Essential Minerals - Mounting Evidence for Disease Prevention

Jul 06, 2004

The following is a list of benefits recently uncovered for common minerals:

  • Copper improved immune function in men
  • Growing evidence shows the blood pressure lowering effects of Potassium (not as the chloride)
  • Potassium may help prevent strokes
  • Potassium may help prevent osteoporosis
  • Potassium may help prevent kidney stones
  • Magnesium decreases the risk of developing diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity
  • Magnesium helps decrease the risk of an asthma attack
  • Magnesium may aid tinnitus
  • Magnesium may help prevent migraine headaches
  • Zinc boosts immune function
  • Zinc boosts immune function in HIV positive patients
  • Zinc aids health in diabetes
  • Zinc protects the eye
  • Zinc may benefit ADHD symptoms in children
  • Zinc may increase the effectiveness of antidepressants
  • Zinc may help fight the common cold viruses (sucking a lozenge)
  • Calcium with vitamin D lowers the risk of falling after a hip fracture
  • Calcium with vitamin D lowers the risk of colon cancer by decreasing the risk of polyp recurrence
  • Calcium helps lower high blood pressure.
  • Calcium may aid weight control
  • Iron improves stamina in modestly deficient (not even anemic) women of all ages
  • Iron improves memory and cognitive ability in women with modestly deficient iron levels.
  • Iron bolsters immune function