Chromium, magnesium, iron and zinc. No this isn’t a science lesson, these are just a few of the trace minerals needed by the body in order to function properly. Also known as trace elements or microminerals, trace minerals are naturally occurring substances found in soil and the ocean. Traditionally, eating fruits and vegetables organically grown in nutrient-rich soil provided all the trace minerals the body requires, however modern day farming and erosion has led to depletion of these minerals in the soil vegetables have grown in. These days these minerals are found in abundance in sea water and oceans, and while we don’t recommend drinking a pint of sea water, taking a supplement containing all the necessary trace minerals derived from sea water may be beneficial in supporting your overall health.
What are the benefits of trace minerals?
Trace minerals have a variety of roles within the body, from heart health to immune defence to joint support. There are over 72 trace minerals all working to support the body in one way or another, below is a list of just a few of them and what benefits they provide:
Chloride: This mineral supports proper pH levels, aids digestion, stimulates nerve and muscle cells, as well as aiding the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide within cells.
Magnesium: Playing a vital role in many bodily functions, magnesium is a mineral that can be found in nuts, seeds and beans as well as vegetables. Despite it being found in various food sources, studies suggest that up to 80% of Americans could still be deficient in the mineral. Some of the benefits of magnesium include improving brain function and exercise performance, supporting heart health and acting as an anti-inflammatory.
Potassium: The third most abundant mineral in the body, potassium helps to regulate fluid in the body, send nerve signals and regulate muscle contractions. Due to its role in these areas, the mineral may help reduce blood pressure, prevent kidney stones and reduce water retention.
Signs of mineral deficiency
Mineral deficiency symptoms can differ depending on what mineral it is the body is lacking. However some common symptoms of mineral deficiency include poor immune function, muscle cramps, poor concentration, loss of appetite and irregular heartbeat.
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