Bio-Available Mineral Complex 5
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Bio-Available Mineral Complex 5 has been developed to contain 5 essential minerals: Silicon, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, and Zinc, which are derived from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Minerals cant be synthesized by the body and play a key role in overall health and well-being. Without minerals, vitamins could not be utilized and many enzymatic reactions would not take place. Minerals may be divided into two categories: major elements and micronutrients. The major elements typically include calcium, phosphorous, silicon, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur. The micronutrients consist of iron, copper, iodine, manganese, zinc, fluorine, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, and selenium.
Silicon (Si) is an essential trace element that is important in the normal development of bone and connective tissue. Next to oxygen, silicon is the most abundant element on earth. However, it is typically found in the form of silicates that do not provide bio-available dietary silicon. Silicon plays an important role in the initial stages of bone development when the protein matrix (which contains collagen and glycosaminoglycans) is constructed.
Magnesium (Mg) is typically found in legumes, dark green vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and cocoa. Mineral water may also be an important source of magnesium. Magnesium plays a key role in at least 300 different enzymatic reactions. Transfer of phosphate groups, the acylation of coenzyme A in the initiation of fatty acid oxidation, and the hydrolysis of phosphate and pyrophosphate are all enzymatic reactions in which magnesium takes part. Magnesium helps to regulate the neuromuscular activity of the heart. It plays a key role in maintaining normal heart rhythm. It is also necessary for proper calcium & vitamin C metabolism.
Copper (Cu) is important in the absorption and utilization of iron due to its role as a cofactor in several oxidative enzymes. For the skin, it is helpful in oxidizing vitamin C and works to form elastin. Copper is as important to hair. It is key to the formation of disulfide cross-linkages in keratinization, which contribute to hair growth. Copper is an essential cofactor for tyrosinase.
Iron (Fe) is a trace mineral found in every cell of the body. It is an essential mineral for the body because it is part of the hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscles. The role of both of these molecules is to carry oxygen to the tissues in order to maintain basic life functions. Iron is also needed in obtaining a healthy immune system and for energy production. It is essential for protein formulation, cell maturation, and a carrier of oxygen throughout the body.
Zinc (Zn) is known as a component of nearly a hundred enzymes involved in metabolic processes, most of which work with the red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. This mineral functions as an important antioxidant to promote normal growth and development and aids in wound healing. Zinc also helps to maintain normal levels of vitamin A in the blood and helps in the protein synthesis of DNA and RNA. Zinc is part of the active site in superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant enzyme, which is part of the cell’s natural defense system. It plays a role in the biochemical reactions of the extra-cellular matrix while enhancing cell division, repair, and growth.
INCI Nomenclature: Water & Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment & Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment & Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment & Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment & Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment
Appearance: Light Green/Amber Hazy Liquid
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-5.0%
Suggested Applications: Skin and Hair Conditioning / Nourishing
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in a sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.
Common Uses: Bio-Available Mineral Complex 5 helps enhance the barrier function of the skin. Provides anti-inflammatory effects. It increases growth factor expression and decreases stress-related factors. Also, it increases cellular energy production.
All products sold are cosmetic grade; External Use Only; Cosmetic & Personal Care Formulations Only.