Tag: Minerals

Importance of Vitamins & Minerals

The study of vitamins and minerals has been on for a fair amount of time now and a lot is known about the roles of each in a body. We also know a lot about what happens if too much or too little of any one is ingested. Research is an ongoing process to learn as much as posible about the effects of these vitamins and minerals on the physiological functioning of the body. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences are constantly reviewing the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).

All vitamins can be obtained directly from food with the exception of vitamins D, B5 and B7 which are obtained in part from different sources. B5 or Pantothenic acid can be absorbed by the body from a ten minute stint in the midday sun which will give an adult half of the …

Colloidal Minerals

The human system requires various nutrients and micro-nutrients to function in an optimal manner. Some of these micro-nutrients are trace minerals, which are vital to the proper functioning of the body. Colloidal Minerals are needed to maintain the delicate cellular fluid balance, to form bone and blood cells, to provide for electrochemical nerve activity, and to regulate muscle tone and activity (including organ muscles like the heart, stomach, liver, etc.). Any imbalance in trace minerals causes a malfunction, which in scientific terminology is called disease. Here it is important to note that while our body is capable of synthesizing several essential compounds on its own, it is not capable of synthesizing its own minerals.

These colloidal minerals therefore must be supplied through the diet or supplements. But the unhealthy modern lifestyles and depleted foods are unable to provide sufficient supply of these trace minerals. In case of processed foods, which …