Unfortunately even the world healthiest diet doesn’t provide the necessary minerals we need for optimal health…Due to the depletion of minerals in our soil the food we eat is also missing crucial minerals too.
Even the minerals found in supplements won’t do you any good because the particles are too big to be absorbed in your body. As a result of our diet and supplements lacking the minerals our bodies require there are 5 common mineral deficiencies.
Those missing minerals can negatively impact your health from head to toe, and that’s why I want to share them with you:
1. Magnesium Deficiency: This is the most common mineral deficiency among people, and one that can wreak havoc on your health since magnesium is involved in over 600 reactions in the body…
Those reactions include converting food to energy, creating new proteins and tissues in the body, controls the relaxation of muscles, helps with sleep and our brain hormones.
2. Potassium Deficiency: This is the second most common mineral deficiency among people, and a lot of the issues due to potassium deficiency are actually mistaken for other deficiencies.
Potassium prevents dehydration and regulates muscle contractions including your heartbeat. It’s also an important mineral for preventing cramps and PMS symptoms, and has links to better bone health as well.
3. Iodine Deficiency: Iodine is an essential mineral that’s found in the earth’s soil and ocean waters. Due to soil mineral depletion, we don’t get much from our food that grows in the depleted soil anymore.
Iodine helps to regulate our hormones and metabolic function by supporting our Thyroid. It’s important for fetal development when pregnant, and the cognitive development of children.
4. Manganese Deficiency: Manganese is a trace mineral which means we need it in lower amounts than most other minerals. However, Manganese still plays a vital role in our overall health.
Manganese contributes to bone health, is a powerful antioxidant, helps us regulate blood sugar levels and plays a role in metabolic and thyroid health.
5. Sodium Deficiency: Despite the bad name it’s been given, we need sodium for our health and well-being due to it’s role in regulating our fluid balance.
For sodium, just like any mineral, it’s about finding the right amount for your needs specifically because every person's requirements will differ.
Sodium plays an important role in preventing dehydration and cramps, and it supports nerve function while helping with the contraction and relaxation of muscles too.
So there are top five mineral deficiencies among most people, however, I wouldn’t just guess at which of them you’re deficient in and take a shot in the dark.
As we say at Upgraded Formulas...Test, don’t guess.
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Rooting for your health,
Chemical Engineer and Nutritionist
Founder of Upgraded Formulas