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Overview: Magnesium, the eighth most abundant element in the earth’s crust, is a crucial element for the body’s normal functioning. Historically, magnesium carbonate was used to soothe an upset stomach, but today scientists recognize that magnesium is needed for over 300 reactions in the body, including protein and nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) synthesis, metabolism,

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Overview: Sulfur is a key mineral found in many proteins and enzymes throughout the body. Naturally occurring at hot springs and volcanoes, sulfur has a distinctive “rotten egg” smell when it reacts with oxygen in the air. Sulfur can be ingested in the forms of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which and can be found naturally in some

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Overview: Potassium is an electrolyte critical to the functioning of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. It functions in conjunction with other electrolytes in the body, including sodium, to conduct electricity in the body. Potassium is one of many ions that allows  the heart to beat, the nerves to fire, and the muscles

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Overview: Phosphorus is a key mineral in the body for the formation of bones and teeth, pH balancing in the blood, and cellular processes. Phosphorus works alongside calcium in the formation of bones and teeth, and about 85% of the body’s phosphorus can be found in the skeletal system. Phosphorus also aids the kidneys in excretion,

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Vitamin C

    Overview: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for many body processes.  While vitamin C may be best known for its immune benefits, it also helps repair wounds and prevents cell damage due to its antioxidant properties.  Overall vitamin C is beneficial in combating physical and mental stress.  It is very

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Vitamin A

Overview: Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in many healthy foods.  There are two types of vitamin A: Preformed vitamin A, which is found in meats, fish, and dairy foods, and pro-vitamin A which comes from fruits and vegetables.  Beta-carotene is the most common type of pro-vitamin A, which is plentiful in carrots.  The

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Vitamin D

Overview: Although Vitamin D can be obtained by some foods such as fatty fish or fortified fruit juices, majority of the Vitamin D that people receive is obtained from exposure to sunlight.  Excess vitamin D gets stored in fat cells during periods of sunlight, and is released during periods with little or no sun exposure.

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Vitamin E

Overview: Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in many leafy green vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  It is useful in many of the body processes.  Vitamin E is especially notable due to its contribution toward healthy skin and hair as well as its antioxidant properties, which help to protect the body cells from harm.  People

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Overview: Copper is a  mineral found in foods such as vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, and nuts and seeds. This mineral is needed in all bodily tissues, so without the proper amount of copper multiple bodily processes would suffer. For those who do not receive sufficient amounts of copper in their diets, supplements are offered.

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