Seaminerals are a rich source of essential minerals and trace elements,
derived by natural processes from Australian oceans. All the minerals
and trace elements in the Seaminerals 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 our diet.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS
Adequate levels of minerals and trace elements in the diet is 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 10 years, research into minerals and trace elements has
brought some fascinating facts to life. This has essentially been of
two types — research into what functions they perform, and research
investigating a link between mineral intake and the prevalence of various
diseases. Some of it is summarized here.
• 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
20,000 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 one another 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
• 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 function of other
minerals 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 Made ate 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 a 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.