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Minerals
Chromium

Functions chromium

 

·         Works with insulin in the metabolism of sugars to help stabilizes blood glucose (sugar) levels

·         Cleans the arteries by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride

·         Helps transport amino acids (protein) to where the body needs it

·         Helps control the appetite

 

Deficiency symptoms of chromium

 

·         Glucose intolerance in diabetics

·         Arteriosclerosis

·         Heart disease

·         Depressed growth

·         Obesity

·         Tiredness

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Calcium

Functions calcium

 

·         Builds and maintains bones and teeth

·         Regulates heart rhythm

·         Helps regulate the passage of other nutrients in and out of cell walls

·         Assist in normal blood clotting

·         Helps maintain proper nerve and muscle functioning

·         Lowers blood pressure

·         Is important to normal kidney functioning

·         Reduces the incidence of colon cancer (under research)

·         Reduces blood cholesterol levels

·         Prevents muscle cramps

·         Have a natural calming and tranquilizing effect

·         Helps with protein structuring in DNA and RNA

·         Helps to keep the skin healthy

·         Stops lead from being absorbed into bone

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Chloride

Functions of chloride

 

·         Works with potassium and sodium, two electrolytes, to control the flow of fluid in blood vessels and tissues

·         Regulate acidity in the body

·         Forms part of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

 

Deficiency symptoms of chloride

 

·         Can cause excessive loss of potassium in the urine

·         Weakness

·         Lowered blood pressure

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Copper

Functions of copper

 

·         Required in the formation of hemoglobin, red blood cells as well as bones

·         Helps with the formation of elastin as well as collagen

·         Necessary for the manufacture of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline

·         Necessary for the pigmentation of hair

·         Necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron

 

Deficiency symptoms of copper

 

·         Weakness

·         Impaired respiration

·         Skin sores

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Iron

Functions of iron

 

·         Required in the formation of hemoglobin

·         Required in the production of myoglobin (the form of hemoglobin found in muscle tissue)

·         Necessary for the oxygenation of red blood cells

·         Necessary for energy production

·         Promotes good skin tone

 

Deficiency symptoms of iron

 

·         Severe iron deficiency results in anemia and red blood cells that have a low hemoglobin concentration

·         Anemia in pregnancy increases the risk of having a premature baby or a baby with low birth weight

·         In young children iron deficiency is associated with behavioral abnormalities (such as reduced attention span), and reduced cognitive performance (that may not be fully reversible by iron replacement) and slow growth

·         Fatigue and poor stamina

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Magnesium

Functions magnesium

 

·         Helps with the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth

·         Important in regulating the neuromuscular activity of the hart

·         Maintains normal heart rhythm

·         Is necessary for the absorption of calcium and potassium and for vitamin C metabolism

·         Converts blood sugar into energy

·         Assist in controlling blood pressure

 

Deficiency symptoms of magnesium

 

·         Hypertension

·         Mal-absorption of other minerals

·         Irregular heart beat

·         Fatigue

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Manganese

Functions manganese

 

·         Is an antioxidant

·         Activates various enzymes which are important for proper digestion and the production of energy from amino acids

·         Is a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol

·         Helps nourish the nerves and brain

·         Maintains sex hormone production

·         Is necessary for the metabolism of vitamin B-1, C, Biotin, E as well as choline

 

Deficiency symptoms of manganese

 

·         Paralysis

·         Convulsions

·         Dizziness

·         Loss of hearing

·         Digestive problems

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Molybdenum

Functions molybdenum

 

·         Involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids - DNA & RNA

·         Assist in breaking down of sulfite toxin buildup

·         Is required for normal cell functioning and nitrogen metabolism

 

Deficiency symptoms of molybdenum

 

·         Abnormal excretion of sulfur metabolites

·         Low uric acid concentrations

·         Elevated hypoxanthine and xanthine excretion

 

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