Mineral Deficiency Signs and Corrections
Experts estimate 90 percent of Americans suffer from mineral imbalance and deficiency.
Frequent exercise, stress, leaky gut, certain prescription medications or a diet of refined, nutrient-poor foods can all be contributing factors to mineral deficiency in your patient population.
How important are minerals? Every day our bodies rely on minerals to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Mineral deficiencies can cause direct negative health impacts affecting the skeletal, cardiovascular, circulatory, neurological, immune, and reproductive systems in the body.
Common Mineral Deficiency Symptoms
Zinc – Acne, poor appetite, brittle nails, white spots on nails, poor growth, slow wound healing, immune impairment, night blindness, depression, irritability, fatigue, and hair loss.
Magnesium – Restless leg syndrome, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, muscle cramps, hyperactivity, restlessness, and weakness.
Calcium – Brittle nails, cramps, depression, insomnia, osteoporosis, heart palpitations, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Selenium – Hair loss, frequent illness, hypothyroidism, and lethargy.
Lithium – Aggression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and hyper reactions to excitotoxins.
Common Prescriptions that Cause Mineral Deficiencies
Common prescription medications are also known to rob your body of these vital nutrients causing a deficiency status. Here are some of the commonly prescribed medications along with the minerals they deplete listed below:
- Blood pressure medications – potassium
- Birth control pills – magnesium, selenium, zinc
- Thyroid medication – selenium, zinc, iron
- Stomach Acid blockers – zinc, magnesium, potassium, iron
- Antidepressants – magnesium, zinc, selenium, calcium
- Stimulants – magnesium
- Benzodiazepines – calcium
Ionic liquid minerals are a good choice to make sure you are getting the minerals they need. Ionic minerals provide the highest rate of absorption by getting the minerals quickly into the cells without having to first undergo conversion in the G.I. tract. This is especially important for individuals with leaky and/or inflamed guts, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, colitis, C. difficile, small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO) or other dysbiotic conditions that cause impaired gut function and absorption. In addition, they mix easily with water or juice and offer an excellent alternative to swallowing pills.
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