Since the 1940s our life expectancy in the UK has increased by about fifteen years, but the quality of that life has been impaired by the increasing incidence of chronic disease. It is estimated that as many as eleven of the fifteen years we’ve gained are plagued by illness and disability.
Nobody can be sure why we have seen so many new cases of serious diseases, allergies and conditions like asthma and eczema, but the impact of fundamental changes to our environment must be considered. The increase in chemical pollutants has had a direct effect on the overall quality of our food, our water and our air.
A comparison of the chemical composition of fruit and vegetables in 1991 with figures published in 1940 shows an alarming depletion in their overall mineral content and a dramatic alteration in the ratios of minerals to one another. Results for vegetables, for example showed a loss of 49% of sodium, 16% of potassium, 24% of magnesium, 46% of calcium, 27% of iron and 76% of copper. By implication it can be assumed that all the other trace minerals have been affected.
It is impossible to underestimate the importance of minerals and trace minerals for the human body. They are the catalysts for all the vitamins and many other nutrients used for developing and maintaining good health. Minerals and trace minerals in their ionic form are essential players in the proper functioning of electrical systems in the body.
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Reduced sodium ConcenTrace is the most concentrated liquid trace mineral supplement in the world. It contains the full spectrum of all the naturally occurring minerals and trace elements present in the Periodic Table, in a balance and form appropriate to the body.
ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops capture a perfect balance of minerals and trace minerals derived from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. They contain a balance of minerals and trace minerals very similar to that of blood plasma and lymphatic fluid.
To obtain ConcenTrace, the brine of the Great Salt Lake is put through a solar evaporation and precipitation process to dramatically increase the concentration of dissolved elements. ConcenTrace then, is a highly saturated, ionic, brine solution. It was specifically designed to contain a minimal amount of sodium because it has been estimated that most people consume twice as much sodium as potassium while an ideal diet should consist of five times more potassium than sodium.
Great Salt Lake minerals have been used as a trace mineral supplement by many people, who report good results with arthritis, healing and hardening of bones and teeth, stopping hair loss, increasing general energy levels, increasing the effectiveness of vitamins and herbs and helping to reverse a number of symptoms commonly associated with aging. It is also effective in dissolving unwanted calcium deposits in the body, which contribute to such problems as arthritis, poor circulation and cataracts.
Potassium, sodium and chloride are all considered electrolytes. They function in the maintenance and distribution of water within the body. In addition, they control acid-base balance, heart contractility, kidney and adrenal function and vital neuromuscular activity.
ConcenTrace is intended to be a comprehensive mineral and electrolyte supplement, that can be used confidently as a complement to all alternative and complementary therapies. It nourishes the body with a complete blend of essential minerals, providing the support of the appropriate physiological balance of trace elements.