Species Nutrition Mineralyze Vitamin D-Fortified - 120 Tablets
Species Nutrition Mineralyze Vitamin D-Fortified is a 100% chelated multi-mineral formula that's high in both calcium, magnesium, and many other trace elements. Vitamin D, an often deficient fat-soluble vitamin, is also included to ensure optimal calcium utilization, general health, and recovery from vigorous training.
Why Chelated Minerals are Absorbed More Effectively by the Body
Minerals are inorganic elements that are essential constituents of all cells. They contribute from 60% to 80% of all the inorganic material in the human body (particularly the teeth, nails, bones, soft tissues, muscles, nerve cells, enzymes, hormones and blood). Although minerals only comprise 4-5% of our body weight, we cannot exist without them.
Minerals and trace elements serve as vital catalysts for the biological reactions that take place within the body. Minerals are also necessary in maintaining a healthy acid-base balance, play an important role in regulating blood volume and maintain the delicate water balance in our bodies tissues.
The term bioavailability refers to the degree to which a particular nutrient is available for use in the body. There are many factors which influence bioavailability, including the actual compound form of the mineral or trace element. The absorption of minerals and trace elements (excluding electrolytes) is generally less efficient than that of other nutrients.
Chelating mineral supplements (linking them to amino acids) ensures the highest, most dependable, probability of absorption. Since most forms of inorganic minerals are positively charged, by combining them with negatively charged amino acids (amino acid chelate), we greatly increase the bioavailability of these minerals.
Preparing a mineral complex as an amino acid chelate has two very important advantages since it provides a bond that's just strong enough to hold the mineral and the chelated amino acid together within the stomach yet just weak enough to make its central mineral ion available for absorption within the intestines.
- maintains total body health
- normal growth and development
- keeping the bones and teeth strong (they contain 99% of the body's calcium
the remaining 1% is in blood)
- ensures the proper functioning of muscles and nerves
- keeps the heart beating
- helping blood clotting and regulating blood pressure
- proper iron metabolism
- maintains the action of a number of hormones (particularly those associated with the thyroid and parathyroid glands)
- important to cell structure
- proper absorption of vitamin B12
- helps neutralize acid waste buildup from protein metabolism, lactic acid buildup and stress (this spare calcium in the long bones)
Magnesium supplements have been used to promote healthy teeth and bones, treat muscle spasms, relieve premenstrual pain, and lower high blood pressure in patients with low magnesium levels. Magnesium has also been used to prevent premature labor and low birth weight.
FACT: Over 87% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D! Vitamin D (Vitamin D3 being the active form) is used for treating weak bones (osteoporosis), bone pain (osteomalacia), bone loss in people with a condition called hyperparathyroidism, and an inherited disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) in which the bones are especially brittle and easily broken. It is also used for preventing falls and fractures in people at risk for osteoporosis, and preventing low calcium and bone loss (renal osteodystrophy) in people with kidney failure.
Vitamin D is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is also used for diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease.
Some people use vitamin D3 for skin conditions including vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris.
It is also used for boosting the immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases, and preventing cancer.
Because vitamin D is involved in regulating the levels of minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, it is used for conditions caused by low levels of phosphorous (familial hypophosphatemia and Fanconi syndrome) and low levels of calcium (hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism).
Zinc is a strong antioxidant, zinc protects the body against damaging free radicals and it boosts the body's immune system. It helps heal burns and wounds (and thus muscle), offers some protection against common infections such as colds or flu, and it may be effective in the prevention and/or treatment of age-related macular degeneration (an eye disease), infertility, hair loss, anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder), prostate enlargement, and common skin problems like acne.
Iron supplements are most often prescribed to treat iron deficiency anemia. A lack of iron leads to low oxygen carrying capacity due to decreases in RBC formation. Recently, its been demonstrated that upwards of 70% of competitive athletes are iron deficient.
Copper is one of the most important blood antioxidants. A copper deficiency causes higher serum cholesterol levels along with the lesions similar to those seen in coronary artery disease.
Supplements of this trace mineral have been used to prevent cancer, to improve blood sugar control, and to treat arthritic symptoms.
This trace mineral is necessary for proper insulin sensitivity, and it may help prevent or treat low blood sugar levels and diabetes. It may also offer protection against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.
A great antioxidant, selenium may help protect the body against cancer, premature aging, and degenerative diseases such as heart disease and arthritis.
Iodine is an important component in the production of thyroxin (thyroid hormone) the hormone responsible for maintaining an individuals metabolism or basal metabolic rate (BMR)
Potassium supplements are most often prescribed to treat potassium deficiency caused by chronic diuretic use. Adequate potassium intake is necessary to maintain proper intramuscular fluid balance.
Boron is helpful in preventing osteoporosis and improving symptoms of osteoarthritis and joint repair.
Molybdenum is a mineral that is present in very small quantities in the body. Its involved in many important biological processes, possibly including development of the nervous system, waste processing in the kidneys, and energy production in cells.
The durable horsetail plant is a superb source of silica and calcium, necessary for bone and connective tissue repair and maintenance. Horsetail has traditionally been used to speed recovery from fractures and torn ligaments. Although abundant in nature, silica is poorly absorbed by the body. Silica is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails. Silica works on a cellular level and is part of the cartilage-forming cells and the fiber-building cells that form collagen.