Most Mineral Supplements Are Missing Trace Minerals
When you think about minerals that you need for a healthy body, what pops into your mind? You probably know about calcium, potassium, magnesium, or sodium. We need significant amounts of these macrominerals, but we also need other minerals called microminerals or trace minerals for a truly healthy body. Examples of trace minerals are: antiomony, bismuth, boron, copper, lithium, osmium and tantalum.
Because trace minerals are only needed in the micrograms, we rarely think about them. But did you know that these trace minerals are essential to our over-all health, including the healthy development of our bones and joints?
Deficiency in trace minerals lead to low bone density and subsequently weak bones, or osteoporosis. Lack of trace minerals in the body also hinders the absorption of nutrients. Individuals who have adequate amounts of trace minerals have exhibited more nutrient levels than the ones who have low levels of trace minerals in their bodies.
Studies have also shown that trace mineral supplements and calcium, when taken together can significantly benefit the development of more dense bones. That’s why it’s time for calcium and other macrominerals to share the spotlight with trace minerals.
The benefits of trace minerals supplements such as found in intraMin is also linked to a complete halt of bone loss in post-menopausal women, as opposed to calcium’s effects which only slows down bone loss.
We all need to consume trace minerals for a healthy body, however, we don’t usually eat a diet that contains all of the trace minerals needed by the body because aggressive farming techniques have stripped our food from these minerals. Because of this, I recommend that my patients use intraMin because it contains 71 organically-bound trace minerals.