Chia is a herb which thrives in hot, dry areas of South America. It is highly efficient at absorbing nutrients from the soil and the seed of the Chia plant is valued for its nutrients.
Not surprisingly, it has been part of South American diets for millennia. According to local legend, Chia was eaten by the Aztecs, and it is still used by people such as the Tarahumara - a group known for their prowess at long-distance running.
Chia seed is high in Magnesium and Phosphorus, which help maintain strong bones and teeth. These minerals also increase energy and vitality.