By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
All minerals exist as the basest elements of life and living organisms. They are considered as important building blocks within the body, and are involved in many biochemical processes within the body. As such, being deficient in mineral levels can cause your body to not function at its optimum levels. Minerals need to both be at a sufficient level, and be in balance with each other. Here are some examples of how minerals impact the body:
Iron: aids in delivering oxygen to the body via the blood. Iron has muscular and metabolic uses. It also supports energy.
Calcium: building block for teeth and bones. Aids in heart, muscle, and nerve function.
Magnesium: regulates heart rhythm, immune system function, and muscle function.
Potassium: electrolyte that aids in function of nerve and muscle cells
Zinc: regulates and aids in growth and development. Supports normal appetite, clear skin, stress, and even sense of taste and smell.
Those are just to name a few. While being deficient in vitamins and minerals is something to be concerned about, you also do not want to take too much of any vitamin or mineral as it can become toxic to the body or cause an imbalance. By doing vitamin and mineral deficiency testing , you can tell exactly where you are and know what steps to take to lead to optimal mineral balance and thus a healthier you.
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Medical disclaimer: Our mineral deficiency testing and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
Mayoclinic.org. N.p., 2016. Web. 20 July 2016.