Archive for the 'Herbal Minerals' Category

January 21, 2012

Natural sources of magnesiumMagnesium is one of the most important herbal minerals which can be found in a great deal of natural foods. Beans, nuts or leafy greens are considered the richest natural sources of magnesium. According to the findings of a latest international research, those who consume a great deal of foods rich in magnesium have must better cardiovascular health and can substantially lower their risks of having a stroke. These findings about a magnesium rich diet were recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Minerals: Manganese

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 1, 2011

Health Benefits Of ManganeseManganese is one of trace minerals essential for normal functioning of all our body systems and for preventing many serious diseases and health conditions. It can be found mainly in our bones, the pancreas, liver, kidneys and other body parts. The daily dose of manganese is 1.2-1.5 milligrams for children, 1.5-2 mg for teenagers, and 2 – 2.3 mg for adults. Though manganese deficiency is not too common in modern people, we all should be careful and ensure that we consume necessary amounts of this important mineral. Certainly, the best way to do so is to add good amounts of food sources of manganese to our daily diet. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Minerals: Calcium

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 21, 2011

health effects of calciumThe importance of such mineral as calcium for proper health of our bones and for our dental health is well known. Bone and dental tissues tend to wear out very fast, that is why it is being said a lot in modern media how vital it is for us all to control our daily intake of calcium and satisfy our body needs in this mineral. However, health effects of calcium are not limited by only bone or dental health. It plays a role for our metabolism and strengthens our muscles, too. A proper calcium consumption is very important, especially after a certain age when loss of bones and muscle power starts taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Minerals: Copper

Author: Carla Fiscina
July 9, 2011

health benefits of copperCopper is one of the most important minerals essential for human body and health. It is involved in a great deal of chemical processes in human body, like energy production or healing processes, and so on. Just like all other minerals, copper can not be formed or generated by human body, therefore the only way to obtain it is from what we eat. That is why it is vital to add food sources of copper to our daily diet, in order to provide an adequate intake and allow out body enjoy all important health benefits of copper. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Minerals: Zinc

Author: Carla Fiscina
May 30, 2011

zinc deficiencyZinc is one of the primary nutrients and it is an essential mineral for our health. Zinc is absolutely vital for normal function of our immune system, as well as for our excellent bone health and boosted regenerative properties of our body tissues. Also, zinc is crucial for metabolism and cellular activities in our body like synthesis or cellular division. This nutrient can be found in many foods and natural sources, but also can be received from a various of herbal supplements and special dietary supplements. Undoubtedly, it is preferable to use natural food sources of zinc, or herbal sources of this valuable mineral. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Minerals: Potassium

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 4, 2011

natural sources of potassiumHerbal minerals” is certainly not the term used in science or medicine, but it may help us a little when trying to learn more about the most important minerals and microelements that can be found in foods or herbs we use to support the functions of our body. We’ll start with potassium, one of the most important and essential minerals that plays a great role in metabolism, various processes on cellular levels and many other aspects. Health benefits of potassium vary: from maintaining the function of our nervous system to regulating our body’s water balance. Read the rest of this entry »