Why are Minerals & Collagen the Perfect Pair?
For Decades, Youngevity Founder Dr. Joel Wallach has shared the importance of minerals and collagen to your overall health. While there are over 4,000 naturally occurring minerals on the planet, only a portion of that need to be consumed regularly to support your health. Likewise, there are many types of collagens, but only a few are vital to your connective tissue. Find out what minerals and collagen types you need and why it’s important to add them both to your daily routine.
Food is not enough
When you think of minerals in your diet you probably think of iron meats, fish, legumes, and leafy greens. Foods that, growing up, your mom used to make you eat so you’d grow up to be strong and healthy. Unfortunately, as the world continued to grow at a rapid pace, our food supplies became less and less rich in nutrients. We can no longer get foods rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals we need for our bodies to function at a high level. We must look to supplementation to ensure we’re getting the nutrients our bodies need.
There are 60 minerals that Dr. Joel Wallach found were essential to the human body. These minerals play a role in nearly every human bodily function from building healthy bones and teeth, to energy production, to immune support. Minerals are so crucial to our health that even slight imbalances of some minerals can have major consequences; ranging from low energy levels to gastrointestinal issues. Iron, for example, is vital in the transportation of oxygen by red blood cells throughout the body. But imbalance issues can range from low energy levels to gastrointestinal hurdles. Minerals are essential to your health.
4 Main Collagen Types
Like with minerals, there are dozens of collagen types, but only a few you need to maintain your health. Collagen Type I makes up roughly 90% of the collagen found in the body and is found in almost every tissue in the body including skin, bones, tendons, cartilage, and more. Collagen Types II, III, and V also support cartilage, joints, and a variety of other fibers and important connective tissues in the body.
Still, what is necessary to support collagen production in the body and minerals. There a several minerals such as copper, zinc, and manganese that are vital to collagen production. They are either cofactors or help transport enzymes needed for collagen production. It’s almost impossible for your body to produce or absorb ingested collagen without these essential minerals.
Majestic Earth® Mineral STX™
To help provide you with essential minerals and a boost in collagen production, Youngevity has developed a tasty collagen-boosted mineral stick pack. Each Majestic Earth Mineral STX provides you with 600 mg of plant derived minerals plus 3 grams of collagen peptides in a great-tasting supplement. Take it on the go and mix it with water or your favorite beverage to get the essential minerals and collagen you need to support your health.