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 up hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat. Minerals are able to perform  functions  like coenzymes, including growth, energy production, and healing.Minerals3

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

Major minerals include magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium. Major minerals are needed in much larger quantities than  trace minerals.

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

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

Natura6 contains the following minerals:

Major minerals:         

Calcium (Ca)

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

Potasium (K)

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

Magnesium (Mg)

  • is important  to make up body tissues, especially bones
  • promotes proper function of nerves, muscles
  • helps neutralizing stomach acid and moves stools through the intestine
  • plays a key role in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body
  • reduces risk of diabetes
  • improves your heart functions
  • keeps other minerals like calcium and sodium in balance

Phosphorus (P)

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

 Trace Minerals

Iron (Fe)

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

Manganese (Mn)

  • is an essential component of some enzymes, including those that break down carbohydrates and cholesterol
  • is necessary for a healthy reproductive system
  • is needed for bone formation
  • promotes proper function of the nerve 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

 

Selenium (Se)

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