Miracle of Minerals
Minerals acts as a catalyst for the majority of biochemical processes to take place in the body. Minerals and trace minerals do not exist by themselves but in relationships to one another Too much of one mineral can lead to imbalances in others. This results in factors that lead to the body’s inability to function optimally, thereby leading to disease. Every person absorbs minerals in a slightly different way and is also exposed to different factors such as diet, absorption, toxicities and drug interactions. These factors play a role in the balance of minerals in the body.
Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur
Calcium: Essential for developing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth Assists in blood clotting. muscle contraction, nerve transmission, oxygen transport. cellular secretion of fluids and enzyme activity Optimal intake helps reduce risk of osteoporosis.
Chloride: Chloride helps the liver to effectively remove waste products from the body. Chloride is present in the stomach, where it appears as hydrochloric acid. It helps the body to digest food effectively through breaking the food products down into a smaller form that small intestines can easily absorb.
Magnesium: Activates over 100 enzymes and helps nerves and muscles function. Helps maintain the integrity of cell membranes and stabilizes the cell electrically Critical for proper heart function.
Phosphorous: Works with calcium to develop and maintain strong bones and teeth. Enhances use of other nutrients Key role in cell membrane integrity and inter-cellular communication Critical for proper energy processing in the body.
Potassium: Regulates heartbeat, maintains fluid balance and helps muscles contract.
Sodium: Sodium is an extremely important electrolyte and an essential ion present in the extracellular fluid.
Sulfur: Needed for structure of most protein, including muscles and hair. Critical role in liver detoxification. Important functions in antioxidant nutrients and oxygen handling Role in growth.
Chromium, Copper, Cobalt, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc
Chromium: Chromium helps insulin in your body to use glucose. You are unlikely to consume excess from dietary sources but a deficiency could appear to look like diabetes. Sources of chromium include whole-gains, cheese, peas, eggs and meats.
Copper: Copper serves as a part of many enzymes, helps your body make hemoglobin and connective tissues, as well as plays a part in producing energy in your cells. Sources of copper include nuts, seeds, organ meats, and seafood.
Colbalt: Promotes the formulation of red blood cells and and serves as a component of the vitamin B-12.
Fluoride: Fluoride protects your teeth from decay, hardens tooth enamel and strengthens bones. Inadequate fluoride can result in weak tooth enamel but an excess can cause tooth mottling, or stains. Sources of fluoride include tea, fish, and drinking water.
Iodine: Iodine works as part of your thyroid hormones to regulate how your body uses energy. It also has an impact on the regulation of body temperature. People who are iodine deficient may experience weight gain or develop goiters. Goiters are enlarged thyroid glands and are frequently still seen in developing countries where the salt has not been iodized. Excess iodine can result in irregular heartbeat. Sources of iodine include saltwater fish, potatoes, cooked navy beans and iodized salt.
Iron: Iron is an essential part of hemoglobin, needed to transport oxygen to every body cell and enzymes. It is needed for healthy brain development and immune function. A deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue and infections. Excess amount can cause an enlarged liver, skin coloring, diabetes and internal damage. Sources of iron include meats, beans, spinach, seeds and whole wheat foods.
Manganese: Manganese helps in bone formation, metabolism of energy from foods, and is a part of many enzymes. It works to help build cartilage and improve immune system response. It is rare to have a deficiency or consume excess from dietary sources. Sources of manganese include whole-grain products, lentils, fruits (pineapple and strawberries) and vegetables (kale).
Molybdenum: Molybdenum is a part of enzymes and works with riboflavin to help use iron to make red blood cells. Deficiency and excess consumption in a normal diet is rare. Sources of molybdenum include liver, grain products, beans and dairy.
Selenium: Selenium works with Vitamin E as an antioxidant, both protecting cells and supporting immune function. Deficiency and overconsumption is rare in a normal diet. Sources of selenium include seeds, whole-grains, seafood, organ meats and eggs.
Vanadium: Vanadium helps with bone health and glucose levels
Zinc: Zinc helps your body utilize food, supports enzymatic reactions and promotes cell reproduction and tissue growth and repair. It is needed for a healthy immune systems and skin integrity, and helps better utilize vitamin A. If there is inadequate amounts in the diet, zinc deficiency can impair growth in children and birth defects during pregnancy. Avoid excess zinc supplementation. Sources of zinc include whole-grain products, meats, eggs, peas, nuts and seeds.