Magnesium and Minerals F&Qs
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Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 600 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth
Health specialists have always emphasized the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet. Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc are three of the most important minerals essential for good health. Magnesium aids in the absorption of calcium by the body, while zinc actively supports the body's immune system.
Women of all ages benefit immensely from the intake of magnesium. The other crucial health benefits of magnesium include protein synthesis, it boosts the bio-availability of vitamin D, B6 and B Complex
Good dietary sources of magnesium include nuts (especially almonds), whole grains, wheat germ, fish, and green leafy vegetables. However it is now recognised that we no longer get the same level of minerals from these foods due to soil quality and over farming. Hence the fact that as with most nutrients, daily needs for magnesium cannot be met from food alone, which is why we need dietary supplements.
Minerals and Trace Minerals
Minerals are inorganic substances, which exist naturally in the earth in solid form and in the oceans in Ionized form. Many of these minerals are critical to the growth, production and reproduction of healthy cells for our bones, teeth, hair, blood, nerves, skin, organs and overall health. Approximately 22 of these minerals are known as essential minerals. These include Macro Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Micro Minerals also known as Trace Elements: Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc, Nickel, Vanadium, Cobalt and Silicon.
We need significant quantities of essential macro minerals and we require minute quantities of essential trace minerals
A single mineral does not work in isolation, rather, they are necessary as synergistic elements or Co-Factors to support physical health. They work best in association with all other minerals and trace minerals, the way they are found in unrefined whole foods. Unfortunately due to over farming, fertilisers, processed foods and excessive refining or purifying, we no longer get the required amount from our diet and need supplementation at some point.
How do I know if I need Magnesium?
Magnesium is now recognised as being responsible for more than 600 enzymatic reactions including:
Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to electrolyte balance. Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and normal functioning of the nervous system. Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function, muscle function and normal protein synthesis. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth and also has a role in the process of cell division.
In the published study "Magnesium in Man, Implications for Health" it states "the importance in the role of Magnesium in platelet function, healthy cell growth, central nervous system signalling and neural synapsis signalling"
The US Department of Health and Human Services website for the Health Professional states "Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm"
What is the Full Spectrum?
The full spectrum of Minerals and Trace Minerals comprises a total of between 80-85 elements. In a healthy organic plant source you are likely to find between 65-75 minerals present. However the only place where you will find the full spectrum is deep ocean. This is simply explained as the rain and weather has over millennia washed these many minerals from the soil and into the ocean. The ocean is also the only place where you will find minerals that are ionised and "Free". That is they are not bound to any ligands such as citrate, oxide, sulphate or other. Once bound to a ligand they become a different molecule which makes it more difficult for the body to break them down to get to the good stuff, the minerals.
What are Minerals?
To understand why we need minerals, it’s best to first understand what minerals are. Minerals are inorganic substances, which occur naturally in non-living things such as sea water, fresh water, rocks and soil. Minerals are also found in plants and animals which get their minerals from the sources mentioned above.
The minerals in our diet are essential for a variety of bodily functions. They play an important role in supporting building strong bones and teeth, and in blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for metabolic processes such as those that turn the food we eat into energy. This means that minerals are needed for the body to maintain a healthy and normal state for growth and development, and overall, for maintaining normal health.
Different minerals are required in different amounts but science has identified approximately 22 that are considered essential. The rest are also found in our bodies as trace elements but in many cases science has not yet been able to prove the exact benefit but agrees that they must have a role since they have been present in our diet and bodies since time began. In many instances it is believed that they act as “co-factors” that is they help other minerals, vitamins or nutrients work better. Minerals are grouped depending on how much they are needed on a daily basis so the minerals that are needed more in bigger amounts on a daily basis are known as the macro-minerals (Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, Potassium etc) The minerals that are needed less and in smaller amounts are known as micro-minerals or “trace elements” (Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Selenium etc).
No individual mineral vitamin or nutrient can single-handedly change the way our body or organs work. It is balance and co-factors that brings it all together.
What is an Amino Acid?
A large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissue is made up of amino acids, meaning they carry out many important bodily functions, such as giving cells their structure. They also play a key role in the transport and the storage of nutrients. Amino acids have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries. They are furthermore essential for the healing process especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair as well as for the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism of minerals and vitamins.
A recent study from Germany carried out by the DAK has revealed that older people in particular are more prone to suffering from malnutrition. “If the body is lacking in the minimum energy and nutrients, the body cannot carry out its bodily and mental functions. Without the necessary vitamins, proteins (amino acids), trace elements and minerals, there is a risk of debilities and metabolic disorders which can have serious consequences.”.
Why do we need Minerals?
The minerals in our diet are essential for a variety of bodily functions. They are important for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for metabolic processes such as those that turn the food we eat into energy. This means that minerals are needed for the body to work properly, for growth and development, and overall, for maintaining normal health.
No individual mineral vitamin or nutrient can single-handedly change the way our body or organs work. It is balance that brings it all together.
How does Cardio/Femme Revive help me Re-balance?
Cardio Revive or Femme Revive contains high levels of Magnesium supported by the the spectrum of Macro and Micro Minerals which contribute to the normal functioning of your body. Your blood cells reproduce themselves approximately every 10 days so typically one might need to build up over a period of at least 30 days. Once you begin to notice a difference, you can reduce what you take as required. You know your body better than anyone else.
When you compare a daily cost of approx €1.25 to the cost of not being well, it is not a difficult choice. A balanced mineral environment will extend your healthy normal years while also having a beneficial impact on your quality of life.
How long should I take Cardio/Femme Revive Supplement for?
You know your body better than anyone else. A single bottle is 30ml with a recommended dosage of 1ml per day. For many they notice and feel the benefit within the first month (Bottle) and for just €1.25 per day they choose to stay on it as they notice they have better energy, focus, drive and health. For some clients they will take it for a few months and then feel they do not need it. This is normal. Once you begin to feel a benefit, you be the best judge, you can reduce the amount you take and see how you feel. You know your body better than anyone else.
How long should I take Magnesium Gel for Skin?
With regard to Mg Gel for Skin, you should just take it for as long as you need it. If the issue reappears then begin to use it again. Use your best judgement.
Is Magnesium Gel beneficial for Muscle & Joints?
Depending on your issues or concerns, you will determine this. Some people use it for post workout and others find it helps them ease into their walking or training regime and then choose to use it more frequently as they see fit. We tend to say to use two to three times daily at first and the less as they feel the benefits. In early stage you may find that after a few times you do not need it until the next flare up or football match or exercise etc. However we would suggest if you are going to spend the money on our gel, then you should at least get the ultimate benefit from it. Once you open it you should try to use it within three months so even applying it just once a day, you should notice the benefits and other intermittent issues may ease. Besides it only has seven ingredients in it with the most important being our liquid Magnesium.
What is the difference in Oriel Mineral Sea Salt and other Sea Salts?
It is a Healthier Sea Salt due to its higher mineral content which means lower sodium naturally.
This is a Mineral Sea Salt harvested in a sealed system which means it is Non-Oxidised (Harvested and dried without being exposed to the air)
It is a true Mineral Sea Salt and has up to 15 times more Magnesium and other minerals than other salt.
It is naturally crystal white yet it has not been washed like other sea salts.
It has a smoothness and strength that is unique due to the patented harvesting process. It is natural, pure and Irish.
It is used by our countries most reputable chefs and brands including O'Donnell Crisps, Improper Butter, Oliver Carty and others.
It is an ingredient Sea Salt. It's fine grain is like powder so that you can use it throughout your cooking, baking and finishing.