Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Ingredients used in Prime Fifty Products... scroll down to find out more about the Prime Fifty ingredients

Molybdenum

This rather esoteric sounding mineral has been proven to be involved in important metabolic processes which utilise sulphur containing amino acids. Remember that amino acids are the building blocks of those ever important proteins, for muscles and so using the quite special sulphur containing amino acids means that molybdenum plays a key role here. It is unlikely that over 50’s will be deficient, but nevertheless, Prime Fifty have used molybdenum in their muscle maintenance product in order to ensure that...

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Iodine

Iodine is an essential component of the well-known thyroid hormone, thyroxine, found in the thyroid gland in which most of the iodine in our body resides. This hormone is responsible for regulating our metabolism within our entire body. Iodine deficiency can cause a condition known as goitre, in which the thyroid gland tends to swell. Iodine also not only contributes to energy metabolism, but also skin, the nervous system and even cognition within our brains. Prime fifty uses iodine in...

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Selenium

Most of our selenium intake comes from plants and it is well known that European soil is actually quite poor compared with the US. UK diet studies have indicated that a significant proportion of the adult population may have selenium intakes far below the recommended intake. So selenium intakes are seen as a risk area and therefore supplementation with this key trace mineral can be important.  Selenium is a powerful anti-oxidant and protects our cells against oxidative damage, especially as...

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Chromium

Chromium is involved in the action of insulin, which in turn is responsible for the uptake and metabolism of carbohydrates, sugars, fats and also proteins. It is therefore a highly relevant mineral for the ageing adult. There are some scientific studies in the press too which suggest that the older adult may find it challenging to get all the chromium they need from diet alone and so supplementation of this key active is a good insurance in avoiding any shortfall...

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Iron

Needed throughout the body, iron is an essential part of hemoglobin, which carries our oxygen around the body, within red blood cells. It is also found in another oxygen carrier called myoglobin which is found in our muscles. By helping to supply oxygen, it is easy to appreciate that if iron stores are low, then we can start to feel tired due to a lack of oxygen within our blood supply. This is a form of iron deficiency anemia.  However,...

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Zinc

Zinc is involved in over two hundred biochemical reactions and so it is an absolutely essential mineral within our diet. Zinc is becoming more and more, well known for its scientifically proven immunity support alongside Vitamin C. But in addition to this benefit, which is important as we age, zinc is also beneficial for your brain and its cognition. It also is involved in the synthesis of proteins, which of course is relevant to overall muscle health. Zinc is involved...

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Copper

Copper is present in trace amounts within our body. It is a key requirement in the formation of collagen and therefore is highly relevant to joint health and connective tissues. Surprisingly to many, copper is also another anti-oxidant and therefore will help protect cell damage from free radicals, just like zinc, Vitamin E and vitamin C. Copper is relevant to energy production too as it is involved in iron transport within the blood and also contributes to energy production. Prime...

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Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in our body and virtually 99% of it is found in our bones and teeth. Together with collagen protein, it gives mechanical strength to our bones, without which our bones will become weak and be prone to easy fractures. Our body’s calcium is also in constant equilibrium with both our bones calcium and also calcium in the bloodstream and elsewhere. As we all age, and especially with post menopausal women, our bones tend...

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Magnesium

Most of our magnesium is present in our bones, but it is also an essential constituent of all our cells. It is involved in many different energy processes. In addition magnesium is involved with the synthesis of proteins in our body and therefore is vital for muscle function. Magnesium is also involved in DNA replication too. As this mineral is also a part of our bones, it is therefore vital to get at least the recommended intake or bone health...

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Biotin

Biotin is also a water-soluble member of the B vitamin family, but according to scientists, is not a vitamin of concern, at all. It is available in many foods at reasonably high levels. However, Biotin is again a key vitamin and is involved in energy generation from carbohydrates and especially fats, though there is no evidence that even near deficiencies are present in the population. It is also needed for health hair, skin and nails too. Prime Fifty have only...

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