Minimal and Essential Nutrients Description Minimal and Essential Nutrients is excellent when a one a day vitamin/mineral is needed. Minimal and Essential has all the necessary nutrients...
Minimal and Essential Nutrients Description Minimal and Essential Nutrients is excellent when a one a day vitamin/mineral is needed. Minimal and Essential has all the necessary nutrients without the bulking agents of calcium and magnesium. Signs and Symptoms for Nutrient Applications Minimal and essential nutrients should be used daily as a multiple vitamin/mineral support. A separate calcium/magnesium supplement should be taken to meet daily minimum requirements. Clinical Applications/Rese arch Minimal and Essential Packed with a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals, minimal and essential nutients provide a comprehensive answer to full nutritional support in a convenient one a day program. Minimal and essential nutrients provide high amounts of the antioxidant nutrients, i.e. vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc, and betatene. All the major vitamins and minerals are included except for calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are bulking minerals and take up room in a capsule. For those individuals who take a separate calcium/magnesium supplement, minimal and essential nutrients is the easy and convenient way to go. Minimal and essential nutrients include all your B vitamins and your important minerals in elemental form, including zinc, manganese, copper, chromium and selenium. The high concentration of nutrients makes this an ideal choice for anyone looking for a one a day, convenient multi vitamin and mineral. Nutrient Applications Vitamin A is necessary for the growth and repair of the body, especially epithelial (i.e. skin and organ linings) and mucus surfaces (i.e. lungs, gastrointestinal tract, etc. which harbor the antibodies known as, secretory IgA, a necessary first defense component of the immune system. Vitamin A also prompts secretion of gastric juices which are necessary for proper digestion of proteins. Vitamin A aids in the manufacturing of healthy red blood cells (RBCs), in the healing process, and is important in proper cellular reproduction. Vitamin A supports the immune system - supplementary treatment of vitamin A is reported to protect cells and enhance antibody formation (B cells) and T cell formation. B-vitamins help give us the energy to function. They are known as the, catalytic spark plugs of the body; they catalyze many biochemical reactions because of their role as coenzymes. They provide energy by converting carbohydrates into glucose, and are vital in the metabolism of fats and proteins. Biotin is an example of a water-soluble B-vitamin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which protects all cells, regenerates other antioxidants such as vitamin E, and guards against the increased production of free radicals (which damage cells). It has a powerful ability to detoxify heavy metals. Vitamin C is a cofactor in numerous biochemical reactions, including collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is greatly involved in many aspects of the immune system, such as healing wounds, forming red blood cells, (RBCs), fighting bacterial infections, enhancing white blood cell (WBC) production, reducing inflammation and aiding in phagocytosis (digestion of damaged, dead or foreign cells). Suboptimal vitamin C intake can result in impaired digestion, poor circulation, increased infection, and slow wound healing. Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium. In addition to the fact that vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption, is the fact that many people feel we are in a dire vitamin D deficiency state. Risk for deficiency is increased by low light exposure, diabetes, hypertension, and anti-convulsant drug therapy. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that vitamin D deficiency is common, even in those people exceeding the RDA, and also in those without apparent risk factors for D deficiency (NEJM 1998;338:777-783). Vitamin E is the major lipid antioxidant in the body. It strengthens capillary walls, stabilizes cell membranes, and prevents lipids, proteins (including hormones such as pituitary and ad