Aug 7, 2015

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Study Shows New Way of Staying Healthy With Minerals

According to a new study people tend to do away with old rules of healthy eating, with intense evolution in technology new research uncovers the unique ways mineral nutrients work within our bodies. Many people can attest to the fact that new technology has helped them to manage their diet by searching online where lots of nutrition websites are available.

A recent survey conducted by over 500 registered dietitians in conjunction with a leading food, health and wellness agency uncovered that coconut and kale are still trendy choices. However, seeds and nuts stand as the top two superfoods for 2015. Minerals are also important they play a significant role in our body they are referred to as basic building blocks for proper nutrition and health. Many people have known the importance of minerals going to an extent of buying a mineral supplement. USA is the leading minerals market whereby Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for minerals.

Based on US export and import data, the main mineral ingredients products are calcium carbonate which is the leading product in mineral products, gluconates , calcium citrate and magnesium citrate. Mr. Tony Xue general manager of GWI says that calcium carbonate remains the leading mineral product due to the fact that it contains high calcium and easiness for absorption. Mr. Motyaka former director of human product division says that the top three minerals in terms of sales are calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Increased awareness of their benefits and growth in technology is driving the growth of mineral sales.

According to experts, zinc could gradually rise due to increased demand from people who have diet deficiency in zinc. In most developed and developing nations zinc deficiency has become a pandemic due to an increase in aging population, it has been a popular ingredient that boost immune system and improves men’s health. Medical experts say that its deficiency leads to neurodegeneration. Mr. Xue says that consumers are now searching for natural and organic products, but many natural mineral product does not meet consumers satisfaction, most consumers prefers synthetic mineral products because of their taste and easiness to absorb.

Motyaka acknowledged that some mineral supplement such as calcium supplements have negative effects on heart diseases leading to decrease in calcium sales in recent years others are known to cause implications such as, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. Experts says future trends lies on amino acids minerals which will be leading in coming years to increased modification.

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