The herbs in Bio-Mineral tea perform certain medicinal actions within the human body and contain the following herbal classifications:
Anodyne- Acts to relieve or soothe pain by lessening the sensitivity of the nervous system.
Anti-Inflammatory-Reduces inflammation and painful swelling by helping the body shift to an alkaline PH balance and getting rid of excessive uric acid from the system.
***Anti-Cancer- Contains anti carcinogenic phytochemical compounds which may assist in the prevention and combat of cancer cells. Anti-carcinogenic compounds like bio-minerals may help to restore proper cellular health, respiration, and replication.
Anti-Oxidant- Helps to control or eliminate free radicals which can reduce cellular oxidation in the body providing an outstanding defense against degenerative diseases caused by oxidative stress.
Anti-Rheumatic– Helpful in a wide range of arthritic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, and gout. Helps cleanse waste products and toxins from the body. Supports the natural cleansing functions of the kidney’s and liver and also increase tissue blood flow and lymph drainage.
Diuretic- Stimulates the elimination of excess fluids in the body without depleting vital minerals. Removes bloating, swollen feet, dropsy and excessive fluid retention safely providing weight regulation and weight loss.
Galactagogue- Helps women produce an abundance of healthy breast milk for proper child development.
Analgesic- Contributes to relieve pain related to headaches, toothaches, sore muscles, arthritis, lower back pain, and neuralgia.
Astringent- Tightening healing and drying effect that reduces irritation and inflammation while creating a barrier against infections.
Tonic- Can be taken for an extended period as a preventative measure to keep you active and healthy. Fortifies and cleanses the entire human system by supporting all vital organs, cellular processes and protecting DNA.
Anti Viral- Protects you against airborne viruses by strengthening the immune system and getting rid of excess mucus. Prevents and fights cold and flu.
Synergist- Herbs carefully mixed at certain amounts that amplify each others effects producing a more potent effect together than they would alone.
Nervine- Calms rattled nerves by supporting and strengthening the nervous system providing a sense of calm and composure while not affecting energy levels.
Nutritive- Replenishes and fortifies the body by providing essential organic nutrients for all cells and vital functions.
Stimulant- Boosts energy and stimulates the nervous system healthily and naturally.
Anti-Spasmodic– Relieves involuntary muscle spasms.
Restorative- Restores the balance between all the systems with in the body.
Understanding the Herbs
Organic Nettle Leaf
Organic Nettle Leaf Information
Nettle is an herb that is a power house of necessary bio-minerals. It was used by the father of medicine Hippocrates and is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll in the world. It is an essential herb because it is high in iron phosphate which transports oxygen to all the organs in your body revitalizing all cells and stimulating real and proper energy production within cells. While the Iron Phosphate in nettle builds you healthy new red blood cells, the Iron Chloride in it cleanses your blood from harmful toxins.
By stimulating the lymph system nettle helps to boost immunity and provide your body proper drainage of toxic substances. Nettle is an excellent tonic that can relieve bladder stones, kidney stones, gout, and eczema. Nettle reduces arthritis symptoms by providing vital essential Bio-minerals needed by all joints and skeletal structures.
Nettle also releases uric acid from joints by alkalizing the body and reducing inflammation. Nettle is excellent for nourishing the adrenals glands which are vital for energy levels while it strengthens the kidneys which help with proper waste elimination. Nettle is fantastic for those who suffer from adrenal fatigue from drinking too much coffee because it will restore and replenish the adrenals back to normal.
Nettle also contains a high amount of magnesium and chromium which is essential for the pancreas to create insulin and glucagon for proper blood sugar balance and is excellent for those with hypoglycemia and diabetes. Due to high mineral and vitamin content nettle also strengthens the fetus in pregnant women while providing key minerals for proper fetal development and promotes milk production in lactating women. Women will love to hear nettle also can relieve menopausal symptoms and helps with menstrual cramps and bloating.
For men, the benefits are excellent as well because nettle helps a man to use as much free testosterone as possible. Nettle blocks a chemical called DHT which causes testosterone loss and makes men lose their hair and diminishes proper sexual function. This super food herb is also excellent for anyone who has hypertension/high blood pressure because nettle restores balance to the heart by regulating it with the key minerals that control heart beat and blood pressure release.
- Nettle contains an organic phytochemical form of Serotonin which helps to regulate mood and helps produce a feeling of wellbeing safely and non-habit forming.
- Nettle is great to prevent Alzheimer’s because it contains an organic phytochemical form of acetylcholine, the hormone the brain uses for memory re-call.
- Nettle is rich in beta-sitosterol and bio-zinc which is essential for men who would like to care for the prostate and reduce and prevent inflammation issues of the gland.
- The silica content in nettle is great for your hair, skin, and nails.
- Nettle is used in the treatments of asthma, internal bleeding, allergies, gastrointestinal disease neurological disorders like MS, and ALS, internal worms, parasites, thyroid function and anti-aging.
- Nettle tones the reproductive organs of both men and women.
- Nettle contains high amounts of Magnesium phosphate, Calcium phosphate, and Potassium phosphate to nourish and support the most electrical part of the human body, the heart.
Essential Minerals found in Nettle Leaf
Essential Vitamins found in Nettle Leaf
- B5-Pantothenic acid
Essential Amino Acids found in Nettle Leaf
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
Organic Alfalfa Leaf
Organic Alfalfa Leaf Information
Alfalfa Tea is a great source of strength and well-being. Alfalfa is a wise choice if you want to regain your balance and improve your overall health. This tea is made from the herb Medicago Sativa, the Latin name of a plant that has been known for more than 2000 years. Its name, Alfalfa, comes from the Arabians that called it Al-Fal-Falah (Father of All Foods), it was the Spanish that changed it to Alfalfa. You can make alfalfa tea from the entire dried plant: leaves, sprouts, and seeds.
Its nutritive value comes from the intelligent design of the alfalfa plant. Its great mineral content is due to its deep root system that goes down into the ground 50-100ft to pull up deep earth minerals. Not to be confused with horse feed our premium organic alfalfa comes from the best parts of the top of the plants and is harvested fresh and dried while in peak potency stage. Alfalfa has considerable nutritional value due to the presence of vitamins A, C, D and K, high levels of chlorophyll and minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Another significant aspect of this tea is the essential amino acids and high protein and fiber content that you will be ingesting with every cup. The dry leaves of alfalfa also contain a large amount of vitamin B17 a potent cancer fighter.
- Alfalfa contains tryptophan which is a natural mood regulator and sleep pattern, regulator.
- Alfalfa nourishes and protects the pituitary gland in the brain which controls the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, and testicles. The pituitary gland is the master control of all hormone production in your body.
- Alfalfa is a supertonic herb that strengthens and helps to restore all human systems.
- Alfalfa cleanses the large and small intestine by providing healthy bowel functions to push out excess waste from the system.
- Calms and nourishes the central nervous system to regulate rattled nerves while providing focused energy.
- Alfalfa is a potent liver detoxifier
- Alfalfa strengthens the reproductive system of both men and women.
- Stimulates and regulates stomach secretions for a healthy digestive process.
- Alfalfa is a potent alkalizer helping the body to have proper PH balance rapidly.
Essential Minerals found in Alfalfa Leaf
Essential Vitamins found in Alfalfa Leaf
- B5-Pantothenic Acid
- B9-Folic Acid
Essential Amino Acids found in Alfalfa Leaf
Protein Type found in Alfalfa Leaf
- Histone- simple anti-cancer protein
Organic Elderberry Information
Some of the most significant health benefits of elderberries include their ability to boost immune system function, protect against bacteria and infection, slow down the spread of cancer, moderate the digestive process, prevent the development of diabetes, reduce the pain and speed associated with auto-immune diseases, help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, and alleviate allergies. Elderberry is used in Israel for the prevention and treatment of the flu. Elderberries pack a very nutritious punch, including minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorous, and copper, as well as vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, proteins, and dietary fiber. The high fiber levels help to eliminate excess cholesterol from the system and make room for “good” cholesterol that the body needs. Elderberry can contribute to removing the chances of developing atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular issues. The high levels of potassium in elderberries also protect the heart by relaxing the tension of blood vessels and arteries. As a vasodilator, the potassium in elderberry can significantly reduce blood pressure and keep your heart healthy! When it comes to clearing up a sore throat, a cough, cold, bronchitis, or any other issue that affects your respiratory system, elderberry is second to none. Elderberries contain active bio flavonoids like anthocyanins that can soothe inflammation and irritation and act as an expectorant and remove phlegm that can trap foreign agents in your glands.
Elderberry is even recommended for people with asthma because it has the ability restore proper mucus levels in the body while soothing the cells of the lungs. Elderberry has certain antibacterial, anti-infectious and anti-viral qualities that can prevent most common diseases people constantly get like cold and flu. Furthermore, elderberries can strengthen the immune system against itself, protecting against the effects of autoimmune disorders, even alleviating certain symptoms associated with AIDS. Some of the active antioxidant ingredients in elderberries work directly on the pancreas to regulate insulin and glucose levels, either providing stability for people who have diabetes or helping non-diabetics to avoid developing this terrible condition. While the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in elderberries can help alleviate joint pain and soreness from inflammation, the high levels of essential minerals will help promote bone strength and the development of new bone tissue. Osteoporosis is a condition that millions of people may face in the future, but increasing bone density during your younger decades can delay the onset considerably. Since it has such a high mineral and vitamin injection, it boosts metabolism and promotes healthy weight loss.
- Contains Quercetin a super potent antioxidant that eliminates free radicals rapidly throughout the body
- Anti-Viral that acts as a shield against any type of flu, cold or airborne viruses.
- Contains Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids
- High in Iron Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate
- Protects and regulates the heart
- Super Immune Booster
Essential Minerals found in Elderberry
Essential Vitamins found in Elderberry
- B5-Pantothenic Acid
- B9-Folic Acid
Essential Fatty Acids found in Elderberry
- Omega 3
- Omega 6
Essential & Non-essential Amino Acids found in Elderberry
- Aspartic Acid
- Glutamic Acid
Organic Oatstraw Information
Oat straw was added to the blend because it works wonders for calming the nervous system and the mind while healing rattled and stressed nerves. Not only does it calm you it also energizes you. It provides a stable and focused non-jittery energy that is well balanced and sustained. Oat straw is excellent for those who are stressed out and are running low on energy because it will soothe the stress and pick you back up by nourishing your nervous system and adrenal glands at the same time. Oat straw is also a high alkaline herb which removes excessive uric acid from the body efficiently. Oat straw is a powerhouse of essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids and aids in bone and joint health, teeth, hair and nail appearance, and growth. Oat straw is excellent for those who drink an excessive amount of coffee because coffee and other beverages containing caffeine deplete your adrenal glands of adrenaline causing long term fatigue. Oat straw supports and nourishes your adrenal glands to restore proper function and the production of adrenaline to restore balance and natural energy to the body. Oat straw also helps restore proper sexual health and function by acting as a restorative and tonic to both male and female reproductive organs. Oat straw helps men produce testosterone efficiently, and for women it balances hormones.
- Calms rattled nerves excellent for the nervous system
- Promotes natural energy
- Ideal for exhausted adrenal glands
- Calms the mind and brings comforting peace and balance
- Restores reproductive organ function and health
- Natural Testosterone production for men
- Hormone balancer for women
Essential BioMinerals found in Oatstraw
Essential Vitamins found In Oatstraw
- B5-Pantothenic Acid
- B9-Folic Acid
Essential Amino Acids found In Oatstraw
- Protein & Fiber
Organic Stevia Leaf
Organic Stevia Leaf Information
BioMineral tea contains stevia leaf because it brings a hint of sweetness to the blend and contains 0 calories. We use the whole leaf and not the processed powder form. The organic whole leaf stevia is excellent for weight loss and those battling diabetes. Stevia leaf also boosts your metabolism and contains many plant sterol anti-oxidants that benefit the pancreas and heart. Stevia leaf has also shown to reduce cholesterol and lower high blood pressure.
Essential BioMinerals found in Stevia Leaf
Essential Vitamins found In Stevia Leaf
Organic Fruit Tisane
Organic Fruit Tisane Information
A fruit tisane is a tea made of dried fruits for flavoring and health benefits. Our fruit tisane is not only delicious, and is packed with vitamin c which helps with iron absorption. It is also rich in B-Complex and potassium for healthy brain and cardiovascular support. Hot or cold, you will notice how good it makes you feel to drink something with such delicious healing power. It is a tonic for energy and can also cleanse your respiratory tract. It makes you less susceptible to colds and viruses, perfect for enjoying right through winter. Our fruit tisane will help with restoring natural energy levels while helping you rebound from stress and exhaustion.
Essential BioMinerals found In Fruit Tisane
Essential Vitamins found In Fruit Tisane
- B5-Pantothenic Acid
Understanding the Nutrients in BioMineral Tea
Is an essential mineral required for bone and tooth formation, nerve conduction and muscle contraction; it is needed by many enzymes involved in carbohydrate, protein, and nucleic acid metabolism. Magnesium is useful in treating anxiety, asthma, and cardiovascular disease; it is thought to prevent blood clots, raise HDL-cholesterol, lower LDL-cholesterol, reduce arrhythmias and blood pressure and to help with depression, fatigue, hyperactivity, and migraines. Magnesium deficiency causes irritability of the nervous system with tetany, vasodilation, convulsions, tremors, depression, and psychotic behavior. The central nervous system runs off of magnesium and is vital for heart health.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. In combination with phosphorus, it forms calcium phosphate, the dense, hard material of the bones and teeth. It is an important cation in intracellular and extracellular fluid and is essential for the proper clotting of blood, the maintenance of a normal heartbeat neural transmission and helps prevent cell destruction. Ionized calcium is physiologically active. One of its most important physiological functions is control of the permeability of cell membranes. Parathyroid hormone, which causes transfer of exchangeable calcium from bone into the bloodstream, maintains calcium homeostasis by preventing either calcium deficit or excess. The human heart contains calcium chloride cells and potassium phosphate cells.
Iron is chiefly important to the human body because it is the main constituent of hemoglobin, cytochrome, and other components of respiratory enzyme systems. Human blood is iron and is essential for blood health and cellular replication. A constant although small intake of iron in food is needed to replace erythrocytes that are destroyed in human body processes. Most iron reaches the body in food, where it occurs naturally in the form of iron compounds. These are converted for use in the body by the action of the hydrochloric acid produced in the stomach. This acid separates the iron from the food and combines with it in a form that is readily assimilable by the body. Vitamin C enhances absorption of iron. Iron transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body feeding all the organs at the cellular level.
Phosphorus is an essential element in the diet; in the form of phosphates it is a major component of the mineral phase of bone and is involved in almost all metabolic processes. It also plays an important role in cell metabolism. Phosphorus plays key roles in biochemical synthesis, storage and use of energy in cells through the formation of high-energy phosphate bonds; it is intimately linked to the regulation of calcium levels, carbohydrate, lipid and acid-base metabolism. Phosphorus is essential to bone and tooth formation; 85% of the body’s phosphorus and phosphates are stored in bone.
It is a trace element in the diet, a component of several enzymes, including DNA and RNA polymerases and carbonic anhydrase. Zinc is essential for testosterone production in males and also for testicular health. Zinc strengthens the immune system and helps fight disease. Those who may suffer from zinc deficiency include persons on a strictly vegetarian diet and those who are on a high-fiber diet. Poor absorption of zinc also can occur in individuals with chronic and severe bowel disease. A severe deficiency of zinc can retard growth in children, cause a low sperm count in adult males, and hinder wound healing. Signs of a deficiency include anorexia, sexual dysfunction and a diminished sense of taste.
As a nutritional element, iodine is vital to the production of thyroxin by the thyroid gland. Essential in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and whose deficiency is implicated in preventable mental retardation and brain maldevelopment. Very important to keep the thyroid healthy for hormone production. The cells of the thyroid are made of iodine cells.
Essential for the pancreas so it can produce glucagon and insulin the blood sugar balancing hormones. Chromium works with manganese, magnesium, and selenium to keep the pancreas healthy and to function properly.
Potent mineral antioxidant required in trace amounts by certain enzymes (e.g., glutathione peroxidase); it interacts with vitamins A, C, and E, serving as an antioxidant. Selenium is believed to be anti-carcinogenic, to retard aging, and has been used for arthritis, cataracts, connective tissue disease, dandruff and age-related vision loss. Works with chromium to nourish the pancreas. Selenium is excellent for women who have a genetic predisposition to breast cancer.
Used by the liver and lungs for proper function. Sulfur is an important part of several amino acids (the building blocks of protein), especially methionine and cysteine. It helps the body resist bacteria, cleanses the blood, and protects the protoplasm of cells. A deficiency in sulfur causes anorexia, weight loss, poor digestion. Sulfur has been used in the treatment of gout, rheumatism, and bronchitis and as a mild laxative. Sulfur is also for skin and hair health.
Essential trace mineral linked to critical metabolic reactions, including in iron absorption and metabolism, and the formation of red blood cells and nerves. Necessary for bone formation and the formation of blood because it occurs in several oxidative enzymes including one involved in the transformation of iron into hemoglobin. The cerebral cortex of the brain is made of copper cells which is essential for hair pigmentation and skin health.
Essential electrolyte found in all body fluids, and is critical for maintaining proper pH balance, regulating fluids, electrolyte balance, and digesting food. The small and large intestine need chloride to maintain healthy bowel movements and digestion. Essential to digestion and the production of hydrochloric acid. Chloride is the negative ionic charge within a cell membrane and works with the positive charge of potassium for cellular health.
The active biological form of molybdenum is known as the molybdenum cofactor. It is found in several tissues of the human body and is required for the activity of enzymes that are involved in eliminating toxic substances, including the catabolism of purines, which produces uric acid, formed primarily in the liver and excreted by the kidneys into the urine. In addition to being a cofactor of enzymes involved in purine and pyrimidine detoxification.
Sodium is one of the most important elements in the body. Sodium ions are involved in acid-base balance, water balance, transmission of nerve impulses, and contraction of muscles. Sodium is a critical component of more than 8 L of secretions produced by the body every day. These secretions include saliva, gastric and intestinal secretions, bile, and pancreatic fluid. Sodium is the main electrolyte in interstitial fluid, and its interaction with potassium as the primary intracellular electrolyte is critical to survival.
In combination with other minerals in the body, potassium forms alkaline salts that are important in body processes and play an essential role in the maintenance of the acid-base and water balance in the body. All body cells, especially muscle tissue, require a high content of potassium. A proper balance between sodium, calcium, and potassium in the blood plasma is necessary for proper cardiac function. The hearts cells contain potassium as well as parts of the brain.
Is a trace mineral that is important in many enzyme systems in your body. Most of the manganese in your body is found in your glands which activates many enzymes in cell metabolism. Helps your body utilize some vitamins, such as thiamine, choline, and vitamin C. Helps with protein and amino acid digestion and utilization. Manganese is used therapeutically to correct a deficiency and balance zinc and copper. The mineral may help blood sugar levels in diabetes and may improve neurological disorders. Its salts occur in the body tissue in tiny amounts and serve as activators of liver arginase and other enzymes. Has been used to treat painful menstruation and osteoporosis and as a dietary adjunct to alleviate deficiencies associated with seizure disorders and diabetes. The pancreas uses manganese, magnesium, and chromium to produce insulin and glucagon.
Critical to the formation of red blood cells, maintenance of neural tissue, and in certain metabolic reactions. Cobalt is the central ion in vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 cannot function properly without cobalt.
A trace mineral needed for proper absorption and utilization of calcium to maintain bone density, and may help prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis;
daily supplements of boron may help retain dietary calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and increase production of o-estrogen and testosterone. It is also thought to safely promote muscle growth by body-builders. Boron is believed by alternative health workers to be useful in pregnancy and menopause as it increases o-estrogens.
Fluoride– When people hear fluoride they immediately think it is bad but let me shed some light on this misconception. There is two different types of fluoride, there is the herbal form which is carbon based and is beneficial to your health, and there is the inorganic version which is derived from metal or made in a laboratory by synthesis which is a poison. The herbal fluoride in Bio Mineral tea is very good for you. Fluoride is best known for its role in preventing tooth decay. While fluoride does help overall bone strength, the effects of fluoride are most visible when it comes to teeth. The formation of teeth involves a combination of phosphorous, and calcium. When these two combine they form a structure called hydroxyapatites. When Fluoride is consumed, it immediately intervenes with the crystal and creates an even stronger structure which gives teeth a greater resistance to decay, plaque, and weakening.
Hair, Skin, and Nail Health – Silica has long been a go-to supplement for hair, skin, and nails. Silica is naturally found in nails, making them strong. When our dietary silica goes down, our nails and hair grow slower and become more brittle. Silica also plays a role in keeping skin elastic and collagen production active.
Silica is vital to healthy joints, ligaments, and cartilage. It lends strength and elasticity to collagen, so joints are more flexible, heal quicker, and can snap back from the daily wear and tear our bodies undergo with all our bending, twisting, and stretching. Many people use silica to help ease joint pain and arthritis symptoms. Bone Health – many studies show that the presence of silica helps the body use calcium. As we get older, our silica levels decline, and our bones weaken. Mice fed low silicon diets also had lower bone density. There is plenty of evidence that silica is vital to bone health and preventing fractures as we get older. Teeth and gums get a boost from silica too. Heart Health – Silica is more prevalent in healthy hearts than diseased hearts. Since silica strengthens muscle tissue, this shouldn’t be too surprising. It also aids the body in calcification of bones and thus prevents the calcification of other tissues. There is some evidence that silica may help offset the calcification of arterial plaque. It may also play a role in the electrochemical transmissions of the nervous system.
Understanding the Vitamins in BioMineral Tea
Vitamin A is essential in a healthy diet. This crucial fat-soluble vitamin was the first vitamin to be officially named, so it became vitamin A. Your body needs a steady supply of A to maintain healthy skin, good eyesight, and growth in kids. Vitamin A has become a credible antioxidant for cancer prevention; and as an active immune system enhancer, it helps prevent other diseases as well. Used to treat acute infections. Help treat skin problems — especially acne. Improves poor night vision. Protects the body from the cell-disturbing effects that many toxic chemicals have. Research shows that beta-carotene has potent antioxidant activity and can help protect you from developing some kinds of cancers — especially skin cancer and lung cancer.
Vitamin B1, also called thiamine or thiamin, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B-complex vitamins are needed for a healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes. They also help the nervous system function properly and are required for proper brain function. All B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning that the body does not store them. Like other B-complex vitamins, thiamine is sometimes called an “anti-stress” vitamin because it may strengthen the immune system and improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. It is named B1 because it was the first B vitamin discovered. Thiamine is found in both plants and animals and plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions. Your body needs it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy. It is rare to be deficient in thiamine, although alcoholics, people with Crohn disease, anorexia, and those undergoing kidney dialysis may be deficient. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency are Headache Nausea Fatigue Irritability Depression Abdominal discomfort. Individuals with thiamine deficiency also have trouble digesting carbohydrates; this allows a substance called pyruvic acid to build up in the bloodstream, causing a loss of mental alertness, difficulty breathing, and heart damage, a disease known as beriberi.
In addition to producing energy for the body, riboflavin works as an antioxidant, fighting damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and DNA and may contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of some health conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as riboflavin, can fight free radicals and may reduce or help prevent some of the damage they cause. Riboflavin is also needed to help the body change vitamin B6 and folate into forms it can use. It is also essential for growth and red blood cell production. Most healthy people who eat a well-balanced diet get enough riboflavin. However, older adults and alcoholics may be at risk for riboflavin deficiency because of poor diet. Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include: Fatigue, slowed growth, digestive problems, cracks and sores around the corners of the mouth, swollen magenta-colored tongue eye fatigue, swelling and soreness of the throat and sensitivity to light.
Niacin helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin helps improve circulation, and it has been shown to suppress inflammation. All the B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning that the body does not store them. You can meet all of your body’s needs for B3 through diet. It is rare for anyone in the developed world to have a B3 deficiency. In the U.S., alcoholism is the primary cause of vitamin B3 deficiency. Symptoms of mild B3 deficiency include: Indigestion, fatigue, canker sores, vomiting, poor circulation, depression, severe deficiency can cause a condition known as pellagra. Pellagra is characterized by cracked, scaly skin, dementia, and diarrhea. It is treated with a nutritionally balanced diet and niacin supplements. Niacin deficiency also causes burning in the mouth and a swollen, bright red tongue.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
In addition to playing a role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates for energy, vitamin B5 is critical to the manufacturing of red blood cells, as well as sex and stress-related hormones produced in the adrenal glands, small glands that sit atop the kidneys. Vitamin B5 is also essential in maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and it helps the body use other vitamins, particularly B2 (also called riboflavin). It is sometimes called the “anti-stress” vitamin because it helps people adapt to change and helps you keep a balanced mood. Your body needs pantothenic acid to synthesize cholesterol. Vitamin B5 deficiency is rare but may include symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, depression, irritability, vomiting, stomach pains, burning feet, and upper respiratory infections.
Vitamin B6 helps the body make several neurotransmitters, chemicals that carry signals from one nerve cell to another. It is needed for healthy brain development and function and helps the body make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which influence mood, and melatonin, which helps regulate the body clock. Along with vitamins B12 and B9, B6 helps control levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid that may be associated with heart disease. Your body needs B6 to absorb vitamin B12 and to make red blood cells and cells of the immune system. It is rare to have a significant deficiency of B6, although studies indicate many people may be mildly deficient, especially children and the elderly. Certain medications can also cause low levels of B6 in the body. Symptoms of severe deficiency include muscle weakness, nervousness, irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating and short-term memory loss.
B9 (folic acid)
Our bodies need folate to make DNA and other genetic material. Folate is also required for the body’s cells to divide. Getting too little folate can result in megaloblastic anemia, which causes weakness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, headache, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. Folate deficiency can also cause open sores on the tongue and inside the mouth as well as changes in the color of the skin, hair, or fingernails. Women who don’t get enough folate are at risk of having babies with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Folate deficiency can also increase the likelihood of having a premature or low-birth-weight baby.
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells stay healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak. Two steps are required for the body to absorb vitamin B12 from food. First, hydrochloric acid in the stomach separates vitamin B12 from the protein to which vitamin B12 is attached to food. After this, vitamin B12 combines with a protein made by the stomach called intrinsic factor and is absorbed by the body. Some people have pernicious anemia, a condition where they cannot make intrinsic factor. As a result, they have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 from all foods and dietary supplements. B12 works hand in hand with the mineral Cobalt. Cyano (Cobalamin)=Cobalt. Cobalt is the central ion in organic vitamin B12.
The biggest kept secret in nutrition perhaps, vitamin B17 is found naturally occurring in Elderberry and Alfalfa in great abundance which are both in Bio-Mineral tea. Vitamin B17 is anti-carcinogenic and is one of the nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants getting rid of present free radical damage quickly and efficiently. B17 is vital for proper cellular respiration and replication. Many claim B17 to be toxic, but medical science has failed to recognize the difference between an organic substance that compliments the human organic chemistry and an inorganic material which only treats symptoms and causes side effects. If B17 were toxic, that would mean eating raspberries are bad for your health because they too contain B17. If B17 is created in a laboratory versus in nature it just maybe toxic I’m not sure, but I do know it is not a poison in its organic carbon-based form. Studies have shown that B-17 helps to increase the body’s ability to fight cancer. B-17 does this through the creation of (organic) hydrogen cyanide, which is released into the body’s tissues. This compound then attacks and subsequently may help destroy cancer cells. It is not used alone, however, but rather in conjunction with other critical processes that involve enzymes, a diet that favors anti-carcinogenic foods and exercise. Clinical tests have shown that B-17 reacts well with vitamins A, C, E, B-15, pancreatic enzymes and other nutrients to break down malignant cells.
C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. Also, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that are needed for health and to maintain healthy bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of the bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D is essential to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. The body also needs vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them. Also, cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and to carry out many essential functions.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and crucial part of other bodily processes. In fact, vitamin K is sometimes referred to as “the forgotten vitamin” because its primary benefits are often overlooked. Recent evidence suggests vitamin K is a necessary adjunct to vitamin D, and if you are deficient in one, neither works optimally in your body. As you may already know, vitamin D is a key player in your overall health. According to one of the world’s top vitamin K researchers, Dr. Cees Vermeer, just like with vitamin D, nearly everyone is deficient in vitamin K. Most of you get enough K from your diet to maintain adequate blood clotting, but NOT enough to protect you from a variety of other health problems. The following diseases may result from a vitamin K deficiency, arterial calcification, cardiovascular disease, varicose veins, brain health problems, including dementia (the specifics of which are under study) osteoporosis, tooth decay, prostate cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, leukemia and infectious diseases such as pneumonia.
Understanding the Amino Acids in BioMineral Tea
Is an amino acid that is used to develop and maintain healthy tissues in all parts of the body, particularly the myelin sheaths that coat nerve cells and ensure the transmission of messages from the brain to various regions of the body. It may be useful for the treatment of mental disorders as well as certain types of sexual dysfunction. Histidine is essential to healthy sexual functioning because it gets converted into histamine, a chemical needed to stimulate sexual arousal. Histamine is also required to help the immune system know when the body is experiencing an allergic reaction, and for the production of gastric juices needed for normal digestion. Research suggests that histidine also acts as a natural detoxifier, protecting against radiation damage, and removing heavy metals from the system. It may even help prevent the onset of AIDS. Histidine is crucial to the production of both red and white blood cells.
Isoleucine is an amino acid that is best known for its ability to increase endurance and help heal and repair muscle tissue and encourage clotting at the site of injury. This amino acid is of particular importance to serious athletes and body builders because its primary function in the body is to boost energy and help the body recover from strenuous physical activity. Isoleucine is a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA). There are three branched-chain amino acids in the body, isoleucine, valine, and leucine, and all of them help promote muscle recovery after exercise. Isoleucine is broken down for energy within the muscle tissue. Is also keeps energy levels stable by contributing to regulate blood sugar; a deficiency of isoleucine produces symptoms similar to those of hypoglycemia and may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, confusion, and irritability. Isoleucine is an essential acid, which means that it cannot be manufactured in the body and must be obtained through dietary sources.
Leucine works with the amino acids isoleucine and valine to repair muscles, regulate blood sugar, and provide the body with energy. It also increases production of growth hormones and helps burn visceral fat, which is located in the deepest layers of the body and the least responsive to dieting and exercise. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and all three of them help promote muscle recovery after exercise. Leucine is the most effective BCAA for preventing muscle loss because it breaks down and is converted to glucose more quickly than isoleucine and valine. Increased glucose supplies prevent the body’s cannibalization of muscle for energy during intense workouts, so it is no surprise that this amino acid supplement is popular among professional bodybuilders. Leucine also promotes the healing of bones, skin, and muscle tissue after traumatic injury, and is often recommended for those recovering from surgery. Because it is so easily converted to glucose, leucine helps to regulate blood sugar; a deficiency of leucine produces symptoms similar to those of hypoglycemia, which may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, confusion, and irritability.
Lysine is an essential amino acid that is well known for its antiviral properties. It helps prevent outbreaks of herpes and cold sores and is needed for hormone production and the growth and maintenance of bones in both children and adults. Lysine is involved in the manufacture of antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system, which may be part of the reason it is so effective at fighting herpes viruses. Lysine also helps prevent the body’s absorption of the amino acid arginine, which the herpes virus must have to replicate. Studies have shown that taking supplemental L-lysine in combination with vitamin C and flavonoids can fight and prevent herpes outbreaks. Results of a six-month trial involving more than 50 people indicate that lysine is far more efficient than a placebo in preventing cold sores. Lysine supplements have also been used to prevent eruptions of shingles, a blistering condition that is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster. Lysine also helps herpes and cold sores heal more quickly. This amino acid promotes the formation of both collagen and muscle protein and may help speed recovery from surgery and sports injuries as well.
Methionine is an essential amino acid that helps the body process and eliminates fat. It contains sulfur, a substance that is required for the production of the body’s most abundant natural antioxidant, glutathione. The body also needs plenty of methionine to produce two other sulfur-containing amino acids, cysteine and taurine, which help the body eliminate toxins, build strong, healthy tissues, and promote cardiovascular health. Methionine is lipotropic, or a chemical substance that helps the liver process fats (lipids). Other lipotropics include choline, inositol, and betaine (trimethylglycine), all of which help prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver and thus ensure normal liver function, which is essential for the elimination of toxins from the body. Methionine also supports liver function by regulating glutathione supplies; glutathione is needed to help neutralize toxins in the liver. Methionine is required to make creatine, a nutrient naturally found primarily in muscle tissue that provides the energy our muscles need to move and has been found to boost athletic performance during short, intense workouts. Creatine is necessary for all muscular function, and thus supports healthy functioning of the heart and circulatory system. Methionine is essential for the formation of healthy collagen used to form the skin, nails, and connective tissue, and helps reduce the level of inflammatory histamines in the body. People with conditions linked to excessive histamine production, such as arthritis and chronic allergies, may benefit from methionine supplementation.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is needed for normal functioning of the central nervous system. It has been used successfully to help control symptoms of depression and chronic pain, as well as other diseases linked to a malfunctioning central nervous system. Phenylalanine is especially useful for treating brain disorders because it can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective barrier formed by the red blood cells and the glia of the brain that protects the brain from any toxins, bacteria, and viruses, etc., that are circulating through the bloodstream. Only chemicals that can cross this barrier can directly affect brain function. The body needs phenylalanine to make epinephrine, dopamine, and norepinephrine, three neurotransmitters that control the way you perceive and interact with your environment. Phenylalanine supplementation may help you feel happier, less hungry and more alert; it also has to treat chronic pain and improve memory and concentration. Recent research indicates that phenylalanine, which aids in melatonin production, may be useful for the treatment of vitiligo, a condition that causes white patches on the skin. Subjects treated by these researchers took 50 to 100 milligrams oral L-phenylalanine and applied topical 10 percent phenylalanine gel each day and reported an average improvement rate of 83 percent. There are three different kinds of phenylalanine: L-phenylalanine, D-phenylalanine, and DL-phenylalanine. Each type of phenylalanine is used to treat different symptoms. D-phenylalanine is more useful for controlling pain, while L-phenylalanine is more efficient for regulating mood, appetite, and mental alertness; DL-phenylalanine affects both pain sensitivity and mental state.
Threonine is an essential amino acid that promotes healthy growth by helping to maintain the proper protein balance in the body. Threonine also supports cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune system function. Threonine is needed to create glycine and serine, two amino acids that are necessary for the production of collagen, elastin, and muscle tissue. Threonine helps keep connective tissues and muscles throughout the body vigorous and elastic, including the heart, where it is found in significant amounts. It also helps build healthy bones and tooth enamel and may speed wound healing or recovery from injury. Threonine combines with the amino acids aspartic acid and methionine to help the liver with lipotropic function, or the digestion of fats and fatty acids. Without enough threonine in the body, fats could build up in the liver and ultimately cause liver failure. Threonine supports the immune system by aiding in the production of antibodies, and because it is found widely in the central nervous system, may be helpful in treating some types of depression.
Tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan) is an essential amino acid that acts as a natural mood regulator since it can help the body produce and balance certain hormones naturally. Supplementing with tryptophan-rich foods or taking supplements helps bring on natural calming effects, induces sleep, fights anxiety and can also contribute to burning more body fat. Tryptophan has also been found to stimulate the release of growth hormones and even reduce food cravings for carbohydrates and help kick a sugar addiction in some cases. An important byproduct of tryptophan is 5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which works in the brain and central nervous system to boost feelings of well-being, connection, and safety. It does this by increasing production of one of the body’s main feel-good hormones, serotonin. (1) Serotonin is the same calming chemical released when we eat certain comfort foods like carbohydrates, which is why supplementing with tryptophan has been shown to help control appetite and contribute to easier weight loss or maintenance.
Valine is a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) that works with the other two BCAAs, isoleucine and leucine, to promote healthy growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar, and provide the body with energy. Valine helps stimulate the central nervous system and is needed for proper mental functioning. Valine helps prevent the breakdown of muscle by supplying the muscles with extra glucose for energy production during intense physical activity. Valine also helps remove potentially toxic excess nitrogen from the liver and can transport nitrogen to other tissues in the body as needed. Valine may help treat liver and gallbladder disease, as well as damage to these organs caused by alcoholism and drug abuse. Valine may help treat or even reverse hepatic encephalopathy or alcohol-related brain damage.
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