The Benefits of Minerals

BORON is an essential mineral for bone calcification. It is necessary for cartilage repair and formation, and can affect the calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels in the body. It plays a role in regulating the hormones, especially estrogen. The parathyroid contains more Boron than any other part of the body. Some signs of a Boron deficiency are:

  • Arthritis
  • Brittle bones
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Loss of libido
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Osteoporosis

CALCIUM is one of the major essential elements needed in human nutrition. It is needed in every organ of the body, including the brain. It is one of the first things to go out of balance when the diet is inadequate. Called the "knitter," it promotes healing in the body. Some signs of a deficiency are:

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fragile bones
  • High cholesterol
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tooth decay

CHROMIUM helps regulate metabolism, and insulin and/or blood sugar levels. It helps the body lose weight by stimulating enzymes that metabolize glucose for energy. Chromium deficiency is a major factor in the development of heart disease. Some other signs of deficiency are:

  • Adult onset diabetes / hypoglycemia
  • Aortic cholesterol plaque
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Bi-polar disease
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Insulin function problems

 COBALT is important for the function and maintenance of body cells. It is essential for adequate red blood cell formation. Research indicates that it helps with the repair of the myelin sheath, (the membrane around the nerve cells), and increases the effectiveness of glucose transport from the blood into the body’s cells. Some signs of a deficiency are:

  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Myelin sheath damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor growth rate

COPPER is important to iron metabolism, which is the necessary ingredient to convert iron to hemoglobin. It improves vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA. Copper is also a constituent of many enzyme systems. It’s also beneficial for thinning or graying hair. Copper helps rid the body of worms and parasites. Some signs of a deficiency are:

  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Bone disorders
  • Edema
  • Gulf War Syndrome
  • Hernias
  • Parasites

GERMANIUM facilitates oxygen uptake to the body and helps expel harmful pollutants and arrests germ activity. It is known to stimulate production of natural killer cells and T-suppressor cells. It is used in the treatment of AIDS and cancer, and is a fast-acting painkiller. Some signs of a deficiency are:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
  • Hypertension
  • Leukemia
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurotic disorders

GOLD promotes a general euphoric feeling; it helps the body to relax, enhances the body’s natural defenses against illness and promotes vitality and longevity. It has been found to improve glandular functions. It may raise energy levels and may also have anti-inflammatory effects. Some signs of a deficiency are: 

  • Arthritis
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Chills
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Depression
  • Heat flashes
  • Insomnia

IODINE used to make thyroid hormones. The thyroid hormones control many metabolic activities and if there is insufficient iodine in the diet, the result is lethargy and swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck to form a goitre. Iodine restores heat and assists calcium in the repair and building of tissue in the body. It protects the brain and helps neutralize toxins in the rest of the body. Called the "metabolizer," iodine is a vital element to bodily functions.

  • Some signs of deficiency are:
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Depression
  • Goiter
  • Hyper / Hypo Thyroidism
  • Lethargy
  • Scaly or dry skin
  • Weight gain

IRON is called the "energy giver." It attracts oxygen and builds blood. Iron is required for the formation of haemoglobin in red blood cells which transport oxygen around the body. A lack of iron leads to low iron stores in the body and eventually to iron deficiency anaemia. It is essential for recovery from illness. It helps the body to rid itself of carbon dioxide and keeps liver tissue soft. Iron is one of the most common deficiencies in people today.
Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • General debility
  • Growth retardation
  • Headaches

LITHIUM is used to treat alcoholism, manic depression and mental instability. 
MAGNESIUM is called the "anti-stress" mineral. It has a calming effect when taken. It is important in the production and transfer of energy, muscle contraction and relaxation, and nerve conduction. It aids in regularity, is necessary to keep vertebrae in their proper position, induces restful sleep, purifies and purges body tissues, and lowers fever. It is necessary for the metabolism of calcium, among other minerals. About 60% of the magnesium in our body can be found in our bones, and magnesium can help increase calcium absorption and helps to maintain bone density. Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Blood clots in heart and brain
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Muscle tremors
  • PMS
  • Vertigo

MANGANESE is called the "brain mineral." It is important in the utilization of all mental facilities / functions and increases resistance and recuperative ability. Manganese aids in oxygen transfer from lungs to cells. It helps the reproductive organs work properly because of its effects on tissues and nerves; production of sex hormones is aided by manganese, and it can reduce menstrual cramps and PMS. Manganese deficiency has been linked to epilepsy seizures. Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Deafness / hearing problems
  • Loss of libido in both sexes
  • Memory loss / mental confusion
  • Nerve problems / tremors
  • Poor muscle co-ordination / Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ringing in ears

MOLYBDENUM frees iron stored in the liver so it can carry oxygen to the body cells and tissue. It is instrumental in regulating pH balance in the body and works with enzyme systems to help eliminate toxic nitrogen waste by turning it into uric acid. The uric acid can then be taken as part of urea and flushed out of the system. Molybdenum can reduce the production or counteract the actions of nitrosamines, known cancer-causing chemicals, especially in the colon. Some signs of molybdenum deficiency are:

  • Anemia
  • Decreased ability to metabolize fats and carbohydrates
  • Decreased growth
  • Loss of appetite
  • MSG (chemical) sensitivity
  • Poor iron utilization
  • Tooth decay

PLATINUM is used in the treatment of cancer and as a base in some chemotherapeutic treatments in conventional hospitals, although not in the proper or natural form. In the early 1970’s, platinum was used in the dye in x-rays of women’s breasts. Breast lumps reportedly began shrinking and even disappearing after using the dye. Since then, the platinum dye has been replaced with radioactive dyes. Platinum may be effective in killing disease-causing bacteria, fungus, viruses, and helping to boost the immune system. Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Poor concentration
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Gland dysfunction
  • Neuralgia
  • PMS

POTASSIUM is called the "alkalizer." It works with sodium to balance body fluids. Potassium helps regulate the heartbeat, and is necessary to move nutrients, wastes, etc., through the cell walls. More of this mineral is needed when the body is under stress, whether physical or mental. It is essential for normal heart rhythm, assists recuperative powers and aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions. It is a natural pain desensitizer. More signs of deficiency are:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Edema
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weak cardiovascular system

SELENIUM acts as an antioxidant and works in relationship with vitamin E in metabolic functions. It is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer. It promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity, and helps reduce the retention of toxic metals in the body. Some deficiency signs are:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Premature aging
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SELENIUM acts as an antioxidant and works in relationship with vitamin E in metabolic functions. Selenium is a component of some of the enzymes which protect the body against damage due to oxidation, and at very high levels can be toxic.  Selenium is a building block of one of the body's key antioxidant enzymes, Glutathione peroxidase and is thought to also play a key role in helping immune system cells protect us from invading viruses and bacteria. It is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer. It promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity, and helps reduce the retention of toxic metals in the body. Some deficiency signs are:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Premature aging
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SILICA is a trace mineral that research has shown help heal wounds, build bone and connective tissue, particularly collagen. It also helps prevent premature aging, cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. When taken orally as a supplement, it can turn back the clock on aging as it revitalizes skin, hair and nails. The latest research shows that Silica plays a powerful roll in promoting overall good health. Also a lack of Silica in the diet has been connected to the onset of numerous degenerative conditions of the body. Some benefits and signs of deficiency are:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Bone support
  • Brittle nails
  • Burns, including sunburn
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Dandruff
  • Dry skin, and associated conditions
  • Gastrointestinal support
  • Hair thinning
  • Helps healing wounds
  • Immune system enhancement
  • Joint and cartilage inflammation and deterioration
  • Premature aging
  • Teeth and gum loss
  • Vertigo

SILVER has been used for thousands of years for health care. It is believed that Silver is a systemic disinfectant and works like a secondary immune system. Since Silver kills only bacteria that is anaerobic (nitrogen breathing), the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract are immune to it due to the fact they are oxygen breathing (aerobic). "What we have actually done was rediscover the fact that Silver killed pathogens, which had been known for centuries… when antibiotics were discovered, clinical uses for Silver as an antibiotic were discarded." Robert 0. Becker M.D. Some signs of deficiency are:

  • All types of disease and viruses
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cerebro-spinal meningitis
  • Colitis
  • Cystitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Intestinal trouble

SULFUR is known as the "healing" mineral. It is necessary for all basic body metabolisms. It is found in all body proteins and is considered a key ingredient in protein, aiding in all its functions. It is the flexible bond that connects cells, and is found in the lubrication of the joints. It is believed that sulfur can repair the myelin sheath, and it helps with all sorts of allergies. Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Inflammation
  • Skin disorders/dry skin
  • Urinary tract disorders

TIN is concentrated primarily in the adrenal glands but is also found in the liver, brain, spleen and thyroid. It has many chemical and physical properties similar to carbon, silica, germanium, and lead. Little is known about the functions of Tin in body.
Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Hair loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Male pattern baldness

VANADIUM is believed to help reduce the incidence of heart attack. Vanadium is a natural blood thinner, regulates the circulatory system, helps reduce cholesterol levels and buildup, and lowers elevated blood sugar. When used in combination with chromium, it is found to be very beneficial in dealing with mineral deficiencies found in diabetics and hypoglycemics.
Some signs of efficiency are:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperinsulinism
  • Infertility
  • Metabolic dysfunction
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic dysfunction

ZINC is an anti-bacterial / anti-viral and is found in all the body fluids. Zinc is present in many enzymes and is required for growth, tissue repair, immune function, chemical detoxification, and helps reduce healing time both before and after surgery and for sexual maturation and function. Zinc deficiency is a common one although, as an anti-oxidant, it must be in proper balance to assist some 26 enzymes in various functions involving digestion, metabolism, and reproduction.
Some signs of deficiency are:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Angina
  • Birth defects
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Infections of all types
  • Loss of smell and taste

 

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