Many years ago, when most of our parents were young, a healthy balanced diet consisted of the Big 3 – proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Then science began to look beyond these necessary components and see that other vital factors were important, such as vitamins and minerals.

There are two groups of minerals – macro and micro. Macro elements make up about 3.5% of the human body’s composition. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are examples of macro elements. Micro elements, on the other hand, make up about ½ to 1% of the human body’s composition. Iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, molybdenum, cobalt, fluorine, chromium, selenium, and bromine are examples of micro elements. These various minerals have an importance in nutrition far beyond the extremely small amounts that are found in the body.

Science still has much to learn about the presence and value of these minerals in the body. As one medical journal expressed it: “New knowledge concerning minerals both macro and micro opens up bright vistas in the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as in the maintenance of optimal nutrition. . . . They offer a treasure-house of exciting opportunities for investigators.”

Basically, the minerals found in the body serve two functions. One is that of building blocks; the other is that of regulators of the body’s processes by combining with vitamins, with other minerals, and with enzymes. In fact, a number of these minerals serve quite a variety of valuable purposes in the body. So these essential trace elements are vital to life.

Today, medical doctors are recommending vitamin and mineral supplementation on a daily basis. Even so, it is very difficult to get a daily allotment of these trace elements because it is impossible to get all of them combined in one vitamin capsule. This stresses the importance of one organism in particular, Chlorella. Chlorella is green algae and is considered by many to be the “perfect” food. It is the most essential trace element in that it is reputed to contain all the trace elements we need. Where can you purchase Chlorella?

A product that is very effective in ensuring that you get all the nutrients needed along with this essential trace element is Immunotec’s Vitamin and Mineral Supplement with Chlorella. Today, approximately 90% of the money spent on food in the U.S. is spent on processed foods. Even the nutritional value of natural foods has declined rapidly over the years. So by taking the Vitamin and Mineral Supplement with Chlorella on a daily basis will allow you to optimize your health and well-being! Of the plant trace elements, Chlorella is the most necessary and essential.

Author's Bio: 

Michael has been working in the medical field as an EMT for the last 16 years and has been a consultant for the health and wellness firm, Immunotec, since October 2008. His goal is to educate you regarding ways to ensure that your health reaches an optimum level and it stays that way. If you would like to comment on this article and others like it please visit My Blog . If you would like to learn more about or purchase some products mentioned in the article please visit the Product Page.