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Minerals as Nutrients

Updated: Feb 25

The Ingredients That Work Together To Make It Happen


What are minerals?

A mineral is a chemical element from the earth which plants and animals feed on to provide nutrients i.e. an inorganic substance. Like vitamins the human body needs some minerals in larger quantities than others. Those needed in larger quantities are known as macro minerals and those needed in smaller (less than 100mg) are known as trace minerals. Minerals required for our bodies to operate effectively are hard to consume in necessary amounts through diet alone. Drinking filtered or purified water can take away another natural source of minerals in our diet. Minerals essential for health include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, chromium, copper, fluoride, molybdenum, manganese, and selenium.

What do they do for me?

Minerals are essential nutrients to allow life supporting functions to be performed. They are important for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for metabolic processes such as those that turn the food we eat into energy.

What foods can I get minerals from?

Minerals can be found in many foods and in the water we consume. The highest minerals in food include nuts, dark leafy greens, beans, seeds, shellfish, fish, mushrooms, whole grains, low-fat dairy, beef and lamb, whole grains, avocados, cheese, dried fruits, and tofu.


 

Minerals you can find in BioThrive Supplements

Alpha Lipolic Acid

Like Q10 Alpha Lipoic Acid is a naturally occurring compound that is made in the body. It supports cellular energy and other vital functions at a cell level.

It has been shown to enhance the body's ability to use its own insulin to lower blood sugar, reduce nerve damage (neuropathy) which can be caused by diabetes; reduce inflammation, slow skin ageing and improve nerve function. It has also been shown to restore vitamin levels e.g. E and C.


Bodily Balance


Chloride

Chromium

Copper

Co-Enzyme Q10

Iron

Magnesium

Potassium

Selenium

Zinc







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