MICRONUTRIENTS: Vitamins & MINERALS
Vitamins and MINERALS differ in basic ways. Organic chemistry is defined by molecules that contain Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H) and Oxygen (O). They can contain other atoms as well, like sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, etc. But to be organic, they MUST contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. These are made by living things. Thus, the term organic. Inorganic molecules and atoms are those that do NOT contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Every element in the periodic table is, by definition, inorganic. Once a living system picks up the element and creates other molecules, they become organic.
HUmates, which creates HUmic and Fulvic Acid Mineral is organic because HUmates contain minerals that were picked up by plants and incorporated into the plant itself. Yes, it is fascinating to say the least - seemingly simple but also complex and absolutely divine.
Once the plant decomposes, portions of the original organic molecules still persist. Organic molecules are easier for the body to assimilate. Humates are a great resource for delivering major minerals. They also deliver trace minerals, which are needed in very small amounts and are hard to come by. HUmates are absorbed by the body and the body gets rid of the minerals it doesn’t need.
Vitamins are organic and more delicate than minerals. Vitamins can be broken down by heat, age, air, or acid. They will degrade over time and/or be consumed. All vitamins are needed by the body, whereas only some minerals are required for nutrition.
Minerals are, by definition, atoms. They are elements that are in their basic state and won’t break down further. HUmates, HUmic Fulvic Acid MINERAL are plant sourced minerals that can be readily assimilated by the body. They provide both major and trace minerals.
The body has sophisticated mechanisms to rid the body of compounds it can’t use or that are waste products of metabolism. Excess minerals fall into this category. However, inorganic minerals in various forms and compounds can be harder to expel and can act as free radicals, causing cellular damage. The minerals in humates: humic/fulvic acid mineral, being organic do not pose the same problems.
Excess minerals in the body have been found to cause imbalances which can result in difficulty in maintaining healthy pH levels, hormonal system, arteries, muscle/joint, heart, brain function, etc. These imbalances can affect sleep patterns, energy, focus, weight, stamina, joint/muscle which ultimately affects our functioning ability from the daily to our exercise mobility, and healthy aging.
Vitamins help your body grow and work the way it should. Minerals help your body function. Some minerals, like iodine, copper, selenium and fluoride, are only needed in very small quantities. Others, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium (which are major minerals), are needed in larger amounts. HUmic/Fulvic Acid Mineral contains all major and trace minerals in a complete compound.
If you eat a varied diet you will get some of the necessary vitamin and mineral nutrients, but likely not enough and certainly not enough minerals. This is where supplementation and HUmineral Humic Mineral takes the baton.
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