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Nutrition: The Properties of Minerals and Vitamins
Nutritional supplements, whilst largely unnecessary in past ages as a general rule, now have a place in the modern diet. Apart from any physical symptoms a diet lacking essential vitamins can effect the mental/psychological and emotional well being as well leading to depression, laziness, agression and poor memory etc etc. On this page I will collect a list of properties for the wide range of minerals and vitamins that are relevent to human wellbeing.
BoronProperties of Boron:
Boron helps the body retain minerals, such as Calcium and Magnesium.
Boron can help raise low testosterone levels back to normal levels.
Sources of Boron:
CalciumProperties of Calcium:
Calcium maintains strong bones and healthy teeth.
Calcium helps metabolise your body's Iron.
Calcium keeps your heart beating regularly.
Sources of Calcium:
ChlorineProperties of Chlorine:
Chlorine helps keep you to stay supple.
Sources of Chlorine:
ChromiumProperties of Chromium:
Chromium helps to control the blood's cholesterol levels.
Chromium helps control fat levels.
Sources of Chromium:
CopperProperties of Copper:
Copper keeps up your energy by aiding Iron absorption.
Sources of Copper:
FluorineProperties of Fluorine:
Fluorine strengthens bones.
Sources of Fluorine:
IodineProperties of Iodine:
Sources of Iodine:
IronProperties of Iron:
Iron promotes resistance to disease.
Iron prevents fatigue.
Sources of Iron:
MagnesiumProperties of Magnesium:
Magnesium promotes a healthy cardio-vascular system.
Magnesium is needed to retain and utilize Calcium in the body.
Sources of Magnesium:
ManganeseProperties of Manganese:
Manganese helps prevent fatigue.
Manganese aids muscle reflexes.
Sources of Manganese:
MolybdenumProperties of Molybdenum:
Molybdenum helps in the fight against dental cavities and tooth decay.
Molybdenum helps keep a person alert.
Molybdenum can help prevent impotence.
Molybdenum plays a role in the body's ability to keep blood sugar levels in balance.
Sources of Molybdenum:
PhosphorousProperties of Phosphorous:
Phosphorous helps the body repair itself.
Sources of Phosphorous:
PotassiumProperties of Potassium:
Potassium assists in reducing blood pressure.
Sources of Potassium:
SeleniumProperties of Selenium:
Selenium helps the tissues retain its elasticity.
Sources of Selenium:
SodiumProperties of Sodium:
Sodium helps your muscles to function.
Sources of Sodium:
SulphurProperties of Sulphur:
Sulphur keeps hair, fingernails and skin strong and healthy.
Sulphur helps the body rid itself of toxins.
Sources of Sulphur:
ZincProperties of Zinc:
Zinc governs the contractility of muscles.
Sources of Zinc: