Certain minerals that are intrinsic to a proper functioning and growth of your body are Boron, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Silicon and Zinc. Among these some minerals essential for a healthy you with their unique benefits and features are listed below:
Chromium is vital for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats in your body. It stimulates fatty acids and cholesterol synthesis to aid proper brain function and other body processes. Insulin metabolism and enzyme activation are all dependent on chromium. Chromium is obtained from your diet.
Magnesium is required for maintaining a normal blood pressure, nerve function, muscle function, heart rhythm, healthy immune system and regulation of the sugar levels in your blood. Magnesium maintains your bone strength and is concerned with your body’s total energy metabolism alongwith protein synthesis.
Magnesium has proved to be helpful in avoiding diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.
Selenium in small quantities or traces is essential to your body. However it proves to be toxic if the quantity exceeds the limits.
Selenium acts as an anti-aging factor by minimizing the amount of free radicals and toxic elements like cadmium, lead and mercury in your body.
Selenium also checks the multiplication and spread of viruses which helps you in fighting infections. Menopausal symptoms in women and healthy sperm production in men are supported by your selenium intake. Multiple sclerosis and arthritis can be treated with the correct dosage of this trace element. Tissue elasticity, blood consistency (stickiness) and pancreatic functions are maintained by selenium working with other minerals and nutrients.
Certain cancers, abnormality of heart muscles and certain other selenium deficiency diseases can be positively treated with selenium.
Iron is the prime oxygen carrying and distribution ingredient of hemoglobin (in blood) and myoglobin (in muscles). High concentration of iron is found in the bone marrow, liver and spleen. Hence iron becomes an essential component of every cell of your body. Iron is needed for many enzyme reactions, energy production in your body and to maintain an overall healthy immune system.
Zinc maintains a healthy immune system and initiates numerous enzyme activities which influence the bio-chemical reactions in your body. Zinc is required for the tissues of your skin, nails and hair; hence skin diseases like acne and boils can be treated with its proper dosage.
Protein & collagen synthesis, regulation of oil glands, sexual development (especially among children and men) and growth in general has a great dependency on the zinc content in your system.