Tagged: Minerals Essential for Health

Minerals: Essential for Health – Magnesium

Magnesium serves hundreds of functions within the body and is an important part of bone health, heart health, a healthy nervous system, cellular energy, hormone regulation and the relaxation and activation of muscle tissue. . .

Magnesium has been called a miracle mineral alongside chromium, zinc and selenium. It is essential to a wide variety of body functions, including energy production, transmission of nerve impulses, protein formation, and the production of DNA material. . .

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Minerals: Essential for Health – Zinc

If the Magnesium is the King of the minerals essential for our human body, Zinc can certainly be considered the Queen – Feel free to reverse the order based on your own gender preferences. . .

Zinc is an essential mineral contributing to our total physical and mental well-being. The average adult human body contains only about 2 grams of this mineral. Even a little deficiency in Zinc causes perils for our immune system. There are 156 enzymes that require zinc for their functioning. It acts as a cofactor with more than 300 different enzymes, boosting the functioning of many of the body’s most basic chemical processes. It is a constituent of many enzymes involved in metabolism. . .

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Minerals: Essential for Health – Chromium

Since the Magnesium and Zinc have been made to occupy the Royal Throne of the Health Empire, we can only assign the Bishop’s job for the Chromium. No need to feel sorry for the Chromium, it has been assigned a very hefty portfolio.

Chromium is essential to maintaining good health. It is required for normal carbohydrate, sugar, fat and protein metabolism. As a nutritional substance, it is an essential co-factor for insulin function. It helps to ensure that the blood sugar levels stay within the normal ranges by improving the way our bodies use insulin. Chromium is needed to help insulin perform this enormous task.

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Minerals: Essential for Health – Selenium

Selenium is another essential mineral that follows on the heel of Chromium to help us remain fit and healthy. The many benefits of selenium include its ability to boost the body’s immune system and protect it against disease such as heart disease. It is a potent antioxidant and prevents hardening of the arteries. It supports pancreatic health and keeps skin looking young. . .
 
Selenium is found in every cell of human body, but especially in kidneys, lever, spleen, pancreas and testes. In males, almost half of the selenium is concentrated in the testicles and the seminal ducts around the prostate gland. That is why it is considered essential to maintaining good health of the human anatomy specific to males. . .

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