Minerals and trace elements are nutrients that your body requires to maintain proper health and function and often found in your everyday diet. Most individuals should be able to obtain these necessary minerals and trace elements through their diets but may want to introduce additional supplements into their lifestyle for extra nutritional support. Some of the more common minerals include iron and calcium and are essential for building strong bones and teeth, maintaining bodily fluids and converting food into energy. Trace elements are also needed in smaller amounts for your body and are found in foods like fish, dairy, vegetable and nuts. Some examples are zinc and iodine.
The most common degenerative diseases today are heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis, and many others may be linked to mineral and trace mineral deficiencies. Even with a healthy diet, the body is defenceless without trace minerals. Studies show that mineral micronutrients are a necessity for every single cell and its corresponding enzyme systems. Not only are most people mineral deficient, but we are bombarded with man-made toxins from chemicals, pesticides, and food additives.
Deficiencies of most minerals and trace elements can lead to dietary inadequacies, and they are associated with inefficiencies in absorption and a change in other dietary components. This results in an increased need such as high carbohydrate intake. Usually, the first evidence of an inadequacy appears in a reduction of enzymes, of which the mineral is an essential part in the structure of the enzymes or a reduction in the activity of the enzymes catalyzed by the element.
Clay is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and silica as well as trace minerals, also known as micronutrients. Silica strengthens your hair, teeth, bones and all your connective tissue. Without enough silica, your skin ages prematurely. Most people still do not consume enough of it from their diet, resulting in poor growth, bone development, and more atherosclerotic arterial plaques.
Clay is also known as a detoxifying agent to remove pathogens, heavy metals, and mycotoxins from your colon. Thus, it is effective in cleansing colon systems and maintaining a healthy colon. It may also promote growth and increase bone density, thus preventing bone disorders. Clay also helps to ease gum abscesses and stop bleeding in gums, and even alleviate food allergies.
At Nature’s Glory, we offer clay in 3 different forms - as a claypack for external use, and tablets and powder for internal consumption. Our claypack can be made into a paste and plastered on your skin to remove impurities in the skin, aid with skin healing and even help with bites, swelling, rashes and sores.
Our ClayMin powder is used as a nutritional supplement to introduce more trace elements into your system, with the recommendation to take 1 tablespoon of powder or 4 -5 tablets daily.
Made from Kombu root, ume plum concentrate, and honey, our Kombu balls are rich in calcium, alkaline materials, vitamins and chlorophyll. Kombu is also high in iodine and amino and fatty acids. Harvested in Hokkaido, Japan, our Kombu balls are good for regulating hormones, metabolism, cholesterol, blood pressure and intestinal controls. Kombu resists harmful absorption of strontium and cadmium, promotes healthy skin and hair, prevents artery hardening, constipation and senility. Kombu is also good for the prevention of tumours and radiation.
Iodine is a trace element found in sources such as seaweed, fish, shellfish and some vegetables and grains. It is an important nutrient that helps in the manufacture of thyroid hormones to keep cells and metabolic rate healthy.
Our Lugol’s iodine solution can be used as an iodine supplement with 1-3 drops added into 2 oz of juices (except carrot and green juices).
Iron can be found in food sources like red meat, dark leafy greens, nuts and whole grains, and is necessary to produce red blood cells to transport oxygen around your body.
Floradix is a yeast extract food-based supplement which contains iron, extracts of selected herbs, fruits, vitamins, specially cultured yeast and ocean kelp. It also contains extracts of wheat germ and rosehips, and B vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine and vitamin B12 in a readily available and absorbable form. It is especially suitable for women (including expectant and nursing mothers), men, growing children and people with diets that are lacking natural iron and vitamins.
Calcium is needed for your everyday long-term health as it helps to build strong bones and teeth and ensures that your blood clots for faster healing. It can be found in foods like dairy products, green leafy vegetables, fortified soy products and some fish.
Garden of Life Living Calcium is an excellent source of Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA) calcium, along with a broad spectrum of vital minerals and nutritional cofactors to help support healthy bone density. MCHA is a highly absorbable, body-friendly form of calcium, and is derived from Australian grass-fed, free-range cattle.
Zinc supports your body by producing new cells and enzymes, processing fats, carbohydrates and proteins in food and with the healing of wounds. It can be obtained in shellfish, meat, dairy and cereals.
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc supplements are raw whole-food supplements which means that they are produced below 115º F, but also come with their natural cofactors, along with living probiotics and enzymes. Whole food means raw food-created nutrients are blended in a base of 23 fruits and vegetables together with food cofactors, plus 75 alkalizing trace minerals to add supporting antioxidants, vitamins and nutrient cofactors. Vitamin Code raw powders are delivered in capsules without any binders, fillers, artificial flavours or additives.