We know that the health of our body relies heavily on our diet. The intake of fresh fruits and vegetable is the traditional way to gain vital minerals and nutrients to power our cells. Fruits and vegetables absorb minerals from the surrounding soil, so the richer the soil is in these elements, the more nutrient dense our food will be.
Commercial farming methods deplete our soil of these elements and as result we are experiencing an increased risk of mineral deficiency related health conditions.
We are now turning to alternative sources of mineral dense food and as such marine plants have seen a steady increase in consumption, and for good reason too.
Aquamin on its own is a complete and bio-available nutrient source that is sustainable and requires no additives in the manufacturing process.
Aquamin is a natural, marine-sourced multi-mineral, which is derived from the cytoskeleton of the red algal Lithothamnion spp. Over the course of the aquatic plant’s life, minerals are accumulated from the crystal clear waters of Iceland, and stored as carbonate salts in the plant.
74 components have been identified in total!
Independent studies on Aquamin has amounted to 15 years of research from a variety of disciplines ranging from osteo and neuron health to the effects on inflammatory skin disorders. And the research continues to grow as the role of Aquamin in healthy ageing is grounded in science and demonstrates real effects on modern disease and an ageing population.
A result of this amounting research led Aquamin to win the healthy ageing ingredient of the year at the 2016 European NutraIngredients Awards. So what can Aquamin do for you?
Aquamin has been shown to reduce the symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions such as ulcerative dermatitis. Its anti-inflammatory, cell repairing, and anti-oxidant properties make it a suitable nutrient for skin concerns such as ageing, scarring, acne, rosacea and psoriasis.
The effects on skin health does not stop there, Aquamin also increase lipids in the cell membrane leading to plumper, more hydrated skin that glows.
Inflammation not only wreaks havoc on the skin, it also can have detrimental effects on the brain leading to brain ageing and a reduction in cognition. Aquamin has been shown to prevent the harmful effects that excessive inflammation has on the brain by reducing the secretion of negative toxins within the brain cells.
Professional athletes are reported to have lower bone mineral density due to a disruption of calcium metabolism caused from excessive exercise. It is proposed that Aquamin reduces the exercise – associated negative impact on calcium metabolism and prevents reduced bone mineral density. Taking Aquamin before and after exercise is recommended.
Peri-menopausal women are most at risk of osteoarthritis. Aquamin has shown to support the health of bone cells and increase the rate of bone growth in women, reducing the risks of weakening and thinning bones. Reports have shown that the effect on bones was even better when vitamin D was added (are you Vitamin D deficient? Find our here).
Aquamin is wellknown for its effects on joint health. It has been shown to reduce the painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and helps to cushion the joints. As such the need for pain medication was significantly decreased.
In double blind studies Aquamin decreased stiffness and increased mobility in those with osteoarthritis, helping to improve patients to walk further with less difficulty.
Healthier cells that line the gut and reduced intestinal inflammation has been reported with the intake of Aquamin.
The multi-faceted benefits of Aquamin make it one of the hero ingredients found Vita-sol wholefood powders. Aquamin improves the function of your skin, bones, joints and gut plus the sustainability of efficacy mean that it can be taken long term. Aquamin can be found in Vita-sol Flexibility Wholefood powder. Take just two teaspoons a day to attain the incredible benefits of this humble marine plant.
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