What is a Mineral Supplement?




Our family need a wide range of Mineral Supplement in their diet to be healthy and they need them in the right amounts. Minerals strengthen bones and teeth, maintain a healthy immune system and support vitamins to do their work.

Most families should rather use a Mineral Supplement than vitamin as more people are deficient in minerals than vitamins, so they should be the preferred supplement.




How do your family get the daily required amounts(RDA) of minerals?



Can you and your family today get the daily required amounts(RDA) of minerals from eating fresh fruit and vegetables each day?

Look at what they have found through Research.

  • A study from Canada shows that in the last 50 years, foods show a sharp decline in the nutrients they contain including calcium, iron and other minerals.
  • Another study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that a significant number of Americans cannot get sufficient amount of minerals such as calcium, chromium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and manganese from the food they consume.

So, even if your family consume a diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies and meat, their health is still at risk.

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Also Take Note: NO vitamins can be absorbed or carry out their intended functions without the presence of specific minerals in very particular amounts. Hence the need for Mineral Supplement.

The body uses minerals (which are metals and other inorganic compounds) to perform many different functions like:
  • building strong bones
  • transmitting nerve impulses
  • to make hormones
  • maintain a normal heartbeat
  • enabling enzymes to activating chemical reactions, to
  • promoting healthy brain functions



What types of minerals are there?



Mineral Supplement can be divided into two main groups, namely one - which are required in amounts greater than 100mg per day called macro minerals and two - micro elements, of which less is required.

The macro mineral group is made up of:

calcium,

chloride,

magnesium,

phosphorus,

potassium,

and

sodium.

Micro minerals includes:

Aluminum,

chromium,

copper,

fluoride,

iodine,

iron,

manganese,

molybdenum,

selenium,

sulfur, and

zinc.

Is a Mineral Supplement the answer to your family’s health risk?



Why the need for a Mineral Supplement
to keep the family healthy?



The next article clearly indicates the importance of minerals in our daily diet. It illustrate why we as parents should know and understand the need and usage of Mineral Supplement in our family diet.

MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY & SUDDEN DEATH

Written and Researched by Ronald J. Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O.

An athletic 20 year man is playing basketball and suddenly collapses on the court and dies.

On a hot July day, a young and vibrant college football player suddenly makes a great tackle and never gets up, only to be pronounced dead 5 minutes later.

High School track runner dies after finishing second in a race.

The sad truth is 1 out of 50,000 young adults will fall victim to Sudden Death.

Most sudden deaths have been linked to a thickened, enlarged heart called hyper trophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or by a condition that disturbs the rhythm of the heart called an arrhythmia.

When one sweats, a significant amount of magnesium is lost. Magnesium is the most under-recognized electrolyte disorder in the U.S. Dr. Mildred Seelig, one of the country's leading authorities on magnesium suggests that 80%-90% of the population is deficient is magnesium.

It is beyond the extent of this article why the public is being denied the truth of the seriousness of magnesium deficiency and sudden death. The amount of medical research could fill a book, but it is unfortunately being ignored.

According to Micheal A. Brodsky M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and the director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at the University of California, mineral imbalances interfere with the heart's normal nerve function.

While most athletes have been conditioned to drink a potassium rich drink after sweating. Very few have been educated on the dangers of a magnesium deficiency. Dr. Brodsky states that arrhythmia therapy should focus on replenishing two key minerals: potassium and magnesium.

Almost all physicians have known for some time just how vital potassium is for normal heartbeat. Magnesium is an entirely different story, however.

According to Carla Sueta M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine "apparently, many doctors still don't realize how important a role this mineral can play in some heart patients. In fact, most never check the magnesium level.

She has shown through her research that magnesium reduced the incidence of several types of ventricular arrhythmia by 53 to 76 percent.

Magnesium deficiency can be induced by the very drugs meant to help heart problems. Some types of diuretics(water pills) cause the body to excrete both magnesium and potassium, as does digitalis. And magnesium deficiency is often at the bottom of what's called refractory potassium deficiency. The amount of magnesium in the body determines the amount of a particular enzyme that determines the amount of potassium in the body," he explains.

So if you are magnesium-deficient, you may in turn be potassium-deficient, and no amount of potassium is going to correct this unless you are also getting enough magnesium.

For the full article see:

Written and Researched by Ronald J. Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O.

References1:Eisenberg MJ, Magnesium deficiency and sudden death (editorial), AM Heart J1992 Aug; 124(2):544-9 2:Magnes Res 1994 Jun;7(2):145-53 3:Tzivoni, Dan, M.D. and Keren, Andre, M.D., "Suppression of Ventricular Arrhythmias by Magnesium", The American Journal of Cardiology, June 1,

1990;65:1397-1399. 4:Miner Electrolyte Metab 1993;19(4-5):323-36 5:Keller, Peter K. and Aronson, Ronald S., "The Role of Magnesium in Cardiac Arrhythmias", Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, May/June

1990;32(6):433-448.




Research for example has shown that ,Magnesium is the most important nutrient in which most people are deficient, followed by calcium.

Normally Multivitamins only contain a small amounts of this "major" Mineral Supplement.

When multivitamins include major minerals, it normally includes more magnesium than calcium since it is more difficult to get the 100% RDA of magnesium (400mg) in a diet.

When taking either Multivitamins or Multi minerals the following should be considered:

Multivitamins are energizing and,

Multi minerals are relaxing.

For this reason, it may be preferable to use a Multivitamin in the morning, and a Multi mineral at night before bed.

Mineral Supplement like calcium, magnesium, and other minerals are best absorbed when there is sufficient acid in the stomach. This can be ensured in a number of ways.

  • Some Mineral Supplement includes acid components like Betaine HCL which improves absorption.
  • For parents to ensure that the family get the full value of the Mineral Supplement, a good way is to consume a small amount of raw walnuts or almonds with them, which provides fat and protein and causes the liver to produce bile which helps absorption.

Calcium and magnesium are necessary for:

  • muscle function,
  • providing the mechanism for muscle contraction and
  • relaxation, including the heart muscle.



In addition to the calcium, scientific literature also documents the need for a wide range of Mineral Supplement which are vital to maintaining strong, healthy bones?

Today our family is heavily exposed to soft drinks which have an adverse effect on bone density. It is especially true for small children and teenagers today.

For those who have already lost bone density, the proper combination of nutrients can help restore bone mass by rebuilding the organic matrix that holds minerals such as calcium and magnesium in place.

That raises the question: What effect does too much of a mineral have?


What effect does Mineral Supplement overdose have?



Like my Grandpa use to say: “Too much of a good thing is not good.”

The same goes for excess doses of some minerals. Studies haves shown that at just five times the recommended levels, zinc, iron, chromium and selenium can be raised to toxic levels in the body.

Here are a few examples of the most common side effects of minerals overdose:

  • Too much zinc intake reduces or prevents iron and copper absorption and can contribute to impaired immunity, heart problems and anaemia.
  • Large intakes of fluoride may stain and / or even weaken the teeth.
  • Excessive calcium intakes inhibit absorption of iron and possibly other trace elements.
  • Iron toxicity is also common. Even a small amount over the recommended dietary intake (RDI) can cause gastrointestinal upset, nausea and black bowel actions (poo).
  • Severe toxicity can lead to coma and even death.




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