The origin of colloidal chemistry can be traced back to the 1880’s, when it was evolved by David Graham, a British chemist. This discovery was so monumental that 50 years later one of the world’s great scholars publicly enthused “There is, as I see it, just one great development left for our time. That is in the understanding of colloidal metals. It is the ‘Fourth Estate of Matter’, the other three being land, water and air.”
To gain a working conception of what colloidal chemistry is, consider that living tissues and organs are simply great masses of cells—billions of them. The energy, the very life-force of these cells, is obtained from certain minerals and metals contained within the human body. There are some 32 of them, including iron, iodine, manganese, and copper, with trace elements of as many others. Colloidal chemistry is the science which converts those elements into particles so minute that they can be utilized by living cells.
A simple illustration will suggest the immense powers that are being unsealed. Suppose we have a cube of iron measuring an inch on each edge. The total surface would be six square inches. The electrical charge is on the surface; therefore, the greater the surface the greater the charge and if we divide the cube of iron into smaller pieces we increase the surface areas. By colloidal chemistry that iron cube can be divided into particles so minute that they are invisible, hence instead of six square inches of surface emanating electric energy, we have something like 127 acres.
The effect of colloids is explainable in part by electric action. Sick and dead and broken-down cells are attracted to the colloids by electro-magnetic force, as iron filings are attracted to a magnet. The colloids carry those decayed or poisonous substances into the blood stream, and they are eliminated, the system meanwhile adapting what it needs of the colloids. This effect was demonstrated by Dr. Stienmetz, the wizard of electricity, who devised a method of utilizing colloids in the treatment of sinus trouble.
Normally, nature supplies the cells with these elements in their colloidal form. Science has now learned to produce these colloids in the laboratory. “Lately, life has been prolonged by colloid action” revealed Dr. Frederick S. Macy, one of the country’s outstanding bacteriologists, “and better knowledge of the subject will certainly result in prolonging the normal term of existence.” By means of illustration, he told of a meeting of executives in an office in the RCA Building in New York City. He had shortly before rescued a withered yellow dead orchid from a pile of debris. He had added a teaspoonful of an amber-tinted liquid to a quart of water in which he inserted the flower. They were staring, incredulously, at a fresh and crisp purple orchid, blooming with vibrant colors and new life, which it had maintained for over two weeks. Here, he told the group of executives, was striking indication of the mysteries that lie ahead in that comparatively unexplored realm of science known as colloidal chemistry.
In the case of the apparently dead orchid, copper in colloidal form was all that was needed to restore the proper balance of the minerals and metals that comprised the life cells of the flower. Once that balance was restored, the cells began to function and the orchid lived again. There were other examples he presented of this miraculous ability of colloids to alter conventional approaches to common problems. The Bide-a-Wee Home, New York’s famous hospital for cats and dogs, reported curing mange in three days, where it used to take three months. A large Midwestern city was freed from the scourge of goiter when colloidal iodine was added to the water supply. A famous institution for the treatment of alcoholism was testing a colloidal solution, which apparently not only overcame the effects of excessive drinking but removed the craving for liquor as well. This treatment involved the introduction of metals—gold and iodine, in the case of alcoholism, to correct the unbalance caused by alcoholic poisons.
In the Colloidal Laboratories of America they have a motion picture which is as weird as anything ever shown on a screen—a movie of a headache. The actors are the nerves in a human head, magnified millions of times. You see the headache. Those nerve endings are tangled, twisting, writhing. Then you see the colloids enter. These rescuers, smaller than the blood corpuscles themselves, march straight to the spot where there is an unbalance of the vital metals. You see those laboratory-prepared colloids restore normalcy there at the seat of the trouble. Then you see the nerves cease their twisting, relax, and assume their proper position.
Dr. Macy concluded his presentation with a graphic demonstration. In its colloidal form, iodine is one of the elements essential to the well-being of human cells. Yet if you drink as little as two or three grains of free iodine, it will kill you. Dr. Macy, when explaining this, held up an eight ounce cup full of colloidal iodine. “This cup holds the equivalent of 740 grains of free iodine—enough to kill 300 men.” And he drank it. In its colloidal form iodine is not only harmless but beneficial. The same is true of arsenic and other deadly poisons. The wonders of colloidal chemistry are truly amazing, or as he said in conclusion, “The study of these phenomena constitutes the road to the ultimate in human knowledge.”
And by the way, the text above comes from a reprint of an article in The Readers Digest, dated March 1936, written by Kenneth Andrews.
Although MAXGreen Crop Enhancer today offers its colloidal liquid as a performance and health enhancer, it is merely the continuation of the development of a discovery made some 120 years ago.
MAXGreen Crop Enhancer possesses a unique ability to substantially increase the level of sugar production within the leaves of a plant by a factor of 50% to 100%. This, in turn, acts to accelerate the function of photosynthesis with the result that the treated plant becomes healthier, more disease resistant and faster growing. We have been advised that this has resulted in a larger crop size and output. To fully understand how this occurs and how it could be verified, we consulted with a botanical scientist now residing in Australia.
A Technical Description of Plant Growth
The germinating seed produces an embryionic root (radicle) that grows into the soil, in response to the earth’s gravitational field. As new cells are added, the root elongates producing hair roots and lateral roots. The roots remain interconnected, producing a network of living cells throughout the soil. Within the root, the inner cells become specialized to conduct solutes (water + substances dissolved in it) from the root to the shoot (via xylem) and from the shoot to the root (via phloem). Flow from the shoot to the root is achieved by loading sugars produced in the leaves into the phloem. The sugar-laden solute moves downward, to the sites of lower concentration in the root. The xylem, carrying solute from the roots to the shoot, acts like a bundle of capillary tubes, supporting the water in a vertical reservoir. The leaves of the plant actively lose water through pores at the surface (transpiration), drawing the water in the xylem upwards. By this method, essential nutrients extracted from the soil are transported to sites of growth and production in the shoot. The surface of the leaf is specialized for trapping energy from light (photosynthesis) and storing it as sugars and starch. Therefore the upper leaf surface must be angled to face the sun, which causes its surface temperature to rise 10°C above the ambient air temperature. To control water loss, most leaves have a thick water resilient waxy layer. The specialized openings that control the rate of water loss (stomates) tend to be more numerous on the underside of the leaf. Accordingly, leaves are not adapted for taking up nutrients. It’s the mass flow of solutes from the soil to the roots that provide the greatest amount of nutrients for plants. (the above is a portion of a tract, written by Pam Pittaway, Landscape Consultant, Queensland, Australia).
Step One — Applying MAXGreen Crop Enhancer to the Root Structure
When applied to bare root stock before planting, or saturating the root structure when in place, MAXGreen Crop Enhancer acts to stimulate new growth and development. It dissolves NPK from the roots, thereby enhancing nutrient uptake into the plant. Nutrient uptake is expedited from the inclusion of sodium within the MAXGreen Crop Enhancer formulation. Sodium is a cation, which is an atom or group of atoms carrying a positive electric charge. The positive charge results because there are more protons than electrons in the cation. The negative charged anions are attracted to the positive sodium cation, attach themselves and hitch a ride into the plant. In other words, Na+ is a Sodium Transporter conveying nourishment directly to the plant. The reason for this nutrient effect is the miniscule size of the molecules, which allows them to enter the plant cells (in the leaves), where the sugar factory is located. This causes a maximized increase in photosynthesis, which is the basis for the starches, cellulose, waxes, carbohydrates, oils and protein that are the building blocks for all plant growth.
Step Two — Applying MAXGreen Crop Enhancer as a Foliar Feed
Perhaps an equally powerful stimulant to plant growth occurs when nutrition is provided directly to the leaves, through the stomates. In early morning hours, or later in the afternoon, when the ambient air temperature falls below that of the ground temperature, the stomates will open and make themselves susceptible and amenable to the uptake of fluids and nourishment. Due to the nano-sized (1 to 4 nm) particles that comprise MAXGreen Crop Enhancer, they are able to easily enter the stomates of the leaves, where their beneficial effect can be more directly accepted by the plant. Therefore, it is highly suggested that in order to maximize the nutritional boost possible from the spraying of MAXGreen Crop Enhancer, the leaves be drenched both from above and below, at the times specified.