MINERALS

Health professionals have always emphasized the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet. Zinc, calcium, and magnesium are three of the most important minerals essential for good health.
  • Description: Essential mineral most widely known for association with bone health.

    Benefits:

    • Helps maintain bone and teeth health
    • Optimizes the heart, skeletal muscle and nerves

    Did you know? Some studies suggest that Calcium, along with Vitamin D, may protect against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Description: An essential mineral required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

    Benefits:

    • Associated with lowering the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke
    • Can regulate blood pressure naturally by helping to control hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Can reduce the frequency of migraines, headaches and insomnia
    • Can reduce the severity of psychiatric problems including panic attacks, stress, anxiety and undue agitation

    Did you know? Magnesium can both help prevent and treat diabetes. Studies show that individuals with magnesium deficiency have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For every 100 mg increase in magnesium daily intake, there is a 15% decrease in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  • Description: A metal and an essential element required for human health.

    Benefits:

    • Acts as an excellent antioxidant and immune function booster
    • Increases the release of testosterone and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which has a direct effect on strength and athletic performance.
    • Treats inflammation and promotes wound healing by ridding the body of free radicals
    • May also improve sleep, cognition, energy levels and mood

    Did you know? Studies have shown that individuals with ADHD tend to have lower levels of zinc.

  • Description: An essential element in detoxification, but also a neurotoxin in large amounts.

    Benefits:

    • Improves sex hormone function, blood sugar regulation, immune function and fat/carbohydrate metabolism
    • Helps alleviate anxiety, irritability and mood swings – especially those linked with premenstrual syndrome
    • Improves the effective absorption of Magnesium and Vitamins B and E

    Did you know?  Manganese has anti-aging effects because it is a required co-factor for an enzyme called prolidase, which is needed for collagen production used in skin.

  • Description: An essential mineral stored in the liver, muscle and bone which serves as a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex.  

    Benefits:

    • Aids in immune function by contributing to white blood cell production
    • Helps the formation of collagen for nails and more
    • Increases the absorption of iron

    Did you know? Research has been exploring a key health benefit related to Copper’s anti-inflammatory actions that assist in reducing the symptoms of arthritis.

  • Description: One of seven essential macro-minerals required for human life.

    Benefits:

    • Helps the body maintain a healthy blood pressure
    • Maintains kidney health including water and electrolyte function and balance
    • Helps decrease anxiety, stress and enhanced muscle strength
    • Improves metabolism

    Did you know? In a study of people with high blood pressure, those who took potassium supplements experienced lower blood pressure by an average of 8 points.

  • Description: An essential nutrient serving the vital function of balancing fluids in the body.

    Benefits:

    • Fights free radicals that accelerate the aging process
    • Optimizes and required for muscle contraction, especially in vigorous activity

    Did you know? Even small reductions in daily sodium consumption can lower a person’s blood pressure.

  • Description: One of the body’s most abundant minerals, found primarily in bones.

    Benefits:

    • Binds with calcium to help form, strengthen and maintain bone and teeth health
    • Aids in fighting muscle weakness, numbness and fatigue

    Did you know? Maintaining normal levels of Phosphorus in the body are a great way to help remain fit and active.

  • Description: The precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

    Benefits:

    • Helps maintain healthy memory and muscle control
    • Has been used for treatment of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in addition to various neurological disorders including; memory loss, Alzheimer’s, depression and Parkinson’s

    Did you know? There is evidence that people who consume choline very early in life may be more likely to retain mental abilities as they age.