Basic Minerals

DouglasLabs
$24.90

Basic Minerals, from Douglas Laboratories, is a comprehensive mineral/trace element formula. Basic Minerals contains patented mineral amino acid chelates from Albion Laboratories and other welltolerated and highly absorbable mineral forms. Basic Minerals is iron-free, making it an appropriate choice for those concerned about getting too much iron but who want to supplement with a full-spectrum of other minerals and trace elements. FUNCTIONS Minerals play a variety of essential roles throughout the body. Some of the primary roles of each mineral include: 
• Calcium is a principal mineral constituent of bones and is thus essential for strong bones. 
• Magnesium is involved in energy metabolism, and is notably important in the heart, skeletal muscles, and nervous system. 
• Iodine is necessary for the synthesis of thyroxin, the thyroid hormone that regulates the body’s metabolic rate. 
• Zinc is important for growth, immune system function, protein synthesis, antioxidant mechanisms, and wound healing. 
• Selenium is an essential cofactor of glutathione peroxidase, a potent antioxidant. 
• Copper regulates iron metabolism and activates superoxide dismutase, a powerful endogenous antioxidant. 
• Manganese is essential for antioxidant systems in the body, bone growth, fat metabolism, and protein, nucleic acid, and cartilage synthesis.
• Chromium is required for normal blood sugar and lipid metabolism; it is an integral component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). 
• Molybdenum is involved in copper and iron transport, nucleic acid synthesis, and sulfur metabolism. 
• Potassium is involved in normal muscle tone, nerve function, and many enzymes. 
• Vanadium is active in lipid and glucose metabolism. 
• Boron is involved in steroid hormone metabolism, cell membrane stability, and bone health.

INDICATIONS Basic Minerals may be used by individuals who want to supplement with a complete array of minerals and trace elements. Individuals who already take a Douglas Laboratories multiple vitamin-mineral-trace element supplement do not generally need additional minerals

Servings Per Container: 30 

As a dietary supplement, adults take 6 capsules daily or as directed by physician.

Serving Size: 6 capsules

Amount Per Serving
Calcium ...400mg
(as calcium citrate) 
Iodine ..150mcg 
(from kelp) 
Magnesium ...400mg
(as magnesium aspartate and magnesium amino acid chelate**) 
Zinc ...20mg
(as zinc amino acid chelate**) 
Selenium ...200mcg
(as selenium amino acid complex) 
Copper ...2mg 
(as copper amino acid chelate**) 
Manganese ...20mg 
(as manganese amino acid chelate**)
Chromium ...200mcg 
(as chromium polynicotinate) 
Molybdenum ...150mcg 
(as molybdenum amino acid chelate**) 
Potassium ...99mg
(as potassium chloride) 
Vanadium ...39mcg*
(as vanadyl sulfate) 
Boron ...2mg*
(as boron aspartate-citrate)

Other ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), v egetable stearate and silica.

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