What do "trace minerals" mean?

October 23, 2015

We get this question a lot. And it’s a good one. PepPod contains more than 75 trace minerals sourced from ancient plant deposits in Utah. They are crucial to ensuring good health. The benefits from our trace minerals are based on full daily value amounts.   That‘s the standard “sound byte” answer to the question of our trace minerals. But there’s much more to it. Minerals make up about 4% of who you are. They are often referred to as the “bricks and mortar” of the human body. We wouldn’t have bones, tissue or cells without them. They also play a vital role in maintaining proper fluid balance and acidity levels.   But the funny thing about minerals is they are not naturally occurring elements in your body. Rather, they are supplied by your diet. You need macro-minerals—such as Calcium, Sodium and Potassium—in relatively large amounts to live. Calcium, by the way, is the most abundant mineral in the human body.   Micro-minerals, also known as trace minerals, are required in much smaller amounts, less than 100mg a day. But that makes them no less important. For example, Iodine is one of the trace minerals in the PepPod formula. It accounts for a miniscule portion of your body composition, less than 0.00005%. But without Iodine, your thyroid has no chance of functioning as required, meaning your hormone production would go haywire.   So as we like to say at PepPod: Never underestimate the little things. Because of modern farming practices, trace minerals are often lacking in the foods you eat. Drinking PepPod replenishes them and helps your body retain a healthy balance. (You can visit our Product Overview page for more info.) In other words, the best gifts sometimes come in the smallest packages.

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