Proprietary blend of 74 trace minerals and rice flour.
No chemicals have been added to this formula
In biochemistry, a trace element is a chemical element that is needed in minute quantities for the proper growth and development of the organism. The trace elements generally recognized as essential to good health are chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silicon, boron and zinc.
From the book Healthy Healing by Linda Page, ND, Ph.D, she states, “ Minerals and Trace Minerals are the building blocks of life, the bonding agent between you and food. They keep your body pH balanced, are essential to bone formation, regulate the movement of cellular fluids, nerve electrical activity and metabolic function. Trace minerals are only .01% of body weight, but even deficiencies in these micro-nutrients can cause severe depression, PMS, hyperactivity in children, blood sugar disorders, nervous stress, high blood pressure, premature aging, memory loss and poor healing.” “ Many minerals are no longer even sufficiently present in our fruits and vegetables, leached from the soil by chemicals and pesticide sprays used in commercial farming.”
There are more than 100 mineral elements found on earth.
Four of these, which are oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen, make up 96% of our body. The remaining 4% of our body is basically made up in part, of the other minerals which are available to us and these may vary somewhat, depending on where we live.
The body utilizes over 80 minerals for maximum function. Because our plants and soils are so nutrient depleted, even if we eat the healthiest foods, we are not getting all the minerals we need
According to scientists at the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, the United States soils have been drastically depleted—85% of the essential minerals have been depleted. And that was in 1992.
Without the proper minerals, vitamins are useless, enzymes cannot function properly and certain hormones become out of balance. In fact, nothing can work properly. Our brain cells and our nervous system transport electrical signals over a network of minerals to every part of the body. Every beat of our hearts and every cell in our bodies must have minerals in order to function properly.
All nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, oils, etc. require minerals for proper cellular function. All bodily processes depend upon the action and presence of minerals.
Minerals are an essential part of life, and are just as important to a human as breathing. Minerals and trace minerals play a major role in our everyday lives and internal bodily functions.
Chromium: Aids in glucose metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar by potentiating insulin and serving as a component of glucose tolerance factor.
Cobalt: Promotes the formulation of red blood cells and and serves as a component of the vitamin B-12.
Copper: Essential to normal red blood cell formation and connective tissue formation. Acts
as a catalyst to store and release iron to help form hemoglobin. Contributes to central nervous system function.
Iodine: Needed by the thyroid hormone to support metabolism.
Iron: Necessary for red blood cell formation and Required for transport of oxygen throughout the body: Important for brain function. Amount needed is higher in women of childbearing age.
Manganese: Key component of enzyme systems, including oxygen-handling enzymes Supports brain function and reproduction Required for blood sugar regulation Part of bone structure.
Molybdenum: Contributes to normal growth and development Key component in many enzyme systems including enzymes involved in detoxification.
Phosphorous: Works with calcium to develop and maintain strong bones and teeth. Enhances use of other nutrients Key role in cell membrane integrity and intercellular communication Critical for proper energy processing in the body
Nickel: Immune regulation, brain development, DNA synthesis. Nickel is found in highest concentrations in lung, kidney and some hormone-producing tissues.
Selenium: Essential component of a key antioxidant enzyme, necessary for normal growth and development Role in detoxification of heavy metals. such as mercury. Role in production of antibodies by the immune system. Component of teeth.
Silicon is a trace mineral and like most trace minerals, it acts as a coenzyme to facilitate chemical reactions in the body. It aids in bone and tissue formation and growth and development. Silicon helps the body burn fats and carbohydrates.
Boron is a trace mineral that is needed by the body in minuscule amounts. It was discovered in 1910 as an essential element for plants but in 1985 scientific research discovered it was an essential nutrient for people, too. Boron benefits include healthy bones and proper brain functioning
Sulfur: Needed for structure of most protein, including muscles and hair. Critical role in liver detoxification. Important functions in antioxidant nutrients and oxygen handling Role in growth.
Zinc: Essential part of more than 200 enzymes involved in digestion, metabolism, reproduction and wound healing Critical role in immune response Important antioxidant