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In this issue…
♦ Got minerals? ♦ Two types of minerals…
♦ The magic health benefits of minerals… ♦ Mineral deficiency symptoms…
♦ Alfalfa… a mineral factory! ♦ The power of… magnesium!
♦ More magnesium benefits… ♦ More magnesium benefits… ♦ EASY magnesium…
♦ The “green” alternative to toxic household cleaners… Get Clean!
♦ The Shaklee Difference… Get Clean
“Minerals are absolutely as important as vitamins! This attested to by the fact that Nature put them right along side the vitamins in all vegetables. They appear in all living cells. They are vitally important in both vegetable and animal metabolism.
Here is the flat fact of the matter… vitamins and minerals have been recognized as essential to the health of your body, so purchase them as you would a head of lettuce or any other food.”
~ A Study Course in Nutrition by Forrest Shaklee Sr., DC, DD
The Shaklee Product Distribution Center
Did you know that many illnesses and chronic diseases begin with a mineral deficiency? In fact, Dr. Linus Pauling, the winner of two Nobel Prizes in Medicine, believed that every sickness, disease and ailment can be traced to a mineral deficiency!
Mineral deficiencies are generally thought to be rare in our society, when in fact they are actually very common. For example:
⇒⇒ the average American diet provides only 40% of the RDA
of magnesium and leading authorities estimate that up to
80% of the population is deficient in magnesium.
⇒⇒ 68% of the population receive less than 2/3 RDA of zinc.
⇒⇒ 80% of the population is deficient in chromium.
⇒⇒ calcium deficiency affects almost every person in the U.S.
Why is mineral deficiency so prevalent today? Modern farming practices have resulted in an almost 85% depletion of minerals and other micronutrients from the soils in which our food is grown. As a result, supplementation is now a necessity!
Two types of minerals…
There are two types of minerals… macro and trace. The body needs larger amounts of macro and a small amount of trace.
Macrominerals consist of:
Trace minerals include:
The magic health benefits of minerals…
Minerals perform so many critical functions in the body, they’re almost magic! They work as building blocks for our bones, muscles, teeth, nerves, connective tissue and body fluids. As cofactors with both enzymes and vitamins, they speed up biochemical reactions in the body. For example, each vitamin needs a specific mineral to make it work. In fact, vitamins cannot be utilized if minerals are not present.
Necessary for every biochemical process and function, minerals are responsible for maintaining proper pH balance in body fluids, metabolism in the cells, seamless nerve conduction, muscle and organ function, hormonal secretion from the glands, and digestive strength.
Minerals are also essential for the activation and utilization of amino acids, carbohydrates, enzymes, fats, oils, phytochemicals, proteins, sugars, and vitamins, transporting nutrients into the cells, and removing wastes from the body.
Because of minerals, our bones, hair, teeth, cartilage and nails have structure. Without minerals our cells could not rid themselves of toxins, fight off free radicals or chelate out toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic, and lead.
A deficiency in just one of these crucial nutrients can lead to a serious chemical imbalance, damaging the organs, glands and body systems. The result is poor health, degenerative disease and premature aging.
Shaklee food supplements… from Vita-Lea and Vitalizer to mineral-specific products like IronPlus C Complex, OsteoMatrix, VitalMag and Zinc… contain minerals in the most bioavailable form and in total balance with other nutrients. With Shaklee you can be sure you’re getting the minerals you need!
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Mineral deficiency symptoms…
If you have any of these symptoms, a mineral deficiency could be a causative or contributing factor:
____ Thyroid disorders
____ Low immune response
____ Liver dysfunction
____ Anxiety disorders
____ Vision disorders
____ High cholesterol
____ Chronic Fatigue
____ Binging/food cravings
____ Digestive/liver disfunction
____ Obsessive behavior
____ Heart disease
____ Candida overgrowth
____ Irregular heartbeat
____ Bipolar disorder
____ Muscle pain/spasms
____ Heavy metal toxicity
____ High blood pressure
____ Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
____ Adrenal Fatigue
____ Neurotransmitter imbalances
____ In more serious cases, even an unexpected sudden and often unexplained death.
Alfalfa… a mineral factory!
There is one plant that contains such a wealth of minerals that it could be called a mineral factory. It’s the King of the Plant World… Alfalfa! According to Linda Clark, author of Know Your Nutrition,
“Alfalfa is…one of the most complete and nutritionally rich of all foods ever tested.”
Unfortunately, most people do not eat alfalfa… in fact, in its natural state, alfalfa is pretty unpalatable to humans. Alfalfa usually brings to mind smelly fields of green suitable only for grazing cows!
But alfalfa is such a rich source of nutrients that you should really be eating it every day. Fortunately, you can include this nutritional treasure trove in your diet by taking Shaklee Alfalfa Complex.
Don’t be mislead… many companies offer alfalfa products. But there’s a huge difference between the alfalfa from the health food store and Shaklee Alfalfa Complex. It’s simply the best you can buy anywhere! Why? Shaklee uses only premium quality alfalfa, grown with no fungicides, bacteriosides, synthetic hormones, growth regulators, or chemicals. Tested for purity and formulated for maximum nutrient delivery, Alfalfa Complex will give you an unexpected but welcome health boost!
The power of… magnesium!
Essential to life and necessary for good health, magnesium helps our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress, and maintain a general state of good health.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Even though only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.
Magnesium can reduce symptoms from conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia. Magnesium may also protect you from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress.
Recently, a number of medical researchers have recommended substantial increases to the RDA for magnesium to ensure protection from diseases such as osteoporosis and hypertension.
Without magnesium our muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, our cells could not produce energy, and our body would not be able to adjust the levels of cholesterol produced and released into the blood stream. In fact, magnesium ions regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body… impressive!
More magnesium benefits…
⇒⇒ Is an important factor in muscle relaxation and heart health.
⇒⇒ Allows nerves to send messages in the brain and nervous system.
⇒⇒ Aids and regulates the body’s use of calcium and other minerals.
⇒⇒ Assists in bone and teeth formation.
⇒⇒ Regulates the metabolism of nutrients such as protein, nucleic acids, fats and carbohydrates.
⇒⇒ Regulates cholesterol production and helps modulate insulin sensitivity.
⇒⇒ Assists in energy production, DNA transcription and protein synthesis.
⇒⇒ Maintains the structural health of cell membranes throughout the body.
“Magnesium has so many beneficial effects, often patients will see other things improve such as muscle aches, general fatigue, and sleep.”
~ Dr. Alan Magaziner in The Magnesium Solution
“Magnesium is essential to the welfare of bone, teeth, muscle structure, and blood cells.”
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr., DC, DD, in A Study Course in Nutrition
For the 80% of Americans who don’t get enough magnesium, Shaklee VitalMag is an easy solution.
Since only about 20-50% of magnesium is actually absorbed by the body and different magnesium forms are absorbed at varying rates, VitalMag’s proprietary blend includes elemental magnesium from three different sources. VitalMag’s blend has added potassium for proper nerve transmission, normal muscle contraction, and heart health, plus boron to aid in bone metabolism and magnesium utilization. VitalMag is:
♦♦ EASY on your digestive system with a special Gel-Diffusion delivery system
♦♦ EASIER to get multiple magnesium health benefits with proprietary formula
♦♦ EASY to add into any health regimen
♦♦ helps retain normal blood pressure and a steady heartbeat.
♦♦ helps retain normal blood sugar.
♦♦ may provide relief from PMS symptoms including water retention, breast tenderness, and bloating
♦♦ is easy on your digestive system.
So… if you are experiencing low back aches, muscle cramps, stiff, weak or tight muscles, or if you have trouble sleeping, you may need VitalMag.
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“There are government agencies looking out for our health and safety…aren’t there?”
“We have laws on the books to protect us…don’t we?”
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