What to Take
Do I need Minerals & Vitamins?
Each and every minute, your body produces many new cells. New life in the form of Cells for energy, new skin, muscle, and bone cells. Over your lifetime it will make billions of rich red blood cells that carry nutrients and oxygen to every part of your body, and it produces white blood cells to fight invaders. Your nerves send electrical signals (via conductance) skipping along extensive brain and body pathways, that shuttle from organ to organ, issuing the orders that orchestrate and sustain your life. To do all this, your body requires water, air, and food in the form of different raw materials. These include minerals and vitamins that your body cannot manufacture in sufficient amounts on its own.
Acting in unity, these essential compounds perform thousands of roles in the body, many functions and combinations are still misunderstood, however, we do know the body can heal itself, repair broken bones and heal wounds. By your digestive system efficiently converting food into energy and repairing cell and tissue damage, we get to live well.
Failing to get sufficient quantities of minerals and vitamins is likely to guarantee dis-ease. However, eating less than optimal amounts of a variety of fresh foods, important vitamins, minerals, and other compounds can still contribute to a number of major illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Minerals, vitamin and enzymes supplements are suggested when they are lacking in the diet.
The suggestions will be given in the BE App to support the numbers improving towards the healing zone.
What minerals do I need?
There is approx. 85 minerals, vitamins helping to produce thousands of enzymes known in the body that work in unison together to produce energy. Energy is produced in the body for the thousands of operations in the body, movement, creating new cells, and for replacing dead and dying cells. If there is an insufficiency or deficiency of the ingredients to produce energy, then the body itself can be used as “reserve energy” to continue its operation. The main mineral in the body is calcium by volume and weight.
Your body needs minerals, inorganic compounds commonly called elements, to support essential functions like nerve transmission, muscle contraction, hormone production and life itself. Health professionals use the term essential minerals to describe the minerals your body needs in large amounts, such as calcium and magnesium. Minerals needed in only small amounts, generally, less than 20 milligrams per day, are called trace minerals.
Some of the common known essential and trace minerals include:
Your bones are made of a crystal called hydroxyapatite, which is composed of calcium and phosphate. Calcium is such an essential component of your blood and soft tissue that if you don’t have enough of it circulating in your blood, your body takes it out of your bones and puts it into your blood stream, weakening your bones.
Every cell in your body needs phosphorus to function normally, as it interacts with other minerals to help your body produce and store energy and maintain normal acid-base balance. About 85 percent of the phosphorus in your body is within your bones, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
POTASSIUM & SODIUM
Your cell membranes have sodium on the outside and potassium on the inside. Keeping a balance between the two promotes a healthy water balance in your body that keeps your blood pressure at a safe level. It also keeps your cells properly charged, helping your nerves and muscles to function correctly.
Most of the magnesium in your body is in your bones and muscle, but some are in other tissues and fluids. Magnesium helps your body form protein, replicate cells and produce energy, and it works with calcium to enable you to contract your muscles. It helps regulate your blood pressure and improve your heart function.
Iron promotes proper growth, metabolism, DNA synthesis, immunity, and healing. It is an ingredient in the proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin, which carry oxygen throughout your blood and muscles. Iron is necessary to produce the proteins hemoglobin, found in red blood cells, and myoglobin, found in muscle cells. These proteins bind to oxygen and carry it to the cells throughout the body. Iron also supports brain development, immune function, and temperature regulation.
COPPER & ZINC
Copper facilitates wound healing, gives your cells energy and benefits your immune system and nervous system. It is important to get the right balance of copper and zinc, as an excess of one can cause a deficiency of the other. Zinc also benefits your immune system, and it helps your cells divide properly and promotes a proper sense of smell and taste. Zinc promotes enzyme activity, supports immune function and aids in wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division.
Your body needs manganese to produce connective tissues and bones. Manganese also supports the production of sex hormones, the regulation of blood sugar and the absorption of calcium. The proper breakdown of dietary fats and carbohydrates also requires adequate amounts of manganese.
The Institute of Medicine sets the recommended intake of copper at 900 micrograms per day for adults. Your body uses copper to produce enzymes needed to facilitate the production of energy and produce the important neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, histamine, serotonin, and dopamine.
Although your body does not need fluoride to promote growth or sustain life, one of its roles is to fulfill an important purpose in preventing tooth decay.
Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, contains the only cells in your body that absorb iodine. The thyroid uses iodine to produce two thyroid hormones — triiodothyronine, referred to as T3, and thyroxine, called T4. Thyroid hormones regulate the functions of every cell.
The amount of chromium your body needs depends upon your age and gender. Chromium enhances the action of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and protein.
Selenium combines with proteins in the body to form selenoproteins that act as antioxidants, compounds that protect cells from damage caused by negatively charged particles.
How does the BE App system work? How are the supplements recommended?
The analysis is a simple chemical measurement of urine and saliva after digestion to gain an insight as to how effective and efficient digestion and assimilation of foods has been. Certain key health markers need to be in place for efficient energy production. Energy can be broken down into Heat, electricity and matter (light energy). In digestion the body separates energy from food and fluids to extract what it can use and then puts it back together, as waste, to eliminate form the body. If these key health markers in your numbers are away from the ideal zone, then efficiency is lost, and there will be a mineral deficiency in your body.
You are testing to see how far away from perfect your health markers are afterdigestion. Then using certain foods, correct nutrition, hydration and lifestyle
changes will improve your health, performance or recovery. We simply go by the numbers each day and there is no guessing. This is a tool to learn about your body’s reaction to certain foods and fluids and which ones give you more energy than others.
Certain minerals will support your digestion better than others depending on your numbers. Some digestions are moving too fast and others too slow. The carbs and salts may be too high or too low. With simple steps of improving diet, hydration and nutrition you can bring your body back to an ideal environment to create optimal energy. The secret is knowing the right foods, right minerals and vitamins and proper hydration to bring these health markers into alignment to move your numbers into the healing zone.