Minerals Your Brain Needs
Chromium, Copper, Iron, Iodine, Potassium, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vanadium, and Zinc. So why should anyone care about these minerals (or how to pronounce them)? Here’s why. Over the last 80 years, the effects these minerals have on the functioning of the brain have been studied extensively. And the result? Solid, evidence-based research now shows how the lack of these minerals may be contributing to the rising number of cases of people suffering from some form of mental illness or even more physical ailment. 225 studies were used to develop the chart to the right and to formulate a better understanding of how minerals affect not just our physical health but more particularly our mental well-being in a paper titled, The Mineral Depletion of Foods Available To Us As a Nation (1940-2002).
Soil Depletion Research
In addition to the research on how the lack of minerals is affecting more and more people, additional research has documented the way the soils on our farm lands are being depleted of these minerals. For example, as a corn stalk grows, it pulls minerals from the soil and naturally combines them with proteins and amino acids. This process is called chelation. When a mineral is chelated, it is then able to pass through the blood brain barrier, enabling the brain to utilize it to maintain normal brain function. The blood brain barrier is a protective mechanism. It filters out anything traveling through the blood stream that might harm the brain. The natural process of chelation allows minerals to enter the brain so that they can be utilized. In other words, only chelated minerals can enter the brain.
But what happens when soil degradation compromises the availability of minerals for this natural process? The foods we eat are left mineral-poor; our bodies and brains do not have access to the organic compounds they need. The chart below illustrates just how dramatic the decline in minerals really is.
But back to the corn for a moment. If the growing corn pulls minerals from the soil, then those minerals need to be replaced. Moreover, for future corn crops to end up with the same mineral content, there has to be a constant supply of those minerals to the soil. Regardless of how rich the soil was, if the minerals are not eventually replaced, the supply will taper off, leaving whatever grows in that soil mineral-poor.
Growing practices affect the rate of mineral depletion as well. In the past, a normal ratio of bushels of corn to an acre of soil was 50 bushels; now, it’s about 200 bushels of corn produced per acre of land, creating an even more unrealistic demand on our soils. The research is conclusive: this is currently the condition of our soils and thus our foods.
Brain Health Alternatives
Our brains need these minerals to function properly, as was shown in the 225 studies sited above. But we are no longer getting these minerals from our foods the way we did in the past. As a result of this mineral depletion, our brain health suffers, and we begin to feel ill, our minds and moods reflecting the fact that the food we are consuming is not as nutrient dense or rich as it used to be. In can also manifest itself in the form of physical tension and stress developing into other physical ailments.
While medication may be an answer, it also may only mask the problem in the short-term. Moreover, as people take medication over the long-term, the effectiveness can wear off, and the side-effects can become potentially problematic.
If you’d like more information on side-effects, please read this booklet from Citizens Commission on Human Rights International: The Side Effects of Common Psychiatric Drugs. Even the National Institute of Mental Health lists a good variety of side effects for Mental Health Medications.
While psychotropic drugs can and do play a role in mental health, if you are not yet on a drug, there is another route—a nutritional one that has been explored in 26 independent studies, with more studies in the works. The only side effects include occasional nausea or headaches when starting the regimen. In addition, these side effects were usually found to correlate with other compounds being taken at the same time.
This alternative route is Q Sciences’ EMPowerplus Q96 micronutrient. It’s different from every other micronutrient supplement on the market because of the way it is produced. Below are four distinct features that make EMPowerplus Q96 superior to generic multivitamins.
Processed through cutting-edge technology, the minerals are pulverized to a size the body can readily absorb. While most supplements are produced in a matter of 4 hours, the EMPowerplus Q96 micronization process takes up to 4 days.
Minerals are difficult for the body to digest in pure form. To address this, EMPowerplus Q96 minerals go through a rigorous process that wraps them in organic molecules and binds them to proteins the body and brain can easily recognize, digest, and allow to penetrate the blood brain barrier.
Vitamins and minerals depend on each other for absorption in the body. For example, you need the right amount of zinc to fully absorb magnesium. Similarly, without vitamin D in balance, calcium cannot be readily absorbed. The micronutrients in EMPowerplus Q96 have been deliberately proportioned and balanced for maximum absorption and effectiveness.
The average therapeutic dose of EMPowerplus Q96 provides a full spectrum of micronutrients in high enough doses to sufficiently address deficiencies in our diet and promote proper metabolic functioning.
The unique production process used to manufacture EMPowerplus Q96 micronutrient makes it amazingly effective. Order a bottle and try it for one month. The product is 100% money back guaranteed and may indeed help you address mental health concerns that medication is only masking. If you don’t feel a difference, contact us, send the bottle back, and we will refund your money. It’s that simple. If you are currently on medication, please call us first (714-656-5652). We will put you in contact with Micronutrient Support so they can help with your specific situation. Get the minerals and vitamins that your brain needs in the form that your brain will recognize, and empower your brain to start sending out healthier, more accurate signals to the rest of your body. Read the research, take the test, and feel better.