Archive for the ‘Minerals’ Category
Minerals are nutrients needed to keep pace appropriate visa and maintain proper health. On countless occasions we have discussed the importance that they have when it comes to sport and its value when we get a good organ function. But when it is not usually repair disorders that cause us if we have too much. So this time we will see some of the disorders caused by the excess of certain minerals.
First let’s talk for iron, a mineral necessary if we maintain proper health, but too much can also be harmful as it can trigger in us a hemochromatosis that generates free radicals that affect the body. This disease is hereditary and is the excessive absorption of iron by the body. These diseases should always be supervised by a professional to keep a lid on iron levels in the body.
Copper is another mineral that the body needs to function properly, but too much can cause in us a range of disorders. First we note that the copper poisoning is difficult because we must first ingest large quantities, very difficult, because few foods contain high doses. And secondly, our liver and kidneys purify the mineral removed through waste substances from the body.
But this system does not always work properly cleanser, which is produced when copper poisoning. Wilson’s disease is an example of this, since it is an inherited disorder whereby the body absorbs more copper than necessary, increasing the levels and poisoning the body, with consequences such as accumulation in kidney, liver, brain and eyes, so this will mean to these organs and their functioning.
Manganese is another mineral in excess can cause us some problems such as nervous disorders that affect our body’s normal state. This mineral will directly affect the nervous system. But not only ingested affects us, but we breathe can have devastating effects on our respiratory system, especially in the lungs, which builds up causing lung disease.
Fluoride is another important mineral for the body, especially the teeth, which is responsible for giving them strength, but in excess can have consequences, since fluorine poisoning that our body will cause adverse effects such as color tooth enamel, as spots will remain forever in our teeth. But it does not just stop there, but organ damage can be high at various levels, which can affect our lungs, nervous system, skin …
It is true that these excesses poisoning and minerals are rare and occur infrequently unless it is a hereditary disease and as such should be controlled at all times by a specialist.
The human body needs minerals to live, to perform their functions but, yes, everything in proportion. Now it appears that excess phosphorus is bad for the body, it has a number of problems that may even increase mortality. The good news is that the metabolism known to control the levels of this mineral.
The body is a perfect machine, he knows what it’s made, has a warehouse to store the excess for those times when you need and is also able to discard what is not needed. With the match is the same.
The second mineral that has more presence in the human body after calcium, can generate a number of problems in the body if not moderated his consumption. So if we take into account that phosphorus is a mineral that is more present in foods (found in legumes, nuts and cereals), its deficiency is very rare. It’s when the alarm about a possible excess.
Minerals are chemical elements essential for normal metabolic functioning. Water flows between the different body compartments leading electrolytes, which are mineral particles in solution. Both internal changes as the water balance depends on the concentration and distribution.
Minerals can be divided according to which the body needs them:
The Macrominerals, also called major minerals are needed in amounts greater than 100 mg per day. Among them, the most important things we mentioned are: sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur. Read the rest of this entry »