Minerals for life
Minerals for life
Food Supplement with Minerals
Food Supplement with Minerals
Minerals for LifeTM provides the wide range of elements (“minerals”) considered essential to human life functions. Its constituents and cofactors support the diverse metabolic pathways that facilitate life, from the survival level up through the most sophisticated organ functions. They activate enzymes that control thousands of metabolic pathways operating simultaneously in all the 100 trillion cells of the living body. They are essential to cell membranes, the dynamic action centers of the living cell. These essential elements become depleted from the body by physical exertion, stress (emotional or chemical), poor diet, negative lifestyle factors, and surgical operations or other tissue trauma. EDTA chelation therapy also can contribute to loss of essential elements. The sources used have been exhaustively researched to ensure highest bioavailability'.
The constituents of Mineralsfor Life are:
• Potassium, as citrate. This macromineral is universally involved in cell functions, and supports all organ functions including the heartbeat, muscle contractile functions, brain electrical activity, retinal responsiveness to light and blood pressure. Potassium deficiency is a widespread problem among the elderly, those recovering from accidents or surgery, and those reporting sustained fatigue. Potassium is an electrolyte, a major carrier of electrical charge in all the body’s fluid and tissue compartments. It is involved in homeostatic control over acidity-alkalinity, osmotic pressures, energy generation, and high-level cell functions. All living cells have an inside to outside gradient of charge, more negative inside the cell than outside. This charge gradient is crucial to cell functions of every kind, and absolutely depends on potassium. Potassium interacts with the macromineral electrolyte sodium in a “yin-yang" fashion, but typical dietary patterns tend to foster an imbalance of sodium intake over potassium. The refining, further processing, and cooking of food tend to deplete potassium while increasing sodium. Supplementation is often indicated to help restore optimal potassium balance.
• Calcium, as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite and citrate-malate. Some 99% of the body’s content of this essential mineral is in the bones, but small amounts support a regular heartbeat, muscle contractility, blood pressure maintenance, blood clotting, and a variety of other organ functions. Calcium helps stabilize the membrane systems upon which all cells rely for optimal functionality. The citrate-malate calcium salts provided in this formulation are better than 50 percent absorbed. By including microcrystalline hydroxyapatite derived from uncontaminated sources, this formulation provides the most bioavailable sources of calcium at the highest levels of purity.
• Magnesium, as citrate-malate. This essential mineral has a “yin-yang" type of functional synergy with calcium: each of the two macrominerals works better in the presence of the other. Magnesium is an essential constituent of many energy-generating enzymes. It regulates calcium homeostasis in all the tissues, protecting the soft tissues from calcification, yet also is essential to the formation of new bone. Magnesium helps regulate the heartbeat and blood pressure. It is important for skeletal muscle contractility, and facilitates immune functions. The citrate-malate sources provide the most bioavailable magnesium, whereas the carbonate and oxide found in many cheap supplements arc very poorly absorbed.
• Zinc, as citrate. This mineral and its “yin-yang” partner copper are widespread in human metabolic pathways, including in essential fatty acid metabolism. Along with copper, it is an essential cofactor for the major antioxidant enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase, cytoplasmic form). Zinc is a part of the insulin molecule and is essential to the metalloproteins and other heavy metal buffer molecules. It is also globally involved in immunity and wound healing. Postmenopausal (PM) women tend to excrete more zinc, as do men who are sexually active (zinc is important in prostate function). The citrate salt is efficiently absorbed and well tolerated, unlike the sulfate present in many zinc formulations.
• Copper, as gluconate. This trace mineral is essential to the functioning of many enzyme pathways, including energy generation. It is involved in chemical transmitter synthesis in the brain, is required for the active site of cytoplasmic SOD, and contributes to the elastic lining of the arteries. Copper is essential for collagen formation, which is part of the starting matrix for skin, joints, and bone. In some adults with abnormally low intakes of copper, cholesterol levels increased, glucose tolerance deteriorated and heart abnormalities were observed.
• Selenium, as selenomethionine. This essential trace element is the sole activator of the glutathione peroxidases, a family of enzymes crucial to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action in all tissues. Antioxidants help protect against free radicals and other oxidative stressors that cause mutations, promote cancerous transformation, and suppress the immune system.
• Manganese, as citrate. This element is the essential cofactor for the mitochondrial form of superoxide dismutase. It is in the first line of defense against oxygen free radicals generated in the energy powerhouses of the cell. Manganese is required for the activity of pyruvate carboxylase, an enzyme important for energetics, and may be a cofactor for decarboxylase enzymes, hydrolases, kinases, and transferases.
• Chromium, as picolinate. This element is essential for normal glucose metabolism. Chromium deficiency is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and resistance to normal circulating insulin. Impaired glucose tolerance in diabetics and the middle-aged often responds to supplemental chromium and U.S. studies indicate chromium deficiencies may be widespread. The picolinate salt has been shown effective in supporting muscle function and is better documented for its effectiveness.
• Silicon, as bioavailable horsetail extract. This essential element facilitates connective tissue and bone renewal. It is involved in crosslinking the primary protein and mucopolysaccharide bone matrix into a final material that has great tensile strength. It also contributes to the later stages of bone mineralization.
• Iodine is essential to the activity of the thyroid hormones. These hormones control the overall pace of metabolism and the mobilization of fat. Iodine deficiency can lead to abnormalities ranging from fatigue to mental retardation.
• Boron, as citrate. This essential element effects calcium and magnesium metabolism, and may be important for cell membrane integrity. It enhances brain function and promotes alertness. Boron is a cofactor for the conversion of vitamin D into its active form, and experimental deprivation causes changes in calcium metabolism that are antagonistic to bone mineralization. Research with post menstrual women, suggests that boron supplementation may reduce the excretion of calcium and magnesium while boosting blood levels of activated estrogen (17-beta-estradiol).
• Molybdenum. This essential element is a constituent of several enzymes, including aldehyde oxidase, xanthine oxidase, and sulfite oxidase. Molybdenum is involved in nitrogen metabolism and the metabolism of sulfur. Deficiencies have been linked to dislocation of the ocular lens and mental retardation.
• Cobalt, as Vitamin B12. This element may be conditionally essential for strict vegetarians whose intake of vitamin B12 is severely limited. In any case, vitamin B12 deficiency has been consistently documented among the elderly. Vitamin B12 from this formulation should, in conjunction with taurine, assist in methionine conservation and homocysteine metabolism.
• Sulfur is an essential macroelement that is commonly present in biological molecules. Sulfur to sulfur (disulfide) bonds are used to make lateral links across the linear polypeptide chains of proteins, stabilizing them into proteins, and also rely on the 3-dimensional specificity afforded by disulfide stabilization. So also do the extensive matrix materials that make up connective tissues and bone rely heavily on disulfide bonding. This formulation provides sulfur from taurine, which is highly bioavailable and enters multiple metabolic pathways.
• Taurine. This amino acid is a conditionally essential nutrient. It is a potent antioxidant, used in the immune cells for protection against high free radical exposures that can occur when they enter zones of active inflammation. In the liver, taurine provides antioxidant protection and is integrated with the P450 detoxification system. Taurine also has dispersant properties and is an important digestive constituent of bile. Taurine is abundant in electrically active tissues, due to its capacity to buffer intra-cellular concentrations of calcium and magnesium as well as sodium and potassium. Taurine is a chemical transmitter in the brain, facilitates the beating of the heart, is abundant in skeletal muscle, and supports the lightreceptionfunctionsoftheretina. Itisnotsuppliedbyvegetariandiets.
• 1-Glutamine. This amino acid helps energize intestinal cells to boost their absorptive capacities. It is a precursor for glutathione, and an intra cellular antioxidant. Glutamine is relatively high in the blood, from where it enters the brain where it can be utilized for energy and is a precursor to nerve transmitters. It is the most abundant free amino acid in muscle, where it is required for the synthesis of proteins. Glutamine reserves can become rapidly depleted after surgery or other stress to the tissues.
The rational utility of Minerals for Life is that it provides a wide range of essential elements (“minerals“) tailored through their citrates and
other bioavailable forms to optimize the survival-level and the sophisticated functions of the human organism and everything in between. TM
Minerals for Life should prove particularly useful for athletes, the elderly and others having difficulties absorbing nutrients, for those TM
recovering from surgery or other tissue trauma, and for individuals undergoing courses of EDTA chelation. Minerals for Life should prove most effective when employed in conjunction with regular, moderate exercise and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
1 vegetarian capsule contains: % NRV* Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 166 µg 6.640,0% Calcium (as Citrate, Malate) 33 mg 4,1% Iodine (from Potassium Iodide) 33 µg 22,0% Magnesium (as Citrate, Malate) 50 mg 13,3% Zinc (as Citrate) 6,6 mg 66,0% Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 50 µg 90,9% Copper (as Gluconate) 0,5 mg 50,0% Manganese (as Citrate) 1,66 mg 83,0% Chromium (as Picolinate) 66,66 µg 166,7% Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 50 µg 100,0% Potassium (as Citrate) 33 mg 1,7% Cobalt (as Methylcobalamin) 7,27 µg n.a. Boron (as Sodium Borate) 1 mg n.a. Silicon (Silicon Dioxide as equisetum arvense) 1,16 mg n.a. Taurin 66,66 mg n.a. L-Glutamine 66,66 mg n.a.
* NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Magnesium Malate, Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Malate, Capsule Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Taurine, L-Glutamine, Zinc Citrate, Manganese Citrate, Horsetail, Sodium Borate, Copper Gluconate, Methylcobalamin, Chromium Picolinate, Selenomethionine, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Bulking agent Cellulose, microcristalline, .
Recommendation for use
1 vegetarian capsule daily with food; as needed up to 3 capsules daily.
Food Supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not exceed stated dose.
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