Magnesium is an essential mineral in human nutrition for the many benefits it brings to the body. It ranks among the macro-called because their daily requirements are greater than 100 mg.
Although there are many benefits in magnesium, is known especially for contributing to the absorption of calcium and for being a powerful muscle relaxant. We know that is involved in various bodily functions such as production and transportation of energy and protein production performance of certain enzymes.
Magnesium helps maintain healthy nervous system, is a powerful natural tranquilizer that promotes sleep and relaxation, so it is recommended antidepressants and anti-stress treatments.
Other offers many benefits magnesium are: prevent kidney stones; decreases premenstrual pains to intervene in the hormonal balance, prevent premature birth, protects cardiovascular disease, controls intestinal flora and acts as a mild laxative and as an antacid.
Magnesium may be reduced considerably by refining processes and cooking foods that are submitted, as well as chemical fertilizers used in cultivation. Continue reading
* Nickel. It allows the proper functioning of the pancreas.
* Potassium. Is responsible for strengthening the activity of the kidneys to stimulate elimination of toxins through the urine, and storage of carbohydrates and converting it into energy.
It also helps maintain proper heart rate and blood pressure at normal levels and is essential for the transmission of all nerve impulses.
* Selenium. Has antioxidant properties, which gives it the ability to prevent premature aging and cancer. It is helpful in treating dandruff and kept in good condition to the liver, heart and reproductive organs.
* Silicon. It helps to absorb calcium, build new cells and nourish tissues.
* Sodium. Is responsible for regulating the distribution of water in the body, involved in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles and participates in the digestive process.
* Iodine. It is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, helps growth, improves mental alertness, burn excess fat and allows the development of nails, hair, skin and teeth.
* Zinc. It is vital for growth, regulates sexual development, epidermal and hair, and is necessary for the production of insulin (hormone that is responsible for keeping blood sugar levels within normal ranges).
The following describes the characteristics of each mineral:
* Sulfur. It is part of the structure of skin, nails, hair and cartilage, is responsible for neutralizing toxic substances and helps the liver in bile secretion.
* Calcium. Is an essential component of bones and teeth, 99% is in them and the remaining 1% is stored in the muscles, so it is vital for development and good health of these structures. It also participates in blood clotting and nerve impulse transmission.
* Chloride. Promotes fluid balance in the body, helps the liver detoxify and is vital for the formation of acid in the stomach
* Cobalt. Involved in the production of red blood cells.
* Copper. Hemoglobin becomes stored iron in the body and can take advantage of which is contained in food.
* Chrome. It helps in the normal assimilation of sugar for the insulin-hormone produced by the pancreas works properly, while regulating cholesterol levels and is involved in protein transport.
* Phosphorus. This is a point with calcium participates in the formation of bones and teeth, in addition, it is essential to transform food into energy consumed.
Vitamins and minerals in foods that come before, that everybody knows. But what vitamin or mineral that is exactly where – that has been a lot harder. In this chapter you have them all in a row, with the food which they concentrated. Vitamins are also not only from the diet. The body can itself make a number of vitamins. Many people use supplements. These contain extra vitamins and minerals to supplement the diet. But what supplements are like, what do you really need and how to make a responsible choice? Even on those questions in this section you will find the answers. The composition of supplements, to add vitamins and minerals to foods and for the indication of the composition, eg the label, apply laws and regulations. The most important we have put in a row