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Functions of Minerals on Skin

Minerals important to the look and health of the skin include selenium, copper, and zinc. Selenium, whether used as a topical solution or taken in the form of a dietary supplement may play a role in the prevention of skin cancer. Copper, zinc and Vitamin C work together to form elastin, which helps to support skin, keeping it firm and healthy.

Zinc is critical to the entire body's immune and repair achieve result. Zinc is contained in vitamin a + antioxidant complex and bio-essence nighttime calcium complex. Zinc levels multiple to a peak on approximately the seventh day following the injury and return to normal at about the fourteenth day. Zinc saturation of an injury does not achieve the same levels as younger skin and overall systemic (bodily) zinc levels decline.

Zinc is required for collagen production and elastin ( a protein in connective tissue )synthesis. It is required for DNA repair. Zinc is required for DNA duplication, which is required for cell division. It is required for the production of superoxide dismutase, a powerful skin antioxidant.

Selenium - Studies are looking to see if this mineral plays a role in skin cancer prevention. Good sources in your diet include whole-grain cereals, seafood, garlic and eggs.

Copper - Copper is a mineral that has been linked to elastin, which is what supports skin structure. Too much copper in the diet is dangerous.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid - A powerful antioxidant, hundreds of times more potent that either vitamin C or E, alpha-lipoic acid may turn out to be a super boost for aging skin. What makes it so special, say skin experts, is its ability to penetrate both oil and water, affecting skin cells from both the inside and the outside of the body. Most other antioxidants can do one but not both.

Sodium regulates fluid and acid base balance; sodium is necessary for hydrochloric acid production in the stomach.

While beneficial for limiting skin problems associated with aging, daily supplementation with a high-potency multiple vitamin and mineral can help address other body areas prone to aging and environmental damage.

Folic Acid - necessary for DNA synthesis and cell replication; helps prevent birth defects; makes red blood cells; heals wounds; builds muscle; produces chemicals for brain and nervous system. Our combination products with this vitamin.

Iron plays major role in hemoglobin production; helps deliver energy to all parts of the body; removes carbon dioxide from body; promotes healthy immune system; improves mental functioning. Our combination products with this mineral.

Sulphur is part of the amino acid chemical structure and a major component of connective tissue in skin, hair, nails, and cartilage. It is a catalyst of many biochemical processes, which also forms building blocks of cell membranes. Sufficient amounts of dietary sulphur are necessary for strong, healthy hair. It can be found in different types of cabbage, eggs, milk, and numerous animal products.

Bromine is another element that is probably not necessary for good health and no deficiency of this element has ever been documented. Bromine is suspected to be an essential trace element in red algae and possibly humans. No specific role for this element in human health has been identified. Bromine is found in the mollusk pigment "royal purple", but its purpose in that pigment is not known.