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The Benefits of Microminerals


Humans have known for a long time about the 308px-Natroliteinde1pimportance of minerals in a healthy diet. Just like plants, we need more than just Sodium, Potassium and Phosphorus. Many health studies have proven the health benefits of ingesting a broad range of trace elements, in addition to the major minerals. Even rare earth elements are essential for the proper functioning of a biological system. The trick is to break down these elements into a fine enough form that they can be ingested and merge them with other elements which our bodies are equipped to absorb readily. When this is accomplished, these trace elements become highly bioavailable and can have tremendous health benefits. If we are deficient in any of these elements, our immune systems and vital biological functions can become severely impaired.


As an example,360px-BrownGiantKelp3600ppx-p we might take a look at Iodine and notice how notable eastern cultures include kelp in the diet, which is rich in Iodine and, as a result, there is a much lower incidence of glandular diseases that depend on that element. Without Iodine, many of the body’s endocrine glands, such as the thyroid, lack the necessary elements to generate important hormones required to operate vital biological functions. Likewise, the ingestion of Fluoride can displace Iodine in biochemistry, since both are Halogens, and lead one down a mysterious downward spiral of disease.


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Adverse health effects are experienced and observed when there 320px-Iodinecrystals-pare deficiencies in many other elements as well. We know that minerals and metals are a dietary requirement. Also, we can get sick when we get too much of any one thing, but most people simply don’t get enough of what they need.



Take Copper deficiency as another example:



“The deficiency in copper can cause many hematological manifestations, such as myelodysplasia, anemia, leukopenia (low white blood cell count) and neutropenia (low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that is often called “the first line of defense” for the immune system). Copper deficiency has long been known for as a cause of myelodysplasia (when a blood profile has indicators of possible future leukemia development), but it was not until recently in 2001 that copper deficiency was associated with neurological manifestations. Some neurological manifestations can be sensory ataxia (irregular coordination due to proprioceptive loss), spasticity, muscle weakness, and more rarely visual loss due to peripheral neuropathy (damage in the peripheral nerves), myelopathy (disease of the spinal cord), and rarely optic neuropathy.”


We feel the need to mention that caution should be exercised when considering supplementation. For example, an individual with Parkinson’s disease should not ingest a supplement containing copper, due to the way the body processes copper. We want to always encourage everyone who is considering the ingestion of supplements to do their research and be aware of their own body’s needs and limitations. We trust that all of our customers are well-informed, responsible adults who take the initiative in being aware of these considerations.


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