Optisalt Maksifam+ 60 tablets / 500mg
Additional source of iodine, silicon, selenium, zinc, manganese and chromium.
Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system;
Maintains a healthy cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system;
Supports the immune system, digestive system and liver;
Has a positive impact on haematopoiesis, muscles, skin and hair;
Provides energetic metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
1 tablet contains: fermented Laminaria japonica (Laminaria japonica) – 200 mg; Horsetail(Equisetum arvense) herb – 200 mg; Selenium yeast – 60 mg; Zinc asparaginate – 17,5 mg; Manganese asparaginate – 5,9 mg; Chromium asparaginate – 0,2 mg; Microcrystalline cellulose – 12,6 mg; Calcium stearate – 5,0 mg.
1 tablet contains:
% of daily recommendations for nutritional intake
|Iodine (I)||50 µg||33,35|
|Silica (Si)||10 mg||33,35|
|Selenium (Se)||30 µg||43,0|
|Zinc (Zn)||4,8 mg||32,0|
|Manganese (Mn)||0,8 mg||40,0|
|Chromium (Cr)||20 µg||40,0|
Dosage for adults: one tablet twice a day, with food.
The product is suitable for all age groups. Recommended to use in case of neurological disorders and diseases, susceptibility to stress, digestive disorders, non-balanced diets and chronic intoxications. Helps to clear blood vessels of cholesterol, prevent atherosclerosis and thyroid diseases, is an effective product preventing oncological diseases and mastopathy. Boosts metabolism and effectively excretes radionuclides and heavy metals. The renewed contents of the product boosts metabolic processes (including mineral metabolism), and enhances the activity of various vitamins (A, E and D). Addition of silicon remarkably improves the antioxidant, antiparasitic and detoxifying qualities of the product. But most importantly – when the body can constantly get micro elements, it is able to produce many vitamins by itself (group B vitamins etc.))
Contraindications: individual intolerance of ingredients, pregnancy, breastfeeding, diseases in which the administration of iodine is contraindicated. Advisable to consult a doctor before use.
Preservation: in a dry place, protected from light, kept out of reach of children, at the maximum temperature of + 25oC.
Storage life: 36 months from date of manufacture.
This is not a medical drug.
Developer/distributor: OOO „Optisalt“ Altufievskoe soshee 27, Moscow, Russian Federation. 127106 Telephone +7 (495) 988-02-50; www.optisalt.su; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturer: OOO „V-MIN“ 141300, Мoscow Oblast, Sergiyev Posad, Moskovskoe soshee 68. km. Russian Federation. www.vmin.ru
Russian Certificate of State Registration: RU.77.99.11.003.E.013502.09.12; 11.09.2012 TY 9197-010-13578491-2012
Unit price: 0.20 EUR/tablet
Chromium’s most important biological role lies in regulating carbohydrate metabolism and blood glucose level, as chromium is also identified as the active ingredient in the low molecular organic complex or so-called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). It increases the permeability of cell membranes to glucose and glucose uptake in cells. Additionally, it plays an important role in depositing glucose, cooperating actively with insulin in that matter. Together, they form a complex that helps to maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Chromium increases the sensitivity of insulin receptors on the cell membranes, facilitating their interaction with each other and reducing the body’s need for insulin. It increases the effect of insulin in all metabolic processes that this hormone is engaged in. Therefore, chromium is essential for all patients with diabetes (particularly type II diabetes), since these patients have a low level of chromium. Marginal chromium deficiency has been linked to diabetes precondition. For women, chromium level decreases during pregnancy and after giving birth. This explains gestational diabetes, although it cannot be considered the sole cause of this condition. Chromium deficiency in the body is accompanied by an increased blood glucose level, also causes high triglyceride and cholesterol levels in blood plasma, and might result with atherosclerosis. Chromium impact on lipid metabolism is related to its impact on insulin action in the body. Chromium has a big importance in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases prevention.
Several experiments show that chromium deficiency causes dwarfism, neuropathy, higher neuronal activity disorders and reduces the fertility of sperm. It is essential to know that excess sugar consumption increases the need for chromium and excretion in the urine. One sugar molecule reacts with two chromium atoms in the body.
This micro element is essential for the functioning of enzymes involved in bone and connective tissue formation, as well as for the regulation of gluconeogenesis. Manganese actively affects the biosynthesis of cholesterol, insulin metabolism, and other types of metabolism. In most cases, manganese does not belong to the structure of these enzymes, yet it affects their catalytic activity.
Manganese’s most important role lies in regulating the functioning of gonads, maintaining the nervous and immune system and musculoskeletal health. This micro element is necessary for diabetes, thyroid pathologies and coronary artery insufficiency prevention.
Iodine regulates the thyroid and pituitary gland functions, prevents the accumulation of radioactive iodine and defends the body against radiation. Iodine belongs to the composition of hormones called thyroxine T4 and triiodothyronine T5. Thyroglobulin is a iodinated protein produced by the thyroid gland. The limited proteolysis of this low molecular-weight substance leads to the formation of T4. T3 is formed of T4 during selenium-dependent deiodinase. Due to that, iodine and selenium are metabolically closely related in the body – without selenium, iodine is not able to function.
The main metabolic functions of these hormones lie in the stimulation of ATP synthesis and the related increase of oxygen consumption during the phosphorylation process in mitochondria. (Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a nucleotide that plays an important role in metabolic and energy exchange processes. The substance is known as a universal energy source for all biochemical processes in living organisms.) Through this universal mechanism, thyroid hormones have a systemic effect on the whole body. Therefore, iodine deficiency causes an overall decrease in metabolism, which is firstly expressed in nervous system. Already in the womb, a child should get enough iodine. In children, hypothyroidism causes serious higher nervous activity disorders, incomplete intellectual development and, in severe cases, even cretinism. In adults, iodine deficiency causes psychological inertia, retardation, reduced thinking ability, decreased myocardial contraction power and frequency, and diastolic hypertension. The slowdown of energy processes causes incomplete oxidation of metabolic products, which in turn leads to the disturbance of the endoecological situation of the body and slagging of the organism. At the same time, the oxidation of cholesterol slows down and he number of its atherogenic forms increases, which might cause premature atherosclerosis. Along with the disturbance in cardiovascular function, this might lead to myocardial infarction or stroke. The decrease of energy production causes overall loss of muscle tone, the smooth muscles and intestine and digestive system become “lazy”.
Iodine deficiency (especially during intrauterine development) leads to the decrease of children’s physical and mental abilities, and intellectual degradation. Research shows that people living in iodine-deficient areas, have a 10-15% lower intellectual level than people living in iodine-rich areas. Disturbances of iodine metabolism may be also caused by specific diets. Some plants belonging to the cruciferous family, including cabbage and turnip, contain substances that cause thyroid enlargement. Therefore, people who consume these vegetables regularly, should take extra iodine. The impact of these substances can be noticed in old Russian artworks – many persons depicted in the icons have a visibly enlarged thyroid. This is caused by the fact that until the 17th century, cabbage and turnip where the main ingredient in Russian cuisine.
Iodine and obesity?
Iodine released into the body with food, supports hormone production (tri-iodothyronine and thyroxine). They control many of the body’s metabolic processes, including lipid and fat metabolism. Iodine deficiency leads to an increased accumulation of fat in the fatty tissue. Consequently, it is necessary to eliminate this iodine deficiency in order to maintain a healthy fat metabolism. Recovering thyroid hormone production also restores fat metabolism, water regime balance and helps to excrete toxins. All of this contributes to weight loss.
Yet it is important to remind everyone struggling with weight and obesity that iodine is not a miracle cure – these problems can only be solved by an integrated approach.
It is one of the most widespread elements on the earth, but, under normal circumstances, it is very complicated for the body to absorb it, also it can happen only in small amounts. Silicon has an important role in the structure of connective tissue. Low level of silicon in human body indicates the weakness of connective tissue and a higher risk of hair, nail, skin, bronchial, pulmonary, vascular and joint diseases. Also, wounds and fractures heal more slowly. In case of silicon deficiency, the body’s non-specific resistance to diseases and neoplastic formations decreases. Children need silicon as it helps them to grow faster, build the skeleton and initiate mineralization processes. During bone fracture recovery, the silicon level rises up to 50 times.
Silicon can mainly be found in the composition of typical poly-vitamin complexes. Most dietitians have the opinion that a typical diet can fully satisfy the need of silicon. However, not everyone agrees with this, as the body needs this micro element 20-30 mg daily. We get 3,5 mg of it from our food and drinking water, and 15 mg from air. Human body is capable of assimilating about 9-14 mg of silicon per day, which substantially corresponds to the amount of silicon excreted with urine, which is 9 mg.
The assimilation of silicon from high-fibre foods is two times higher than from low-fibre foods. People’s interest in silicon started growing in the 70s and 80s of last century, and it led to the discovery that silicon is an irreplaceable micro element for the development of connective tissue and prevention of atherosclerosis. In addition, silicon is essential for the formation of cartilage and bone tissue. It participates in the synthesis of glucosaminoglycans, elastin and collagen (hair, nails, cartilage and ligament constituents), which in turn supports the normal development of skeleton, blood vessels and brain.
Silicon slows down the aging process, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, and helps to bind calcium in the bone. Some researchers say that reduced bone density is associated with silicon deficiency, which also causes atherosclerosis and its aggravation. This is confirmed by the research results, which indicate that in areas with silicon-rich foods, people have significantly less atherosclerosis. There is also a reason to believe that silicon deficiency causes hypertension and coronary heart disease.
Recent studies show a link between silicon and the accumulation of aluminium in the brain, which greatly increases the risk of dementia (Alzheimer’s disease). When the soil lacks silicon, it often has an elevated level of aluminium – the same thing happens in the brain. Silicon is an antagonist of aluminium, helping to “remove” it from the brain. In addition to that, it also helps to excrete excess calcium from the body.
Selenium’s most important role lies in its participation in the synthesis of one of the essential antioxidant enzyme – selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase, which protects the cells from the residues produced during the peroxidation process, and also the nucleus and protein synthesis apparatus. Selenium also enhances vitamin E and increases its antioxidant activity. Selenium belongs to the structure of the enzyme iodothyronine 5′-deiodinase, and it affects the formation of triiodothyronine. It is part of the proteins of muscle tissue, and, more importantly, it is also part of myocardium proteins. In the form of selenium protein, it belongs to the composition of testicular tissue. For this reason, selenium deficiency causes the decrease of antioxidant status, myocardial dystrophy, sexual dysfunction, and immunodeficiency. Besides that, selenium has an antimutagenic, antiteratogenic (teratogen – a damaging external factor that might cause fetal malformation during pregnancy) and anti-radiation effect. It maintains the metabolism of nucleic acids and proteins, improves reproductive performance, normalizes the metabolism of eicosanoids (prostaglandins, prostacyclins, leukotrienes), and regulates the thyroid and pancreas work. Basing on that, it can be said that selenium has an anti-aging effect (geroprotector).
Zinc belongs to the structure of several hundred metalloproteinase enzymes’ active core. It is essential for the functioning of DNA and RNA polymerase, participating in the transmission of genetic information, protein biosynthesis and the separate processes of the body. Zinc participates in the formation process of the key enzyme of heme biosynthesis, being therefore a constituent of haemoglobin, and is also necessary for mitochondrial respiration cytochromes, and for cytochrome Р-450, catalase and myeloperoxidase. Zinc belongs to the composition of key antioxidant enzymes Zn and Cu (superoxide dismutase), and induces the biosynthesis of cell-protecting metallothioneins, being thereby an antioxidant with reparative effect.
Zinc plays an important role in maintaining the body’s hormonal functions. It directly affects the production of insulin, functional activity and thus all the other insulin-dependent processes as well. Zinc is involved in the synthesis of testosterone and gonadal processes in men, and for this reason, there is also a connection between the body’s zinc level and the potency. Being the inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase, zinc is also regulating the level of testosterone metabolite – dihydrotestosterone, as the excessive amount of it causes prostatic hyperplasia. Zinc is also essential for women, belonging to the structure of estrogen receptors and regulating all estrogen-dependent processes.
Zinc has a vital role in the functioning of thymos and maintaining the body’s immune system. Being in the composition of retinol carrier protein, zinc along with vitamins A and C helps to avoid and reduce immunodeficiencies, stimulating the synthesis of antibodies and having an anti-viral effect. It heals wounds and ulcers, participates in the work of the sense of taste, and is essential for the functioning of the central nervous system, including memory processes.