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Roles of Minerals

The following information is simply a summary of the actions of certain minerals.
Please consult with a health professional before taking any supplements

As important as vitamins are, they can do nothing for you without minerals. Vitamins cannot be assimilated without the aid of minerals. And though the body can manufacture a few vitamins, it cannot manufacture a single mineral. All tissues and internal fluids of our body contain varying quantities of minerals. Minerals are constituents of the bones, teeth, soft tissue, muscle, blood, and nerve cells. They are vital to overall mental and physical well-being.

Minerals act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body, including muscle response, the transmission of messages through the nerve system, the production of hormones, digestion, and the utilization of nutrients in foods.

Calcium

  • Builds and maintains bones and teeth regulates heart rhythm
  • Eases insomnia helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of the cell walls
  • Assists in normal blood clotting
  • Helps maintain proper nerve and muscle function
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Important to normal kidney function
  • Reduces the incidence of colon cancer
  • Reduces blood cholesterol levels
  • Deficiency Symptoms: May result in arm and leg muscles spasms, softening of bones, back and leg cramps, brittle bones, rickets, poor growth, osteoporosis ( a deterioration of the bones), tooth decay, depression.

Chromium

Copper

Iodine

Aids in the development and functioning of the thyroid gland which is essential in :

Iron

Magnesium

Manganese

Potassium

Selenium

Zinc

 

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