refused to accept that answer.
During her journey back to health, Caroline encountered plant-based minerals and their incredible ability to support a return to natural balance in the body. As a result, she has become devoted to educating people about the benefits of mineral replenishment and the specific efficacy of plant-based humic and fulvic substances.
Caroline’s research into why minerals are important in human physiology and how they work in the body has taken her deep into microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, agricultural soil science and the study of plant decomposition. In the process, Caroline has found ways to help others understand the effects of mineral depletion and why plant-based humic and fulvic mineral supplementation support healing and optimal health.
Dan Howard, Co-Founder & President
With a background in cutting-edge technology start-ups, Dan has a gift for creating organizations which optimize the combination of people and technology. Thus, it comes as no surprise that his passion is supporting humans with technology – especially as it relates to their own health.
Having a cursory knowledge in the field of mineral depletion, Dan attributes his curious mind to the start of BEAM Minerals. Having shared his knowledge with Caroline Alan during her season of depletion, he – somewhat unknowingly – started a movement. His curiosity led to the co-founding of BEAM Minerals, bringing the topic of cellular nutrition to the light.
Dan’s voice has helped break the silence on the topic of mineral replenishment. In harmony with many scientists, he contends that the cellular interaction of plant-based humic and fulvic minerals is still not fully understood, but is likely the vanguard for human health – including the necessity of replenishment in plants and soils. Dan is devoted to shifting the health and consciousness on the planet and believes that the simple power of plant-based minerals will assist in this transition.
Putting the Beam in BEAM Minerals
We’re often asked the meaning of our company name. As you may surmise, the all-caps name comes from an unintentional acronym.
One day, while brainstorming on a white board (where most great ideas begin), the words “best electrolytes and minerals” was written. BEAM. It was as if the company named itself.
Just as a “beam” brings light, it has become our passion to see others come alive and allow their inner light – their beam – to shine brighter in the world.
Powdered or flavored electrolyte drinks and trace minerals are not ionized. Because the body is still forced to dissolve these additives because they can be assimilated, the hydration process is delayed – often interrupted. BEAM Minerals' electrolytes and minerals are 100% dissolved, making them immediately bioavailable, so they go to work as soon as ingested.
The use of chemicals and harsh processes used in the manufacturing of most electrolytes and minerals renders the resulting products much less beneficial to the body. Our manufacturing uses no chemicals, yielding only pure, bioavailable minerals. The plant-based fulvic complexes in BEAM Minerals are extracted via a proprietary process that preserves the integrity of the precious electrolytes.
It’s common for commercial electrolyte and mineral supplements to be chemically sourced from salts, rocks, chalk, and eggshells. Our commitment is to clean sourcing. BEAM Minerals electrolytes and minerals come from ancient plant deposits and are available to the cells in the form Mother Nature intended.
More Than a Slogan
When founders Caroline Alan and Dan Howard first experienced the difference that proper mineral balance made in their own lives, it was hard to describe. At a lack for words to explain the “aliveness” that happens when 37-trillion cells begin functioning in harmony, they could only explain to people that the difference felt as if they had finally “come alive.” And now, they live each day to share that life-giving cellular nutrition with anyone who will listen to their message of mineral evangelism.