What You Should Know
Mineralyze is a supplement from Species Nutrition. The supplement contains all the minerals and trace elements a dieter could possibly be missing in a reduced calorie diet. Many of the ingredients in Mineralyze are also supplied by a daily multivitamin and the product description does not go into detail about why the dieter would need to supplement above and beyond that multivitamin, but it does mention recovery. Dieters participating in intense fitness programs may require additional supplementation, especially if the body is being depleted of critical trace elements and minerals via exercise. However, the average dieter is likely to consume all they need from food or a general multivitamin.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin D
- Horsetail Extract
- Betaine HCL
- Glutamic Acid HCL
The majority of the ingredients in Mineralyze are commonly found in a multivitamin. Dieters should be wary of food and supplement intake when taking Mineralyze because the supplement contains iron. Iron supplementation can lead to iron toxicity, which can be a dangerous condition. There is only 20 mg of iron in Mineralyze and it takes about three grams to poison a three-year-old child, so overdose is not likely, but dieters taking iron supplements or multivitamins that contain iron should be wary of total iron intake.
Another problem ingredient is horsetail extract. This natural supplement is commonly used as a diuretic. There are clinical studies proving increased urine output after taking horsetail extract. Prolonged use can lead to electrolyte imbalance. Mineralyze does replace potassium by adding it to the formula, but sodium and other electrolytes could also be affected. Sodium is not included in the Mineralyze formula. There are claims circling on the Internet that horsetail extract can increase weight loss. These claims are based on increased urine output, not increased metabolism or fat loss. Horsetail extract will not increase weight loss.
- Ingredients found in Mineralyze are listed online.
- The supplement could prove beneficial for extreme athletes.
- The average dieter does not need a supplement like Mineralyze.
- Should not be taken by dieters already taking a daily iron supplement.
- May cause diuretic side effects, including dehydration and loss of electrolytes.
Mineralyze is not a weight loss supplement, by standard definition, but it could help support overall health for extreme athletes. If you exercise frequently and intensely, your body could need the extra mineral and trace element support provided by Mineralyze.