What are Trace Minerals? How do
they benefit your health?
Most people know that minerals are important to their
health (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but what about
the minerals that are only needed in very small amounts.
There is a difference between minerals and trace minerals (also called -trace elements)
The difference is how much does the body require daily for
If the body requires more than 100 milligrams
the substance is called a mineral. If the body requires less than
this, it is
called a trace mineral. Trace minerals are generally needed in quantities of only a few milligrams (mg) or micrograms (mcg) per day.
There are 7
essential Minerals are: calcium, phosphorus,
magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride & sulfur
There are many
more trace minerals.
are crucial for many body functions including the
transporting of oxygen to the cells, normalizing the
nervous system and the growth, maintenance and repair
of tissue and bones. Trace minerals provide the
foundation of DNA, all proteins and even enzymes.
Here are a few examples of the value of trace
Chromium aids in
glucose metabolism regulates blood sugar and is part
of the glucose tolerance factor.
Cobalt is needed
in the formation of red blood cells and vitamins B-12
Copper is essential to the formation of red blood
cells and connective tissues. It contributes to
nervous system function.
Iodine is needed to support metabolism.
Iron is necessary to red blood cell formation and for
the transport of oxygen. It is important to
Manganese is needed for the enzymes and supports brain
function. It is part of the bone structure.
important in the detoxification of heavy metals, such
as mercury. it is needed for the production of
antibodies by the immune system. It is needed for
Zinc: Essential part of 200 enzymes involved in digestion, metabolism, reproduction,
wound healing and the immune response.
What are the
benefits of trace minerals?
can increase energy levels, improve concentration,
increase mental clarity, promote an increased sense of
well being, and promote anti-aging due to recovery
nutrients. They balance, restore and rejuvenate cell
life. They support a healthy thyroid gland. They boost
the immune system, increase circulation, increase
endurance, and acts as a catalyst for enzymatic
reactions. They cleanse, neutralize and help in liver
detoxification. They help oxygenate the blood. They
support balanced hormone levels.
mineral supplement should you take?
Not all trace
minerals are the same. You don't want rocks that
your body can't absorb or use. You want plant-based
in the soil break down so the plants can absorb them
turning them into something your body can absorb and
use. They are called organic minerals or plant
minerals. The plant-based minerals are 10,000 times
smaller than rock minerals and thus can be absorbed by
A lot of minerals sold today are rock-based. You
want plant-based minerals.
Most soil is
depleted of these minerals thus you don't get it in
the food you eat. In countries with mineral-rich
soils, we see lower disease rates and low obesity.
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