Minerals! Aren’t they something you’d find in the earth, like iron, copper? Well, yes, but small amounts of them are also present in foods, which work in parallel, performing their duties of nourishing the body. They are necessary for strong bones and teeth, provide shape and support to our skeleton, transmitting nerve impulses, make hormones and maintain a normal heartbeat.
There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals are minerals needed in larger amounts. They include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulphur. While trace minerals are required in small amounts. These include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium. Of all these, MWH has combined 4 minerals to form MWH Nourishtra Junior Multivitamin and Mineral Gummies, for the overall growth and development of children. Let’s look at each one’s role individually.
Magnesium: Magnesium has never been a nutritional superstar, yet is responsible for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body: It is essential for the activity of the heart muscle and the nerves that initiate the heartbeat. It also regulates body temperature, detoxification process, energy production, and formation of healthy bones and teeth. It is also very important in terms of lowering anxiety and stress. Ailments like osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, and depression can be kept at bay with an appropriate amount of magnesium in our diet. It is widely available in nuts, seeds, and whole grains and leafy vegetables such as spinach and legumes.
Sodium: Sodium is an important mineral that is commonly found in table salt, which is 40% sodium. Sodium is needed in the body for regulation of fluids and blood pressure, smooth running of muscles and nerves, and glucose absorption. In addition, it is responsible for muscle contractions, nerve transmissions, and maintaining pH balance. Seafood such as crab, shrimp, smoked salmon and oysters are high in sodium. Sodium is also found in bread, cold cuts, pizza, poultry, soup, sandwiches, cheese, pasta dishes, meat dishes and snacks. An increase intake of sodium raises blood pressure, posing a risk on the heart and kidneys. Thus, it is important that we keep a track on our sodium intake to avoid illnesses.
Zinc: Zinc is an essential trace element. It is a mineral present in every cell tissue and is directly involved in cell division. It is vital for many biological functions and plays a crucial role in more than 300 enzymes in the human body. It balances energy level and body composition. Everyone needs zinc. Where children need zinc to grow and adults need it for health, but it is the growing infants, children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, athletes, vegetarians and the elderly that require more of this mineral. It is a powerful antioxidant and responsible for proper endocrine functionality. Zinc deficiency makes both, men and women infertile and causes low libido. Zinc is found in red meat, poultry, seafood such as crabs, lobsters, cereals.
Iodine: Iodine is most important in developing thyroid hormones, which controls body’s metabolism, and bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. Iodine deficiency in pregnant women is seen directly proportional to problems like stunted growth, mental retardation, and delayed sexual development in their children. The other symptoms of iodine deficiency include frustration, depression, mental retardation, poor perception levels, goitre, abnormal weight gain, decreased fertility, coarse skin, chances of still birth in expectant mothers, constipation and fatigue. Iodine is found in iodised salt, fish, dairy products like milk, yoghurt, and cheese.
MWH Nourishtra Junior Multivitamin and Mineral Gummies is infused with these essential minerals along with vital vitamins. It replenishes the nutrients which are most probably lost with time. Made from natural fruit flavours and colours, it is very appealing to the eyes as well as taste buds. It boosts immune system, promotes healthy eye-sight, gums and memory, and strengthens bones and teeth.
MWH Nourishtra Junior Multivitamin and Mineral Gummies is meticulously made to suit children: it is free of allergens, such as dairy, wheat, gelatin, eggs, soy, tree-nuts, milk, peanuts, shell-fish and corn. Thus, lactose intolerant kids too can consume this gummy, without being worried about any reactions.