Mineral and Electrolyte Support
You need minerals, and there are great supplements available that provide proper and controllable amounts of the 70 or so macro-elements and trace minerals that your body should have to thrive.
Macro-elements are needed in larger amounts and each one makes up at least 0.15% of the body. There are about a dozen of these. 96% of your body is made up of just four elements – oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. You get those from the food you eat, the liquids you drink (especially water, which makes up 60-70% of your body) and the air you breathe. Calcium and phosphorus push that to 99%. You may need to supplement these to maintain optimum health and longevity. Another set of 5 elements make up most of the last 1% - potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine and magnesium. These too may need to be supplemented to reach optimum amounts on a continuing basis.
Trace elements (generally available as “trace minerals”) are those elements your body only needs in minute quantities. Any amount of 0.01% of your body weight or less is considered a trace element. They may be small in quantity, but they are huge in supporting essential bodily functions, achieving and maintaining glowing health, and achieving great longevity. Many are critical to your life. Much of the magic of your life is due to trace elements in your blood, fluids and literally every cell of your body. In fact, rare is the function that does not involve trace elements along with the major elements. All told, there are somewhere between 60 and 70+ trace elements found in the healthy human body. These elements have been produced in round-upon-round of cosmic recycling over billions of years. The healthy human body utilizes at least 40 different trace minerals just to survive, and perhaps more than 70 (the science is still unclear). Here are a few examples:
Iron (just 0.006% of your body weight) is used in your body to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin, the proteins that carry oxygen in your body. Iron is a key element in the metabolism of almost all living organisms. It is also found in hemoglobin, which is the oxygen carrier in red blood cells. Half of women don't get enough iron in their diet. Zinc (0.0032%) is an essential trace element. You have proteins that contain structures called "zinc fingers" that help to regulate genes. Zinc plays a critical role in our antioxidant system. Zinc is also essential for full growth and development. Zinc also plays a role in reproduction. Iodine is required, albeit in very small amounts, in the production of thyroid hormones that regulate nearly every cell in the body. Manganese (a mere 0.000017%) enhances the absorption of calcium, regulates your blood sugar and plays a key role in the production of your bones and connective tissues. Manganese is essential for the enzymes that protect mitochondria — the place where your energy is manifested inside cells — from oxidants. Chromium (0.0000024%) is very important in regulating your blood sugar. It plays a role in the production of insulin. Chromium helps regulate sugar levels by interacting with insulin. Fluoride, though considered toxic if consumed, may keep your teeth strong and healthy. Bromine is an example of an element that the human body can live apparently without, but when it is available to our cells, the cells opportunistically use it to increase functionality of the eosinophils in our blood. Bromine is necessary for collagen-IV synthesis in humans. Your body needs Copper (0.0001%) as an essential electron donor in various biological reactions – iron won't work properly in the body without copper. Selenium (0.000019%) is essential for certain enzymes, including several anti-oxidants. Molybdenum (0.000013%) is important for transforming sulfur into a usable form in your body. The list goes on and on with Boron, Germanium, Cadmium, Silicon, Nickel, Tin, Vanadium, etc.
Full Body Mineral Support
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