JAMU’s IMMUN – Micronutrient Concentrate
What are micronutrients?
A nutrient, in general, is a substance used by any living organism (humans, other animals and plants) to survive, grow, and reproduce. We divide them into micro- and macronutrients.
Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. Humans and other animals require both vitamins and minerals, while plants require specific minerals. Macronutrients include proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The most important difference lies in the required intake. Micronutrients are generally required in less than 100mg/day and macronutrients in gram quantities daily.
Most vitamins dissolve in water and they are called water-soluble vitamins. Four of them dissolve in oil (fat-soluble vitamins). Minerals we divide into macrominerals and trace minerals.
Water-soluble vitamins (Vitamin B1/Thiamine, Vitamin B2/Riboflavin, Vitamin B3/Niacin, Vitamin B5/Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7/Biotin, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12/Cobalamin, and Vitamin C) are generally not stored in our body and their excess is flushed out with urine, and therefore it’s important to absorb them regularly (in our food).
Fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E, and K) mostly occur in high-fat foods, are better absorbed when you eat them with fat and are stored in our liver and fatty tissues for future use. It’s important not to exceed their required intake, as they’re not naturally removed from our body, when overconsumed, which can lead to toxicity.
What is the function of micronutrients?
Vitamins are crucial for our energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several others. In fact, they are part of nearly every process in your body! Moreover, certain vitamins and minerals can act as antioxidants (supporting our immune system in fighting diseases).
The human body, in general, can produce neither vitamins nor minerals, which makes us dependent on consuming in our food all the vitamins that plants and animals created or the minerals they absorbed.
The micronutrient content of each food item is very different and our organism requires specific quantities of vitamins and minerals to function at its best. On top of that, each vitamin and mineral is responsible for particular functions in our organism. A varied, holistic diet and conscious eating habits are truly crucial for our well-being!
Too little and too much.
The most common nutrient deficiencies around the world are Vit D, B12, A, Iron and Calcium.
On the opposite side, we recognize micronutrient toxicities, occurring when particular nutrients are consumed in excess (usually fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, since unlike water-soluble vitamins, these are stored in our body and cannot get flushed out).
The easiest solution to optimise your micronutrient intake is to rely on varied quality food sources.
Why JAMU’s IMMUN is a source of micronutrients?
JAMU’s IMMUN Concentrate is based purely on a combination of juices herbs and spices, naturally occurring in our diet and contains no added sugar. One bottle is the equivalent of 7 lemons, 500g of ginger, 5 acerola cherries, 200g of curcuma (turmeric), 1 orange, 3 limes, 200g of grapes, 25g of echinacea, and a pinch of black pepper.
- Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin B12
- Ginger is a great source of Vitamin B3/Niacin and B6, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B2/Riboflavin
- Acerola provides us with Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Niacin/Vitamin B-3, Phosphorus, Riboflavin/Vitamin B-2, and Thiamine/Vitamin B-1.
- Curcuma (Turmeric) supplies us with Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Niacin/Vitamin B-3, Potassium, and Zinc.
- Oranges are a valuable source of Vitamin C, Thiamine/Vitamin B-1, Folate, and Potassium.
- Limes are rich in Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Thiamine/Vitamin B-1, and Potassium.
- Grapes provide Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamine/Vitamin B-1, Riboflavin/Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Manganese
- Echinacea supplies you with Vitamin C.
- Black Pepper helps increasing the absorption of essential nutrients like Calcium and Selenium and other beneficial plant compounds like curcumin in turmeric (link to turmeric article).
Our IMMUN Concentrate has been developed and extensively tested in cooperation with pharmacists to provide you and your family with the micronutrient quantities your body requires, specifically to stimulate and strengthen its immune system. An easy to prepare and deliciously refreshing drink will supply you with a healthy boost of vitamins and minerals. Read more about the importance of a healthy diet in your everyday life HERE.