Strategies to maintain optimal Dietary Mineral levels:
- Diversify your diet – try not to eat the same thing every week
- Buy foods from different shops, alternating brands and countries of origin
- Aim to eat three whole fruits or vegetables every day
- Eat seafood including clams, mussels and edible seaweed 2-3 times a week
- For a dessert berries with live yoghurt and 100% chocolate rather than a sweet cake
- Eat a handful of walnuts, pistachios, Brazils or hazelnuts, every day
- Eat a handful of seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower and unsalted peanuts, every day
- Unless gluten-intolerant, eat barley, wheat, rye or other grains 2–3 times a week
- Include a little fermented foods, including cheeses, kefir and soy most days
- Vary carbohydrate sources: different potato varieties, wild rice, whole meal pasta
- Vary protein sources: couscous, quinoa, buckwheat chickpeas and beans
- If not vegetarian/vegan, eat some oily fish at least twice
There are hundreds of varieties of supplements available over the counter, it’s difficult to find one which contains the optimal blend. Many omit essential dietary metals such as iodine which is now commonly deficient in the UK diet or have inadequate quantities of other minerals so would have little impact on body levels.
Many have added vitamins such as vitamin A or E which could cause harm, in excess (read more). Some over the counter supplements have far too high a level of one or more minerals, so with long term use could lead to harmful excess levels.
PhytoMineral was designed and evaluated by the UK’s leading nutritional scientist and physician to provide the precise daily requirements of the most important essential minerals, uniquely supported by whole organic ginger – which bio-enhances mineral absorption and bioavailability.