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.
Chloride helps maintain the balance of fluids in the body, helps send nerve impulses and is an essential component of our stomach’s digestive juices.
Chromium became a popular mineral in the 1950's by it's association with diabetes treatment (via consumption of brewer’s yeast) and a ‘glucose tolerant factor’.
Enhances the action of insulin, a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body.
Metabolism / Bodily Balance
Copper is vital to health. Aids making of red blood cells and absorption of iron, supports nerve cells and immunity.
High copper foods include seafood, mushrooms, tofu, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, cashews, chickpeas, salmon, dark chocolate, and avocados.
Blood / Nerves / Immunity
Co-Enzyme Q10 is a compound vitamin like substance which is a naturally occurring nutrient in the body.
It aids the provision of energy to cells as well as being an antioxidant and supporter of cell growth and maintenance. Q10 also works to support the immune system and reducing high cholesterol levels in the blood. Lower levels are associated with many diseases and it has been known to be used in the treatment of heart health.
Cellular Energy / Heart / Immunity / Cholesterol
Iron is important for the making of red blood cells. Deficiency can lead to anaemia.
Eliminate fatigue, support immune system, blood pressure and heart (proper function of haemoglobin, a protein needed to transport oxygen in the blood), vital body processes.
Energy / Immunity / Blood
Magnesium is involved in over 600 cellular reactions in your body including the signalling between your brain and body and regulation.
Supports cellular energy production, reduce muscle soreness, stiffness and leg cramps, promote bone health, calcium transportation, detox and may help support healthy blood sugar levels; metabolic.
Cellular energy / Bones / Heart
Potassium is important in body as it regulates fluid balance, muscle
contractions and nerve signals. It also aid digestion in the breaking down of carbohydrates.
Blood / Energy
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant, identified as potentially defending
against chronic diseases (heart, asthma symptoms, mental decline) and important for Thyroid Health.
Antioxidant / Disease Defence
Supports a healthy immune system, wound healing, taste and smell
senses, necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion, nerve function and many other processes.
Immunity / Wound healing / Supports Enzymes - Nerves, Metabolism, and Digestion