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Functions chromium


·         Works with insulin in the metabolism of sugars to help stabilizes blood glucose (sugar) levels

·         Cleans the arteries by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride

·         Helps transport amino acids (protein) to where the body needs it

·         Helps control the appetite


Deficiency symptoms of chromium


·         Glucose intolerance in diabetics

·         Arteriosclerosis

·         Heart disease

·         Depressed growth

·         Obesity

·         Tiredness


Functions calcium


·         Builds and maintains bones and teeth

·         Regulates heart rhythm

·         Helps regulate the passage of other nutrients in and out of cell walls

·         Assist in normal blood clotting

·         Helps maintain proper nerve and muscle functioning

·         Lowers blood pressure

·         Is important to normal kidney functioning

·         Reduces the incidence of colon cancer (under research)

·         Reduces blood cholesterol levels

·         Prevents muscle cramps

·         Have a natural calming and tranquilizing effect

·         Helps with protein structuring in DNA and RNA

·         Helps to keep the skin healthy

·         Stops lead from being absorbed into bone


Functions of chloride


·         Works with potassium and sodium, two electrolytes, to control the flow of fluid in blood vessels and tissues

·         Regulate acidity in the body

·         Forms part of hydrochloric acid in the stomach


Deficiency symptoms of chloride


·         Can cause excessive loss of potassium in the urine

·         Weakness

·         Lowered blood pressure


Functions of copper


·         Required in the formation of hemoglobin, red blood cells as well as bones

·         Helps with the formation of elastin as well as collagen

·         Necessary for the manufacture of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline

·         Necessary for the pigmentation of hair

·         Necessary for the absorption and utilization of iron


Deficiency symptoms of copper


·         Weakness

·         Impaired respiration

·         Skin sores


Functions of iron


·         Required in the formation of hemoglobin

·         Required in the production of myoglobin (the form of hemoglobin found in muscle tissue)

·         Necessary for the oxygenation of red blood cells

·         Necessary for energy production

·         Promotes good skin tone


Deficiency symptoms of iron


·         Severe iron deficiency results in anemia and red blood cells that have a low hemoglobin concentration

·         Anemia in pregnancy increases the risk of having a premature baby or a baby with low birth weight

·         In young children iron deficiency is associated with behavioral abnormalities (such as reduced attention span), and reduced cognitive performance (that may not be fully reversible by iron replacement) and slow growth

·         Fatigue and poor stamina


Functions magnesium


·         Helps with the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth

·         Important in regulating the neuromuscular activity of the hart

·         Maintains normal heart rhythm

·         Is necessary for the absorption of calcium and potassium and for vitamin C metabolism

·         Converts blood sugar into energy

·         Assist in controlling blood pressure


Deficiency symptoms of magnesium


·         Hypertension

·         Mal-absorption of other minerals

·         Irregular heart beat

·         Fatigue


Functions manganese


·         Is an antioxidant

·         Activates various enzymes which are important for proper digestion and the production of energy from amino acids

·         Is a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol

·         Helps nourish the nerves and brain

·         Maintains sex hormone production

·         Is necessary for the metabolism of vitamin B-1, C, Biotin, E as well as choline


Deficiency symptoms of manganese


·         Paralysis

·         Convulsions

·         Dizziness

·         Loss of hearing

·         Digestive problems


Functions molybdenum


·         Involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids - DNA & RNA

·         Assist in breaking down of sulfite toxin buildup

·         Is required for normal cell functioning and nitrogen metabolism


Deficiency symptoms of molybdenum


·         Abnormal excretion of sulfur metabolites

·         Low uric acid concentrations

·         Elevated hypoxanthine and xanthine excretion


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