“Mineral supplements also have a broad range of functions. As many as 20 different mineral supplements play significant roles in the body (Essential Nutrients). Supplements called ‘”Micro minerals”, or minerals that the body only needs traces of, can fight off serious illness.” Hector Sectzer
Every day, your body produces skin, muscle, and bone. It churns out rich red blood that carries nutrients and oxygen to remote outposts, and it sends nerve signals skipping along thousands of miles of brain and body pathways. It also formulates chemical messengers that shuttle from one organ to another, issuing the instructions that help sustain your life.
The importance of eating the proper foods free of chemicals to keep the body healthy and using the right supplementation of vitamins to keep in top condition is undeniable. To supplement your nutrition and get the results you wish for, you need to eat “Real Food.”
But to do all this, your body requires some raw materials that have not been corrupted by the use of additives, preservatives, coloring, bleaching or hormones. These include at least 30 vitamins, minerals, and dietary components that your body needs but cannot manufacture on its own in sufficient amounts. So don’t put poison in your system, learn to read the ingredient labels on packaged foods.
Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert with the help of your correct daily nutrition, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage.
But trying to keep track of what all these vitamins and minerals do can be confusing, first eat right, then see what vitamins and minerals your system needs as supplementation. Educate yourself by reading articles on the topic, get tested for vitamin and mineral deficiency to see exactly what you need or your eyes may swim and your mind might drown with the complicated alphabet-soup references to these nutrients, which are known mainly be their initials (such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K—to name just a few).