Essential Trace Minerals (60 count)
Essential Trace Minerals was designed to help maintain a healthy mineral balance while supporting metabolism and weight loss.
Trace minerals are inorganic nutrients that are essential to the basic biological processes of the body. The human body requires nearly two-thirds of all the elements currently known in order to maintain health, keeping these minerals in balance is a complex, yet incredibly vital task. The events of everyday living demand a continual ingestion of minerals.
This formula was specifically designed to help maintain a healthy mineral balance while supporting metabolism and weight loss, protecting the body from the effects of aging, boosting immunity, supporting the growth of new skin and promoting optimal health.
It’s so convenient to live by the KISS Principle (that’s ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’). For example, just take your calcium and your bone problems are over with, or pop a little iron and no more anemia...done...period.
Oh, if life were just that simple.
The human body (or any biological entity, including the plants) relies on a concept called ‘synergy’, which means “the interaction of elements that, when combined, produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements...” (Dictionary.com)
So, for example, it’s not just the calcium you need for your bones (no matter what those ridiculous ads on TV tell you). You need the addition of magnesium, manganese, boron, silica, zinc, strontium, vitamin D, and even a host of other nutrients to really get the job done. Every system in the body is designed that way, as is every task in it. High-dose vitamin C, for example, is wonderful stuff: it is required in high doses for the formation of collagen, the number one repair protein in the body (forget about the tiny amounts to stop scurvy, an end-state deficiency disease). But even the almost miraculous vitamin C works far better when mixed with a group of ‘minor players’ called the bioflavonoids (which just happen to be supplied in the white part of the orange peel...pretty neat set-up there, huh!).
In the case of the minerals (inorganic nutrients), the situation is even worse, because the soils in which our fruits and vegetables are grown have been depleted over the years of their rich supply of all those many minerals we really need for a healthy, properly functioning body. In many cases, some of these minerals (called micro-minerals) are only needed in doses of a few micrograms (that’s a really small amount: a microgram is just one millionth of a gram, while there are 454 grams in a single pound!). However, you miss out on those few micrograms with just a few of the micro-minerals, and the whole system suffers - no synergy.
Knowing just which micro-mineral may be the problem in any one person’s system is tough, so Metabolic Research Center supplies as many as it can put together, and lets the body figure it out - kind of a rich smorgasbord of nutrients, so the body can pick and choose as it pleases.
It’s easy to think about taking your calcium (or your iron, or whatever), and harder to remember that they don’t function alone (it’s even easy to get too much iron, while forsaking so many of the important lesser-known ones). Now it’s easy to get all those that are so difficult to acquire these days...
Metabolic Research Center’s Essential Trace Minerals - here’s to your body’s synergy!