Minerals are needed for the composition of body fluids, the formation of blood and bones, and for healthy nerve function. There are two groups of minerals – macro minerals which include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorous, and micro (trace) minerals which include zinc, iron, selenium, copper, manganese, iodine and chromium. These minerals are in a chelated form, meaning that the minerals are attached to a protein molecule that transports them to the bloodstream in order to enhance their absorption.
- Calcium – vital for bones and teeth. Important in the regulation of heartbeat (1).
- Phosphorous – for teeth and bone formation, cell growth, kidney function and contraction of the heart muscle.
- Iron – needed for production of hemoglobin and oxygenation of red blood cells.
- Magnesium – vital to enzyme activity. Assists in calcium and potassium uptake and helps prevent depression (2), constipation (3), migraine headaches (4,5), and high blood pressure (6,7).
- Copper – aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin and red blood cells (8). Also involved in energy production in the brain (9), as well as proper immune function (10,11).
- Zinc – important in prostate gland function and reproductive organs. Promotes healthy immune system (12,13,14) and for healing wounds (15). Needed for the proper concentration of Vitamin E in the blood.
- Chromium – needed for maintaining stable blood sugar levels (16,17,18).
- Potassium – helpful in maintaining proper blood pressure (19,20) and it promotes proper muscle contraction (21). Potassium is important for chemical reactions within cells and regulates the transfer of nutrients to cells.
- Manganese – small amounts of this mineral are needed for protein and fat metabolism and blood sugar regulation (22,23,24).
- Iodine – needed in trace amounts for healthy thyroid function and prevention of goiter (25).
- Selenium – vital antioxidant (26), used in combination with Vitamin E.
Chelated Minerals should be taken as recommended by a Health Care Professional.