MAGNESIUM is known s the relaxant element "Nature's tranquilizer." It is necessary to activate enzymes for carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism. It helps the utilization of vitamin C, D and E, fats, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. It is important for healthy muscle tone, healthy bones and a healthy heart. It regulates the acid/alkaline balance and prevents the build up cholesterol in the body.
Sources: Kelp, oil-rich seeds and nuts -particularly almonds, rye, millet, barley, green leafy vegetables -particularly kale, endive, celery, beet greens, alfalfa, figs, grapefruit, oranges, coconut, goat's milk, egg yolk, soy beans, molasses, seafood, and bananas.
MANGANESE is one of the essential trace elements needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Known as the "love mineral" because animals will not suckle their young if deficient in manganese. It is important for the healthy nerves, normal reproduction and the production of milk.
Sources: Seeds, nuts, wheatgerm (unheated), legumes, buckwheat, green leafy vegetables, oranges, grapefruit, apricots, peas, kelp, egg yolk, nasturtium leaves and dried fruits.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT is an upright perennial from family Malvaceae. The genus name of the plant - Althaea - comes from Greek word that means ‘associated with healing’. The name is given because of the special qualities of the Mallows to soften and heal.
Marshmallow root is a demulcent - soothes damaged or inflamed surfaces. The herb protects mucous membranes and inflamed tissues, and gives additional help in healing of wounds by protecting against infection and stimulating cell growth.
MARULA OIL is high in antioxidants and oleic acid that promotes skin hydration and smoothness, prevents transepidermal water loss, and enhances blends with its exceptional oxidative stability.
MYRRH is the oleoresin obtained from various species of the Commiphora tree and has an established ethnobotanical record as a traditional herbal remedy. Myrrh is native to East Africa and the Middle East, and has been integrated into traditional herbalism, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The use of myrrh as medicine in Western tradition dates back to the writings of Hippocrates and Diocorides. In several of the ancient traditions that employed myrrh as a medicine, including Arab, Greek Roman, TCM and Ayurveda, the resin was used as a chief remedy for the reproductive tract, particularly the uterus, and the urinary tract to treat infection. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, myrrh is classified as a remedy for increasing circulation of blood, and was utilized in treating traumatic injury, painful swelling, masses and other condition resulting from stasis or stagnation of the blood.
Degeneration, a prominent feature of aging, is myrrh’s primary signature. Finley Ellingwood, M.D., a noted early 20th century Eclectic physician, writes: “Myrrh is specifically indicated in a general sense where there is adynamia (lack of strength or vigor) or extreme asthenia (physical weakness or lack of energy), with weak inefficient capillary circulation, cold skin, weak pulse and deficient circulation. It increases the power of heart and respiratory action and conduces to a general sense of warmth and increased vigor. A most active general stimulant, myrrh stimulates the capillary circulation, restores tone and normal secretion and causes the healing of ulcerations and wounds."