Organic Mineral Supplements VS Inorganic Minerals What is the difference?
From Bionobo, today we want to talk to you in depth about organic minerals and how they can benefit your body.
More and more people are concerned about their nutrition and well-being , which is why the consumption of supplements has also increased. However, are you taking the supplements your body needs?
In this blog post we are going to explain what organic minerals are and what differentiates them from inorganic ones in a simple and easy to understand way. As you know, at Bionobo we are committed to sharing information so that you can make the best decisions.
Getting to understand the relationship that minerals have with different processes in the body is extremely complex , since they are at the base of all enzymatic and chemical processes in the body. For example, a lack of calcium does not directly reflect a low calcium intake . Strange as it may seem, this deficiency may be directly related to other factors that condition its absorption and retention in the body, such as a lack of other minerals or vitamins . We will delve further. below on this topic.
Photo: Here a map that shows the complex interactions of minerals in the organism. Clarifying that minerals do not operate in isolation in the body.
Mineral food supplements come in three varieties:
These can be of inorganic, organic and bioactive organic structure (A. Fulvicos and Humicos). The differences between these three types of minerals are found at the most basic molecular level and only one of the categories provides synergistic action and complete bioavailability with the human body.
What are inorganic minerals?
Inorganic minerals are easy to obtain, which makes them really cheap, and they are extracted in large quantities from the environment. Inorganic minerals are bound to an inorganic molecule (one that does not contain carbon), as in sulfates and oxides. Inorganic minerals are useful, but they can only be absorbed in a low percentage and with continued consumption it is possible to create calcifications in the body. By breaking down inorganic minerals into small particles, we would be obtaining this type of compound used in conventional mineral supplements.
On the one hand, they have more associated side effects and are more toxic to our organs .
What are organic minerals?
Organic minerals are those that are bound to a carbon molecule. This union makes the structure recognizable and assimilable by living organisms, including the human body, plants and animals.
However, the quality and availability of an organic mineral as a nutritional supplement depends primarily on the strength and stability of the connection to the carbon-containing molecule.
This translates into many advantages, such as:
- Better absorption of nutrients .
- They do not produce side effects.
- They are safe for the body.
- More complex but sustainable extraction , and more respectful with the environment.
Organic minerals are present in plant and animal foods , although nowadays, due to industrial food production , the levels of minerals present in both have decreased quantitatively.
What does it mean for a mineral to be organic?
These are the characteristics of an organic mineral:
- Absorbable: The compound must be absorbable with the structure intact so that we can benefit from all its components and so that it reaches all parts of our body more efficiently.
- Metabolically available: That a compound is metabolically available means not only that the body assimilates it , but that it generates a response in it, producing vitamins, for example.
- Stable: The fact that the mineral is stable is key so that it can be fully absorbed , without stomach acids altering it.
- Soluble: It is important that it is soluble in water to guarantee correct absorption .
Not all the vitamins and minerals we ingest are assimilated. Sometimes, our body cannot synthesize them and they do not reach the body. We will explain more about this in the next point.
To correctly define fulvic acids, we had to explain to you beforehand the difference between organic and inorganic minerals. Now we are going to delve into bioactive organic minerals .
C. Bioactive Organic Minerals (Fulvic and Humic Acids)
They are the only class of mineral that structurally binds the metal to at least one essential amino acid, resulting in a more soluble, stable, absorbable, and metabolizable mineral than other organic formulations.
Each organic acid of the 13 present in Alcalina® has a benefit according to science and biology. Alcalina® contains both fulvic acid in free form and fulvate salts (fulvic acid molecules bound to minerals). In this mineral elixir are present the organic acids, polyphenols and flavones found in conventional foods. The organic acids in our product are known for their role as antioxidants, which support mitochondria and many biological systems such as digestion, the nervous, cardiovascular and other systems.
In the case of Alcalina® , as it is composed of bioavailable organic minerals, which our body is capable of assimilating, we obtain all the benefits of its antioxidant power.
Fulvic and humic acids, such as Alcalina® , have been shown to be up to 188 times more antioxidants than blueberries themselves in recent studies.
The benefits of fulvic acids are, among others:
- They safely detoxify our body of heavy metals.
- They neutralize free radicals.
- They increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- They fight fungi and viruses.
- Its origin is in nature.
Summary Inorganic vs. Minerals organic
Inorganic and organic minerals are structurally different. In short, organic minerals are those whose metal is chemically bonded to a carbon-containing molecule. Inorganic minerals are relatively easy to produce, cheap, and can be found in most mineral supplements in health stores. However, the organism cannot function optimally with inorganics alone, since the amount of inorganic minerals that an animal can absorb is limited.
Summary Organic vs. Minerals Bioactive Fulvic Minerals
While organic minerals are bound to a carbon-containing molecule, fulvic complexes are a complex mineral chelate bound to an essential amino acid, resulting in a soluble, stable, absorbable, and metabolizable mineral. This has a direct impact on the health and well-being of the people who consume it.
By introducing Alkaline into your routine you can ensure that more essential nutrients are absorbed and used thanks to its nutrient transport power. This is especially important given today's mass food production, where pressure continues to mount to reduce costs and increase production, resulting in nutrient and mineral poor food.
Clinical mineral analyzes are not a true reference for a complete mineral profile:
26 of the more than 90 minerals that make up the periodic table are considered essential, however there are more than 80 that make up the organism and are part of the biological processes of the human body.
The most complete clinical analyzes of minerals available (Hair) give us a mineral content profile in tissues of between 30 to 40 different types of mineral compounds.
However, there are more than 40 minerals that the body needs for its proper functioning, although they are not considered essential and it is difficult to test their presence in the body.
It is for this reason that it is essential to consume a completely bioavailable organic multimineral compound such as Alcalina® Fulvic Acid that ensures a wide spectrum of trace minerals of organic and bioactive origin.
Although the amount needed is measured in milligrams, that is, one thousandth of a gram or 0.00003527396 ounces, fulvic minerals are necessary for life, fighting disease and promoting healthy growth, development, and reproduction in living things.
Organic trace elements in trace form (Fulvic Acids) are an important part of the development of healthy living beings, and all human beings need up to 80 types of minerals in trace form for their full development. To thrive in today's modern production system, fulvic minerals must be added to feeds so that they can fully reap the nutritional and health benefits they provide.
Health is the basis of every process in life and without it nothing is possible. Minerals are the basis of biological processes and without them health is not possible.
As Alcalina® is a nutritional supplement of organic origin, made up of vegetable macronutrients, you can include it in your daily routine with complete confidence .
You can take it daily without any contraindications, but we recommend a minimum of 6 months of taking it to obtain all the benefits.
If you want to increase your energy, feel healthier and detoxify your body of heavy metals , Alcalina® could be the ideal solution for you.
And remember, you are the change . Until the next post!