12 POINTS ON MINERALS
- According to Senate Document No. 264, the official
publication, 99% of American people are deficient in
minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more
important minerals actually results in disease.
- The body is equipped to chelate only a small amount
of some inorganic elements from nature. Therefore, the
body requires the minerals to come from plants (ionic)
and in a chelated form (bonded to amino acids) so that
the minerals may be properly assimilated and utilized.
The efficiency of each mineral is enhanced by balanced
amounts of the others.
- The body must maintain an adequate mineral supply to
maintain a balance between internal and external
pressures of the body cells called osmotic equilibrium.
This state must be maintained for normal cell function
and continued youthful health.
- All nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, enzymes,
amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, oils, etc.
require minerals for activity. All bodily processes
depend upon the action of minerals.
- Trace (ionic) minerals are more important in
nutrition than vitamins. Vitamins can be synthesized by
living matter, minerals cannot.
- Vitamins are required for every biochemical activity
of the body. Vitamins cannot function unless minerals are
- Minerals are the activators that make all enzyme
functions possible. Chelated ionic minerals combine with
enzymes into an alkaline detoxifying agent which
neutralizes the acid metabolic by-products of the cells
and other toxic conditions within the body and prepares
them for elimination.
- Hormonal secretion of glands is dependent upon
- The acid-alkaline balance (pH) of the tissue fluid is
controlled by minerals. When acid (low ph) foods are
eaten, the body automatically leaches out calcium and
phosphorus from teeth, jaw and back to buff up the ph to
neutral or slightly alkaline.
- All elements work together as a collective whole. If
there is a shortage of just one mineral, the balance of
the entire bodily activity can be thrown awry. A
deficiency of one mineral may disrupt the entire chain of
life, rendering other nutrients either useless or
- The concept brought forth by French scientists
concerning the biological transmutation of the elements
within the body makes it understandable as to why the
body needs the broad range of chelated minerals in
balance to regain and maintain good health.
- Minerals are, therefore, justified as a supplemental
dietary substance especially in these days when the
mineral content of our fruits and vegetables are
destroyed by petrochemicals and synthetic fertilizers.
The foods can only possess what the soil had to give.
Minerals compose about 4% of the body’s weight. Three quarters of that is in the skeletal structure, mostly as calcium & phosphorus. There are two main classifications of minerals, macro & micro. To classify as a macro nutrient, a mineral must make up no less than 0.01% of body weight to meet this criterion.
|Macro Nutrients||Micro Nutrients|
HCL helps the body extract minerals from food. HCL also lowers the stomach ph to 3 shich triggers the release of pepsin. Minerals chelated onto amino acids seem to work best because the minerals can be targeted to certain areas on the body when attached to amino acids.
The environment (area where your food is grown) has a great effect on amounts of minerals in the food. Quality of minerals is BIOAVAILABILITY. That affects how well your body utilizes the mineral.
Zinc prevents many types of rhino viruses (common cold) from reproducing and stimulates the body’s immune system (T-cells) and acts as a natural antihistamine.
So then, an electrolyte is a substance that dissociates into ions when fused or in solution, thus becoming capable of conducting electricity. Within the body, the electrolytes play an essential role in the workings of the cell, and in maintaining fluid balance and a normal ACID-BASE BALANCE. Sodium is a key regulator in water balance; potassium plays an integral part in the clotting mechanism and muscle physiology. Magnesium and chloride are necessary tor normal body function.