7 Ways to Get More Minerals from Your Food and Supplements : Renegade Health Exclusive Article

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A few years ago, I was eating a lot of magnesium-rich chocolate…

My assumption was that by doing so I would raise my magnesium levels to ridiculous heights.

I was wrong.

When I got my hair tested, my magnesium levels were in the 18-20th percentile – which means basement-bottom low.

Since then, I’ve been working to build my mineral levels as well as teach people that sometimes things aren’t what they seem. In the case of cacao and magnesium, I guess there’s more to the story.

Anyway, today, I’m going to list 7 ways to get more minerals from your food and supplements.

Why?

Because minerals are essential for life. They help our muscles fire, they keep us hydrated, they allow us to think sharper and they play a role in just about every function of the body.

So the best way to go about all this is get yourself tested, then use some of the items I suggest below to either raise or maintain your mineral levels.

Check ‘em out now…

1. Eat more sea vegetables.

Sea vegetables are one of the best ways to get more minerals because they’re grown in one of the most mineral rich environments in the world…

The ocean!

Sea water contains all known minerals and sea vegetables benefit from having access to this incredible nutrition.

Seaweeds like dulse, kelp, nori and irish moss are great additions to your diet if you’re looking to increase the amount of minerals in your body and become more alkaline.

A lot of people cringe when you mention that they should eat anything from the ocean, particularly the stuff that washes up on the shore and smells funny.

But sea vegetables can be hidden in a few places and no one will know the difference…

We like to add kelp, irish moss, or dulse to our smoothies so that you can’t taste it and still get the benefits.

Annmarie likes irish moss (which is a cold water, mineral rich sea vegetable from Ireland) any time she needs a thickener. She uses it to thicken salad dressings, puddings, pie fillings and sauces.

Two other ways to add seaweeds into your diet are, first, putting dulse in the dehydrator (or an oven on low) so that it becomes crunchy and sprinkling it on your salads, and, second, wrapping up your favorite vegetables in nori to make healthy raw sushi rolls.

Sea vegetables also contain iodine which is an essential mineral for thyroid support, so the addition of seaweeds into your diet simply for helping the thyroid – and your metabolism – function better is a great idea.

Annmarie has been sprinkling kelp flakes on everything since her last blood test came back to help provide her with iodine and support her thyroid – so I guess I’m benefiting from it by default!

2. Drink more green juice.

If you’re talking about nutrient dense foods, greens take the cake (or raw apple pie.)

They, per calorie, can be some of the best foods to help rebuild your mineral stores or work to help prevent mineral deficiency.

Drinking mineral-rich green juices daily, can be a perfect supplement to a healthy high raw, high plant based diet.

My favorite juice recipe is this (from our juice recipe book “Juiced!”):

- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 3-5 leaves of kale or lettuce
- 1 massive handful of parsley
- 1 lemon (peeled)
- 1 inch of ginger

(If you don’t want to remove the fiber, you can make this into a smoothie instead.)

3. Drink coconut water.

Coconut water is a super-electrolyte drink that I call “nature’s gatorade.”

Two major electrolytes – sodium and potassium – in coconut water are essential for your muscles to work. These two minerals play a role in making sure the electrical pulses your nervous system sends make your muscles fire. Without these minerals, your muscles cease up – or cramp.

The best place to get coconut water is straight from the coconut, but many of you may not live in a tropical environment.

There are some places that will ship coconuts to you relatively fresh, but these tend to be expensive.

If you’re an athlete and want to have coconut water and these two above are not an option, you can get coconut water in tetrapacks or cans. Nature’s Factor and Vita-Coco are two brands that we recommend above the others.

Be sure to read the labels. Some coconut waters have added sugar, are from concentrate, or use nasty preservatives.

You can make coconut kefir from the tetrapack and canned coconut water, just know the best is from the fresh coconut.

4. Take a hydrochloric acid supplement (HCL) if your digestion is poor.

As we age our production of hydrochloric acid declines.

Why is that a big deal?

Because HCL plays an important role in the separation of minerals from plant and animal materials. It also plays a role in the denaturing of proteins so that your digestive enzymes can break those proteins down into amino acids.

If you’re not producing enough HCL for digestion, chances are you will be deficient in minerals and you will be deficient in amino acids.

Taking an HCL supplement short term or long term may help. My suggestion is to not take this type of supplement lightly and be careful of what you’re doing (it might be best to work with a practitioner who’s experienced with it.)

The reason why is because if you don’t need it and take it, it can create an environment in your stomach that is too acidic – or it can require more minerals to balance your digestive pH.

If you decide to take an HCL supplement and you get a warm feeling in your stomach 20-30 minutes after taking it, chances are you don’t need to take one and you can either back down your dosage or not take it at all – depending on what your needs are.

5. Take a liquid mineral supplement.

If you’re mineral levels are very low and you’re not absorbing minerals from your food, you may need a liquid mineral supplement.

This type of supplement contains a broad spectrum of trace minerals that are easily absorbed by the body. Some people chose to take this type of supplement short term and others long term. Regardless, testing your minerals through hair analysis will determine if this type of product is working (or any other that I mentioned here.)

Liquid Light and Cell Food are liquid mineral brands that we recommend.

6. Grow and sprout with Ocean Grown Solution.

Ocean Grown Solution is a great way to get more minerals into what you grow at home.

Our soils are depleted, so the food you’re getting (even if it’s organic) is not as mineral rich as it used to be – this has been scientifically proven.

So by adding a solution like Ocean Grown (which is concentrated sea water) to your plantings, sprouts and wheatgrass, you can be assured that you will have a wider mineral spectrum.

This product, for the price (since so little is needed), is one of the most cost effective and best ways to be sure you’re getting what your body needs.

If you want to see a fun video on how to use Ocean Grown for sprouting click here.

7. Soak in mineral hot springs.

Yes, I’m giving you permission to take a break, head off to a hot spring near (or far) from you and relax.

As you know, minerals, nutrients, oils and just about anything else liquid can be absorbed through the skin.

Many hot springs have fantastic mineral content and by soaking in them, your pores will open up for easy mineral absorption.

We recently went to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs in New Mexico and their particular hot springs have a high iron content. I, of course, have no idea how much iron my body absorbed, but the healing properties of mineral springs can partially be attributed to their content of minerals.

Here are 2 ways that are not recommended for getting more minerals:

1. Do not take a calcium carbonate supplement internally.

While calcium is helpful for promoting healthy bone growth, (1) it’s not the only mineral needed for developing strong bones and (2) in the form of calcium carbonate (internally) it can accumulate in the body.

Taking calcium from food based sources – like leafy greens and sesame seeds – is the best way to support your bone health (if you are able to absorb the calcium.) Calcium citrate is a better option if you want to add calcium to your diet because you can’t absorb it or get enough from whole foods.

For bone health, you also need adequate levels of Vitamins D and K as well as magnesium and silica to build healthy bones – so calcium is only part of the solution.

Taking calcium carbonate externally in the form on a tooth brightener or powder is perfectly fine – as long as you don’t eat the stuff.

2. Don’t add sea salt to everything.

Sea salt does have trace minerals, but is also has a boat load of sodium.

Excess sodium in a known health danger, yet people still ignore the abundance of science that supports it’s toxicity.

Of all the foods that you eat daily, I guarantee the only one that can be toxic and can cause possible death at a cup-full is salt (table or sea salt.)

(NOTE: Some of your herbs may be somewhat toxic at this amount too (though likely would not cause death), but we know many of these should be taken rarely and in small doses.)

You can get all the trace minerals you need from sea vegetables without the excessive sodium, so why even bother with adding salt to anything?

Keep in mind, I understand you may encounter salt from time to time in meals, and this much is likely not an issue – I’m mainly concerned about those who are using salt as a health food when there are much better sources of trace minerals available.

Using one, two, three, or all of these suggestions can help you build your mineral levels back to normal (or keep them there.)

The best way to know if things are working is to test before an after you try some of them, to prove to yourself that these natural approaches can and will work.

My magnesium levels are now in the 90th percentile after some time rotating through all of these particular methods.

I want to know your thoughts: Have you tested your minerals? Where do you get your minerals?

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

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  1. Pat Robinson says:

    Nettles infusions, grass-fed/organic bone broths, blackstrap molasses and pumpkin seeds for magnesium; Brazil nuts for selenium; beans/legumes for molybdenum; green smoothies.

    Epsom salt baths. Ferments to improve stomach acid. High mineral water. Mushrooms. Heavy-metal tested sea vegetables.
    http://whfoods.org/nutrientstoc.php

  2. Barbara says:

    Add a few grains of brown rice to your distilled water and after 24 hours the rice will have added minerals to the water.

  3. Thats not true barbara, the minerals in unfermented and unsprouted grains and seeds are bound up with PHYTIC acid. You need to activate the enzyme PHYTASE to be able to unlock those minerals for absorption (which is why those that eat whole grians can still be EXTREMELY deficient in minerals if they are not properly preparing them).

  4. Deb says:

    Hi Kevin, in relation to your magnesium levels bottoming out, when was that in relation to your getting Lyme disease? I’ve heard that Lyme will severely bottom out magnesium levels. Not sure how long it would take to recover from this, after the Lyme disease either, but something to think about.

  5. You can purchase wonderful WILD, raw, sustainably harvested sea vegetables from the Mendocino coast right here at: http://www.seaweedmermaid.com
    We are ethical wildcrafters who LOVE bringing good food to people and the seaweed on the northern coast of California is the BEST! Give sea veggies a try. We have 9 varieties and our favorites eaten right out of the bag include Silky Sea Palm (a rare delicacy), Sweet Kombu (high in polysaccharides), Sea Veggie Gomasio (get a little extra calcium from the sesame seeds!) and flaked mixed sea veggies. The flakes are the easiest to eat if you are not familiar with sea veggies. WE grind all three colors of sea veggies in the flakes, red for iron and protein, brown for the healing properties of the alginates, and green for the high vitamin A. Wonderful addition to salads, soups, smoothies and just about anything you can think of! From your local seaweed mermaid!

  6. Javy says:

    Minerals in foods are not enough so UNPROCESSED sea salt (Real Salt, Celtic Salt or Himalayan Salt) are a good way to have them. Sodium is one of the most essential mineral use by the body. Your body will use sodium and chloride and other elements in the body to make sodium bicarbonate and with sodium the body can make other minerals. Other thing you can use to increase mineral levels is clay and it will help you taking out toxins. Read Salt Your Way to Health by Dr. Brownstein.

  7. Richard says:

    @Jay.I’ve read “Salt Your Way to Health” by Brownstein and his clincal observations regarding improved health due to the intake of unrefined salt is impressive. Unfortunately, the science is missing. My guess is that the health improvements were due to the addition of minerals that were lacking in his patients diets. BUT not from the added sodium. According to Gerson Therapy we require very little sodium because most of it gets recycled in our bodies and very little is excreted. I tried adding himalayan salt to my water and I just felt water retentive. Gerson explains in a scientic way the effect of minerals at a cellular level and excess sodium drifts into the cells, bringing water with it, and kicking out potasium which is required for optimum cellular function. I recommend “Dietary Healing” by Kathryn Alexander.

  8. Andrea says:

    The following are some other ways to think about it.
    1)It’s all about absorption and assimilation so if your gut health is off, your absorption will be low. Maintaining good gut flora important for absorption and assimilation of minerals.
    2)If you are stressed, you automatically are losing minerals. If you are eating under stress (like on the go) then the blood flow is redirected away from the midsection where it needs to be for optimal digestive power and into the limbs and brain (flight or fight response)
    3)Also for easy and efficient absorption to take place, the food you are taking in has to contain qi. The life force – the vibration of life – If you are eating dead food no matter how many minerals it contains – if those minerals don’t have life, you won’t absorb any of them because the vibration is missing.
    Love your work – so inspiring
    Andrea

  9. Sue says:

    Re HCL from Chris Kresser, The Healthy Skeptic:

    “HCL should always be taken with pepsin because it is likely that if the stomach is not producing enough HCL, it is also not producing enough pepsin.

    Note: HCL should never be taken (and this test should not be performed) by anyone who is also using any kind of anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids (e.g. predisone), aspirin, Indocin, ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin, Advil, etc.) or other NSAIDS. These drugs can damage the GI lining that supplementary HCL might aggravate, increasing the risk of gastric bleeding or ulcer.

    To minimize side effects, start with one 650 mg capsule of HCL w/pepsin in the early part of each meal. If there are no problems after two or three days, increase the dose to two capsules at the beginning of meals. Then after another two days increase to three capsules. Increase the dose gradually in this stepwise fashion until you feel a mild burning sensation. At that point, reduce the dosage to the previous number of capsules you were taking before you experienced burning and stay at that dosage. Over time you may find that you can continue to reduce the dosage, or you may also find that you may need to increase the dosage.”

    http://thehealthyskeptic.org/get-rid-of-heartburn-and-gerd-forever-in-three-simple-steps

  10. Sue says:

    Have you ever looked into using a magnesium oil? Just read about it recently.

    “You might be interested to know that the way I get 100% absorption of magnesium, is through the skin by applying Magnesium oil. It is a super saturated magnesium chloride in water. When you rub it into the skin, it bypasses the intestines and is absorbed into the tissues of the body. My understanding is that oral supplementation provides only about 20% absorption.”
    http://nephropal.blogspot.com/2011/03/magnesium-stepchild-of-medicine.html

  11. Ira Edwards says:

    Dr. Weston Price found very high mineral intake in the foods consumed by various primitive tribes. His research was more extensive and careful than most modern government-sponsored research. He found almost no dental problems in these people who had never heard of a toothbrush or dentist. High fat intake apparently helped wtih mineral absorption.
    Long past, most people got about half of their magnesium in drinking water. Our “pure” water leaves us deficient.
    Minerals, in general, are poorly absorbed. If all the iron we ingested were absorbed, we would all suffer from iron poisoning. There are many interactions in mineral absorption, so many that it would be impossible to schedule intake to avoid most interactions. Calsium inhibits magnesium absorption, while magnesium aids calcium absorpotion. Copper aids iron absorption, while iron inhibits absorption of most other minerals. I avoid iron along with mineral intake, but when I want to increase my iron before Red Cross blood donation, I take 36 mg iron along with copper and vitamin C pills and a dose of black pepper.
    Many common drugs interfere with absorption of different minerals. I included some of these relationships in HONEST NUTRITION.
    Ira Edwards

  12. Sue says:

    - 3 stalks of celery
    – 1 cucumber
    – 3-5 leaves of kale or lettuce
    – 1 massive handful of parsley
    – 1 lemon (peeled)
    – 1 inch of ginger

    Must try this one. What about some beetroot included. The above would be a good diuretic, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying.

  13. monica says:

    Is the vegan MSM good? Or is it a scam?

  14. For more minerals needed by the body..we need more of the leafy greens, juice them,
    eat them, but please do not use sodium chloride
    as it is not assimilated in the human body,
    sodium is, and is found in all the fruits and
    vegetables. Green sprouts are also excellent
    sources of minerals.

  15. Annie Dru says:

    Dr. Weston A. Price discovered seventy years ago that minerals could not be absorbed or fully utilized by the body in the absence of the fat soluble vitamins A, D and K.

    The indigenous cultures that he studied (in fourteen different countries around the globe over the course of a ten year research project) who enjoyed almost perfect health and immunity from dental and infectious disease, consumed foods high in these essential vitamins or “activators” as Dr. Price dubbed them.

    These foods were referred to by the elders as “sacred foods” because they intuitively knew that life, health and especially reproductive perfection, greatly depended on them.

    Through the course of his epic study (published in the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration) Dr. Price came to understand that mineral absorption and utilization is only possible when the diet is high in these activators. When he analyzed food samples collected in traditional cultures from Alaska to Australia, Scotland to Polynesia, he found that they contained TEN TIMES the fat soluble nutrients of the average American diet at that time (mid 1930s). The discrepancy would only be greater today in that Americans were still consuming these foods routinely when Dr. Price made his comparisons.

    What were these “sacred foods”? They were the very foods we’ve all been brainwashed into eschewing… organ meats (especially liver) eggs from land and sea animals, lard (the traditional cooking fat the world over, from Latin America to China to the South Sea Islands, and our best food source of precious vitamin D)cream and butter from animals grazing on rapidly growing spring grass (high in vitamin K2)shellfish and insects.

    In a nutshell animal fats from wild or pastured animals is where these vital fat soluble nutrients are found in the highest concentrations, and it is these nutrients specifically, that lay minerals in the teeth and bony structures of the body, and which allow minerals to keep the blood at it’s proper ph level.

    Every healthy indigenous culture that Dr. Price studied secured themselves a source of one or more of these foods (often at great inconvenience or even peril) ensuring that the minerals they ingested would be properly absorbed, assimilated and used to full advantage by the body.

    A diet attempting to meet mineral requirements through juicing dark leafy greens and consuming sea vegetables without the sea animals they exist with in nature, is misguided as it misses this key element and is not traditional in any sense.

    Cruciferous vegetables are goitrogenic when consumed raw, and were cooked and eaten with plenty of animal fat by traditional cultures. This is why so many adherents of today’s raw food diets suffer from thyroid abnormalities.

    This is not to say that traditional people did not consume raw food, quite the contrary, Dr. Price found that every indigenous culture he studied consumed a large percentage of their ANIMAL food raw, and cooked or fermented the majority of vegetable foods they consumed.

    Fibrous and starchy vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and beans all become infinitely more digestible when they are soaked, sprouted, fermented, sour leavened and/or cooked in the traditional manner, THEN consumed with plentiful animal fat.

    It is the NON-TRADITIONAL practice of consuming these foods improperly prepared that contributes so disastrously to today’s mineral deficiency epidemic; think commercial baker’s yeast as opposed to sourdough fermentation.

    This type of mineral deficiency has nothing to do with not consuming enough minerals, but rather happens when naturally occurring anti-nutrients in these foods bond with and block absorption of minerals in the digestive tract and escort them out of the body. What a waste!

    The good news is that these chemical anti-nutrients (which protect the reproductive integrity of the plant) are relatively easily and quite effectively (not to mention deliciously!) neutralized by traditional preparation techniques.

    Instead of contorting one’s diet in a variety of non-traditional and ineffective (not to mention distasteful) ways to meet the dietary requirement for minerals, why not just eat freely and plentifully of the foods our wise ancestors went to such great pains to obtain, and that are so blessedly plentiful and easy to find at any number of farmer’s markets around the country today?

    Swiss chard, kale and collards are infinitely more appealing when sauteed in lard from pastured pigs and then served with a big pat of raw butter from grass-fed cows in the traditional way. How about broccoli with a creamy cheese sauce made with pastured dairy? Heavenly!

    Sea weed is a wonderful addition to miso soup made the TRADITIONAL way; from fish stock rather than the macrobiotic practice of using plain water or vegetable broth. Follow the example of traditional Asians and add any number and combination of shellfish to make the minerals, so plentiful in the fish stock, truly absorbable.

    Traditional cuisines the world over still employ these methods to create delicious and nutritious meals without resorting to pills, potions and Vita Mix Blenders! Doesn’t that sound like more fun?

  16. julia says:

    Let’s get our minerals as nature intended, by eating whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruits and vegetables. Thorough mastication and insalivation, as well as proper food combinations are very important for facilitating efficient digestion and assimilation. Hygienic living is the key to physiological harmony. To suggest otherwise is irresponsible.

  17. Ira Edwards says:

    To Annie, #10
    I could not say it nearly so well as you. I just bought a copy of Price’s NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL DEGENERATION, so I’m still a beginner. If the experts in these debates read this, they would double their knowledge.
    Ira Edwards

  18. Cait says:

    Can you address why some health professionals and doctors (i.e David Wolf and Dr.Batmanghelidj) recommend adding sea salt to your water each day?

  19. Joe V says:

    There are not enough animals in the world to feed 7 billion people a flesh centered diet. Nor are there enough lawyers, police officers, or jails for all of the crimes that would be committed by such a violent society.

    This whole push for Paleo diet and such is really nonsense, and flawed. It’s a diet based in de-evolution. Why eat like a caveman, aren’t we more evolved? Just because our distant ancestors ate a certain way does not mean it is right for our current physiology or our emerging state of counciousness. If you eat flesh, you eat death, pain, suffering, misery. You take this in, it becomes a part of you. Your developement is stalled, you are essentially stuck. The evolutionary impulse is for compassion – expansion of counciousness. It is the destiny of man to transcend. The proof is all around you. The vegan movement is real, it is a demand for truth. If you eat meat you are investing in extinction. Think of your children and the generations to come. And I dare say your next go around – because if you eat meat you will not transcend in this lifetime.

  20. PE says:

    @joe#19, the first sentence should have been your them– the rest is rhetoric. At first glance that sentence seems right, so it’s up to paleo or price advocates to give counter-evidence.
    But there’s no such thing as de-evolution, only evolution, change in organisms. Don’t devalue mosquitoes, bedbugs or people. You’ve evolved longer than cave-folk, but your brain is 2/3 their size, and that includes Neanderthals.
    We’re still discovering what ancestors probably ate. As for compassion, it’s likely that humans wouldn’t have lasted without strong social ties, especially in the crisis some 70,000 years ago. Now those ties are badly eroded, quite apart from diet, and extinction of humans becomes a real possibility in the next few centuries.
    Some folk seem to think they lead multiple lives. This being my first and only time round, it’s moot for me. Seems a silly way to develop good attitudes, forgetting most of what you learned between lives…

  21. alison says:

    yay Joe V

  22. Yakitah says:

    Your information on the Minerals and the
    “Ocean Solution was a class Act. ie, You
    all were phenominal and so informative. I am
    an herbalist myself, and self made Nutritionist by study, but you have not only enhanced greatly, that which I know and preach, but have given so much more knowledge to me. You are a terrific Educator. Would love to be a guest on your program as well as
    have you visit here in good old Gator Country
    of Florida. The University town(Gainesville.

    Keep up the good work. The world will change.

  23. Ann says:

    Hi…does anyone know why Dr Andrew Weil says to avoid carageen moss, the seaweed that grows all along our west coast here in Ireland and which I can just pick an chew on???
    Ann

  24. Selina says:

    Annie Dru – Yes, lets all start eating flesh. Oh, but we need to first eliminate 70% of the earth’s population first, yes, lets do that and breed a whole new elite race with perfect teeth, our diet would be the very best organic and grass fed beef.

    The truth is there isn’t enough ‘earth’ to go around for everyone if we all would start to eat a high quality paleo diet.

    “Swiss chard, kale and collards are infinitely more appealing when sauteed in lard from pastured pigs and then served with a big pat of raw butter from grass-fed cows in the traditional way. How about broccoli with a creamy cheese sauce made with pastured dairy? Heavenly!”

    - sorry but that sounds disgusting.

  25. Selina says:

    Sorry, I forgot to ask: what about spirulina?

    I have started to add that to my hemp smoothies, and it’s great! Shouldn’t spirulina also be mentioned as a good source of minerals as well?

    I remembered that you Kevin said that you get a headache from it, does Annmarie also get problems or does she still use it?

    Thanks!

  26. kerrie says:

    wow , It sounds like everyone should chill a little.Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and just because the next person doesn’t agree with your opinion, doesn’t mean they are wrong or right and visa versa.Nor does it mean that they get to change the world and that you have to follow their ways. So read absorb what resonates with you and discard the rest.Doesn’t anger an self righteous behaviour cause acid gut? LOL

  27. I guess I am the only one that will answer your question haha..
    NO I haven’t tested my minerals yet, BUT I will do it soon!!
    I will do a blood analyse and a hair mineral test this spring!
    It’s just really hard to find a natural doctor where I live who can do a real blood test. =) But if I don’t find anyone here I will go to another city and do it!!

  28. Evakins says:

    I think I’ve heard that eating fermented foods increases mineral absorption. :o)

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