If it's not in the Soil...it's not in the carrot
Back in the 1930's there was shocking evidence the soils in North America were becoming rapidly depleted of the minerals required to produce healthy nutritious food. The invention of chemical fertilizer produced healthy looking crops, but only three of the twenty minerals necessary for optimum health were being added. During the last 70 years our soils have become increasingly more depleted, to the point where these other minerals are now non-existent in many soils. Vitamins and minerals are nutrients essential to life. Seeds planted in mineral deficient soils produce nutrient deficient foods. In order to obtain vibrant health we must take into our body the optimum, not minimum, amount of vitamins and minerals.
Boron (3-9 mg) needed for healthy bones and to build muscle mass; necessary in preventing post menopausal osteoporosis, aids calcium and magnesium metabolism and reduces body calcium loss.
Calcium (800-1500 mg) vital for strong bones, teeth and healthy gums; important for regular heartbeat and nerve transmission, helps muscles contract-prevents cramping, promotes normal blood pressure and blood clotting, helps in preventing colon cancer, aids in hormonal functions and maintains proper cell membrane permeability.
Chromium (200-600 mcg) helps maintain blood sugar levels, promotes fat loss, helpful for acne, reduces blood cholesterol and arterial plaque, important for energy production and inhibits cholesterol formation in the liver.
Copper (0.5-3 mg) helps body use and absorb iron to form hemoglobin; involved in the healing process and sensitivity to taste; needed for healthy nerves and joints, used in the treatment of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica and helpful in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Iodine (50-250 mcg) important for proper functioning of the thyroid gland - prevents goiters; protects body from harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation, promotes growth, helps to metabolize excess fat, important to mental development and helps prevent breast cancer.
Iron (Men 10-25 mg-Women 15-30 mg) important component in blood-oxygen transport and in the oxygenation of red blood cells needed in the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin; required for a healthy immune system and aids in growth of children.
Magnesium (500-1000 mg) necessary for proper function of nerves and muscles; assists in calcium and potassium uptake, muscle relaxant, reduces incidence of asthma, angina, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney stones, PMS and muscle weakness.
Manganese (5-20 mg) required for glucose metabolism, used in energy production and reproduction, important to the central nervous system and immune system; needed in the formulation of cartilage and for normal bone growth; used for treating strains, sprains, inflammation, epilepsy and diabetes.
Molybdenum (50-250 mcg) needed for nitrogen metabolism, involved in alcohol detoxification, reduces incidences of esophageal cancer and tooth decay and mobilizes iron in the body.
Phosphorous (obtained in diet) strengthens bones and teeth, utilized in kidney and nerve function, stimulates muscle contraction and part of almost every chemical reaction in the body.
Potassium (50-300mg) essential to fluid balance in cells; needed for proper adrenal and kidney function; involved in nerve transmission to the heart, helps maintain normal ph, helps prevent acne, regulates blood pressure,used to convert glucose to glycogen; needed for nerve impulses, muscle contractions and hormone secretion.
Selenium ( 100-400 mcg) antioxidant, aids in action of Vitamin E, anti-cancer properties. antagonistic to heavy metal toxicity, enhances the immune system, protects against heart disease, cancer, cataracts and stroke; helps to slow the aging process, enhances healing and tissue repair, helpful for rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, MS and allergies; improves mental well being, assists in prostate and thyroid function, helps maintain a healthy heart and liver.
Silicon ( 5-20 mg) necessary for healthy bones, connective tissue, nails, skin and hair; needed to maintain flexible arteries; helps prevent cardiovascular disease, slows the aging process and aids in healing.
Silver (varies with application) has several medicinal uses- eye ointment for newborns, insect bites, acne, eczema psoriasis, rashes, digestive aid and sterilizer.
Sulfur (400-1000 mg) disinfects the blood, helps body resist bacteria, aids in body's necessary oxidation processes; stimulates bile secretion, protects cells against toxins, required for the synthesis of collagen and helpful for skin afflictions.
Vanadium (20-100 mcg) improves insulin action,inhibits formation of cholesterol in blood vessels and the nervous system; needed for cellular metabolism; plays a roll in growth and reproduction,improves mineralization of bones and teeth, helps prevent cardiovascular disease/
Zinc (15-50 mg) antioxidant, necessary for eye health and proper immune system function, helps in preventing acne, needed for proper sense of taste and smell; aids in wound healing, important for health and growth of the reproductive organs, necessary for healthy skin and nails.
The range given is the minimum to maximum amount most adults require for optimum health. Higher doses, than indicated here are often taken for therapeutic reasons-consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.