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MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional

Health specialists have always emphasized the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet. Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc are three of the most important minerals essential for good health. Magnesium aids in the absorption of calcium by the body, while zinc actively supports the body's immune system.

Women of all ages benefit immensely from the intake of magnesium. Studies have indicated that besides keeping osteoporosis at bay, magnesium health benefits in women include relief from symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). 

The other crucial health benefits of magnesium include protein synthesis, relief from bronchospasm (constricted airways) in the lungs, and improvement of parathyroid function. It boosts the bio-availability of vitamin B6 and cholesterol, improves muscle functioning, and assists in the prevention of osteoporosis, insomnia, constipation, heart attacks, hypertension, migraines and kidney stones and gallstones.

Good dietary sources of magnesium include nuts (especially almonds), whole grains, wheat germ, fish, and green leafy vegetables. As with most nutrients, daily needs for magnesium cannot be met from food alone, which is why magnesium dietary supplements are recommended as well.

Five health benefits of magnesium are:

1. Magnesium may reverse osteoporosis
Multiple research studies conducted have suggested that calcium supplemented with magnesium improves bone mineral density. Magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium, resulting in osteoporosis. Intake of recommended levels of magnesium is important because it averts osteoporosis.

2. Magnesium assists in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases
One of the most important benefits of magnesium is that it is associated with lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases. Dietary surveys have suggested that sufficient magnesium intake may reduce the chance of having a stroke. Magnesium deficiency increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, which increases the risk of complications after a heart attack. Therefore, consuming recommended amounts of magnesium dietary supplements may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

3. Magnesium helps regulate high blood pressure (Hypertension)
Magnesium plays a key role in regulating blood pressure naturally. Magnesium supplements and a diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables, which are good sources of potassium and magnesium, are consistently associated with lowering blood pressure.

4. Magnesium and diabetes
Studies show that individuals with a magnesium deficiency have a risk of developing type-2 diabetes and severe diabetic retinopathy. Magnesium aids in carbohydrate metabolism and influences the release and activity of insulin, thereby controlling blood glucose levels. It has been proven that for every 100 milligrams of increase in magnesium daily intake, there was a 15 percent decrease in the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

5. Magnesium and migraines, insomnia & depression
The numerous magnesium health benefits also include the treatment of migraines, insomnia, and symptoms of depression. Magnesium is also known to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of severe forms of psychiatric dysfunctions including panic attacks, stress, anxiety, and undue agitations. Magnesium supplements considerably reduce the severity of such attacks and may also help in reducing the rate of recurrence.

POTASSIUM

Potassium is a mineral that's crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. Potassium ions are necessary for the function of all living cells. Potassium ion diffusion is a key mechanism in nerve transmission, and potassium depletion in animals, including humans, results in various cardiac dysfunctions.

Most people who eat a healthy diet should get enough potassium naturally. However, many people do not eat a healthy diet and may be deficient in potassium. Low potassium is associated with a risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.

Having too much potassium in the blood is called hyperkalemia; having too little is known as hypokalemia. Keeping the right potassium balance in the body depends on the amount of sodium and magnesium in the blood.
Source: Potassium | University of Maryland Medical Center 


Can you get potassium naturally from foods?

Good natural food sources of potassium include:

Bananas / Avocados / Nuts, like almonds and peanuts / Citrus fruits / Leafy, green vegetables /Milk / Potatoes / Tomatoes /  Lima beans / Salmon, Cod, Chicken, and other meats.

Keep in mind that some types of cooking, such as boiling, can destroy the potassium in some foods.

CALCIUM

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness.

The body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every part of the body. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Bones need plenty of calcium and vitamin D throughout childhood and adolescence to reach their peak strength and calcium content by about age 30. After that, bones slowly lose calcium, but people can help reduce these losses by getting recommended amounts of calcium throughout adulthood and by having a healthy, active lifestyle that includes weight-bearing physical activity (such as walking and running).

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones in older adults (especially women) in which the bones become porous, fragile, and more prone to fracture. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes as well as regular exercise are essential to keep bones healthy throughout life.

High Blood Pressure
Some studies have found that getting recommended intakes of calcium can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.

DEEP SEA WATER

From our mother's womb it begins. When we are born our bodies consist of up to 75% saline water. This is water enriched with minerals and elements to aid in our growth, healing, skin health and hair. As we age this level decreases to approximately 40%. the mineral content of deep sea water is almost a mirror image of the isotonic ratio in the early years of the human body.

When you swim you feel refreshed due to your skin absorbing and filtering the beneficial micro nutrients from the sea water. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as our most protective organ.

Sea Salt extracted and harvested directly from seawater is higher in natural Sea Minerals. While washing Sea Salt to make it whiter can remove many of the beneficial minerals.

Traditional table salt has No Sea Minerals. The majority of traditional table salt contains Anti Caking agents some of which may be considered carcinogenic.

Many "Low Sodium" salts come with a Health Warning to consult medical advice as they are not suitable for sufferers of Diabetes and other conditions. Always read the small print on the label.

General

The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.

The Sea Salt sector has seen global growth of approximately 10% over the past three years due to its more pure and natural sourcing and to the fact that it is recognised as a healthy alternative to traditional table salt. During the same period, traditional table salt has seen a drop at retail level of approximately 10% in volume and sales. 

When you Purify Water through Reverse Osmosis or similar purification methods to remove all the bad bits, you also remove all the good bits. Effectiively you "De-Mineralise" it, leaving a bland, almost tasteless and lifeless water.

One single litre pack of Oriel Water Infusion when carefully blended with purified water will Re-Mineralise up to 3000 litres of water to a level which can be Isotonic with the human body or as required by our clients. 

Natural & Eco friendly products and ingredients are one of the key drivers in the Specialist and Artisan food sectors.

"Quality of water used in skincare and cosmetic products will be a key driver in the development of sustainable resources within skincare and cosmetic sectors" In Cosmetics - Paris 2013.

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