Minerals are an essential part of our
diet and super critical for the proper functioning of the body.
A lack of minerals may in part account for our
increasing susceptibility to diseases. There are literally hundreds of small
ways that minerals effectively boost health. For instance, minerals can aid in body metabolism, reduce free radical formation, increase glucose uptake by the cells, boost brain function, improve hair and skin, improve bone health,
oxygenate various organ systems, improve muscle and joint health, manage stress,
improve immune function and on and on.
Symptoms of a mineral
deficiency could include dry skin, acne, poor reflexes, apathy, weakness,
confusion, extreme thirst, cramps, muscle tremors, insomnia, headaches, high
blood pressure, depression, constipation, hyperactivity, Irregular heart rhythms,
muscle weakness or cramps, brittle bones, rickets, osteoporosis, shortness of
breathe, fatigue, iron deficiency reduced resistance to infections, poor
appetite, hair loss, diarrhea, thin fingernails with white spots, fatigue,
memory loss, anxiety, poor immunity, dandruff, psoriasis, hyperactivity.