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Why are Minerals More Important than Vitamins?

Posted on 18th Feb 2012 @ 12:44 PM

Fulvic Gold™ Formulas enhance and transport nutrients for our bodies’ use while correcting nutrient deficiency. All bodily processes depend on the action and interaction of minerals. Vitamins are required for every biochemical activity of the body, but they can’t function without the presence of minerals. All nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, oils, etc, require minerals for activity. Minerals are a more important supplement than vitamins because vitamins can be synthesized by living matter, but minerals cannot.

The mineral content of plant foods is influenced by the mineral content of the soil in which it is grown. Due to soil depletion and food processing we are not getting the minerals from our food crops like we did 50-100 years ago. Minerals are needed as a supplement to the everyday diet because many of the fruits, vegetables and grains that are harvested today continue to be grown in mineral deficient soils fertilized only by the use of synthetic, mineral deficient fertilizers.

All body elements function synergistically. If there is just one mineral shortage, the balance of the entire body can be thrown off. One deficiency can render other nutrients either useless or inefficient. Hormonal secretions of the glands are dependent on mineral stimulation and the acid-alkaline balance (ph) of the tissue fluid is controlled by minerals. Minerals are the catalysts that make enzyme functions possible. They are also essential for antioxidant-enzyme function.

Plant-derived minerals combined with enzymes make an alkaline detoxifying agent which neutralizes the acid metabolic by-products of the cells and other toxic conditions within the body and prepares them for elimination. The body must maintain an adequate supply of minerals to maintain its balance between the internal and external pressures (called osmotic equilibrium) of the body cells. This state must be maintained for normal cellular function and continued youthful health. Minerals are important to many parts of the body as well as bones.
Mineral Deficiencies and Disease

The term mineral deficiency is considered a condition where the concentration of any one of the minerals, proven to be essential to human health is abnormally low. The conventional definition is defined as an abnormally low mineral concentration as a level lower than that found in a specific healthy population. However, in some cases, an abnormally low mineral concentration is defined as that which leads to an impairment in a bodily function dependent on the mineral. Minerals make up four percent of the body’s total weight; they are found the body’s fluids and tissues. Working in conjunction with vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and other substances, minerals play an important role in numerous biological functions.

The mineral content of the body may be measured by testing samples of blood plasma, red blood cells, or urine. Calcium and phosphate deficiency may also involve taking x-rays of the skeleton, and in the case of iodine deficiency, the diagnosis may include examining the patient’s neck with the eyes and hands.

New research is stacking up on the vital role minerals, trace minerals, and other micronutrients serve in preventing catabolic and debilitating disease. Scientific studies with animals have revealed that severe deficiencies in any one single nutrient can result in a specific symptom, and in many cases death due to the failure of bodily functions associated with the depleted nutrient.

In humans, deficiency in one nutrient may occur less often than deficiency in several nutrients. For example, studies have shown that the adrenal glands, blood, bones, capillary walls, cells, connective tissue (skin/ligaments/bones/gums), heart, mucous membranes, nervous system and teeth are effected with deficiencies in Vitamin C. On the other, the functions of the body that are affected a Sodium deficiency are; Blood, lymphatic system, muscles and nerves.

Some of the diseases and health issues associated with mineral deficiencies;

  • Calcium Deficiency: Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis
  • Copper Deficiency: Anemia, Hair Loss, Arthritis, Aneurysms
  • Selenium Deficiency: Cancer, Cataracts, Age Spots, Multiple Sclerosis

The most startling fact is that foods that consist of our main dietary foods, i.e. fruits, vegetables and grains, are being grown on land that is depleted of the essential minerals needed to maintain proper health. A vast majority of the American population are "mineral starved." No wonder we are seeing such a large increase in disease. Americans are eating more but consuming less! Taking daily supplement of Fulvic Gold will improve your immune system.