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Minerals: Critical for Well-Being

Minerals: Critical for Well-Being

Monday, October 4th 2004

New Zealand is notoriously low in many minerals due to glaciation and volcanic activity. Our farmers have known this for years and have regularly supplemented their animals with minerals. A capsule has been developed for sheep combining trace element supplements to combat facial eczema. What does it contain? Selenium, cobalt and zinc! It would appear that farmers understand their animals nutritional needs better than we understand our own.

Many people are looking for a mineral tablet that is high in calcium and magnesium. Radiance Mineral-Power is a comprehensive formula that provides in each tablet 500mg of calcium and 250mg of magnesium. Also included are zinc, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, iodine (kelp), glutamic acid HCl, vitamin D and boron. All of these ingredients are in a base which includes 70 trace minerals and cofactors from ancient sea deposits.

Here is what some of the ingredients in Radiance Mineral-Power help the body achieve:

Calcium for growth, bones, teeth, clotting of blood, nerve and muscle response, proper heart action; Magnesium maintains the nervous system, prevents cramping and muscle spasm; Potassium maintains fluid and mineral balance, aids nerve and muscle function, essential for heart function; Chromium works with insulin to help keep blood sugar levels steady; Copper helps red blood cells utilise iron; Manganese is required for normal nervous system functions, bone growth, reproduction and cell function; Iron is essential in the formation of haemoglobin and red blood cells, bone formation, healing, skin and hair pigmentation and protein metabolism; Selenium is an antioxidant and helps maintain healthy muscles and red blood cells; Zinc helps repair wounds, immune system function, prostate function and reproductive organ functioning.

Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Mineral Deficiencies:

Boron
Colloidal Minerals
Ethi Cal Hi Strength Bone Builder
Calcium - Magnesium
CMD Ionic Concentrated Mineral Drops
Liquid Calcium
Mega Magnesium Powder
Mineral & Toxic Element
Mineral Power
Multi Power
Multi-Vite
Super Calcium Complete
Vitamin and Mineral Boost Powder
QSilica
Zinc Fix

Related health information can be found here:

Arthritis & Rheumatism
Back Pain
Blood Pressure (High)
Bones
Calcium to build bones
Leg Cramps
Menopause
Menustrual Problems
Mineral Power - a supplement high in calcium & magnesium
Osteoporosis

Related articles can be found here:

Chlorophyll- nature's green wonder food
Doctors recommend a multi-vitamin a day
Is it really "all in your food"?
New Zealanders need zinc
Slow Bone Loss with Calcium
The mood food connection

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.

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