Tuesday, February 19, 2013

De-Mystifying Trace Minerals


Minerals are essential for our body to function and keep us healthy. When you increase your mineral intake, it helps your body better absorb and use the vitamins, enzymes and ingredients from other sources. It is a great way to help fill the gap from the foods we eat and the essential trace minerals our body needs. Over the years our soils have become depleted and the food we eat does not provide the essential minerals our body needs to function. Traditionally eating fresh grains and vegetables has been the primary supply for a full range of minerals. Unfortunately in today’s world this is not the case. Because your body requires nearly two thirds of all the elements currently known to man in order to maintain health, keeping these minerals in balance is vital.

“Experts estimate 90 percent of Americans suffer from mineral deficiency.”

As modern diets have become less mineral-dense, many health-conscious people have turned to trace mineral supplements to keep their bodies functioning properly. Trace elements are defined in scientific literature as essential elements that are required in the daily human diet at a rate of less than 1 ppm, typically less than 50 micrograms per day. A microgram is 1,000,000th of a gram.

Your Body and Trace Minerals
Trace Minerals are essential because the body cannot manufacture them - but it readily absorbs them.  Vitamin supplementation without the proper mineral complementation is of little value nutritionally, and vice versa. As they are essential, their absence or presence exert a tremendous influence; just as great as that of the major elements. It must be stressed that "trace" only refers to the concentrations at which they are effective, and not to their effect.

Your body is truly a masterpiece formed from these trace minerals. As such, it is important to constantly replenish your body with the elements it expends on a daily basis. Chemical and electrical processes are occurring within your body at every moment. These processes can only function correctly if the proper balance of minerals is continually being supplied to your system. Iron for your blood, sulfur for your muscles, calcium for your bones, and an aggregation of many other elements in balanced trace amounts help to ensure the proper function of your body.

Trace Mineral Benefits?
Many Physicians are persuaded that the majority of all diseases are probably enzymatic in origin. Since metabolism is synonymous with enzyme activity, and enzyme activity is dependent on the presence of trace elements, it is axiomatic that proper proportions of trace minerals are the best defense nutritionally to ward off the threat of disease. Just about any symptom may be a certain mineral deficiency, or lack of a combination of minerals.

While it is theoretically possible to gain toxicity from too much of a particular mineral, trace minerals by definition represent such minute amounts of any one mineral that a composite (trace mineral blend) ingested in a proper dosage, would seem to be essentially risk-free.

Organic plant-derived trace minerals are not deposited in the body like inorganic forms of these elements and research shows that organic plant-derived trace minerals will actually replace poisonous heavy metals in the body. In fact, trace minerals assist the cells' vital functions and enhance detoxification as well as accelerate the healing process of chronic illness. Micro or trace minerals are essential for good health if they come from an organic or plant source.

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From now until the end of February, InnerLight will be offering Trace Minerals at $19.50,
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