Fluorides were added to drinking water after World War II as an experiment to see if it helped reduce teeth cavities. It didn’t seem to, so what happened? Flourides became widespread in drinking water!
Silicon is important for overall human health though there are no pubished daily requirements.
Ultratrace mineral selenium is required in very small amounts in our body. It not only acts as an antioxidant, but is also very important in the activation of thyroid hormone.
Copper is a metalic substance that is a vital component of hundreds of enzymes in our body. It is also an essential component of our blood.
Potassium is an essential mineral that often works with sodium to help the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane and into the cell. It’s essential for good heart, muscle and nerve function.
B5 deficiencies were common in prisoners of war in the second world war but quite rare these days as it is found in a lot of different foods. Unless you live on burger, fries & cola, you probably don’ have anything to worry about. But what does vitamin B5 do in the body? Read on to find out.
Vitamin D deficiency is more wide-spread than most people realise. In some places of the world, its very difficult for your skin to manufacture this “sunshine” vitamin because of low sunlight levels, people hiding from the heat of the day, or simply because sunblock prevents the UV rays from getting through to your skin.
Besides the obvious bones and teeth, calcium is essential in other processes in the human body such as muscle contraction, hormonal regulation and blood pressure regulation. Read for full details.
Nickel is a an ultra trace element that we need, but it is also toxic in higher doses. Please consult your doctor if you are considering nickel supplementation.
Manganese is one mineral you are unlikely to have to supplement in your diet. It is involved in many enzyme reactions as it is a co-factor required by the enzyme. It is involved in removing free radicals as well as regulation of sugar release from muscle and liver tissue.
Strontium may not be required for good health, but it can help build healthy bones since it is chemically similar to calcium.
Vitamin K is one of those vitamins that we tend to forget about. However, it is vital for proper developement of bones as well as other functions within the body.