Minerals

12 POINTS ON MINERALS


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Trace (ionic) minerals are more important in nutrition than vitamins. Vitamins can be synthesized by living matter, minerals cannot.

  6. Vitamins are required for every biochemical activity of the body. Vitamins cannot function unless minerals are present.

  7. 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.

  8. Hormonal secretion of glands is dependent upon mineral stimulation.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 inefficient.

  11. 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.

  12. 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
Calcium Phosphorus      Chromium Copper Iodine
Magnesium Potassium      Selenium Iron Sulfur
Sodium Chloride      Manganese Molybdenum Zinc

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.

 

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The provided information is for educational purposes only and not to be considered medical advice.
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