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 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.
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.
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 is minerals. There are 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.
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