Here are the seven most serious health problems linked to trace mineral imbalance or deficiency (in alphabetical order):
CANCER: Research confirms cancers thrive in acidic conditions where little oxygen is present, but cannot grow in alkaline conditions which are rich in oxygen. For example, there is no such thing as “heart cancer” because blood flowing to the heart from the lungs is highly oxygenated. and slightly alkaline to maximise its oxygen yielding capacity.
The typical western diet, high in animal products, sweets, processed foods and anything fried, turns the pH of blood acidic, making it less able to deliver oxygen to vital organs thereby leaving them more prone to cancer formation. All minerals and trace minerals are alkaline by nature and work in unison to keep your bloods ‘pH’ at 7.45. MicroMins by NutriPLUS contains the full spectrum of trace minerals and is particularly rich in magnesium, chloride, potassium and sulphate
ALZHEIMERS/SENILITY: Recent studies show that emotional stress can increase the risk of developing senility. Restrained lab mice developed protein tangles in their brains similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s victims. Unrestrained mice showed no such tangles. Calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, tin and zinc have demonstrated combined reductions in stress and can prevent protein-induced brain tangles.
ARTHRITIS: A “self-attacking-self” disease due to an immune system weakened by viral infection, emotional stress or both. Zinc and selenium are often deficient in those with arthritis. These minerals and magnesium remove the “confusion” by restoring “chemical balance” to the body. Both trace minerals are present in MicroMins.
DEPRESSION/MOOD SWINGS: Depression is a whole-body illness. Mood swings, for example, are usually attributed to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Iron, zinc, magnesium, lithium and potassium boost levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters that ease tension and make us more alert. Chromium, vanadium, copper and manganese raise blood sugar levels to stabilize our moods and make us feel better.
DIABETES: This is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels. Common symptoms include frequent night time urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite, unintentional weight gain/loss, blurred vision, fatigue, physical weakness numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, resulting from a mistaken attack by the immune system on otherwise healthy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Chromium, manganese, selenium, tin, vanadium and zinc all contribute towards rectifying these problems
HEART DISEASE (CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE): Hypertension is often a precursor to heart problems. Potassium reduces hypertension through enhanced kidney function. Magnesium removes obstructions in the heart arteries while boron reduces magnesium excretions. Calcium lowers cholesterol build-up in the heart. Chromium enhances “good” (HDL) cholesterol, as does copper, helping to prevent heart disease. Fluoride reduces calcified heart valves, which is very common with ageing. Iron enhances oxygen transfer to the heart. Selenium reduces atherosclerosis that is invariably linked to heart attacks. Vanadium reduces fat and cholesterol in blood serum. Other trace minerals such as manganese, zinc, molybdenum, tin, nickel and silicon play additional roles in preventing heart disease.
OSTEOPOROSIS: This is a progressive disease in which bones gradually become weaker, causing changes in posture and increasing the risk of fractures. Boron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, sulphur, zinc, and manganese increase bone mass and reverse such bone deterioration.
These are the top seven health conditions, but they are really just the tip of the iceberg. Trace minerals are vital for joint movement, positive emotions, heart function, strong bones, good circulation, and brain health.
MicroMins ([http://www.nutriplusonline.co.uk/listman/listings/l0083.shtml]) is the only product we know of that is, made entirely by nature and equipped with the mineral-composition and richness necessary for addressing these top medical concerns.