- Elemental Minerals – Elemental minerals are metals. In patients under 40 8-12% of the metallic minerals are absorbed into the body. Over 40 this absorption drops to 3-5%. Lets look at Calcium Lactate for example, 1000mg of Calcium Lactate contains only 140mg of elemental calcium. So if only 10% is absorbed that means only 14mg of calcium is actually absorbed.
- Chelated Minerals – This is the type that farmers use to feed their livestock. Chelated Minerals have digestive enzymes added to increase absorption. This type of mineral has a 40% absorption rate.
- Colloidal Minerals – This type of mineral has been designed with a negative (-) charge. The intestinal lining carries a positive (+) charge. Since opposite charges attract each other this type of mineral is 98% absorbed.
The supplement program I like the best comes from Youngevity. I prefer Beyond Tangy Tangerine as a foundation to get over 90 vitamins and minerals. This is by far the most you can find in any vitamin supplement. It is in a liquid form that is highly absorbable and contains over 77 plant derived colloidal minerals. Since the minerals are of the colloidal form these are very highly absorbed. It includes high doses of the B vitamins which help support and maintain healthy nerves and micro-blood vessels.
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