Oligoelements

Handpicked from Nature

The term “Oligoelements”, in Italian ”Oligoelementi”, comes from the Greek: ὀλίγος, oligo = few, found in small amounts in living matter; they play a role essential to life, being classified as essential, trace elements. Trace elements are found in small amounts in all living beings and the daily requirement is a few milligrams or even less than one milligram. Trace elements are fundamental for biochemistry also because they are part of enzymes. Due to a series of factors, including stress, diet, pesticides and pollution, it can happen that the trace element of an enzyme loses its functionality, thus decreasing the effectiveness of catalyzation.

Excellent for your skin

Although trace elements make up around 4-5% of body weight, they are fundamental for physical and mental wellbeing as they constitute all tissues and fluids of organisms. They are important factors for maintaining the physiological processes, they strengthen the skeletal structure, they catalyze many biochemical reactions, they are important in the production of hormones and antibodies, and they help maintain the delicate water balance. They are “BIOCATALYZERS”, in other words they help and activate the chemical and metabolic reactions that are essential to life. Their shortage leads to structural and physiological changes; when administered in correct doses they prevent and heal deficiency states. They have a rebalancing action on the skin and therefore help impure, irritated, dry, sensitive, delicate and stressed skin.

Where on Earth does it come from?

Oligotherapy is a relatively recent discovery; it originated in 1894 with Gabriel Bernard, who discovered that the trace elements in our body were essential in small amounts for our body’s metabolic functions. It was only towards the end of the nineteenth century that Ménétrier set the basis of oligotherapy as we know it today, defining it as CATALYTIC OLIGOTHERAPY, to treat functional and constitutional disorders caused by deficiencies.

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