The simple and irrefutable fact is that if the force, called in the physics handbook paramagnetism, is not in the stone, although certain proportions of the chemicals are, little benefit will occur. This series is about that force, one among many, but the one most often missing from poor soil around the world. Poor soil produces sick plants, and since insects are scavengers, they are attracted to both old and sick plants. They are nature's recyclers. Crop plants should be young as they are harvested to eat. If they are young and healthy, insect losses are almost nil. If they are young and sick, losses from insects can be devastating.

-Dr. Philip Callahan

Dr. Phil Callahan on ”Paramagnetism - Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Force of Growth”

Definition of paramagnetism: The atoms or molecules of a paramagnetic substance have a net magnetic spin such that the spins are capable of being temporarily aligned in the direction of an applied electromagnetic field when they are placed in that field. This produces an internal magnetic field (magnetic moment). They differ from magnetic substances (such as iron, nickel, & cobalt) where such spins remain aligned even when they are out of the applied field, e.g. are permanent. Magnetic susceptibility is measured, according to the physics handbook, in millionths of a CGS unit (Centimeters Grams Second), 1 × 10-6 CGS, or CGS.

What does this mean for agriculture?

All volcanic soil & rock is paramagnetic, (from 200 to 2,000 CGS). According to Dr. Callahan’s research, a soil magnetic susceptibility readings are as follows:

  • 0 - 100 CGS  Poor

  • 100 - 300 CGS Good

  • 300 - 800 CGS Very Good

  • 800 -1200 CGS Above Excellent.

  •  Cinderite’s CGS readings are between 900-1850.

This force can be added to soil, where it has eroded away, by tilling all-natural paramagnetic rock Cinderite into the soil.

Dr. Callahan estimates that 60% to 70% of this volcanic paramagnetic force has been eroded away worldwide. Soil should be "alive" with living organisms e.g. bacteria and earth worms, plant material (compost) & the rich soil paramagnetic force. Mineralization of the soil by adding separate minerals does not necessarily mean that the paramagnetic force has been added.

Cinderite is a high energy soil amendment that can be used in potting soils, germination medium, soil beds, gardens, landscaping and industrial agriculture. Because Cinderite is a porous foamed lava, it increases water retention, maintains optimal oxygen levels and helps distribute trace minerals and elements, as well as the paramagnetism. When added as an amendment to unhealthy and unbalanced conditions. Cinderite will stimulate a thriving ecosystem and more easily obtain optimal cation ratios, as well as attract and redistribute the subtle frequencies boosting biological colonies which enable the plant to wisely use nutrients as needed in a thoroughly oxygenated root zone.


  • High paramagnetic readings

  • Non-toxic, environmentally friendly, 100% pure and natural

  • Safe for plants, humans and pets, all sentient beings

  • Releases essential minerals and trace elements into the soil

  • Dramatically improves water retention

  • Contributes to the increased growth and vitality of plants

  • Stimulates biological colonies in soils

  • Buffers both high and low pH levels in soils

  • Increases soil aeration

  • Endorsed by the Dirt Doctor

  • TORC approved

  • Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Cinderite has superior soil amendment products that have moisture and exchange holding capacity and much higher paramagnetism than any other non basalt based product on the market. This important property has direct influence on mineral availability to plants resulting from increased biological activity – the most important part of soil improvement for successful landscaping, gardening, farming and ranching. – Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor

 Cinderite can improve farm production and yields

Multiple reports from scientists at Stanford University, among others, have predicted the earth will continue to see less and less rain, warning that what we consider severe conditions now should be seen as the new normal.

This is where the role of soil amendments like lava cinders becomes critical. Farms with natural organic soil amendments have been shown to produce higher yields than their conventional counterparts during droughts, according to one of the biggest studies ever done on organic farming and published in the journal Nature Plants in 2016. The study analyzed 40 years of science comparing organic and conventional farming practices, and found that well-managed, nutrient-dense organic soils are capable of retaining more moisture during times of drought, allowing them to continue producing crops in drought conditions.

Organic soils, particularly soils with lava cinders, are going to hold more water.

The benefits are not reserved for organic farms. Conventional agriculture also sees production and yields in drought conditions improve when it introduces organic matter and lava sand into its soil.

Cinderite has been found to contain high levels of paramagnetism. Cinderite is an all natural alternative to harmful chemicals found in pesticides and fertilizers. Cinderite has proven to stimulate root stability, balance PH levels and increases water retention to grow stronger and healthier plants.