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  Multiple Mineral, General Requirement  
 
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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:
  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:
  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

  Supplementation Need

Respiratory

  Asthma

Risks

  Increased Risk of Alzheimer's / Dementia
 Please see the link with Increased risk of Alzhiemer's and Multiple Vitamin Need.

Skin-Hair-Nails

  Pruritus Ani
 
 

Risk factors for Multiple Mineral, General Requirement:
 
 
Diet  Need for Dietary Improvement

Counter-indicators:
  A Healthy Diet

Nutrients

  Magnesium Requirement
  Zinc Requirement
  Calcium Requirement
  Selenium Requirement
  Hypokalemia / Potassium Need
  Iron Requirement
  Iodine Requirement
  Manganese Requirement
  Molybdenum Need
  Copper Deficiency
  Sulfur Requirement

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:
  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  Need for Dietary Improvement

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.


Not recommended:
  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

  Test Mineral Status

Mineral

  Multiple Mineral Supplementation
 
 


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GLOSSARY

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.

Diarrhea:  Excessive discharge of contents of bowel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.