Why do we need minerals?

Minerals helps the body to grow, develop, and stay healthy.

The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat. Minerals are able to perform his functions just like coenzymes, including growth, energy production, and healing.Minerals3

The trace minerals would include chromium, germanium, iron, copper, iodine, boron, sulfur, silicone, selenium, manganese, zinc and molybdenum.

The major minerals include magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium. The major minerals are needed and much larger quantities than the trace minerals.

Although only a small amount of trace minerals are needed, they are nevertheless important for good health and carry out vital functions in the body.

Minerals cannot be made in the body and must be obtained in our diet.

Our spelt sprout concentrate contains the following minerals:

Major minerals:         

Calcium (Ca)

  • is the most vital mineral
  • it is necessary for maintaining as well as building healthy teeht and bones
  • regulates blood clotting and heart beat, as well muscles contractions

Potasium (K)

  • role in acid-base balance
  • role in water balance
  • role in nerve function

Magnesium (Mg)

  • used to make body tissue, especially bone.
  • proper function of nerves, muscles
  • helps neutralize stomach acid and moves stools through intestine
  • it plays a key role in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body
  • reduces risk of diabetes
  • improves your heart functions
  • keeps other minerals as calcium and sodium in balance

Phosphorus (P)

  • role in bone and tooth formation
  • role in acid-base balance
  • role in nucleotide synthesis

 Trace Minerals

Iron (Fe)

  •  is needed for the transfer of oxygen between tissues in our body
  • is essential for a healthy immune system
  • is part of some enzymes in our body.

Manganese (Mn)

  • essential component of some enzymes, including those that break down carbohydrates and cholesterol
  • it is necessary for a healthy reproductive system
  • it is needed for bone formation
  • roles in proper function of the nervous system and muscles

Copper (Cu)

  •  is the third most common mineral in the body
  • helps in functions of a lot of antioxidants
  • collagen production, formation of red blood cells and the oxidation of fatty acids are all highly dependent on sufficient copper supplies in the human body.

Zinc (Zn)

  • is needed for the functioning of many enzymes in our body.
  • helps to boost our immune system, blood clotting (healing of wounds), growth and repair of tissues.
  • regulates cholesterol levels, sugar levels in our blood and blood pressure.
  • required for normal thyroid hormone activity.

Selenium (Se)

  • is required for healthy heart function
  • boosts our immunity (our immune system helps protect our body by fighting against bad bacteria and viruses)
  • believed to be a powerful antioxidant
  • is associated with vitamin E activity

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