Minerals

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mmCollagenProApril 16, 20174min280

The human body is made up of organic and inorganic substances and Minerals are one of the essential parts of the human body. They help in the creation of bones, tissues, enzymes, teeth, hormones, etc. in the human body. It can be obtained from various foods, fortified products and supplements. Mineral deficiency is usually caused because of the lesser intake of iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc and potassium. Even low or poor calories and restriction on diets can cause mineral deficiencies. Here are some of the ill-effects that are caused on the human health:

Depression

More than half of the world’s population is suffering from depression as people are found with lesser intake of important food supplements. The mineral calcium is abundantly found in the body as it regulates the maintaining of strong bones, teeth, etc. Magnesium also helps in controlling the metabolic activity and enzymes in the body. However, it is noticed that the deficiency of magnesium or calcium may be a severe cause of depression and adversely affect the human health.

Fatigue

When a person feels extreme tiredness due to long hours of physical and mental work, it is known as fatigue. Some people may experience it without doing long hours of work and this can be caused because of mineral deficiency in the human body. Many minerals like Magnesium, Iron that is one of the important oxygen carrying part, Potassium that is found in the cells of the body, Sodium that regulates the alkaline level of the body. Even mineral deficiency of Phosphorus that is found in the abundance in the human body, Zinc that is trace mineral also leads to situation of fatigue.

Cramps

Most of the people especially women may experience the foot, calf or toe cramps because of mineral deficiency. This is caused due to deficiency of potassium, magnesium and calcium as the body needs good amount of fatty acids and HCL for the absorption of these minerals. One can supplement foods like bone broth in order to regulate this situation.

Strong Odor of Feet

The strong odor emitting from the feet may result in making people go away from you and that leads to an adverse effect on the human body too. This is the result of deficiency of magnesium in the human body because every gram of sugar that is consumed uses up to 54 grams of magnesium. This deficiency, can however, be treated with the usage of magnesium gel all over the body or on the affected parts.

Fungal and Yeast Infections

The main cause of increase in fungal and yeast infections is lower intake of zinc and iron whereas the copper level in the tissues is elevated. If there is an excessive level of copper mineral found in the body then it can result into excessive fungal infections. Even high tissue copper level indicates eruption of Chronic Candida disease.

Therefore, it can be seen that various Minerals puts different effects on the human body and their deficiency in the body can lead to adverse health conditions. Most of the people can use mineral supplements in order to take good care of their health and maintain their body.