Surprise! In addition to vitamins, which you probably are well aware that you need, your body needs a whole host of minerals: metals — in the form of positive ions — along with some non-metals — as negative ions — in order to function properly. Many of these ions are needed just in really tiny ‘trace’ amounts, but they are still needed. See http://www.emedicinehealth.com/minerals_their_functions_and_sources-health/article_em.htm and http://www.brianmac.co.uk/minerals.htm for summaries in table form.
Macro Minerals and Trace Minerals
Some conventional wisdom divides minerals up into macro minerals and trace minerals, depending upon whether your body needs more than 20 milligrams of the mineral every day. But remember; just because your body doesn’t need very much of something doesn’t mean that you can get along without any of it entirely. Trace minerals are every bit as essential to your wellness as macro minerals. Here’s a list of many of the minerals that your body needs.
Essential Minerals For The Body
Men and women may need different daily amounts of some of these minerals. For instance, Iron, a critically important trace mineral, is well known as an essential component of red-blood hemoglobin. Thus, a woman during her monthly periods needs extra Iron to make up for the blood that she is losing, to avoid developing Iron-deficiency anemia over time; men can also develop Iron-deficiency anemia, but obviously not for that same reason. Also, men on the average have more body mass than do women, and hence they may need somewhat more of many minerals.
Minerals in Food
North Americans who use their table saltshakers liberally are unlikely to need more daily Sodium or Chlorine, or more Iodine if they’re using iodized salt. And folks who like eggs are unlikely to fail to take in enough Sulfur, which is big in eggs — although, counterintuitively, it’s not the substance that is responsible for the yellow color of eggyolks. But, even if you’ve never heard of Vanadium or Molybdenum, or even of Boron or Selenium, your body needs just a little smidgen of each of these minerals in their ionic form every day. As for Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, your body needs quite a lot more of these every day; so chow down on green vegetables, low-fat milk, cheese, fish and shellfish, poultry, lean meats, and bananas.
If you’re a typical Canadian or American rushing to and fro and gulping down fast foods while on the run, and Not Eating As Healthily As You Really Ought To, CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops can supply you with the minerals that your body needs, Lack of certain minerals in your diet can, over time, have some serious bad effects — for example, tiredness (Iron), anemia (Iron), temporary infertility in males (Zinc), thyroid goiter (Iodine), weakened bones (Calcium), and painful or weakened muscles (Selenium).
CLE Holistic Health Mineral Drops liquid is available in a bottle featuring a precisely calibrated medicine dropper, so that you can add it to whatever you normally drink in exactly the right amount and no more. It has been prepared from fossilized prehistoric plants, and thus it contains the minerals listed above — in various forms that were once compatible with the metabolic processes of long-ago living things. So, why not give CLE’s Mineral Drops a try?