Mineral Relationships Guide
There are key mineral to mineral and vitamin to mineral relationships that impact each other and normal body functions.
The minerals must be in proper balance to maintain optimum functions in the body.
Mineral to Mineral Relationships
- Calcium: Essential synergists are copper and magnesium. Essential antagonists are potassium, sodium risers such as manganese an iron.
- Copper: raises sodium, raises calcium, lowers potassium, lowers zinc.
- Chromium: raises sodium, assists with glucose intolerance.
- Magnesium: lower sodium, lowers calcium, raises potassium
- Iron: raises sodium, speeds up oxidation rate.
- Magnesium: lowers sodium, lowers calcium, raise his potassium
- Manganese: raises sodium, lowers magnesium, needed for adrenals, energy and cholesterol synthesis.
- Potassium: lowers calcium, raises zinc also speeds up metabolism.
- Zinc: lowers sodium, lowers cadmium, lowers copper, raises potassium.
Vitamin to Mineral Relationships
- Vitamin A: lowers sodium.
- Vitamin A and D: increase calcium update from the intestinal tract.
- Vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6: speeds up oxidation rate by their affect on glycogenesis and the Krebs cycle which intern lowers calcium levels.
- Vitamin B2, B12, choline and inositol: slows down oxidation rate.
- Vitamin C: raises sodium, lowers copper, speeds up oxidation rate, enhances adrenal activity. Increases adrenal activity which results in a lower calcium level.
- Vitamin D: raises calcium absorption in the gut, lowers potassium, slows the metabolic rate.
- Vitamin E: raises sodium. Preserves mitochondria enzymes required for Krebs cycle. Vitamin E enhances adrenal and thyroid function.
- Vitamin F: assists in increasing cell membrane permeability which enhances the effect of thyroid hormone speeds up the rate of metabolism.
Other Impacts On Various Minerals
- Acute stress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which increases thyroid in a grain of glandular activity and the effect is a drop in calcium levels.
- Adrenal exhaustion results in lower sodium and potassium levels. It efficiency of these monovalent solvent elements. This allows calcium and magnesium to accumulate – bio unavailable – in the soft tissues.
- Cadmium displaces calcium by raising sodium levels.
- Dietary phytates are in organic “compounds that are found mostly in greens that bind calcium in the gut phytates reduce calcium absorption from the gut.
- High protein diets increase the rate of metabolism and increase calcium excretion in the urine. High-fat diet slows metabolism causing calcium levels to rise and it becomes bio unavailable.
- Lead competes with calcium for intestinal absorption and for binding sites in the bones live displaces calcium.
- Low gastric acidity adequate stomach acid is required to ionize calcium in order to absorb calcium in the gut.
- Oxalic acid is found mainly in tea and certain fruits. Oxalic acid forms in soluble calcium compounds which prevents calcium absorption from the gut.