Douglas Laboratories Basic Minerals
Basic Minerals™ is a comprehensive mineral/trace element formula. Basic Minerals™ contains mineral amino acid chelates from well-tolerated and highly absorbable mineral forms. Basic Minerals™ is iron-free, making it an appropriate choice for those concerned about getting too much iron but who want to supplement with a full-spectrum of other minerals and trace elements.
Each serving contains:
Calcium (as calcium citrate) - 400 mg
Iodine (from kelp) - 150 mcg
Magnesium - 400 mg
(as magnesium asparate and magnesium amino acid chelate)
Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate) - 20 mg
Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex) - 200 mcg
Copper (as copper amino acid chelate) - 2 mg
Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate) - 20 mg
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) - 200 mcg
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate) - 150 mcg
Potassium (as potassium chloride) - 99 mg
Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) - 39 mcg
Boron (as boron aspartate-citrate) - 2 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), vegetable stearate and silica.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 3 capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Minerals play a variety of essential roles throughout the body. Some of the primary roles of each mineral include:
- Calcium is a principal mineral constituent of bones and is thus essential for strong bones.
- Magnesium is involved in energy metabolism, and is notably important in the heart, skeletal muscles, and the nervous system.
- Iodine is necessary for the synthesis of thyroxin, the thyroid hormone that regulates the
- body’s metabolic rate.
- Zinc is important for growth, immune system function, protein synthesis, antioxidant mechanisms, and wound healing.
- Selenium is an essential cofactor of glutathione peroxidase, a potent antioxidant.
- Copper regulates iron metabolism and activates superoxide dismutase, a powerful endogenous antioxidant.
- Manganese is essential for antioxidant systems in the body, bone growth, fat metabolism, and protein, nucleic acid, and cartilage synthesis.
- Chromium is required for normal blood sugar and lipid metabolism; it is an integral component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF).
- Molybdenum is involved in copper and iron transport, nucleic acid synthesis, and sulfur metabolism.
- Potassium is involved in normal muscle tone, nerve function, and many enzymes.
- Vanadium is active in lipid and glucose metabolism.
- Boron is involved in steroid hormone metabolism, cell membrane stability, and bone health.
WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the
State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For
more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food