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Minerals - the First Step to Well-being

Minerals - the First Step to Well-being

Sunday, January 1st 2006

New Zealand is notoriously low in many minerals due to glaciations 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! So despite dieticians telling us "it is all in our food", it would appear that the farmers know better. Without an adequate supply of minerals, vitamins are not able to be absorbed. So it is essential that the mineral balance in the body is adequate before taking vitamins.

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.

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 spasms; Potassium maintains fluid and mineral balance, helps nerves and muscles, 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. All these are minerals, which are critical for the well-being of the body.

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2006 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 overall Mental and Physical Well-being:

5-HTP 120mg
B Max
Clean Lean Protein
Enzogenol with ACE and Selenium
Enzogenol 120mg
Hi Strength Liquid Fish Oil
Ginseng 5 Exhaustion Relief
Good Green Stuff
L-Glutathione
Multi Power
Multi-Vite
Opti CoQ10 150mg
Lecithin 1200
Pure Vitality Deer Velvet
Recharge & Relax
Super B Daily Stress + B
Superior Magnesium
Super Multi Plus
SAM-e
Superior Iron

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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