Multiple Mineral, General Requirement

A general multiple mineral supplement may address several of your nutrient needs. This is discussed further in the treatment section.

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Multiple Mineral, General Requirement

Supplements and Medications  

Hydrochloric acid supplementation



Symptoms - Cardiovascular  

Heart racing/palpitations



Symptoms - Metabolic  

Foot odor/sweating



Counter Indicators
Symptoms - Metabolic  

Absence of foot odor/sweating



Symptoms - Muscular  

Leg cramps caused by walking



Symptoms - Nails  

Brittle fingernails



Symptoms - Reproductive - Female Cycle  

Anxiety related to menstrual cycle



 

Breast soreness during cycle



 

Carbohydrate craving during cycle




Conditions that suggest Multiple Mineral, General Requirement

Mental  

Stress

Calcification of soft tissues, especially following trauma, is common. During stress, calcium is drawn out of the bones as a result of demineralization.



Counter Indicators
Mental  

Stress

Calcification of soft tissues, especially following trauma, is common. During stress, calcium is drawn out of the bones as a result of demineralization.



Nutrients  


Respiratory  


Risks  

Increased Risk of Alzheimer's / Dementia

Please see the link with Increased risk of Alzhiemer’s and Multiple Vitamin Need.



Skin-Hair-Nails  



Risk factors for Multiple Mineral, General Requirement

Diet  


Counter Indicators
Diet  


Nutrients  


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Supplements and Medications  

Past multiple mineral supplement use

Modern farming techniques have led to soil mineral depletion when commercial farmers routinely replenish the soil with nitrogen and phosphates, but do little to fully replace the minerals that are being removed by plants grown in that soil. Mineral supplementation may be necessary to bring our nutritional standards back to the level of our forefathers, to insure against any nutrient dependencies any individual may have, and to make-up for our often poor choice of foods.



Counter Indicators
Supplements and Medications  

Multiple mineral supplement use

Modern farming techniques have led to soil mineral depletion when commercial farmers routinely replenish the soil with nitrogen and phosphates, but do little to fully replace the minerals that are being removed by plants grown in that soil. Mineral supplementation may be necessary to bring our nutritional standards back to the level of our forefathers, to insure against any nutrient dependencies any individual may have, and to make-up for our often poor choice of foods.



Symptoms - Food - Beverages  

(High) coffee consumption

Research has shown that drinking coffee causes a significant loss of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B and C, calcium, iron, and zinc.



Symptoms - Food - Intake  

(High) refined white flour consumption



Symptoms - Respiratory  

History of asthma



Tumors, Malignant  

Carcinoid Cancer

When diarrhea is present, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and even salt may be deficient and should be replaced as necessary.




Multiple Mineral, General Requirement suggests the following may be present

Diet  


Tumors, Malignant  

Carcinoid Cancer

When diarrhea is present, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and even salt may be deficient and should be replaced as necessary.




Recommendations for Multiple Mineral, General Requirement

Diet  

Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance

Research has shown that drinking coffee causes a significant loss of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B and C, calcium, iron, and zinc.



 

Therapeutic Fasting

Major nutritional deficiencies may best be corrected prior to the start of a lengthy fast. Supplementation during a fast is also a possibility.



Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Mineral  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
Weakly counter-indicative
Strongly counter-indicative
May do some good
Highly recommended
May have adverse consequences

Glossary

Mineral

Plays a vital role in regulating many body functions. They act as catalysts in nerve response, muscle contraction and the metabolism of nutrients in foods. They regulate electrolyte balance and hormonal production, and they strengthen skeletal structures.

Calcium

The body's most abundant mineral. Its primary function is to help build and maintain bones and teeth. Calcium is also important to heart health, nerves, muscles and skin. Calcium helps control blood acid-alkaline balance, plays a role in cell division, muscle growth and iron utilization, activates certain enzymes, and helps transport nutrients through cell membranes. Calcium also forms a cellular cement called ground substance that helps hold cells and tissues together.

Iron

An essential mineral. Prevents anemia: as a constituent of hemoglobin, transports oxygen throughout the body. Virtually all of the oxygen used by cells in the life process are brought to the cells by the hemoglobin of red blood cells. Iron is a small but most vital, component of the hemoglobin in 20,000 billion red blood cells, of which 115 million are formed every minute. Heme iron (from meat) is absorbed 10 times more readily than the ferrous or ferric form.

Zinc

An essential trace mineral. The functions of zinc are enzymatic. There are over 70 metalloenzymes known to require zinc for their functions. The main biochemicals in which zinc has been found to be necessary include: enzymes and enzymatic function, protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is a constituent of insulin and male reproductive fluid. Zinc is necessary for the proper metabolism of alcohol, to get rid of the lactic acid that builds up in working muscles and to transfer it to the lungs. Zinc is involved in the health of the immune system, assists vitamin A utilization and is involved in the formation of bone and teeth.

Diarrhea

Excessive discharge of contents of bowel.

Potassium

A mineral that serves as an electrolyte and is involved in the balance of fluid within the body. Our bodies contain more than twice as much potassium as sodium (typically 9oz versus 4oz). About 98% of total body potassium is inside our cells. Potassium is the principal cation (positive ion) of the fluid within cells and is important in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles, nervous system and just about every cell in the body. Potassium regulates the water balance and acid-base balance in the blood and tissues. Evidence is showing that potassium is also involved in bone calcification. Potassium is a cofactor in many reactions, especially those involving energy production and muscle building.

Magnesium

An essential mineral. The chief function of magnesium is to activate certain enzymes, especially those related to carbohydrate metabolism. Another role is to maintain the electrical potential across nerve and muscle membranes. It is essential for proper heartbeat and nerve transmission. Magnesium controls many cellular functions. It is involved in protein formation, DNA production and function and in the storage and release of energy in ATP. Magnesium is closely related to calcium and phosphorus in body function. The average adult body contains approximately one ounce of magnesium. It is the fifth mineral in abundance within the body--behind calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Although about 70 percent of the body's magnesium is contained in the teeth and bones, its most important functions are carried out by the remainder which is present in the cells of the soft tissues and in the fluid surrounding those cells.

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