Sea Minerals are a rich source of essential minerals and trace elements, derived by natural process from Australian oceans. All the minerals and trace elements in
Ideal Sea Minerals are in a water soluble form and thus more easily absorbed by the body. Taken daily, they can provide minerals and trace elements sometimes lacking in our diet.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS
Adequate levels of minerals and trace elements in the diet are one of the most essential requirements for a healthy and disease resistant body. Unfortunately, the majority of people, both in the general public and among professionals, are completely unaware of the tremendous benefits of a balanced intake of minerals and trace elements. When it comes to mineral nutrition, the gap between scientific knowledge and general practice is astonishing.
Over the past ten years, research into minerals and trace elements has brought some fascinating facts to life. This has essentially been of two types: (1) Research into what functions they perform and (2) research investigating a link between mineral intake and the prevalence of various diseases. Some of it is summarized below:
- Almost all biochemical processes of the human body are dependent upon adequate levels of a number of different minerals. Both minerals and trace elements are vital components of, and help to regulate the 30,000 odd different types of enzymes in the human body
- On a cellular level, minerals play a role in many activities, too numerous to list here. Calcium, magnesium and potassium and others work both together and against each other in exciting and relaxing nerve and muscle tissue.
- Hormonal secretion of glands is dependent upon mineral stimulation. Each endocrine gland of the human body requires a minimal daily supply of specific minerals in order to sustain perfect hormonal balance in the body.
- Adequate mineral levels, in particular magnesium, are essential in the regulation of neurotransmitters.
- A number of minerals, and not just calcium, are essential in building strong bones. These include magnesium and phosphorus, and as such, magnesium deficiency has been implicated in osteoporosis.
- All elements work together as a collective whole, and a deficiency of one can partly disrupt the assimilation, uptake and functions of other materials and vitamins.
- Among the trace elements, Copper, Chromium, Lithium, Vanadium, Molybdenum, and several others have been shown to be essential. Trace elements are generally overlooked in nutrition, mostly because they have subtle effects that are not easily understood or studied. However there is limited information (very few studies have been done) suggesting that others may be of benefit.
THE LINK BETWEEN INADEQUATE MINERAL INTAKE AND DISEASE
Some of the most interesting research linking mineral intake and disease has involved large scale population studies in hard water areas (hard water is water that naturally contains high proportion of minerals, especially magnesium and calcium). These studies have consistently shown that hard water areas have significantly lower rates of both heart disease and colon cancer when compared with soft water areas. The colon cancer study (studying 1,714 deaths) showed that the higher the mineral content of the water, the lower the mortality rate.