SHC Mineral Replenish






A sufficient intake of minerals is important for the production of energy; the synthesis of blood, bone, and hormones; the immune system; enzyme function; and reproduction. The balance of the minerals and the forms used are the major difference between one formula and another.

Bioavailability is perhaps the most important consideration when selecting a formula containing minerals. The body trans- ports minerals across the intestinal wall by bonding (or chelating) them to amino acids. There are three important features of the chelated minerals in Mineral Replenish for absorption: (1) the absence of an electrical charge, which renders them less likely to interact with other dietary substances such as phytates, other vitamins, and minerals, or medications; (2) small molecular weights that facilitate transport across the intestinal mucosa; and (3) the chelates remain intact and stable throughout the ranges of pH in the digestive tract.*

SHC Mineral Replenish is composed exclusively of Albion®’s patented and fully reacted mineral amino acid chelates, malates, and mineral complexes. Albion Laboratories uses patented processes to assure bond stability and studies have proven that the bioavailability of Albion’s chelates is superior to other chelate forms. Other chelate forms are mixtures of proteins and minerals that lose stability during digestion and consequently have lower bioavailability.

Perhaps the most impressive and unique part of the Mineral Replenish formula is the addition of malic acid and lithium. Malic acid participates in the energy production cycle. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study using 400 mgs of malic acid three times a day (approximately the same amount as in Miner- al Replenish) along with magnesium supported feelings of wellness in subjects’ joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Malic acid is also thought to increase energy levels in healthy humans.

Lithium is thought to help regulate the neurotransmitter glutamate by keeping the amount of glutamate between brain cells at a stable, healthy level. By modulating glutamate, your mood is improved and the risk of neurodegenerative damage goes down. Lithium doses somewhat higher than those in this formula are used by some practitioners to support healthy brain function. We use a very low dose (250 mcg) because lithium could have very narrow margins between what are useful and what are toxic doses.

Researchers found that continued lithium treatment was associated with a reduction of the rate of dementia to the same level as that for the general population and can actually be neuroprotective or even enhance the growth of neurons. Lithium is also a B12 carrier, so a combination deficiency of lithium and B12 would affect brain health. According to Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, a professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, “Lithium is, by far, the most proven drug to keep neurons alive, in animals and in humans, consistently and with many replicated studies. If lithium prevents dementia, then we may have overlooked a very simple means of preventing a major public health problem.”

Supplement Facts: (serving = 2 capsules)

Amount per Serving %DV
Calcium (DimaCal® di-calcium malate and TRAACS® calcium glycinate chelate) 150 mg 15%

Iodine (as potassium iodide)

75 mcg 50%

Magnesium (as Albion® di-magnesium malate and TRAACS® magnesium lysyl glycinate chelate)

100 mg 25%

Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate

15 mg 100%

Selenium (as Albion® selenium glycinate complex)

60 mcg 86%

Copper (as TRAACS® copper bisglycinate chelate)

1.5 mg 75%

Manganese (as TRAACS® manganese bisglycinate chelate)

2 mg 100%

Chromium (as TRAACS® chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)

75 mcg 63%

Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)

50 mcg 67%

Potassium (as Albion® potassium glycinate complex)

50 mg 1%

Malic Acid (as DimaCal® di-calcium malate and Albion® di- magnesium malate)

621 mg **

Betaine HCl

200 mg **

Lithium (as lithium orotate)

250 mcg **
Vanadium (as TRAACS® vanadium nicotinate glycinate chelate) 30 mcg **
** Daily Value not established.
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