Biological transmutation is when organisms combine elements together to produce new elements.

As to whether or not this is actually possible, that’s up for debate.

Biological Transmutation Transcript

Today I want to introduce you to the concept of biological transmutation.

This is a phenomenon that the scientific world doesn’t believe is possible. It basically defies the rules of chemistry, and even physics and biology. And maybe they’re right.

If you’re a scientist and you believe this you’re probably going to get shunned. But there is some really interesting work out there on it and I want to mention it to you.

And people have been talking about this and doing experiments on this for hundreds of years, but it was brought to the forefront by a french gentleman named Louis Kervran. He basically did a lot of experiments that he claims showed that organisms, especially microorganisms – but people have also talked about plants and even animals – being able to change, to combine, elements together to form new elements.

So an example was potassium and hydrogen combine together to make calcium. And so this is really interesting. Most people say this is impossible. In order for this to happen, you can do it with a nuclear reaction, which has a lot of pressure, heat, energy.

But for an animal to do it without pressure, without that energy, without any heat, simply defies science.

So maybe that’s true, but if you want to learn more about it, his book has been translated into English and it’s called biological transmutation (or transmutations) and there’s a lot of fascinating stuff in there. My understanding is that the US army scientists also verified some of this as well.

But I also had a friend who was studying chemistry who said it was nonsense. It’s simply not possible. My opinion is that there are a lot of things that, you know the earth used to be flat right?

There are a lot of things we don’t know. I think this is possible, and I think there are some things in the book that are difficult to explain otherwise. I think it could have important implications for organic vegetable gardening.

But really I just want to introduce you to that today because I’m really interested in energy in organic gardening. Biodynamic gardening – that has a lot of weird stuff too that people say is hocus pocus but really seems to work well for some people.

Biological transmutation – just wanted you to check it out and if you’re interested, go look it up.

What do you think about this? Is it just too crazy or are scientific laws made to be broken?


  1. Jim on February 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I like that you are willing to think outside the box. Who knows where it will lead.

  2. Mrpappyg on February 29, 2012 at 6:03 am

    interesting, it seem’s to be evolution though…People eat at Macdonald’s the food is writhe with chemical’s, pesticides,and poison’s, the body adapt’s to even digest it, unfortunately what goes in …comes out and further Pollutes the world. 

  3. Kenny Duzan on March 24, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Phil, you hurt your credibility when you start down the “scientific laws are made to be broken” road. You are going down the organic agriculture as a religion road instead of a scientific venture. Lots of people think they can defy science to explain things they want to believe that are actually not possible. Faith in something that is not scientifically possible is going to get you in trouble – at least it does with me as I am a biologist and a produce farmer and you are treading on thin ice here.

    • Phil on March 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Kenny, imagine where the world would be if we didn’t have people who thought beyond current scientific principles. I use science in my garden every day, but I’m also willing to look beyond what we currently know. And it’s not as though I’m saying biological transmutation is definitely happening and we should all stop fertilizing our gardens – I’m just saying it’s an interesting concept and it’s important to be open to new possibilities. After all, biodynamic doctrine seems pretty crazy sometimes, but some biodynamic farmers grow the best produce I have ever seen. I am not religious about organic agriculture, but some people take science as their religion. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Dano on February 16, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Biological transmutation of elements is not up for debate. Many experiments have proven it as reality.

  5. Rick on March 30, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I am aware of the concept of Biological Transmutation. It was first popularized by Louis Kervran, who noticed that chickens seemed to produce much more calcium [in the form of egg shells] than they took in through their diet. I [may] have an “elephant in the room” question for you: Why are we even interested in such ideas as the soil losing fertility, and the need for mineral supplementation and soil balancing, if organisms have been happily transmuting away for millennia? Why would any plant need external nutrient input? If chickens can transmute potassium to calcium, why shouldn’t plants have ‘evolved’ the capacity to transmute [???] to NPK and all the trace minerals they need? If biological transmutation occurs, but does not prevent plant nutrient deficiencies, of what evolutionary benefit has it been to them?

    • Phil on March 31, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      If biological transmutation is possible (obviously a big if), perhaps it only evolved in certain contexts, or perhaps there’s a big trade-off for those that perform it. To take another example, there are bacteria that are facultative anaerobic. They breathe air when it’s present and switch to fermentation when it’s not. This also seems like a worthwhile trick for all bacteria to have but for some reason, only some of them can do it. I’m not sure if that’s because there’s a big trade-off for those that can do it or if evolution just gifts some organisms more than others?

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