Magnesium Orotates, calcium, chromium, copper, iron and potassium: bio-Available Mineral salts

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Orotates, bio-available mineral salts?

It was the researcher Hans Nieper who discovered the peculiar properties of the orotates in the late 80. These mineral salts of orotic acid allow optimum mineralization. Orotates are found naturally in animal and plant cells. But how do orotates deposit minerals (magnesium, calcium, chromium, iron, lithium, zinc…) in the heart of the cell, directly into the cell nucleus and mitochondria? A small definition of "salts" is required in order to better understand the properties of orotates. In chemistry, a salt is the combination of two elements (ions). Table salt, for example, is the combination of a chlorine atom (Cl) and a sodium atom (Na). For Orotates, it is the same thing, they are mineral salts, ie, the combination of orotic acid and minerals (magnesium, calcium, chromium, iron, lithium, zinc). On the other hand, unlike most salts that dissociates rapidly in water, a orotate is a stable salt. The mineral can be transported in the blood without being diluted.

The example of magnesium orotate

Also, for a mineral element such as magnesium present in a food supplement, to be assimilated by the organism, it must be conveyed by another element (here orotic acid), to pass through the different cell membranes of our Body. The goal is to reach the cells that "consume" or store this mineral. Magnesium, which plays a very important role in the ionic equilibrium of the human body, must thus be transported inside all the cells of our organism. In contact with the membrane of the cells, the orotate of magnesium soluble, ie to say miscible in "fats", can easily cross the cell membrane (composed of fatty acid). This low-intensity passive mechanism is multiplied by uracil transport, a natural intra-membrane ionic equilibrium mechanism. Thus, magnesium penetrates in high amounts to the heart of the cells where it is released at the sites that use them (e.g. mitochondria). The orotates, therefore, are used as mineral vehicles in food supplements, in order to increase their bioavailability. Lithium orotate is the most used salt in this way.

Dietetic and Orotates

All the foods we consume regularly do not contain the same amount of orotates. Dairy products and complete cereals For example are rich in orotates. But our contemporary way of life, which favours diets that are less varied and more denatured than in the past, does not provide enough orotates to satisfy the needs of our organism. Taking minerals (magnesium, calcium, chromium, iron, lithium, zinc) in the form of orotates allows to complement each other in an efficient and easy way. To go further, here are the most recommended orotates.

Calcium orotate

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Correction or prevention of osteoporosis (associated with cod liver oil).
  • Help with ossification during the growth or convalescence of fractures.
  • Osteo-articular inflammatory disorders (associated with chondroitin, glucosamine and MSM or methyl sulfonyl methane).
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Loss of calcium caused by taking the birth control pill.
  • Menopause and breastfeeding.
  • Spasmolytic.
  • Eczema.
  • Psoriasis.

Maximum indicative Dose: 3.2 g/day Essential Recommendations: Calcium must always be accompanied by magnesium, preferably in the form of orotate. On the one hand, magnesium facilitates the fixation of calcium on the bones, on the other hand, it avoids the overdosage of calcium at the muscular level-especially at the heart level-which could cause hyperexcitability.

The orotate of chromium

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Compulsion for Sweet Foods
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Pregnancy
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • High blood pressure

Maximum indicative Dose: 0.3 mg/day only!

Copper orotate

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Stimulation of immune defences in particular with regard to bacterial and viral infections.
  • Facilitation of cell respiration.
  • Anti-anemic and anti-inflammatory Actions.
  • Participation in the regulation of the secretion of pituitary, thyroid and sexual hormones.

Usual use: 1 catch per day for two to three weeks maximum use in case of infection: 1 take 2 times a day the time of infection. Maximum indicative dose: 10 mg/day Essential Recommendations: Do not exceed three weeks of supplementation because copper is an ambivalent metal, i.e. it is an antioxidant below a certain dose and oxidant beyond.

The Iron orotate

Traditionally used in anemias due to lack of iron: insufficient dietary inflows (vegetarian and vegan diets), pregnancy, abundant rules. Maximum indicative Dose: 450 mg/day Essential Recommendations: 1: The iron intake can only be started after a blood balance that has objectively given the lack of iron, because this metal – such as copper and manganese – is ambivalent, i.e. it is Anti-oxidant below a certain dose and oxidant beyond. 2: The iron intake should be interrupted in the event of an infectious episode as some viruses and bacteria would use it to multiply even faster.

Magnesium Orotate

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Lack of food intake: this is one of the most common deficits encountered in western populations following the upheaval of traditional food and the increasingly stressful lifestyle.
  • Spasmophilia.
  • Acute or chronic Stress.
  • Prevention of heart rate disorders, especially in the case of a history of angina or myocardial infarction.
  • Optimization of energy production through the Krebs cycle.
  • Preventive Action of the toxicity of excess intracellular calcium.
  • Loss of magnesium caused by taking the birth control pill.

Usual Dose: 500 mg/day maximum indicative dose: 1.5 g/day Essential Recommendations: 1: In case of renal failure, magnesium is contraindicated. 2: If the dosage of 500 mg/day is insufficient, consult a physician to decide together on the merits of the possible increase in dosage.

Potassium orotate

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Muscle cramps (in combination with calcium and magnesium orotates).
  • Restoring the acid-base balance.
  • Prevention of certain cardiac disorders.

Usual use (apart from kidney failure): 1 taken each morning. Essential Recommendations: 1: In the case of renal failure, potassium is contraindicated. 2: In case of treatment of hypertension, consult a doctor as some medications counter-indicate the potassium intake. 3: For doses above that recommended, a doctor's opinion is indispensable

Zinc Orotate

Traditionally used in these cases:

  • Stimulation of immune defenses.
  • Support of protein synthesis during pregnancy and periods of growth of the child.
  • Stimulation of the healing process.
  • Stimulation of dander regeneration (fingernails, brittle hair).
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Male sexual Fatigue.
  • Lower fertility in both sexes.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Loss of zinc caused by taking the birth control pill.

Indicative maximum Dose: 120 mg/day. Essential Recommendations: 1: In order to be better absorbed, zinc requires the presence of vitamin B6 (1 mg/d). 2: In the case of declared cancer, zinc cannot be taken without medical advice. All advice, indications and dosages are given only as an indication and cannot replace the consultation of a Naturopathic doctor. Especially since the issuance of masterful preparations of orotate of chromium, orotate of iron, lithium orotate, manganese orotate, calcium orotate, magnesium orotate, or zinc orotate is subject to mandatory medical prescription in France.

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