Nutritional Information, cont.
Magnesium Magnesium is essential to many cell functions, assisting in the operation of more than 300 enzymes. It is needed for the release and use of energy from the energy yielding nutrients, and directly affects the metabolism of potassium, calcium and Vitamin D.
Potassium Potassium is the positively charged ion inside the body cells and plays a major role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance and cell integroty, in addition to maintaining a regular heartbeat. The daily recommended intake of potassium is anywhere between 3,500 milligrams to 5,000 milligrams per day.
Iron Iron in the body is a component of two proteins: hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, which help hold and carry oxygen, then release it to the blood stream. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in North America despite the fact that the recommended daily intake is only 10-15 milligrams per day.
Zinc Zinc assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Zinc deficiency slows the body's energy metabolism, slows wound healing and can cause growth retardation in children with sexual immaturity. The recommended daily intake is 15 milligrams per day for men and 12 milligrams per day for women.