If you’re into a natural lifestyle you’ve most likely heard the word “trace minerals” thrown around from time to time. What are they and why do you need these little guys? Let’s break it down by answering three simple questions below.
What are trace minerals and why do I need them?
The human body requires dozens of minerals to function at its optimal level. Trace minerals include iron, chromium, copper, zinc, iodine, manganese and selenium. Quite simply, there is literally not one function in your body that does not require minerals, period. Trace minerals have a role in a slew of health concerns we think you’ve heard of including blood pressure, cancer prevention, depression, pain, PMG, digestion, and that’s just a few. They also are crucial building blocks for hundreds of enzymes, are the foundation for normal growth and development of neurological functions, support the blood system, facilitate biochemical reactions and are necessary for certain hormones. Convinced you need them yet? We are pretty sold at this point.
Why am I not getting enough through diet?
You may think you consume enough trace minerals in your regular diet and the fact is: you consume some. No matter how healthy you are or how many veggies you eat, years of over-farming earth’s soil has drained minerals from the ground, causing plants to have less naturally occurring life-sustaining minerals. This is a topic for another time. For now, we’ll just leave it at: you most likely are not getting enough trace minerals through diet alone. Although it’s rare to have a life-threatening trace mineral deficiency in the Western World, it is fairly common to experience fatigue, slow metabolism and decreased immune function due to trace mineral deficiency.
What can I do?
One way to take in all these trace minerals is to eat some rocks. If that doesn’t sound great to you, you could also use a supplement that typically comes in a dropper form. We offer a yummy tasting one (we even prefer it over rocks) called Boku Minerals!
Boku Minerals contains minerals from the dead sea, 130 mg Potassium, 130 mg Sodium, and 56 trace minerals from the Dead Sea! This provides your body with all the essential minerals it needs to perform at its optimal level. Check it out here!