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 Post subject: Modified Tourmaline
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:21 am 
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Hi,
I am using a herbal product which contains Tourmaline powder. The manufacturer states that the tourmaline has been processed and filtered by magnetic filter that emits magnetic flux fields and through ion exchange resins. I wish to check the mineral content of the product and have done an ash content test. There was very little mineral content in the ash test but the manufacturer says that the test is unstable due to the processing he has done. Can anyone tell me if the manufacturer is correct?
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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
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thanks for the reply, but could you be a bit more specific? Do you think that the dry ash test would still be viable?
Appreciate your help. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
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hi,

did you tested the ashes by yourself or by submitting them to a lab?
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Hi Alberto,
It was done by a lab for testing minerals in food.
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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
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in this case i would ask to the manufacturer for a comparative test supporting his claims, but i would follow Allen's advice. sorry if the answers could seem not so deep, in the end this is only a gemological forum.... :wink: let's hope other members could be more exhaustive tough.
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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
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ok, thanks for your help - I take the point about the gemology #-o


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:31 am 
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In my opinion, products like this are synonymous with "snake oil".

If you believe they work, they will; if you don't, they won't.
It has little to do with what they actually contain. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Tourmaline
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Megatastic wrote:
thanks for the reply, but could you be a bit more specific? Do you think that the dry ash test would still be viable?
Appreciate your help. :)



No. You can not get any "ash" from a gemstone. They are, for the most part, oxidized metallic elements which can not be burned or oxidized to ash. Basically "burning" them may change their oxidation state and color but will not further reduce them except in size if they are cooled too quickly. Because of this I highly doubt that your body would be able to utilize any of the elements and you would be "ejecting" very fine fish tank gravel when it exits you. I would suggest taking a multiple vitamin and mineral tablet since they have their minerals in chelated forms that you can at least partially use. Save your money, buy facet rough and make something pretty.

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:roll: :lol: [-X enough said.

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