Macro vs Micro
Most people are aware of how important macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and protein) and vitamins are for health, but often forget how essential it is to replenish minerals and trace elements. In fact, without adequate consumption of minerals and trace elements, all of the other nutrients cannot be optimally absorbed or work to their full effect in the body.
So what are micronutrients?
Micronutrients or minerals are inorganic substances, derived from rocks, soil or water. Micronutrients are required by the body in smaller amounts to macronutrients, however this does not mean they are less important. They have vital functions in the body and a lack of even one element can offset and imbalance all the other elements which can in turn negatively affect our health. Minerals and trace elements cannot be made by the body, but are lost multiple times throughout the day and therefore must be replenished daily.
Why do we need minerals and trace elements?
Minerals and trace elements are needed for every aspect of health at a cellular level.
The human body is made up of trillions of cells which are constantly regenerating, albeit with varying lifespans, therefore micronutrients are required to ensure that our cellular regeneration is optimised and that our cells, in their different forms are sufficiently nourished so they operate efficiently.
Whilst certain foods are more mineral-rich to others, due to intensive modern farming, our food is no longer as mineral rich as before, so it is difficult to rely on food alone to get adequate amounts of minerals and trace elements to keep our cells in optimum health.
There are a myriad of supplements on the market today, many promising huge benefits but often under delivering In results, this is generally because they are in synthetic form and do not contain the full spectrum of minerals and trace elements that our cells require. In order to be easily absorbed, they also need to be bioavailable, which is often not the case and many also contain nasty additional ingredients such as sugars, preservatives and sweeteners.
What is the difference between minerals and trace elements?
Minerals include sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. They are required by the body in larger amounts (over 100mg/day). Trace elements are required by the body in smaller amounts (below 100mg/day). Examples include selenium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and many more as shown in the diagram below.
Cellnutrition Quinton provides each mineral and trace element and in the correct proportions as intended by nature. This prevents excess consumption of one element, preventing an imbalance in elements throughout the body.
What role do micronutrients play?
Certain minerals and trace elements have specific roles in the body such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus for bone health and iron for transporting oxygen around the body however each element relies on at least 20 other elements to be absorbed and to work to its full effect due to the complex interactions that exist between these elements.
Whilst there are general recommendations to prevent nutrient deficiencies, your individual needs vary and are dependant on your health status.
e.g. Iron deficiency anaemia is the world’s most common nutritional deficiency. Vegans, vegetarians and women under 50 are at higher risk of developing iron deficiency due to insufficient intake through diet and losses of iron during menstruation and pregnancy, however Iron does not work optimally on its own. It works in synergy with chromium, calcium, mercury, phosphorus, lead, zinc, cadmium, magnesium, manganese and copper. Each of these elements also individually interact with other elements. For optimal absorption and metabolism of Iron, it is therefore important to consume the full spectrum of minerals and trace elements as a deficiency or excess of one element can create an imbalance of other elements in the body, leading to more symptoms related to an imbalance of a different mineral.
Cellnutrition Quinton addresses the synergistic relationships that exist between minerals and trace elements, with each ampoule providing all 78 minerals and trace elements and in the correct proportions for each one to be absorbed and to work effectively in the body.
Cellnutrition Quinton is a natural mineral supplement that provides all 78 minerals and trace elements in a 100% natural and fully bioavailable form so that each element can be quickly absorbed and work to its full effect in your body. Cellnutrition Quinton provides each mineral and trace element and in the correct proportions as intended by nature. This prevents excess consumption of one element, preventing an imbalance throughout the body.
Where is the best source of minerals and trace elements?
Insufficient nutrient intake can result in a number of symptoms such as low energy, poor immunity and poor digestive health. Science has proven that the Ocean is the only place on earth, where we can naturally find all of the minerals and trace elements required by the body in perfect proportion. Cellnutrition Quinton is harvested 30M below plankton blooms in the Atlantic ocean. These are the most mineral dense places on earth, providing the purest, most bioavailable minerals and trace elements known to man.
Once harvested the ocean water, is processed through a clinical grade, double, cold microfiltration process, to guarantee its purity - each 10ml ampoule of Cellnutrition Quinton provides the correct proportions of minerals and trace elements, to work in harmony with your cells.
It is recommended to take one ampoule of Cellnutrition Quinton Hypertonic in the morning 15-20 minutes before food to support focus, concentration and energy and one ampoule of Cellnutrition Quinton Isotonic in the evening one hour before bed as it has a calming, therapeutic effect on the body.