Minerals: As You Age, You Need More!

Minerals As You Age, You Need More!

What do human beings have in common with the earth, seas, and sky? The life-sustaining elements—minerals, water and oxygen. Our wellness and that of the world around us depend upon proper ratios of these vital substances. The human body requires a constant replenishment. If you limit your intake of any one of these over a period of time, you may develop one of many diseases. Take any one of these away completely and you will eventually die. It’s easier to get the water and oxygen we need. It’s harder to get the variety of minerals needed to maintain optimal health.

Unlike some nutrients, the human body cannot manufacture its own minerals, so it totally depends upon outside sources for its supply. There are 92 minerals and—of these—16 are considered essential to human health. However, scientists have found more than 80 different minerals in the human system. Minerals comprise only four percent of your total body weight, but they are involved in more than 90 percent of all bodily functions. Roles include supplying raw materials for building strong bones and connective tissue.

Minerals are classified into two groups: macro and micro minerals. Macro minerals (the body needs 100 or more milligrams of per day) include calcium and magnesium, and are building blocks of cells, tissues, and organs. Micro minerals are those required in amounts less than 100 milligrams per day. Also known as trace minerals, micro minerals act primarily as catalysts (agents that assist a wide range of biological functions). In other words, macro minerals are those nutrients the human body needs in relatively large amounts. Micro minerals are those needed in smaller quantities. Both groups work together to promote mental and physical health throughout the body.

However, minerals do much more than help create healthy bones and tendons. As electrolytes, minerals conduct billions of messages in the form of electrical impulses between nerve cells. The nerve cells then tell your muscles what to do. They signal your muscles to move; they make your heart beat, your lungs breathe, and your bowels contract. The brain also runs on this electrical pathway. Without vital minerals, your body would cease to work.

Minerals perform many other life-supporting tasks. If your digestive system is working efficiently, it will release minerals from food, where they can be absorbed in the small intestine. They travel through the bloodstream to various cells throughout the body where they help balance water pressure inside and outside of the cell membrane so the cell can take in nutrients. Minerals also play critical roles as co-factors for enzymes and vitamins; that is, they help enzymes and vitamins perform their roles in all body processes, including enhancing mental stability, and immunity. Without minerals, vitamins could not do their jobs. In short, minerals help your body maintain strength and balance in its most critical systems.

Ideally, all the minerals we need should come from the plant foods we eat. And the plants should get them from the soil. However, in our modern quantity-driven agricultural market, soils are often overworked and underfed. Whether U.S. soils are depleted or not is a subject of hot controversy and speculation among many agricultural experts. Some argue that many key nutrients have been exhausted from today’s farmlands and others affirm that the soils are fine. However, it has been estimated that today’s topsoils contain less than 16 of the 60-plus minerals needed to optimally nourish plants, animals, and people. Farmers used to slow the depletion of minerals from the soil by rotating crops and allowing the soil to lay fallow (or rest) between plantings.

However, decades of aggressive farming methods, such as repeat cropping, have stripped soils of important minerals, as has erosion by weather conditions. Plus, chemicals and heavy farm equipment have replaced manure, horse and plough.

Mineral depletion of soil and its negative impact on human health is compounded by poor dietary choices that include regular consumption of caffeine and soft drinks and sugar-laden products, as well as processed grain products.

Today we need extra nutritional help…perhaps more than ever before in history! Supplementation with minerals, as well as incorporating mineral-dense foods into the daily diet, will enhance both the quality and quantity of life. Benjamin Franklin was right when he said, “Health is wealth.” And minerals are critical keys to the abundance!

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