Iron is Essential For Healthy Blood. Iron is the mineral found in the largest amounts in the blood. It is essential for the production of many enzymes, for cell growth and for healthy red blood cells. Sufficient amounts of iron are required for a healthy immune system and for energy production. Many individuals become deficient in iron at some time in their lives, especially menstruating women and the elderly.
Research shows that large segments of the U.S. population are deficient in iron. Insufficient intake of iron can cause iron deficiency. However, iron deficiency may also result from poor digestion, excessive coffee or tea consumption, prolonged use of antacids, strenuous exercise and heavy perspiration.
. Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, digestive disturbances, fatigue, listlessness, fragile bones, brittle hair and nails, dizziness, irritability, pallor, low tolerance to cold, impaired antibody production and reduced red and white blood cells. Excessive amounts of zinc and vitamin E can interfere with iron absorption. Insufficient iron may also contribute to high levels of fat in the blood and liver, and may have a negative effect on learning ability and endurance. In fact, research studies show that iron supplementation of iron-deficient children improves their ability to learn. A classic symptom of iron deficiency is a craving for ice.
The human body is able to assimilate iron from the beet root more easily than any other known food – unlike manmade sources of iron, especially ferrous fumarate which should be avoided (see chart below). In addition to iron, beets contain many other natural minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, sulfur and iodine, as well as soluble fiber and a full spectrum of naturally occurring vitamins, especially vitamins A, C, niacin, folic acid and biotin. Beets not only supply iron, but also the broad spectrum nutrients listed above (and much more) to help build healthy red blood cells and other blood factors.
Beets also supply many other critical factors including nucleic acids which help nourish cells. Beets also contain betaine and folic acid, which are methyl donors. Methyl donors combat homocysteine, produced by our bodies from the demethylation of methionine. Elevated levels of homocysteine are now recognized as a risk factor in heart disease.
Premier Blood Max is a potent, concentrated, nutritional product. It takes 20 tons of beets to make 1 ton of beet powder, so all of the beet’s natural nutrients are present at 20 times the normal amounts. The beets used in this product are premier-state nonhybrid South American beets, low-temperature, air-dried to retain maximum content of living enzymes, vitamins and mineral factors. Beets also support healthy gallbladder function and ideal fat metabolism.
In addition to the key nutrients listed, Premier Blood Max also contains a wide spectrum of synergistic nutrients to support healthy blood factors and the organs that interface with optimal blood production and regulation, including the liver, thyroid, kidneys and spleen. Pink Urine: The red-colored beet pigment, betacyanin, is excreted by the kidneys, and may color the urine so that it looks pink to deep red (called beeturia). Approximately 14% of normal people may develop visible beeturia after ingesting beets. The red color should not be mistaken for blood and is not medically significant.
Organic Iodine and Minerals. Premier ErythroPro contains unheated kelp (two varieties) which is one of the highest sources of natural minerals and vitamins. Kelp contains many vitamins, essential amino acids and chelated minerals. (“Chelated” means the mineral is bound with an acid such as an amino acid, the building block of protein, and can be easily absorbed by the body). Kelp is especially high in natural iodine which supports healthy thyroid function. Iodine is a key mineral element, and is essential for the production of the hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which are required for the maintenance of metabolic rate, cellular metabolism, and the integrity of connective tissue. Kelp’s minerals and enzymes also support the nervous system and immune system, and promote normal weight by stimulating the metabolism to burn excess calories.
The micronutrient values of kelp greatly exceed those in typical soil based crops. More importantly, the trace minerals in kelp are in organic forms which the body can readily absorb and use.
Irish Moss is a highly alkalinizing sea vegetable which contains significant amounts of iodine, essential for healthy thyroid and glandular function, including blood production. It also contains a broad range of minerals, including potassium chloride which helps to dissolve mucus; polysaccharides and carrageenans which soothe the intestines and digestive system; and sulphate esters which support superior immune system function.
Premier ErythroPro also contains Wild Mountain-Grown Asian Reishi (the fermented mycelial extract) which supports the immune system and protects the liver. European Bilberry is a rich source of anthocyanidins, powerful antioxidant phytonutrients which support healthy liver and blood factors. South American Lycopene is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that increases potent antioxidant values in the blood; it has also shown protective benefits for the immune system. Stabilized Rice Bran (SRB) contains over 100 different antioxidants including Coenzyme Q-10, ferulic acid, etc. SRB also contains phosphatidylcholine for healthy blood factors and blood production.