The Essence of Minerals
Minerals are the source of all physical life and the basis of nutrition, because the human body consists of about 4% minerals. Minerals control every organ and all the electrical impulses in the body. Minerals, like the 50 billion cells in our body which they feed, are dependent on each other for their operation. Therefore we need the full spectrum, as is the case with plants. But if minerals are no longer in the soil, then plants contain no minerals and deficiencies occur. Mineral supplementation is essential.
We can no longer survive without vitamins and minerals. Without minerals vitamins can not be absorbed. Vitamins are actually meaningless in the absence of minerals.Our body needs minerals (more than 100 mg / day) and trace elements (less than 100 mg / day). The most important minerals are calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Trace elements include iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, iodine and chromium.
Minerals have three functions:
- They provide structure in the formation of bones and teeth.
- They help maintain a normal heart rhythm, the contraction of the muscles, the conduction of the nervous system, and a balanced acid-base equilibrium.
- They regulate the cellular metabolism, because they are part of enzymes and hormones that modulate cellular activity.