Specific metal, minerals

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.