Our formula contains some amount of all known trace elements occurring in human-friendly form, as they are naturally occurring from the plant kingdom.
In biochemistry, a trace element is a chemical element that is needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of the organism. For this reason, in biochemistry they are also called micronutrients.
For example, our formula contains iron in a non-toxic form that is more readily absorbable than that found in beef liver. Unlike iron from a bottle of iron supplements, the iron in our formula is like that of any plant such as celery or spinach and is a medicine for the body.
Here is a partial list of a few trace elements found in our formula:
- BORON: Boron enhances the body's ability to use calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. It is also reported to assist in brain functioning and recognition. Boron seems to prevent calcium and magnesium from being lost in the urine and may help with decreasing menstrual pain by increasing the oestradiol level, which is a very active type of oestrogen. Boron may help with menopausal symptoms as well as maintaining healthy bones, because of its affinity to calcium and magnesium. It may also be involved with the reduction of arthritis symptoms
- CHROMIUM: Chromium is an essential nutrient required for normal sugar and fat metabolism and works primarily by potentiating the action of insulin. It is present in the entire body but with the highest concentrations in the liver, kidneys, spleen and bone. Although chromium is only required in very small amounts, our modern day diet has left many people short of chromium on a daily basis, with the average person being chromium deficient, and two out of three being hyperglycaemic, pre-hyperglycaemic or diabetic. Chromium is needed for energy and maintains stable blood sugar levels. In cooperation with other substances, it controls insulin as well as certain enzymes. It works with GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) when this hormone-affiliated agent enters the bloodstream because of an increase of insulin in the bloodstream
- COBALT: Cobalt is part of the vitamin B12 molecule. It is required in the manufacture of red blood cells and in preventing anaemia. In a normal diet, deficiency is unlikely
- COPPER: Copper and zinc absorption are closely related, and although copper is also needed in relatively small amounts, some discussions are under way on the optimum need of this mineral. If large amounts of copper are present, then zinc and vitamin C are reduced in the body, and vice versa. Copper is required in the formation of haemoglobin, red blood cells as well as bones, while it helps with the formation of elastin as well as collagen - making it necessary for wound healing. A lack of copper may also lead to increased blood fat levels. It is also necessary for the manufacture of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline as well as for the pigmentation of your hair
- FLUORINE: Fluorine is a constituent of bones and teeth. It is beneficial in most cases, in preventing dental caries
- IODINE: Iodine in our food is dependent on the iodine found in the ground where the food is grown and in the food our animals receive, as it influences the iodine content in the meat and eggs we consume. Iodine is used in the production of hormones (such as thyroxine) by the thyroid gland, which in turn regulates the conversion of fat to energy, stabilising our body weight as well as controlling our cholesterol levels. These hormones produced from the iodine are also needed to help form our bones, as well as keeping our skin, nails, hair and teeth in prime condition. Some indication also exists that iodine is helpful in preventing cancer of the breast and womb
- IRON: Promotes formation of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood pigment found in healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is most common among women in their reproductive years
- MANGANESE: Activates enzyme systems, along with zinc. Promotes activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and helps stabilise blood sugar
- MOLYBDENUM: Molybdenum is a component of three different enzymes, which is involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids - DNA and RNA - and iron, as well as food into energy. These three enzymes are; sulphite oxidase, xanthine oxidase and aldehyde oxidase. Molybdenum assists in the breaking down of sulphite toxin build-ups in the body, and may prevent cavities. With these qualities, there might be evidence of antioxidant properties in this nutrient. It assists the body by fighting the nitrosamines, which are associated with cancer, and may help to prevent anaemia. It is needed for normal cell function and nitrogen metabolism. Molybdenum deficiencies in older males have also been linked to impotence and may be of value in fighting mouth and gum disorders
- SELENIUM: Originally believed to be a toxic heavy metal, but now known to be necessary for health. It retards ageing, harmful oxidation and free radical formation, reduces the toxic effect of carcinogens, and improves cardiac efficiency
- SILICON: Silicon is not present in the body in large amounts, yet is found in virtually every type of tissue in the body. Do not confuse it with silicone. Silicon is also called silica and is a natural substance while silicone is a man-made industrial polymer used in breast enlargement operations. Silicon is used to keep bones, cartilage, tendons and artery walls healthy and may be beneficial in the treatment of allergies, heartburn and gum disease, as well as assisting the immune system. It is also required by the nails, hair and skin to stay in good condition and is useful in counteracting the effects of aluminium. Silicon levels drop as we age, and it might therefore be beneficial as an anti-aging component in our diets
- ZINC: The pivotal point of over thirty vital enzymatic reactions, with profound effects on mental health, skin tone, prostate function and healing capacity