The Characters Of Minerals!
What I find interesting is many people know all the different charters in an everyday soap opera or in a movie. Yet know very little if anything about the characters of the different minerals in their own body, and the effect this has on there mood and health.
Every mineral in your body from Magnesium to Zinc all has a different effect on your health and character/mood. So for example, if you have too little magnesium you could get easily stressed or angry, yet if you have too much you could feel spaced out and depressed.
I know soap operas are not real life and the characters are acting. Yet if I had a client who says he or she was complaining about feeling burnt out and tired, without doubt, there would be some Mineral Inbalances.
The aim of this blog is to show you the Deficiency and Excess Symptoms of the 14 Key Minerals, that we do a clinical mineral report on. Therefore if you know anyone with the following symptoms as below, it could be an indication of that particular mineral is out of balance.
Keeping It Simple
Because there is a lot of information on Minerals I’m keeping the text as brief as possible so it is easier to remember. Also please be aware that the symptoms of deficiency and excess are sometimes the same. Too little or too much is often the problem we are looking to create optimized levels.
Deficiency Symptoms: Numbness. Tingling Fingers. Muscle Cramps. Lethargy. Poor Appetite.
Deficiency Symptoms: Muscle Twitches and Cramps. Twitches. Tremors, and Muscle Cramps. Mental disorders are another possible consequence of Magnesium Deficiency. Osteoporosis. Fatigue and Muscle Weakness. High Blood Pressure. Asthma and Irregular Heartbeat.
Deficiency Symptoms: Weakness.Fatigue or Low Energy.A Headache.Nausea.Muscle Cramps.Confusion. Irritability.
Deficiency Symptoms: Weakness. Tiredness. Cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes severe enough to cause inability to move arms or legs due to weakness(much like a paralysis)Tingling or numbness. Nausea or vomiting. Abdominal cramping, bloating.Constipation.Palpitations (feeling your heart beat irregularly)
Excess Symptom: With Potassium like many other Minerals the deficiency and excess have the same symptoms. In this case, the excess symptoms are: Trouble breathing. Chest Pain Palpitations or Irregular Heartbeats. Too much potassium in your blood can lead to dangerous, and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm
Deficiency Symptoms: Fatigue and Weakness. Copper deficiency may be one of the many causes of fatigue and weakness. Frequent Sickness. People who get sick often may have copper deficiency. Weak and Brittle Bones.Problems With Memory and Learning. .Difficulties Walking. Sensitivity to Cold.Pale Skin.Premature Gray Hair
Excess Symptoms: Such symptoms often include Mood Swings. Irritability. Depression. Fatigue. Difficulty Focusing, and feeling out of control. To further complicate diagnosis, some symptoms of excess copper are similar to those of a copper deficit
Deficiency Symptoms: Zinc deficiency may manifest as Acne, Eczema, Xerosis (dry, scaling skin), Alopecia (thin or sparse hair) low libido.
Excess Symptoms: Nausea and vomiting are commonly reported side effects of zinc toxicity. Stomach Pain and Diarrhea.Flu-Like Symptoms. Low “Good” HDL Cholesterol. Frequent Infections.
Deficiency Symptoms: This wide variety of sources makes phosphorus deficiency rare, but if it does develop, symptoms may include a lowered appetite, irritability, numbness, weakness, bone pain, fragile bones and poor bone and tooth development.
Excess Symptoms: In some people with chronic kidney disease, high phosphate levels cause calcium levels in the blood to drop. Symptoms of low calcium include muscle cramps or spasms. numbness and tingling around the mouth.
Deficiency Symptoms: Extreme fatigue.Weakness.Pale Skin.Chest Pain.Fast Heartbeat or Shortness of Breath.A headache. Dizziness or Lightheadedness.Cold hands and feet.Inflammation or soreness of your tongue.Brittle nails.
Excess Symptoms: Chronic Fatigue.Joint pain.Abdominal pain. Liver Disease.Irregular Heart Rhythm. Heart Attack or Heart Failure. skin color changes (bronze, ashen-gray green)
Deficiency Symptoms: Poor Bone Growth or Skeletal Defects.Slow or Impaired Growth.Low Fertility.Impaired Glucose Tolerance( A state between normal glucose maintenance and diabetes).Abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate and fat.
Excess Symptoms: The symptoms of manganese toxicity may appear slowly over months and years. Manganese toxicity can result in a permanent neurological disorder known as manganism with symptoms that include. Tremors, Difficulty Walking, and Facial Muscle Spasms.
Deficiency Symptoms: Chromium Deficiency and Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is diagnosed when you present with three of the following symptoms: high blood pressure, high triglycerides, elevated LDL cholesterol, abdominal fat (the beer belly or love handles) and high fasting blood glucose levels.
Excess Symptoms: Symptoms include redness, swelling, and scaling of the skin. Diabetes: Chromium might lower blood sugar levels too much if taken along with diabetes medication
Deficiency Symptoms: Lesions of the skin. Nausea. Diarrhea. Skin Rashes. Mottled Teeth. Fatigue. Irritability. Nervous system Abnormalities. Brazil nuts contain very high amounts of selenium (68–91 mcg per nut) and could cause selenium toxicity if consumed regularly.
Excess Symptoms: Garlic breath.Nausea.Diarrhea.Skin rashes.Irritability.Metallic taste in the mouth.Brittle hair or nails.Loss of hair or nails.
Deficiency Symptoms: Cobalt deficiency is related to vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms include Fatigue. Weakness in Limbs. Numbness and Tingling in arms and legs. Nausea. Weight Loss, Confusion, and Headache.
Deficiency Symptoms: Deficiency can cause intellectual disability.Seizures. Molybdenum deficiency resulting in sulfite toxicity occurred in a patient receiving long-term TPN. Symptoms are a headache, nausea, vomiting, and coma.
Excess Symptoms: These issues could possibly lead to symptoms such as headaches, seizures, visual changes, and neurological disorders. Molybdenum toxicity may interfere with copper absorption and cause gout-like symptoms.
Deficiency Symptoms: If there is too little sulfur, it could lead to reduced protein synthesis. The sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine is also needed for making glutathione, which is somewhat of a superhero in your body because it works as a potent antioxidant that protects your cells from damage.
Excess Symptoms: Can cause confusion, fatigue, weakness, poor appetite, nausea, and back or abdominal pain and can make calcification worse.
As you can see, a lot of different minerals have similar if not the same deficiency and excess symptoms.
To compound the technical part of understanding your mineral levels, lots of different minerals have an effect on each other. Some strengthen each other and some weaken each other, and if there are heavy metals this adds another layer on understanding what exactly a client really needs.
In the past, I would recommend health supplements. Yet now at The Ozone Spa I hardly ever do without getting a Mineral report done first. Because to easily a client could be taking a so-called health supplement or health food and it could be making symptoms worse.
Too many people think that there can be no harm taking mineral supplements, and the worse that can happen is that you just pee them out and waste your money. But I would disagree with this, maybe if someone is in good health and they take a multivitamin and mineral this can help them. Yet if someone has a health condition it may make things worse.
Below is an example of the first page of a 1o page Mineral Report that we offer our clients at The Ozone Spa. With this information, we can give our clients a 3 Month plan to optimize their Mineral levels. The testimonies feedback is FANTASTIC.
If you would like to know more, please go to our Nutritional Testing Page. We can post you the Mineral Form to fill in anywhere in the UK and then you simply place a small hair sample in the envelope supplied and then post it to the Clinical Lab in the prepaid envelope. Or you can visit us at our Ozone Spa in Torquay where we will do this for you.
Any questions or you would like a Mineral Report for yourself, please contact us.
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