Everyday Minerals...Are They As Important As Vitamins?
Taking vitamins is essential but taking everyday minerals, including major minerals and others, is also important because vitamins and minerals are working together as a team.
Minerals are essential components of your cells. They're usually found in the form of salt, the inorganic form.
The human body contains about 4% of its weight in minerals.
Some well known minerals, such as calcium and magnesium are good for building bones but the benefits of minerals go beyond of building strong bones...
Without Minerals Life Would Not Be Possible
Major Minerals Are:
calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfure and chloride. The other minerals, the ones you need in small amounts are chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc.
How Does It Work?
During the digestive process, you produce stomach acid which will separate minerals from the food. Those ionized minerals will attach themselves to amino acids (they are the building block of proteins, they bang together in chains to form everything from which life is born, they're the lego block for your life) and then pass into the blood and can then be use by your cells. *when getting older we produce less stomach acid and will have more difficulty to dissolve and ionize mineral salt, the inorganic form of mineral.
Be aware that a diet rich in natural fiber may affect your body's ability to absorb inorganic mineral salt (which can be found in inexpensive supplements) and make them unavailable to your body.
The chelated minerals are organic compounds.
The advantage of the organic forms of the mineral compared to its inorganic forms is that their rate of intestinal absorption may be higher and their biological activity in tissues is generally higher which means a better bioavailability.
On the other hand, inorganic minerals can combine with other compounds to form insoluble masses that are not absorbed in the intestine and can lead to intestinal damage.
Plants are great source of essential minerals because they absorb inorganic and chelated minerals and transform them in small water-soluble molecules.
To be healthy you need all the major minerals and the others called trace elements. What if minerals aren't present in soil due to soil depletion? Maybe you should take supplements....
Here Are Some Benefits Of Taking Your Everyday Minerals
- Promotes health and well being
- They neutralize the excess of acidity in your body
- Helps to keep enzymes alive
- They act together with vitamins in order to allow certain reactions in the body
TO DETERMINE THE FORM OF A MINERAL, JUST LOOK AT THE WORD THAT FOLLOWS THE MINERAL'S NAME...A GOOD THING TO KNOW TO HELP YOU CHOOSE YOUR EVERYDAY MINERALS
are for the inorganic form of minerals
are for the organic form of minerals.
I'm pretty sure that you are now convince to take your everyday minerals.
Remember, we are not made to eat soil, rocks or shells which are things our cells don't recognize. We are made to eat plants, fruits and vegetables so eat them!
And if you choose to take supplements, make sure to take high quality supplements which means chelated minerals, which means that they are combined to an organic substance, a carrier just as they would be during digestion. Cheap supplements are often found in the inorganic form that your body will not assimilate completely...it's cheap but will not make a big difference in the long run!
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