Our comprehensive formula contains an array of trace minerals for optimal health.
Benefits of taking a quality trace mineral supplement may:*
- Support normal bone development
- Assist in muscle function
- Support a healthy metabolism
- Support tooth health
- Increase energy production.
- Support eye and skin health.
- Support healthy cholesterol levels.
- Support healthy cartilage
Below is the list of ingredients in Life Extension’s Only Trace Minerals.
Zinc is considered an essential trace mineral which participates in more than 300 enzymatic functions in the body. Contributing in all major biochemical pathways and physiological processes, Zinc's roles include maintenance of genetic material as well as cell division. Zinc is primarily stored in muscle, bones, and skin, with high concentrations in the retina of the eye, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and prostate gland in men. Every cell in the body needs zinc; hundreds of body processes rely upon it. Zinc is supports normal growth and development. Zinc also has antioxidant properties, and is important to proper maintenance of Vitamin E levels in the blood. It also improves the activity of Vitamin A. Moreover, it is a constituent of the powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). The body does not manufacture zinc so it is necessary to obtain through diet or supplementation.*
Copper is the third most abundant trace mineral in the body. It is an essential component of many enzymes and at least 15 proteins. It is involved in the production of collagen and elastin, and as such is essential to the structural integrity and elasticity of tissues, bones and organs. Copper is also supports healthy nerves and joints. It is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body. Copper also aids in the production of energy by helping the body make adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Finally, it is essential to the production of two important enzymes: superoxide dismutase, a powerful antioxidant, and dopamine beta-hydroxylase which are enzymes that help regulate the metabolism of Vitamin C and the synthesis of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine.*
Manganese, along with copper and zinc, is an important component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). It is also involved in the production of several enzyme systems that influence biological processes. These biological processes help produce collagen, metabolize protein and carbohydrates, and synthesize fat, including cholesterol. Therefore, manganese supports the growth and maintenance of tissues (particularly skin tissues), cartilage and bones. Manganese supports the production of certain hormones and neurotransmitters.*Chromium was first discovered as an essential trace element in 1955. In 1959, the mineral was identified as an active component in human nutrition. We now know that Chromium is an essential partner to efficient insulin action. The body of an average healthy individual contains only several milligrams. However, this small amount plays important roles in the enhancement of insulin's effectiveness, regulation of blood sugar levels, and the activation of various enzymes for energy production.*
Chromium was first discovered as an essential trace element in 1955. In 1959, the mineral was identified as an active component in human nutrition. We now know that chromium is an essential partner to efficient insulin action. The body of an average healthy individual contains only several milligrams. However, this small amount plays important roles in the enhancement of insulin's effectiveness, regulation of blood sugar levels, and the activation of various enzymes for energy production. It is thought that most North Americans have some degree of chromium depletion in their bodies, and that the North American diet and eating habits frequently fail to supply sufficient chromium for daily needs. Good chromium food sources include whole grain breads and cereals, lean meats, cheeses, and some condiments, such as black pepper and thyme. Nutritional yeast is also rich in chromium.*
Molybdenum is a trace element and one of the rarest substances on earth. Small amounts of Molybdenum are found in nearly all the tissues of the human body. The primary function of Molybdenum is that of liver health. Molybdenum is important because it helps to activate certain enzymes, particularly those that metabolize proteins and help to utilize Iron. Adequate levels of Molybdenum support the health of bones and teeth. Molybdenum is also important for Copper and Sulfur metabolism and is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates.*
Boron is a trace mineral that has only recently been recognized as being important for human nutrition. Recent research suggests that Boron is important for metabolism and bone health. The highest concentration of boron is found in the bones and tooth enamel. Boron appears to affect the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, and vitamin D. Researchers believe that Boron is essential for the conversion of vitamin D to its active form, which would enhance calcium absorption.*
Vanadyl Sulfate is a trace mineral that was discovered to be essential to human nutrition in the 1970's. Recently, it has gained attention because it may support blood sugar balance. Vanadium may also play a role in building bones and teeth, and it may support healthy cholesterol levels.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Servings per Container: 90
|Zinc (as OptiZinc® zinc monomethionine)||20 mg||133%|
|Copper (as TRAACS® copper bisglycinate chelate)||2 mg||100%|
|Manganese (as manganese sulfate)||2 mg||100%|
|Chromium (as TRAACS® chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)||400 mcg||333%|
|Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)||250 mcg||333%|
|Boron (as boron citrate, aspartate glycinate complex)||3 mg||**|
|Vanadyl sulfate (providing 750 mcg vanadium)||3.75 mg||**|
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, maltodextrin.
Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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