Sea Minerals and Marine Phytoplankton
Are you familiar with our Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton?
It is a unique blend of two unique and powerful strains of phytoplankton that are kept alive and stabilized in a sea mineral solution known as Trace.
We’ve had a lot of people ask us why we use Trace and we’ve had some people express concerns about sea minerals and their health.
Combining clean marine phytoplankton with a sea mineral solution stabilizes the marine phytoplankton, keeping it as fresh as the moment it was harvested. This ensures maximum nutritional potency.
As an added bonus it’s good for you in its own right. It actually adds health benefits to the already impressive list of phytoplankton benefits.
What IS Trace?
Trace is a pure solution made up of over 70 different minerals. It’s sourced from the ocean, where almost every mineral and trace element required by the human body can be found.
The ocean water is gathered and dehydrated using solar evaporation. In addition to removing the water (H2O) itself, this also naturally eliminates a lot of sodium.
Trace is loaded with magnesium, providing 200 mg per ½ tsp. Discover more about the benefits of magnesium here. Other minerals in Trace include iron, potassium and selenium.
Since the minerals are found in water, and water is a solvent, we know that the minerals are in their free ionic state, which means they are electrolytes.
You may know about electrolytes from sports drinks and gels that are used to replenish your body’s mineral stores and rehydrate you after exercise. You lose more than just water when you sweat — you lose minerals too — which is why an electrolyte boost is better than just plain water.
Trace works in a similar way, replenishing your body’s store of minerals and trace elements, ensuring better overall health.
Why is it Good for You?
Your body requires minerals to function properly, and for the most part, people don’t get enough of them from their diets.
Minerals like magnesium, sodium and iron are vital for so many bodily functions that a deficiency can manifest in multiple health concerns, including disease.
What specifically do we need minerals for? The folks at EatBalanced.com elaborate: “The minerals in our diet are essential for a variety of bodily functions. They are important for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for metabolic processes such as those that turn the food we eat into energy. This means that minerals are needed for the body to work properly, for growth and development, and overall, for maintaining normal health.”
The trace mineral solution that we use in Oceans Alive is not only loaded with almost all of the minerals and trace elements that your body needs it’s also highly bioavailable, meaning that your body absorbs those minerals easily.
The amounts of each mineral are not only safe for consumption, they can quickly help you get your essential mineral levels back to where they should be.
Why don’t I get enough minerals from my diet?
The answer is simple: our food can’t give us what the soil doesn’t have to offer.
Our soil is over-worked, eroded, contaminated and ineffectively fertilized, so the soil itself suffers from severe mineral deficiencies.
In some areas, certain minerals that we need simply can’t be found in the soil, and maybe never could.
Sara Thompson at selfreliantschool.com writes about her experience of soil deficiencies while raising animals on a farm. One of her goats had babies, but neither of them survived despite her efforts. Sara’s vet told her it was due to selenium deficiencies in the mother’s diet. It turns out in the area that Sara lived in, selenium is missing from the soil. The only solution would have been a trace mineral supplement.
“Is there a long term solution to soil mineral deficiencies? No, sadly there is not. Some minerals have never existed in certain soil compositions. Some minerals have been lost due to erosion and poor agricultural planning.
There are mineral supplements that one can add to the soil. I can’t say that they are the perfect solution. Soil supplements can help with improving gardens and crops but often it’s just moving nutrient rich soil components to areas that lack those nutrients. Without good organic soil practices, such as erosion prevention, composting, and crop rotation, the deficiencies will sadly continue.“
The ocean is teeming with minerals and trace elements that are vital to human health and well-being. If you can’t get the minerals you need from foods grown in the earth, it makes sense to source them from the ocean.
But isn’t the ocean contaminated?
Toxins are completely kept out of Oceans Alive. The raw ingredients, including the sea mineral solution are regularly tested to ensure total purity.
Despite the fact that Trace is sourced from the ocean, which is becoming more contaminated all the time due to runoff, garbage and other pollutants, the minerals that are extracted from it are reduced to their pure pristine, elemental states before being used in Oceans Alive.
Which minerals do I need? Which ones are found in Trace?
All minerals are important, in one way or another, for achieving and maintaining overall health. As the folks at organicfacts.com point out: “Different minerals have different benefits, so no mineral can be termed as more beneficial or less beneficial than another. All minerals, even trace ones, are critical for the proper functioning of the body. Most of the minerals aid in body metabolism, water balance, and bone health, but they can participate in hundreds of other small ways to effectively boost health as well.“
Some of the key minerals found in Trace are:
Magnesium: Great for supporting your heart, bone health, brain development and mental clarity, metabolism and for encouraging deep, restful sleep. It is also responsible for helping to balance certain hormones.
Iron: Important for blood health, metabolic function, brain activity and muscle growth.
Phosphorous: Reduces muscle weakness, enhances brain function, improves dental health, strengthens bones and supports your metabolism.
Manganese: Promotes reproductive health, encourages healthy brain function, reduces inflammation and helps to regulate your metabolism.
Potassium: Helps to balance blood sugar levels, prevents heart disease, eases muscle tension, boosts brain function and helps distribute oxygen to vital organ systems.
Selenium: This is a mineral antioxidant and somewhat rare. It’s essential for bone development, promotes healthy cellular growth and combats oxidative stress.
Sodium: Though most people think of it as a bad thing, you really need sodium. It helps with muscle contraction, regulates fluid balance (so you don’t dehydrate), maintains blood pressure and sends nerve impulses. Just make sure you’re getting it from healthy sources, not processed foods.
Zinc: Essential for more than 10 enzymatic functions in your body including wound healing, immune system function, insulin storage and growth patterns.
Other important minerals include boron, chromium, chloride, iodine, iodide, calcium, manganese, copper and silicon among others.
With the two potent and bioavailable strains of marine phytoplankton plus the powerful sea mineral solution, Oceans Alive is the nutritional supplement you need.
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