Knowledge for a healthier future

  • Why you need ionic minerals Your body is truly a masterpiece formed from these same elements. As such, it is important to constantly replenish your body with the elements it expends on a daily basis. View More
  • Selenium Alexander G. Schauss, PhD AIBR Life Sciences Division Tacoma, WA The word selenium comes from the Greek word, “selene”, which literally means “moon.” The wisdom of naming this element after the Greek word for moon is illustrated by the ability of pure selenium to increase its conductivity as much as a thousand fold when a sample is taken ... View More
  • Chromium By Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D AIBR Life Sciences Division Tacoma, WA Is chromium deficiency associated with atherosclerosis? Tissues of humans who have died of heart disease have been found to have less chromium than tissue of humans who died of accidental causes. Also, in those patients with atherosclerotic plaque who died of heart disease, no detectable concentrations of ... View More
  • Manganese Alexander G. Schauss, PhD AIBR Life Sciences Division Tacoma, WA The word “manganese” comes from the Latin word, “magnes”, meaning magnet. For many years manganese fueled the industrial revolution because it was found to increase the resistance of steel to impact. Railroad tracks, for instance, contain 1.2% maganese. Only recently has it been discovered that manganese is vital ... View More
  • Boron Alexander G. Schauss, PhD AIBR Life Sciences Division Tacoma, WA Boron is a light trace element that is turning out to be essential to human health and behavior. The word boron has its origin in the Persian and Arabic words for “borax”, a compound that contains the element boron, and is more often found in dry climates. The ... View More
  • Minerals and Human Health – The Rationale for Optimal and Balanced Trace Element Levels by Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D. Introduction There are 92 elements found in nature, and an additional 22 theoretical and/or observed elements. In addition, there are hundreds of isotopes of the elements, any one of which may play an as yet undiscovered role in human health. In table 1 below are listed the quantities of elements found in ... View More
  • Electrolytes Sara Parent, N.D. Research Associate Kathleen Jade, N.D. Research Associate Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN Senior Director of Research Electrolytes are the charged substances that result when a salt is dissolved in solution. These positive and negatively charged ions can conduct electricity, and are thus referred to as “electrolytes.” For instance, common table salt is sodium chloride (NaCl). When dissolved in ... View More
  • Utah’s Sea Minerals – Topical Application By Dr. Chris Meletis N. D. Minerals provide a bounty of healing properties that have scientifically validated their use for topical applications. These applications have been shown to have powerful local and systemic effects. The health of ones skin and hair reflects inner health. Indeed, we judge the health of animals and humans alike by their ... View More


Dr. Chris D. Meletis, N. D.

Director of Science and Research
for Trace Minerals Research

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Dr. Alexander Schauss,

AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc.
Puyallup, WA

Member of Science and Research Advisory Board for TMR
Dr. Chris D. Meletis is a physician and educator whose life mission is to “Change the World’s Health One Person at a Time.” He has sought to fullfill his life’s journey through becoming an educator of physicians, pharmacist, allied health care providers and the general public, while seeing patients himself.

Alexander G. Schauss, PhD, FACN, is the Senior Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research, at AIBMR Life Sciences, in Puyallup, Washington, USA. Dr. Schauss has held a number of academic positions and has been a member of numerous medical institutes and councils.