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Help Me Save My Mom -- Trace Minerals/Supplement Ideas For A Bone Broth Haterr

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I'm looking for a good quality trace mineral supplement. Does anyone use one that they find beneficial?

I myself drink lots of bone broth, but my mom refuses to and hates the taste -- so she asked me to help her find a supplement that would be comparable. I of course told her that no man made supplement will ever compare to something like bone broth (durr!), but unfortunately she's not 100% convinced (even after showing her the research) and so I'm on the hunt for something that can offer at least some of the same benefits. Am I chasing a pipe dream here? Any recommendations would be awesome!

Also if you have any thoughts on what other supplements she should consider, feel free to chime in.

Her Stats:

  • Age: 46
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • High Cholesterol
  • Family history of osteoporosis (her mother) and diabetes (her dad)
  • Pretty sedentary lifestyle
  • History of alcohol abuse :(
  • Trouble falling/staying asleep (more than likely alcohol related)
  • Depression
  • Currently trying to make the switch to paleo but is still eating many sad foods

I really want to help support my mom and help her change her habits and ways for the better so she can be around for a long time. She is still really young but I fear if she continues down this path she will end up like my grandma -- crippled at the age of 65 in a wheel chair with a fading memory and no will to live. It's a long road so whatever I can do to help convincer her and aid her I will do so!

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I realize that no amount of supplementation will make up for a crappy SAD diet and lifestyle, but it's a starting point and IMO better than changing nothing.

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on July 19, 2013
at 03:57 PM

Thanks! I've been working the methods in with my ma slowly.

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on April 12, 2013
at 04:27 PM

Good point about the gelatin vs minerals -- I was more showing her the general consensus in the community that bone broth is healthy and fantastic for you. What I was referring to really was the gelatin but she didn't get what I meant by that so I just said minerals. I'll explain better next time :). Thanks again!

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on April 12, 2013
at 02:36 PM

Actually, if you check out the previous questions here on bone broth, the research I've seen doesn't support the belief that it is a good source of minerals. Gelatin, yes, but not minerals.

If she is willing to take supplements,

4,000-6,000 IUs of oil-based D3 (and get her blood level tested in 3 months)

400-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate

1000 mg Krill oil

would be the best ones to help her with the issues you mention. If she eats dairy and dark leafy greens, then no need to supplement calcium.

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on April 12, 2013
at 04:27 PM

Good point about the gelatin vs minerals -- I was more showing her the general consensus in the community that bone broth is healthy and fantastic for you. What I was referring to really was the gelatin but she didn't get what I meant by that so I just said minerals. I'll explain better next time :). Thanks again!

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on July 19, 2013
at 07:30 AM

Dragonfly already brought home the bacon for you, so I dont have much to add (I did read, tho, that bone broth made w/vinegar does "release" the bones' minerals? Don't have a cite for you, sorry). For trace minerals, though, seaweed can't be beat. i crumble a bit of toasted nori in soup, on salad and cooked greens. Cheap, nice color, and not too strong in the mouth. As for other supplements, she really would benefit from magnesium: alcohol strips it from the body, and mag deficiency is linked to depression and insomnia. If she takes it at night (start at 400mg to 600), she will sleep like a baby within a week.Stay away from mag oxide, though. Make sure she's getting enough salt and water, too.

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on July 19, 2013
at 03:57 PM

Thanks! I've been working the methods in with my ma slowly.

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