Mid-December Special

Health Basics

I keep my kids supplied with Health Basics. Some are minerals that they can use at a moments notice for a variety of situations, and others are excellent for occasional use after extremes–extreme activity, extreme emotions, extreme consumption, etc. These “after extreme” minerals are also needed for daily maintainence. Silver is in my Basics list for use at a moments notice for immune support. Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Iodine, Chromium and Potassium all support a healthy body in multiple ways on a daily basis.^
Silver is a handy helper. Unexpected cough? Fever? Chills? Did a co-worker feel under the weather for a couple days at work and finally call in sick? Kids and grand-kids bring stuff home. Time to grab the Silver. Silver is not a maintenance thing–but it’s great for things as they come up. Try a little Selenium and Calcium to move the achy causing kill-off out of the body.^

Selenium really is a boon. It eases the body’s need for Calcium as it takes over the daily garbage take-out duties. Selenium is a good, all-around maintenance mineral. It supports a healthy brain. It is necessary for activating hormones that are made by the thyroid. Selenium supports the heart, eye health, kidney health, heart health, normalizes digestion, immune system support, helps decrease inflammation…and the list goes on.^

Zinc is a daily must-have! Immune support, normal cell function and structure, normal growth when young and normal cell replacement when older, healthy eye support, healthy reproduction system support for both genders–there is just not much that Zinc is not involved in–over 200 daily body events, actually!^

Magnesium is right there with the Zinc–another mineral that has over 200 different responsibilities in you body. Some sources say 300. Everything from cell “doorman” to muscle relaxation to heart health to water balance, Magnesium gets involved.^
Calcium supports healthy eyes and good hearing, healthy metabolism, good muscle contraction and relaxation, and healthy bones and teeth. It is also involved in healthy hormone and enzyme production and healthy nervous system communication. More than 99 percent of calcium is stored in bones and teeth, giving them the strength that softer minerals do not offer. These stored reserves are accessed when Calcium is needed in other body functions.^
Iodine is for immune support, too, as it kills certain bacteria and some types of fungi. It also supports healthy brain function, healthy heart, and good metabolism, and for youngster, normal growth and development.^
Potassium helps move waste out of your cells and move nutrients into them. It supports healthy nerve function, healthy muscle contraction and  healthy heart.^
Chromium supports healthy adrenals, sugar and fat metabolism, insulin production, healthy moods and brain function, healthy muscle and healthy circulatory system function.^
Steamy, winter breath outside; inside a dry, warm house. Anywhere you are, water is always leaving your body in your breath. Staying hydrated helps you feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Your blood moves your body heat around, helping to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter–radiator fluid, so to speak. After all, what happens when the radiator fluid gets low in your car? No heat in the car, for starters since the radiator fluid can’t get to the heater core. Add liquid and wa-la! Heat! It is never recommended to let the liquid get low–for you or your car!^
Minerals that support proper hydration in your body include Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Water 4 Life and Calcium.^

Sport Recovery

Chromium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc. Add them to your recovery routine for all types of activity!^

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