Essentials for everyone
Think of minerals as tiny building blocks that one on top of another create the framework for building bones, blood cells and healthy immune systems. Where do minerals come from? Mostly food. Are Canadians getting enough? Not at all. We can help fill the gaps that our food supply lacks. Gentle, pure, absorbable minerals that get straight to work for you.
Why do we need minerals?
For immune function
Your scratchy throat tells you that you’re getting sick again.This is the third time this year. Why? We don’t always develop lasting immunity to cold viruses and some viruses can morph into over 100 different versions, so we can get hit over and over. We can’t hide from the common cold but we can protect ourselves by getting our bacteria and virus fighting cells in shape. Think of our immune system like our very own personal army ready to defend our body. Just like an army trains and builds its strength, our immune system also needs to build up its defences.
Zinc Bis-Glycinate 25
This mighty trace mineral plays a crucial role in the body’s immune and detoxification processes, and is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions. It helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels by stabilizing insulin and works to keep your thyroid functioning as it should.
To strengthen bones & teeth
By the time females reach age 18 and males 20, they’ve topped up their bone bank to 90%. After that it starts going into a deficit, but it doesn’t have to. Exercise, a nutritious diet plus a good quality calcium supplement can keep bone mass in the black. Hormone imbalances, lack of nutrients, high blood sugar and not enough exercise can put it into the red. Protect your bone investment with the right calcium supplement.
Calcium Malate Bis-Glycinate 200
Symptoms that indicate a lack of calcium like bone loss, weakening and osteoporosis are silent but debilitating. Others like muscle cramps, heart palpitations, tooth decay, back and leg pain, insomnia, nervous disorders and rickets (in children)are more obvious but still taxing.
CanPrev’s Calcium Malate Bis-Glycinate outperforms when it comes to a uniquely chelated and superior form of calcium that is easy to absorb and gentle on the digestive system.
For iron deficiency
A simple blood test can confirm an iron deficiency. But if you’re constantly tired, out of breath, have trouble concentrating or irregular periods, you probably already know you’re lacking in this important mineral. Not enough iron in the blood cells means it’s hard to transport oxygen throughout the body – that’s when the symptoms kick in. You don’t have to suffer from the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. Take your iron and take back your life.
Iron Bis-Glycinate 25
What do fatigue, a weakened immune system and impaired brain activity have in common? It turns out they’re all symptoms of iron deficiency. Bumping up iron stores is easy: simply take a daily iron supplement. But not all iron supplements provide a pass from uncomfortable side effects like constipation, diarrhoea, stomach upset and nausea. CanPrev’s Iron Bis-Glycinate 25 does. It contains the preferred bisglycinate form, a chelated iron that is easy to absorb, gentle on the stomach and doesn’t cause gastrointestinal upset.
For thyroid and prostate health
The thyroid and prostate glands are members of the endocrine system and secrete hormones and chemicals that contribute to the body’s growth and metabolic and reproductive functions.
The thyroid acts as a thermostat and produces hormones T3 and T4 that are used in every cell to regulate functions like metabolism, heartbeat and body temperature. When the thyroid cannot produce enough hormones, the result is a body that feels tired, sluggish, achy and carries extra weight.
The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that secretes a substance called prostate specific antigen (PSA) that in low levels contributes to normal prostate function, but in high levels can be dangerous and warrants further testing by your doctor.
Selenium is a trace mineral that is a key player in several functions your body performs daily. The greatest concentrations are found in the thyroid gland. Selenium is a component of the enzyme that helps convert T4 to T3, producing the active form of thyroid hormone that your body needs. Selenium also plays an important role in prostate health, helping to maintain healthy levels of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) which is the marker for prostate cancer. Doctors like to see those levels nice and low. Canadian men are encouraged to have their PSA levels checked when they turn forty, the age when prostate cancer screening becomes imperative for most men.
For blood sugar support
We all have blood glucose (sugar) that courses through our veins and supplies our cells with much needed energy. But there’s no sugarcoating the fact that consistently high blood glucose levels can contribute to the silent killers known as diabetes and heart disease.
Approximately 5.7 million Canadians have high blood sugar, also known as prediabetes. If you’re included in that statistic, it’s important to start making healthy lifestyle changes as soon as possible. Diet and exercise are two of the most important factors that will keep your blood sugar in check and your heart happy and healthy.
When it comes to blood sugar regulation and lipid, carbohydrate, protein and corticosteroid metabolism, chromium is key. It may also help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Do you have a sweet tooth? If you consider sugar a sixth food group, you may be depleting your chromium stores by overindulging. Ironically, chromium is what your body needs to metabolize glucose and regulate blood sugar levels in the body.
CanPrev also specializes in magnesium. When designing our line of magnesium supplements, we knew that simply providing more magnesium wasn’t enough. We wanted to create a magnesium that works for everyone. Get informed on everything you need to know about this essential mineral.