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(NaturalHealth365) Most people are aware that certain minerals in the body – such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium – play a vital role in sustaining life and health. Less “top of mind,” though, are essential trace minerals such as manganese, selenium, copper and zinc. And, although these microminerals are needed in much smaller amounts than the “Big Four,” they also serve indispensable functions in the body.
(NaturalHealth365) Toxic heavy metals – generally defined as a group of dense compounds with adverse health effects – are found virtually everywhere: in food, water, soil and even within the air we breathe. So prevalent are these unwanted substances that researchers tell us that we all carry a certain amount of these metals in our bodies – depending on age, health and exposure. So if you’re dealing with any serious health issue … considering a heavy metal detoxification program may be a wise choice.
(NaturalHealth365) Even if you try to eat a healthy, organic diet – you could be at risk for nutritional deficiencies without realizing it. In fact, the National Institutes of Health concluded that “the vast majority of people in both affluent and emerging industrialized countries do not reach even 75 percent of the RDAs for numerous trace minerals.” →
(NaturalHealth365) Could something as small as trace minerals really offer that many health benefits? Research strongly indicates yes. For example, selenium levels in your body heavily influence the strength of the immune system and overall well-being.
A recent2018 studypublished in the peer-reviewed Journal of Nutrition Health & Aging reveals exactly how powerful this tiny mineral really is, whether you get it through your diet or in a supplement form.