Trace minerals are required for almost every biochemical reaction in the body. They are found in dissolved form in the blood stream, lymphatic fluid and both intra and intercellularly. In their ionized form, many trace minerals act like electrolytes, capable of creating and maintaining the electrical currents that regulate the heartbeat, muscle contractions and nerve transmissions. Electrolytes are required to regulate acid-base balance and fluid distribution throughout the body. They act as cofactors in many enzymatic processes, and are important for the production of energy via cellular respiration and the electron transport chain. Electrolytes work both individually and collaboratively, therefore balanced levels of all electrolytes are needed for proper functioning of the body’s many systems. The specific electrolytes, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium help to transport nutrients into the cell and move toxic waste across the extracellular space into the bloodstream and lymphatic vessels. A healthy mineral balance is required for natural detoxification by the body and is critical for any heavy metal detoxification program to be successful. Trace minerals and electrolytes are lost from the body in sweat, via the gastrointestinal tract and with the use of diuretics including coffee, tea and alcohol.
Soil erosion and food processing has depleted natural dietary sources of trace minerals and many individuals today are suffering from the effects of decreased mineral status. Infants and older adults are at a higher risk for electrolyte imbalance as their kidneys are not as efficient at balancing fluid and electrolyte levels as healthy adults. SpectraLyte is a broad spectrum, alkalizing trace mineral formulation that provides the body with a natural blend of positively and negatively charged ionized trace minerals for easy assimilation and wide spectrum cellular support. SpectraLyte contains all of the trace elements required to regulate blood pH levels, maintain chemical gradients, nerve transmissions and fluid distribution throughout the body.
SpectraLyte is ideal as a daily trace mineral and electrolyte replenishment for everyone, especially where the electrolyte balance has become compromised as with adrenal insufficiencies, prolonged illness, or digestive disturbances.