Secrets of minerals

The Greek physician Hippocrates once said "Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food”. We need to remember that we are what we eat, the food we consume affects the condition of the cells in our body. About 60–90 trillion cells, categorised into almost 220 types, make our body. Every second, about 50 million of those die, yet they are restored. Every dying cell is substituted with a new one due to the miraculous auto-regenerative ability of human body.  Cellular regeneration is a battle against time, in which the whole of our body fights both internal and external factors. The process, which happens beyond our awareness, goes on all the time. However, the rate of regeneration of the cells forming body organs is different, and it depends on how fast a given organ deteriorates due to time-related phenomena. Our body needs over 64 chemical elements to function. Those can be classified as macro-, micro- and ultramicronutrients. No soils found on Earth are capable of providing the supply of all necessary elements. That is the fact, no matter where we live and where the food we eat comes from. The content of many macro- and micronutrients necessary for life functions has decreased in the food produced nowadays. Soil acidity has altered the structure of chemical elements making them insoluble in water. Consequently, they are inaccessible to plants and humans.

Investigations show that the content of life-indispensable macro- and micronutrients in some soils decreased by as much as 90%. To address the environmental concerns, we developed diet supplements and lines of dermocosmetics, which contain elemental active substances perfectly accessible to humans.

Secrets of minerals

To build up cell material, and to convert that into proteins, fats, bones, blood, internal organs, skin, hormones, enzymes and vitamins, specific nutrients are required. The proper functioning of body organs and their good health depends on supplying nutrients in a suitable form. Researchers established that human body should receive over twenty different amino acids (including endogenous, exogenous, biogenous, and relatively endogenous), more than twenty vitamins (vitamin C is of special importance), and about eighty macro-, micro- and ultramicro components.

Basic chemical elements that belong to the three groups of nutrients mentioned above are as follows:
• macronutrients: C, Ca, Mg, P, Na, K, Cl, and S,
• micronutrients: Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Mo, Co, Se, Cr, F, J, Si, and B
• ultramicronutrients: Ag, Au, Ru, Rh, Os, Ir, Pd, Pt, Ti, and Ge.

Those elements should originate from food and water, however, it is not possible to supply sufficient amounts of those in this simple way. Cellular regeneration is possible only when all components are delivered.

Gold (Au):

• is one of ultramicronutrients found in our body,
• produces antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect,
• stimulates collagen synthesis  and tissue rejuvenation,
• delays wrinkle formation,
• slows down melanin secretion, thus helping remove skin discoloration,
• sweeps away free radicals,
• reduces the harmful action of ultraviolet rays,
• is a very good carrier of other biologically active substances, its principle of operation is like that of an ion pump, due to which it facilitates the migration of active components deep into the skin, additionally it helps remove toxins and initiates tissue recovery,
• combined with other elements having similar properties, e.g. silver, gold produces  synergistic effect, thus increasing treatment effectiveness,
• is a natural preservative.

Silver (Ag):

• has strong bactericidal, antiviral and fungicidal properties,
• shows anti-inflammatory action,
• kills a majority of bacteria that may cause skin inflammatory condition (inflammation of follicles, common acne, etc.),
• stimulates the process of cell regeneration,
• protects skin from harmful action of thermal, biochemical and environmental factors (wind, dust, and sub-zero temperatures),
• regulates the sebaceous glands function,
• regulates sebum secretion, keeps too dry, or too oily skin in balance,
• ensures a proper level of skin moistening,
• is an effective active substance used in acne skin care, and also before and after shaving, or hair epilation,
• is a natural preservative.

Silicon (Si):

• prolongs firmness of skin and mucous membranes,
• maintains elasticity of epidermis, and of collagen and elastin fibres,
• helps prevent cellulite and premature skin aging,
• shows auxiliary action in varicose veins, common acne and rosacea,
• shows auxiliary action in mycosis, dandruff and psoriasis,
• protects against skin irritation and inflammation, especially in the area of neck and mouth,
• improves skin texture and prevents its premature slacking,
• shows strong regenerative, moisturizing and soothing properties.

Boron (B):

• has anti-septic, anti-fungal and astringent properties,
• is synergistic with silicon, enhancing the action of the latter,
• facilitates the production of female and male sex hormones, and of vitamin D3,
• is a micronutrient necessary for maintaining proper calcium metabolism, it also prevents bone loss related to osteoporosis  and rheumatoid arthritis,
• improves short- and long-term memory,
• has anti-cancer action, which has been confirmed by research results,
• supports the immunological system and body’s defence forces,
• slows the excretion of calcium, copper and magnesium from the body,
• can help alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Copper (Cu):

• is an element that is naturally found in the body,
• oxygenates skin cells, and also has anti-oxidising properties,
• fights free radicals, thus preventing epidermis aging, stimulates collagen and elastin production,
• takes part in haemoglobin synthesis, facilitates iron transportation and absorption,
• adequate level of this element affects thinking and remembering capacity, and also creativity,
• strengthens immunity of the body,
• prevents heart and circulatory system diseases,
• has bacteriostatic properties – it inhibits the growth of bacteria and kills them.