mineral supplement

mineral supplement

A general term for any mineral ingested with the intent of increasing the body’s supply thereof; in developed countries, most mineral deficiencies are rare in those with a balanced diet, although iron deficiency may occur in menstruating women, as well as in those with bleeding caused by colon cancer or gastric ulcers. Self-prescribed mineral supplements are potentially dangerous: iron can be absorbed in excess when ingested with vitamin C, and may cause constipation and the growth of certain tumours; excess calcium causes kidney stones; excess magnesium causes diarrhoea; excess zinc causes bone marrow suppression, anaemia, and may increase cholesterol.
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The responsibility for ensuring the validity of mineral supplement products claims remains solely with manufacturers and no regulatory body intervenes for quality control of any sort.
Taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement formulated at approximately the Daily Value is an effective and low cost way to fill nutritional gaps in individuals, and long-term use is not associated with any adverse health effects.
7,8) International studies have reported prevalences ranging from 36% (9) to 52%, (4) and have identified age, female gender and higher socio-economic status (4,9-11) to be associated with vitamin and mineral supplement use.
One lady I saw was taking 23 vitamin and mineral supplement tablets every day in the hope of preventing ill health, yet she still suffered with frequent colds, tiredness and poor skin.
What we purchase at the nursery under the label ``plant food'' is actually a mineral supplement that allows the plant's own food-making process to take place.
The incidence rate ratio among those who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement was 0.
MY FAVOURITE VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENT AD Juliet Walters, md,
The majority of respondents with an annual income less than $15,000, however, said it was more important to take a vitamin or mineral supplement daily.
Every day I take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement for women, natural source beta- carotene, and vitamins B and C.
Last year, while attending the Outdoorama show hosted by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, I overheard a gentleman at one of the product booths trying to sell a hunter a mineral supplement that would "guarantee" big-antlered bucks on his property.
A report of vitamin and mineral supplement use among university athletes in a division I institution.
Genesis Today, Austin, TX, has introduced GenEssentials Organic Total Nutrition, the first liquid, plant-based, certified-organic, whole-food vitamin and mineral supplement that contains a unique fermented blend of superfoods, superfruits, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.