Trace Minerals Explained: Here’s What You Need To Know…
When it comes to creating a complete diet, whether this be for building lean muscle, shredded fat or even just for general health and well-being you’ll always hear the same key factors beign discussed.
Caloric intake – be it a surplus, deficit or maintainance level.
The percentage of protein, carbohydrates and fats based upon your goal.
Basic supplementation recommendations like protein powder, fish oil, multivitamins and nitric oxide precursors.
You rarely hear mention of the importance of trace minerals, despite how important they are to our body… hell, it wasn’t until I read through Aubrey Marcus’ book ‘Own The Day, Own Your Life‘ and the mention of his morning cocktail (lemon + himalayan sea salt) for trace minerals that I started taking and researching trace mineral supplements.
Through a combination of the potassium, magnesium and sodium contained within my trace mineral supplement I drink each morning I find that I never seem to get muscle cramps, not to mention a huge reduction in the severity of DOMs after extended workouts or a change of regime.
That’s a huge benefit to net just by drinking a glass of water or two with trace mineral drops before getting caffeinated and beginning the day!
SJ, What ACTUALLY Are Trace Minerals?
There are in excess of 72 naturally occuring trace minerals that assist bodily function, however below you’ll find an explanation of several key trace minerals that’ll make a noticable difference when consumed (you can absoultely get trace minereals through food, however getting both sufficient quantity and quality of these minerals can prove to be somewhat difficult!).
Builds bones, regulates blood pressure and blood sugar. Allows muscles to contract correctly and reduces muscle soreness.
Balances fluid within the body, assists in the muscle contraction process.
Balances fluids in the body, helps to maintain a steady heartbeat and to make muscles contract, and may benefit bones and blood pressure.
Vital in the formation of red blood cells and lean muscle.
Key component of the thyroid hormone.
Extreme cases of deficiency can lead to a slow metabolism, weight gain, abnormal lipid profile and mental sluggishness.
Here’s The Trace Minerals Supplement I Use & Recommend…
ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops is a complex of over 72 trace minerals in ionic mineral form and sourced from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA.
I add between 20 and 40 drops to my gallon jug of water each morning and sip it throughout the day, it hardly has a state to it, is inexpensive considering one small bottle lasts me around 3 months and hardly has a taste!
Feel free to add your trace mineral drops to a smaller bottle of water, just be prepared for a slightly metallic taste (essentially all ‘negative’ reviews I’ve seen are merely people stating that they don’t like the taste!).