Why Percy’s Powder?
Let’s start by asking “why sulphates?” because Percy’s mineral formula comes as sulphur based mineral salts.
The macro minerals function in water as electrolytes, with the micro minerals including magnesium playing a key role in making dozens of enzymes.
An inspired choice, surely, considering the sulphur is a component of the genetic material of cells, and is needed for the health and maintenance of the skin, hair and nails, and production of chondroitin sulphate for building cartilage. Sulphur disinfects the blood, resists bacteria, and detoxifies.
Whenever we flex and relax our muscles, magnesium is involved in the relaxation cycle. In our limbs, low magnesium can mean cold hands and feet or muscle cramp and spasm. In our organs low magnesium can result in abdominal cramps, high blood pressure, painful periods, chest pain, wheezing, bladder spasm, headaches, and eyes that cannot focus.
In the body’s energy production pathway (glucose => ATP) there are 22 steps, and magnesium is involved in 12 of them!
Then there are potassium, zinc, iron and manganese with hundreds more roles.
So why do people lack these minerals? Don’t we get enough in our diet? Unfortunately the quantity of magnesium, and other essential alkaline minerals in the Western diet, has been falling for decades due to the use of chemical fertilisers. The main culprit: superphosphate. And fertilisers contaminated with heavy metals like cadmium (which blocks uptake of zinc, magnesium, selenium and sulphur) and arsenic (which blocks zinc, selenium, sodium and certain vitamins). Organophosphate pesticides disrupt the action of the sodium potassium “ion pump” mechanism for clearing toxins from our cells. And pesticides can cause copper retention disorders.
This is why we promote Percy’s Powder. As a food supplement it is truly is close to nature.