Here are the seven most serious health problems related to trace element imbalance or deficiency (in alphabetical order):
CANCER: Research confirms that cancers thrive in acidic conditions where there is little oxygen, but cannot grow in alkaline conditions that are rich in oxygen. For example, there is no such thing as “heart cancer” because the blood that flows to the heart from the lungs is highly oxygenated. and slightly alkaline to maximize its oxygen production capacity.
The typical Western diet, rich in animal products, sweets, processed foods, and anything fried, converts the pH of the blood to acid, making it less able to deliver oxygen to vital organs, leaving them more prone to to the formation of cancer. All minerals and trace elements are alkaline in nature and work in unison to maintain the “pH” of the blood at 7.45. NutriPLUS MicroMins contains the full spectrum of trace elements and is particularly rich in magnesium, chloride, potassium and sulfate.
ALZHEIMERS / SENILITY: Recent studies show that emotional stress can increase the risk of developing senility. The restricted laboratory mice developed tangles of proteins in their brains similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s victims. The rampant mice showed no such entanglement. Calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, tin, and zinc have shown combined reductions in stress and can prevent protein-induced brain tangles.
ARTHRITIS: A “self-attacking” disease due to a weakened immune system from a viral infection, emotional stress, or both. Zinc and selenium are often deficient in people with arthritis. These minerals and magnesium eliminate “confusion” by restoring the “chemical balance” of the body. Both trace minerals are present in MicroMins.
DEPRESSION / CHANGES IN MOOD: Depression is a disease of the whole body. Mood swings, for example, are generally attributed to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Iron, zinc, magnesium, lithium, and potassium increase levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters that relieve stress and make us more alert. Chromium, vanadium, copper, and manganese raise blood sugar levels to stabilize our mood and make us feel better.
DIABETES – This is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels. Common symptoms include frequent nighttime urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite, involuntary 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 immune system attack on the otherwise healthy insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Chromium, manganese, selenium, tin, vanadium, and zinc help correct these problems.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE): Hypertension is often a precursor to heart problems. Potassium reduces hypertension through improved kidney function. Magnesium removes blockages in the arteries of the heart, while boron reduces magnesium excretions. Calcium reduces the accumulation of cholesterol in the heart. Chromium improves “good” cholesterol (HDL), as does copper, which helps prevent heart disease. Fluoride reduces calcified heart valves, which is very common with aging. Iron improves oxygen transfer to the heart. Selenium reduces atherosclerosis that is invariably linked to heart attacks. Vanadium reduces fat and cholesterol in the blood serum. Other trace elements such as manganese, zinc, molybdenum, tin, nickel, and silicon play additional roles in preventing heart disease.
OSTEOPOROSIS: It is a progressive disease in which the bones gradually weaken, causing changes in posture and increasing the risk of fractures. Boron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, sulfur, zinc and manganese increase bone mass and reverse this deterioration.
These are the top seven health conditions, but they’re really just the tip of the iceberg. Trace elements are vital for joint movement, positive emotions, heart function, strong bones, good circulation, and brain health.
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