Can you tell me more about the vitamins and minerals in your products?
Vitamins & Minerals
A – Vitamin A is a group of compounds that play an important role in vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation (in which a cell becomes part of the brain, muscle, lungs, blood, or other specialized tissue.) Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system by making white blood cells that destroy harmful bacteria and viruses.
B-6 – Necessary for the synthesis & breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of protein; aids in fat and carbohydrate metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains the central nervous system; promotes healthy skin; helps maintain a proper balance of sodium & phosphorous in the body.
B-12 – Helps in the formation & regeneration of red blood cells. It is necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; maintains a healthy nervous system; increases energy; needed for Calcium absorption.
Calcium – Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, has several important functions. More than 99% of total body calcium is stored in the bones and teeth where it functions to support their structure. The remaining 1% is found throughout the body in blood, muscle, and the fluid between cells. Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. A constant level of calcium is maintained in body fluid and tissues so that these vital body processes function efficiently. Bone undergoes continuous remodeling, with constant resorption (breakdown of bone) and deposition of calcium into newly deposited bone (bone formation). The balance between bone resorption and deposition changes as people age. During childhood there is a higher amount of bone formation and less breakdown. In early and middle adulthood, these processes are relatively equal. In aging adults, particularly among postmenopausal women, bone breakdown exceeds its formation.
D – The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. By promoting calcium absorption, vitamin D helps to form and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D also works in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones to promote bone mineralization.
DHEA – Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)is a steroid hormone made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. It is sometimes called the “mother hormone” because it acts as a precursor to other hormones in the body such as estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, androgen and testosterone, to name a few.
L-Arginine – A bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa. It is considered necessary for maintaining muscle growth and tissue repair.
L-Carnitine – L-carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionone. It promotes normal growth and development.
Lycopene – A red pigment found predominantly in tomatoes (and also in some other fruits) that gives them their color. Lycopene has antioxidant properties.
Magnesium – Magnesium is known as “the mineral of motion”. Magnesium regulates more than 325 enzymes in the body, the most important of which produce, transport, store, and utilize energy. Magnesium promotes healthy bone formation, nerve and muscle function, is a natural laxative and strengthens tooth enamel. The mineral activates essential enzymes, affects metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids, helps transport sodium and potassium across cell membranes, influences calcium levels inside cells and aids muscle contractions. It is considered the “spark” of life.
Progesterone – It has multiple effects outside of the reproductive system. Progesterone is thermogenic, raising the core temperature. It reduces spasm and relaxes smooth muscle tone.
Selenium – A major antioxidant nutrient, selenium protects cell membranes, prevents free radical generation and preserves tissue elasticity.
Zinc – Is an antioxidant nutrient; necessary for protein synthesis; helps in normal tissue function; promotes cell division, repair and growth and also maintains a normal level of vitamin A in blood.