GNLD NeoLife Chelated Iron features whole-food iron from blackstrap molasses and is chelated with amino acids for improved absorption. Iron is one of the most important nutritional elements and is of fundamental importance to life. It is a key component of enzymes involved in energy metabolism and of proteins which carry oxygen in the blood and muscles. Iron must be supplied by the diet, yet dietary iron is poorly absorbed. While taking in iron one must remember that certain foods like spinach, dairy products, tea, coffee can have an inhibiting role on absorption of iron. Iron is best absorbed in the prescence of vitamin C.
Benefits of GNLD's Chelated Iron
The body needs iron for energy metabolism, red blood cell development, and healthy teeth, skin, nails and bones. Iron is especially important for the health of pregnant women and those of childbearing age. ***
GNLD NeoLife features enhanced absorption from unique GNLD broad-spectrum amino acid chelation.
Pharmaceutical-grade iron is the base that provides high purity and quality.
With 100 percent natural, "organically-bound" iron from naturally iron-rich blackstrap molasses.
What, Exactly, is "Mineral Chelation"?
(Firstly, it is NOT the same as "chelation therapy".)
The late Dr. Arthur Furst developed the GNLD system for chelating mineral products. He explained that many of the mineral products which are made today fail to live up to the high quality suggested by their label claims. He pointed out that the word chelate means "claw". This word as GNLD uses it refers to the process of grabbing onto a mineral with an amino acid.
An amino acid-mineral combination will withstand the stomach acid in intact form. This makes it much easier to absorb minerals. Combinations of minerals with other substances like carbonates, sulfates, or clorides do not stand up to the acid in the stomach. The bonds break apart and the minerals are poorly absorbed. Minerals usually exist with a positive charge. The lining of the small intestine has a negative charge. As a result, minerals tend to be attracted to the lining of the small intestine (opposites attract), but they are poorly absorbed. Many products claim to be chelated, but this process is rarely performed properly.
Dr. Furst explained that for proper chelation concentrations of amino acids and minerals, pH, and temperature must be varied to achieve the wrapping of the amino acid around a mineral. Many companies just mix amino acids and minerals together, dry the mixture, and call them chelated minerals. Most minerals have two ionic charges which must be neutralized for efficient absorption of the mineral.
GNLD has developed a technology which permits a double wrap of the minerals with amino acids where this is necessary and appropriate for optimal absorption of the mineral. GNLD also seeks to bind minerals with specific amino acids which will optimize absorption and utilization of the mineral in the body. This is why calcium and magnesium are combined with glycine while zinc is combined with methionine. GNLD Chelated Cal-Mag tablets have almost total dissolution within 30 minutes. The government standard is 75 percent dissolution in 30 minutes and most calcium supplements fail this test. Testing on GNLD minerals suggests that the chelated minerals are absorbed two to six times better than non-chelated minerals.
Quality of mineral supplementation is based upon two basic criteria -- dissolution and absorption -- and the GNLD mineral products excel in both of these areas. It should also be pointed out that there are literally dozens of minerals which are needed in very tiny quantities by the body. The best and safest way to obtain these minerals is by consumption of sea foods. Sea vegetation is a particularly valuable source of trace minerals.
GNLD Chelated Multi-Mineral and all of the Uni-Paks use sea vegetation as one of the ingredients in the product to provide a rich natural source of the minerals required in only minute quantities. Sea vegetation has the advantage of not containing the high levels of aluminum found in many colloidal mineral products and it does not have the salt content of sea salt. Minerals in sea vegetation are also found in an organic matrix making them easier to use than minerals outside of a biological matrix.
Low mineral absorption causes the body to be acidic.
Cancer likes acid conditions.
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What is Mineral Chelation? (It is NOT the same as chelation therapy.)
How To Increase Red Blood Cell Count (RBC): Eating more iron rich foods or an iron supplement can promote red blood cell production. On the flip side, not having enough iron in your diet can lead to a red blood cell deficiency. At higher altitudes, the amount of oxygen in the air reduces (the air gets thinner). Therefore, the body increases the number of red blood cells in the circulation to sequester as much oxygen as possible. Hyperemia is the condition in which RBCs rise above normal level.
Red blood cells are basically contained in haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a conjugate molecule of iron and protein. It serves as a transporter of oxygen in the body. As haemoglobin is made up of iron. The best way to increase haemoglobin levels or RBC levels is to increase the level of iron in the blood. The best source of iron is meat because meat has got easily absorbable iron.
Iron must be supplied by the diet, yet dietary iron is poorly absorbed. While taking in iron one must remember that certain foods like spinach, dairy products, tea, coffee can have an inhibiting role on absorption of iron. Iron is best absorbed in the prescence of vitamin C which is found in abundunce in citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Hence if one wants to increase his/her level of blood, taking an iron supplement, or eating a diet of meat with fresh lemonade or orange juice daily would be a good idea.