Understanding specific metals/mineral
The list of specific metals/minerals and their role and symptoms of excess are mentioned below
- Aluminum is found in laundry soap, cookware, antacids, baking powder,cans, foils, Parmesan cheese, etc.
- Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be related to excess Aluminum in the brain.
- Symptoms of excess Aluminum may include gastrointestinal problems, nervousness, kidney problems, or lack of energy.
- Found in water, pesticides treated lumber, beer, table salt, and tobacco smoke.
- Symptoms of excess Arsenic may include: drowsiness, diarrhea, muscle cramps, or headaches.
- Bismuth modifies the intestinal terrain to reduce abdominal pain and gas.
- Has beneficial bacterial properties.
- Only recently has the health benefits of this trace mineral been discovered; research is still limited.
- Boron plays a vital role in the maintenance of bone health and prevention of bone loss.
- Assists the absorption and utilization of Calcium.
- May assist in the absorption and utilization of Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Phosphorous.
- Found in cigarette smoke, pesticides, and refined foods.
- Symptoms of excess Cadmium may include: high blood pressure, emphysema, anemia, hair loss, and kidney problems.
- The most important mineral, and the one most likely to be deficient.
- If there is enough Calcium in the diet, the body can store and use reserves, in stressful situations.
- If the body has no reserved Calcium, the body will leach the Calcium it needs from the bones.
- Calcium builds and maintains strong bones and teeth.
- Aids vitality and endurance.
- Regulates heart rhythm.
- Aids in energy production.
- Works with Zinc & Vitamin C to form elastin.
- Aids healing process and energy production.
- Needed for taste sensitivity, healthy nerves, and the formation of collagen.
- Works with insulin to metabolize sugar and help stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Aids in the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein.
- May reduce cholesterol.
- Plays a role in the prevention of anemia and the metabolism of carbohydrates.
- Regulates the nervous system.
- Needed by all tissues of the body for enzymatic reactions
- Necessary for the absorption and utilization of Iron.
- Aids in the formation of red blood cells, hemoglobin and bone.
- Has been known to be helpful during cancer treatment when used in a diagnostic, scanning mechanism.
- Increases reactions that defend the organs.
- Stimulates cellular activity.
- Is anti-toxic, anti-infectious, and helps to regulate body temperature.
- Helps with cardiovascular problems and hypertension.
- Helpful in the absorption of electromagnetic rays.
- Useful in states of psychosomatic exhaustion.
- Has anti-infection and anti-fermentation power in the intestines.
- Every cell in the body needs Iron to function properly.
- Principally important in the formation of enzymes, which modify many chemical reactions.
- Studies have found that Iron is the second most deficient mineral in the human body.
- Essential for the production of hemoglobin and the oxygenation of red blood cells.
- Helps to carry oxygen to cells throughout the body.
- Needed for a healthy immune system and energy production.
- Helps prevent anemia and fatigue, and maintains good skin tone.
- Excessive coffee or tea consumption may reduce the body’s ability to absorb Iron.
- Helps to strengthen the immune system.
- Present in paint, plumbing supplies, tobacco, water, canned fruit, and garden vegetables.
- Symptoms of excess Lead may include: muscle weakness, memory loss, impotence, mental disturbances, brain dysfunction, liver problems, or hyperactivity.
- Is the biocatalyst used for anxiety, anguish, depression, and insomnia
- Enhances the elimination of uric acid.
- Required for strong, healthy bones and teeth.
- Helps muscles to relax and function properly.
- Helps maintain normal heart rhythm.
- Aids in Calcium and Potassium utilization.
- Helps protect arterial linings from stress due to sudden changes in blood pressure.
- Aids in the transmission of nerve impulses.
- Helps prevent depression and helps the body deal with stress.
- Aids in energy production and regulation.
- Aids in carbohydrate and mineral metabolism.
- Aids in proper insulin production.
- Aids in the metabolism of fats and proteins.
- Helps maintain a healthy immune system and healthy nerves.
- Helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Aids in the production of energy.
- Needed for normal bone growth.
- Needed for normal reproduction.
- Aids in the metabolism and utilization of Vitamin B1 and Vitamin E.
- Aids in the production of mother’s milk.
- Can be found in Mercury dental fillings, fabric softeners, exposure to certain insecticides and pesticides, water, or seafood containing high levels of Mercury.
- Symptoms of excess Mercury may include rashes, respiratory problems, diarrhea, or thyroid problems.
- Needed for the metabolism of Iron and Sulfur.
- Required for proper growth and development.
- Plays a role in fat metabolism and enzyme activation.
- Useful in asthma cases (detoxifying sulfites).
- Acts in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
- Activates the transformation of glucose to glycogen.
- Used to treat cellulite and diabetes.
- Beneficial in the treatment of tumors and diabetes.
- Maintains strong bones and teeth.
- Necessary for muscle function, nerve function, and energy.
- Works as an oxidation catalyst.
- Often used in conjunction with radiation therapy to diminish side effects.
- More Potassium is found in the body’s cells than any other mineral.
- Needed for normal muscle tone and function.
- Helps to keep heart rhythm regular.
- Important for a healthy nervous system.
- Helps maintain blood pressure at a normal level.
- Aids in regulating the transfer of nutrients to the cells.
- A vital antioxidant that acts synergistically with Vitamin E.
- Found in all tissues of the body, but is most concentrated in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and testicles.
- Helps to keep the immune system strong by preventing the formation of free radicals, which damage the body.
- Aids in the production of antibodies.
- Required for pancreatic function.
- Helps maintain a healthy heart.
- May help to slow down the aging process.
- Studies have shown a link between low levels of Selenium and a high rate of heart disease; and that individuals suffering from heart disease responded well to Selenium supplementation.
- When combined with Vitamin E. Selenium has been shown to enhance conventional arthritis treatments.
- Silicon is the second most abundant element on the earth; behind Oxygen.
- Influences bone formation and calcification, concentrating in the active growth areas of the bone.
- An antiseptic used against infection and fever.
- An oxidation catalyst, which can prevent germ development and maintain proper body temperature.
- Principally involved in acid-base balance, and nerve and muscle function.
- Deficiencies or excesses can cause confusion or comas
- Shown to be helpful in controlling asthma.
- Intervenes in tissue degeneration.
- Used therapeutically against coughs, chronic heart attacks, and tuberculosis.
- Powerful anti-viral agent.
- Plays a role in building strong bones and teeth.
- Enhances insulin effectiveness.
- Decreases cholesterol formation.
- Increases effectiveness of heart muscle concentration.
- Deficiency may contribute to hypoglycemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.
- This essential mineral can be found throughout the entire body, with the highest concentrations found in the eyes, liver, bones, prostate, and hair.
- Despite its essential role, the body has a minimal ability to store Zinc. Its supply is used up quickly, making a continuous external supply necessary to maintain health.
- Essential for reproduction, as well as healthy growth and development.
- Helps protect the immune system and protect the body from chemical damage.
- Important in maintaining prostate gland function and health.
- Needed for proper growth and to maintain the health of hair, skin and nails.
- Helps in the healing of wounds.
- Helps maintain sensitivity to taste and smell.
- Acts as a detoxifier and protects the liver from chemical damage.
- Helps prevent the absorption of Lead and Cadmium in the liver.
- Aids in the removal of excess carbon dioxide from the body.