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According to The Purist Company, Macadamia oil is cold-pressed from the
nuts of Australian macadamia trees. Macadamia oil is the 'creme de la creme' of
nut oils. It is very similar in composition to skin sebum, and is therefore very
gentle and absorbed rapidly into the skin, giving a silky luxurious feel.
Nature's Best Aromatherapy Products
says the following:
"Uses: All skin types. Contains the
highest level of palmitoleic acid of any plant oil. This is found in human
sebum among the young, but the level dramatically drops in mature skin. For this
reason Price suggests Macadamia Nut oil for the skin of older people. Tones
aged or dry skin, Skin-softening. wound healing. Macadamia Oil penetrates the
skin very quickly. Price calls it a "vanishing oil". In France Macadamia Nut
Oil is used as an aid against sunburn. Macadamia's fatty acids are helpful in
maintaining the skin's critical water barrier functions. It is self-stabilizing
and requires no antioxidants. In addition, it has an excellent safety profile
that includes low order of oral toxicity. All of this suggests its
usefulness in facial products, baby products,
balms and lip glosses."
says: "This fine oil comes from the pressed nuts of the Macadamia tree. It is a
priceless delight for the skin and has proven itself to be one of the best
regenerative oils available. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and
closely resembles sebum (the oil naturally produced by ones skin to help protect
it). Macadamia oil is a fabulous, protective oil with a high absorption rate and
has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds
and other irritations."
the benefits of olive oil for skin as follows:
"Olive oil can be used in a
skin care regiment in a number of ways. As a skin moisturizer. Apply olive oil
to dry skin on any body part (face, elbows, feet, etc.) to help the skin regain
its natural oil balance. Olive oil can be added to many of the natural facial
home recipes that exist. Olive oil has antioxidant properties and thus protects
the skin from those harmful and damaging free radicals. It is beneficial in
slowing the aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles. Some research has
indicated that applying olive oil on the skin after being in the sun may help
reduce the damage caused by sun exposure. Other potential benefits of olive oil
as an olive oil skin care product include: treatment of - minor skin wounds,
The vitamin E in olive oil makes it a great overall skin care product."
At Hubpages.com, someone tells
of their own experience using olive oil discovered that extra virgin
olive oil is very good in soothing skin irritation and inflammation.
"As for skin irritation one time
my legs is so itchy and since I can't find any ointment on my drawer I tried
using extra virgin olive oil, and in a minute the itchiness is gone, I didn't
even wash the affected area before I apply the extra virgin olive oil, but It
works wonder. Olive oil as body moisturizer, it contains powerful antioxidant
that can help retain the beauty of your skin, help heal
make your skin tighter and firmer. Olive Oil is
considered a healthy oil because it contains monounsaturated fat (omega 9) and
polyphenols (a potent antioxidant)."
According to exinearticles.com,
"Beeswax works well in cosmetic products because of the "wax esthers" that exist
in both beeswax and human skin. These compounds help to bind and emulsify
ointments, lipstick and lotions. As a natural hydrating ingredient that
increases skin essential moisture, beeswax is safe to use and commonly found in
hand cream and body cream that help retain natural skin moisture and relieve
itch from sensitive skin."
ehow.com gives the following rave review for the use of beeswax for topical skin
locks in moisture,
fosters cells and protects skin from damaging environmental factors.
Honeygirlorganic.com reports beeswax effectively "softens your skin and creates
a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. It also is a naturally
nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial,
anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant." According to Botanical.com, "Even
after processing, beeswax still remains a biologically active product, retaining
some anti-bacterial properties and also contains some vitamin A, which is
necessary for normal cell development." The Mayo Clinic recommends lip balm made
from beeswax for chapped lip care and prevention. Because of the healing,
softening and antiseptic properties associated with beeswax, numerous skin care
lines incorporate it."
agree. Vitamin e is a wonderful nutrient for the skin. According to healthy-skincare.com,
Benefits of Vitamin e for
In terms of skin health and skin
care, vitamin e benefits are numerous. In fact, skin care products that contain
vitamin e have become an essential part of healthy skin care.
First of all, because of its
antioxidant activity, vitamin e is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra
violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging
free radicals. It is believed that vitamin e is most effective in its natural
alcohol form rather than its acetate form where it is a less effective
antioxidant. Watch for this in the labeling of skin care products.
Regulator for Vitamin A
The benefits of vitamin e for
healthy skin care also include its ability to regulate vitamin a in the body,
which itself is important for healthy skin.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamin E
Vitamin e added to
lotions, creams, and other skin care products, as well as taken orally, plays a
role in the anti-aging of skin. It helps skin look younger by reducing the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, free radicals are believed to play
an important role in skin aging and therefore the antioxidant activity is quite
valuable for this skin problem. Vitamin e can aid in the treatment of various
skin diseases or skin conditions. Topical applications such as those used to
treat psoriasis is one of the benefits of vitamin e.
SeaBoost Cream contains 7 herbs
that help to make it such a great product.
According to Wikipedia, �The leaves have
� had many traditional medicinal uses, especially for the treatment of coughs,
sore throats and nasal congestion, but also for a range of other problems such
as infections, rheumatism and flatulence.�
In the following article found at
McIntyre tells us of possible benefits of
Coleus forskohlii / Plectranthus
barbatus: A Unique Healer
Although I have been in practice for over 25 years, I have only recently
Coleus (which is now known under another name
since it has been categorized in the genus
For the sake of ease, and because this is name that it is generally
used, I will refer to it as
Coleus!) So far
the plant is rather a mystery to me. Most of the research has been
carried out on an isolated constituent known as forskolin and since
it is not a widely used plant, there is little anecdotal evidence on the
use of the whole plant available. Potentially,
is an incredible healer! As I introduce it into my practice,
hopefully I will obtain knowledge gained from experience to verify what
is an Ayurvedic herb, a small perennial member of the
mint family which can be found growing in subtropical areas in India,
Nepal, Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka. It has tuberous roots and bright
green leaves and has a distinctly camphor-like aroma. It contains
labdane diterpenes (including forskolin) and essential oil. Its
taste is pungent and from an Ayurvedic perspective, it has the ability
to balance all three doshas.
For centuries, the leaves and root of Coleus have been a traditional
remedy in India for digestive complaints, heart and lung conditions,
asthma, insomnia, muscle spasm, convulsions and skin disease.
Since the 1970s
Coleus has been
the subject of extensive research, due to the fact that forskolin
isolated from the roots was found to have some incredible therapeutic
effects. In 1974 research carried out by Hoechst Pharmaceuticals
and the Indian Central Drug Research Institute in a search for sources
of new drugs in the medicinal plant world, found that extracts of
root reduced muscle spasms and lowered blood pressure.
led to the plant as it is related to
a herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for colic, asthma, chronic coughs,
calculus, strangury, epilepsy, fevers, convulsions, piles and dyspepsia.
The fresh juice was applied round the eye to relieve conjunctivitis.
On further investigation, the chemical component known as forskolin
was isolated from
and thought to be responsible for these actions. Forskolin has now
become available as a prescription drug and a supplement and is
recommended in the treatment of hypothyroidism, allergies, asthma,
obesity, glaucoma and for conditions associated with muscle spasm
including spastic colon, hypertension, angina and bladder pain.
Further studies have revealed that the main action behind the effects of
forskolin is the activation of an important enzyme that raises levels of
cyclic adenosine monophosphate, (cAMP). CAMP is a very important
cell-regulating compound which acts as a 'second messenger' altering a
variety of membrane transport proteins and thereby activating many other
enzymes involved in a whole range of cellular functions including
hormone activation. By increasing cAMP, forskolin has been shown to
have a wide array of benefits particularly in the circulatory
system, the respiratory tract, the digestive system, the immune system,
the skin and eyes.
In the circulatory system forskolin inhibits platelet activity,
decreasing the risk of blood clotting; it increases the force of the
contraction of heart muscle thereby improving heart function, making it
worth using it for patients with angina and congestive heart failure. By
relaxing arteries and other smooth muscle, it can help to lower blood
pressure by dilating blood vessels.
It has an immunomodulatory effect, activating macrophages and
lymphocytes. As a potent platelet aggregation inhibitor it has been
found to inhibit the melanoma-induced platelet aggregation, and tumor
colonization, suggesting that Coleus could be a useful herb in the
management of cancer by inhibiting tumor metastases.
has great potential in the treatment of
allergies because allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema, and hay
fever are associated with low cAMP and high platelet activating factor (PAF)
levels. Forskolin reduces histamine release and has been shown to
inhibit production of substances that trigger the inflammatory response.
It is recommended for treating inflammatory skin problems including
eczema and can also be helpful in
which seems to be partly related to the low levels of cAMP in skin cells
It is potentially an excellent herb for treating asthma through its
antihistamine action and its antispasmodic action on smooth muscle,
giving it a bronchodilatory effect. Many drugs used for asthma
apparently increase cAMP by inhibiting enzymes that break it down. So
could be useful when weaning patients off conventional
The relaxing effect of forskolin on smooth muscle means that Coleus can
be used to treat conditions such as muscle tension and cramp,
convulsions, muscle cramping and bladder pain. It is used for colic
caused by spasm in the GI tract and also has the ability to enhance
secretion of digestive enzymes and promote good digestion.
Forskolin has also been shown to stimulate the release of thyroid
hormone, relieving many symptoms associated with hypothyroidism, such as
depression, fatigue, weight gain and dry skin.  It increases fat
metabolism and insulin production, and improves energy. It has become a
popular remedy for helping in the management of obesity. Interestingly
obese people tend to have low levels of cAMP. By improving
neurotransmitter function it may be useful in relieving depression.
Triticum extract (Wheat
sephora.com "derived from wheat, this oil (Triticum) moisturizes and
soothes skin and has the added benefit of containing vitamin E."
states the following about Wheat germ Oil: "Rich in Vitamin E, used for its
antioxidant effects on free radicals in the skin. Natural preservative. Very
high in Vitamin E and also contains Vitamin A and D. It supports the skins
natural process of regeneration; aids muscle and lymph function and is
particularly valuable for treating dry, ageing skin. Good for stretch marks and
scar tissue, and for dry rough skin. It leaves the skin very smooth while
nourishing and helping heal the skin."
has the following to say:
"Triticum vulgare: Extracted from the embryo of the wheat kernel. An
anti-inflammatory and skin nourisher that also acts as a natural preservative
because of its high vitamin E content."
has this to say concerning Wheat Germ (Triticum
vulgare). "Wheat germ oil is from the golden germ of the wheat. It
is extremely high in vitamin A, B1, D, lecithin, protein, a high content of
unsaturated fatty acid compounds and a very high vitamin E content at 250 IU per
ounce. Wheat germ oil has a heavy wheat nut scent. A very emollient oil that
needs to be blended with other oils to overcome its extremely sticky texture.
According to the AMA's committee on coetaneous health emollients do help make
the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce roughness, cracking and irritation.
And may possibly retard the fine wrinkles of aging."
gives the following information about Tropaeolum: "Historically, the plants
have been valued for their
medicinal properties. As nasturtiums contain
glycosides, sulfurous compound found in many of the plants in the mustard
tincture made from nasturtium is thought to be effective in treating both
microbial and fungal infections. The flowers and leaves of nasturtium contain
Vitamins A, C, and the shoots contain Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, as well as
calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, and a small amount of protein."
tells the following about Tropaeolum: "The plant contains 'glucosinolates',
mustard oil containing chemicals and in this plant the 'glucotropaeoline' is
broken down to form and antibiotic substance and essential oil. So not only do
we have Vitamin C, important for the immune system but also an antibiotic and a
little iron to replace those stores reduced by infections. There are also
carotenoids and flavonoids."
Papaya Fruit Extract
dermaxime.com they say the following about Papaya: Most people know papaya
as a tropical fruit, yet are clueless about the wonderful effects it can have on
the skin - assisting with wound healing and healing to clear up skin problems.
This fruit contains the enzyme papain, which has
wonderful exfoliating properties - removing dead skin, and specifically
& 506 This particular property of papaya has extensively been used in
medical conditions to debribe the skin from abnormal skin growth and skin
diseases. Not only does it have great antibacterial and
wound healing abilities
REF 511 but is also extensively used in wound care
& 513 and is of particular help in
removing damaged and dead skin.
states the following: "The enzyme papain not only helps internal functions,
placement on the
skin overnight has also been known to help some skin disorders. The same
protein-dissolving enzymes that soothe indigestion can also dissolve unwanted
At carensblog.com the
following is offered:
"Papaya is also beneficial to skin
care and repair and is an effective and nonabrasive exfoliant. The green papaya
contains an enzyme called papain that helps to remove impurities and dead skin
cells. You'll find papaya extract in
Skin's Fruity Face facial scrub, giving the scrub a boost of effectiveness
like a mini, all-natural facial peel. Or make your own facial treatment in your
kitchen. Mashed papaya flesh makes a great facial mask or the inside of the
papaya skin can be applied directly to the skin. Papaya is excellent in helping
to reduce the signs of premature aging. Regular use can even help to fade acne
marks and sun damage. Said to speed up the healing process, papaya is also used
in the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings and burns. The active ingredient,
papain, is found in the leaf as well as the fruit. Papaya leaf extract is
sometimes referred to as the "biological scalpal" for its ability to attack dead
skin cells and leave alone the living ones. No need to restrict its wonderful
skin benefits to the face.
Alaffia's Mango Citrus body lotion's main ingredient is papaya leaf, making
it perfect for eliminating dry, scaly skin cells."
offers the following information about Stevia: "Stevia is useful in healing a
number of skin problems. When topically applied, it softens the skin and
smoothes out wrinkles while healing various skin blemishes, acne, seborrhea,
dermatitis, and eczema. When used on cuts and wounds, it promotes rapid healing
makes the following statements: "Less known, but no less remarkable, is the
ability of water-based Stevia concentrate to help heal numerous skin problems,
including acne, seborrhea, dermatitis and eczema. It also has been observed that
placing it in cuts and wounds brings more rapid healing without the scarring.
This will cause a severe stinging for several seconds, but is followed by a
significant lowering of pain5.
Physicians have reported using Stevia concentrate to
and burns, while others have reported that it is extremely helpful in healing
various lip sores."
offers the following nutritional information about Sheep Sorrel: "Sheep sorrel
contains the following: glycosides, anthraquinones (emodin, aloe emodin,
chrysophanol, rhein, physcion), oxalates and tannins. It also has
states the following: "Sheep Sorrel relieves internal ulcers and applied helps
clear skin problems such as eczema and
psoriasis. Rich in vitamins, and trace
mineral elements, it nourishes the glandular system. Sheep sorrel contains
silicon, a necessary element for nerves and the myellin sheath that protects
has this to say about Stinging Nettle: "It decreases the risk of
and other skin disorders."
has this to say about Stinging Nettle:
plant has been widely used by herbalists around the world for centuries.
Externally, an infusion is used for skin problems. In
Peru nettle is used
against a variety of complaints such as muscular and arthritis pain, eczema,
ulcers, asthma, diabetes, intestinal inflammation, nosebleeds and rheumatism.
Externally it is used for inflammations, sciatica, wounds and head lice."
On a blog found at
, for Psoriasis on
the blogger recommends: "Make
up a strong tea of dried Stinging Nettles (below is url with more info). Wash &
condition hair as usual then after final rinse pour on the tea, rub it around
scalp & leave it on (the nettles do not sting after they are dried). You may be
surprised to learn just how well this herbal remedy works. It's amazing! And no
nasty smell like tea tree oil."
medicinewomansroots.blogspot.com the following statements are made: "My
most recent successful uses of Nettles have been for gout, allergies,
and low energy related to depleted kidneys (thankfully not all in one person).
For the client with gout I recommend consistent doses of Nettle infusion to
flush out some of that excess uric acid. For the allergies and psoriasis I use
the fresh plant tincture, as it seems to work more reliably and rapidly in that
form. In addition to the tincture, I use a Nettle leaf salve or oil directly on
natuurlijkerwijs.com it says, "External use. The
oil-extract is beneficial by inflamed psoriasis."
Much is being said about the benefits
of Sea Salt these days, and companies are rushing to include Unprocessed Sea
Salt in their cosmetic and food products. SeaBoost Cream uses a liquid sea salt
in which approximately 99% of the sodium has been removed, without removing the
rich array of micro-nutrients. This is yet another reason that SeaBoost Cream
nourishes your skin with each application.
Our Ionic Sea Minerals
possess all 90 natural
the Periodic Chart of Elements:
makes the following observations: "Trace elements, found in minute quantities
in sea water and therefore in natural unrefined sea salt, seem to absent in an
Organic Health regime but they all work together to assure and maintain proper
function of the body's systems. If any one of them is left out -or even just
diminished- a link will be missing, and the whole organism will suffer as a
result. Stated another way, if any of our internal oceans are shortchanged of
trace nutrients, the body will lack the triggering bio-electrical impulses and
the mineral building blocks necessary to function at full efficiency or to renew
its systems properly."
"Humans need whole, clean ocean
salt; medical and biological facts support that. Genuinely healthful sea salt is
composed of minerals from the ocean waters which have been transformed by
microorganisms, algae and plants into organic nutrients; these in turn are
bioavailable to animals of the sea and land. The ocean contains the precious
minerals our body requires for optimum function."
Benefits of Sea Salt
By Jill Turpin,
Sea salt is beneficial to the skin. Skin absorbs sea salts, vitamins and any
other substances it comes into contact with. It is universally accepted that sea
salts can have a wonderful effect on circulation and metabolism. Sea salts
contain many minerals beneficial to the body. Magnesium is important for both
combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous
system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing
circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body,
helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish after
intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles.
Sodium is important for lymphatic fluid balance (this is important for the
proposes benefits of the following minerals found
in SeaBoost Cream. http://www.tjclark.com.au/colloidal-minerals-library/mineral-functions.htm
Mineral Functions in the Body
Ionic Sea Minerals contain all of the following minerals.
is essential in trace amounts. Arsenic deficiency depresses growth and impairs
appears to affect calcium and magnesium metabolism and membrane function. It is
essential for efficient absorption of calcium in the body and was found by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture to significantly reduce the loss of calcium,
magnesium and phosphorus in post-menopausal women. It may also be helpful for
ischemic heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Boron
deficiency signs may be related to the level of vitamin D and possibly other
nutrients in the diet.
Deficiency Symptoms: Osteoporosis, Arthritis.
is an essential chemical element largely concerned with the structure and
rigidity of bones and teeth; a small portion is involved in blood clotting,
transmission of impulses from nerve to muscles, and regulation of the
parathyroid gland. The 1% of the body's calcium circulating in body fluids
maintains correct acid-alkaline balance and regulates the heartbeat amongst
other vital functions. Lack of calcium in the diet leads to a form of "leaching
out" of bone mineral content (osteoporosis) and when vitamin D is also
deficient, the condition known as rickets occurs.
(chloride) is essential in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance which in
turn enables nutrients to pass into cells and waste products to pass out of
cells. It is a necessary component of gastric juices required for digestion of
protein and minerals. Deficiency of chlorine can cause hair and tooth loss, poor
muscular contraction and impaired digestion.
is required for normal glucose absorption. It appears to increase the
effectiveness of insulin and its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. It may
also be involved in protein synthesis. It is best absorbed when taken in
compounds (complexes). In the majority of all chromium supplementation studies
in the United States, at least half the subjects with impaired glucose tolerance
improved with the addition of chromium, suggesting that the lower ranges of
chromium intake from typical U.S. diets are not optimal with regard to chromium
is an integral part of vitamin B-12. Because all vitamin B-12 is derived from
bacterial synthesis, organic cobalt is considered essential. Deficiency of
cobalt may lead to pernicious anemia, retarded growth and nervous disorders.
Vegetarians are particularly at risk of deficiency.
is an essential nutrient for all vertebrates. There are a number of
copper-containing proteins and enzymes, some of which are essential for the
proper utilization of iron. Copper is involved in respiration and is an
important blood antioxidant. It is also involved in protein metabolism, healing
processes, maintenance of hair color, and formation of the myelin sheaths which
protect nerve fibers. Elevated cholesterol levels, impaired glucose tolerance,
anemia and heart-related abnormalities have been observed in some subjects with
below-average copper consumption.
(fluoride) The major tissues known to incorporate fluoride are bones and tooth
enamel. Fluorine appears to increase deposition of calcium, thereby
strengthening teeth and bones. Levels in drinking water artificially fluoridated
with sodium fluoride can often reach toxic levels which then has adverse effect
on many enzyme systems in the body Just like so called toxic metals like
aluminum, chromium and arsenic are poisonous in the inorganic chemical form, but
safe and even essential in their natural plant form.
modulates brain chemistry. Anti-tumor activity.
unevenly distributed in the environment. In large areas, often mountainous,
environmental levels are inadequate for humans and animals. Iodine is especially
important for the thyroid gland which regulates the body's production of energy
and metabolic rate, and is involved in the conversion of carotene to vitamin A,
in protein synthesis and in synthesis of cholesterol, which is the building
block for hormones. Deficiency of iodine can result in goiter (enlarged thyroid)
and hypothyroidism (which in turn leads to weight gain, dry skin and hair,
sensitivity to cold, sluggish metabolism, slowed mental reactions and hardening
of the arteries). Deficiency has also been linked to breast lumps.
is a constituent of hemoglobin, the component of blood which carries oxygen to
every cell in the body; myoglobin, which supplies oxygen to muscle cells; and a
number of enzymes. There are reports of reduced physical performance in iron
deficiency even before anemia is present. Iron deficiency also has been
associated with decreased immune function.
reduces aggressiveness, violence and self-destruction.
is important to calcium and potassium homeostasis. Numerous biochemical and
physiological processes require or are modulated by magnesium, including energy
production, protein synthesis, muscle contractions and vascular tone.
Extra-cellular magnesium concentrations are critical to the maintenance of
electrical potentials of nerve and muscle membranes and for transmission of
impulses across neuromuscular junctions. Magnesium deficiency is common since
this mineral is refined out out of many foods during processing. Deficiencies
have been associated with coronary heart disease, formation of clots in the
heart and brain, calcium deposits in kidneys, blood vessels and heart, digestive
disorders, depression and many other symptoms.
is an antioxidant, activates numerous enzymes and has roles in protein,
carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is necessary for blood sugar regulation,
healthy nerves and brain, sex hormone production, normal skeletal development,
production of mother's milk and a healthy immune system. Signs of deficiency
include poor reproductive performance, growth retardation, congenital
malformations in the offspring, abnormal formation of bone and cartilage, and
impaired glucose tolerance. Manganese supplementation has been found useful in
treating multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis and diabetes.
plays an essential role in several enzymes including xanthine oxidase which aids
in mobilizing iron from liver reserves; aldehyde oxidase which is necessary for
oxidation of fats and sulphite oxidase. It modulates metabolism of calcium,
magnesium, copper and nitrogen and may also be an antioxidant. Deficiencies can
result from excess sulphites (common preservative of foods and drugs) or from
refining of foods. Consequences of molybdenum deficiency include retarded weight
gain, poor appetite, impaired reproduction, fast heartbeat, increased rate of
breathing, visual problems and shortened life expectancy.
is another element which has been shown by substantial evidence to be necessary
in trace amounts. It is involved in hormone, lipid and membrane metabolism and
cell membrane integrity and is an activator for some enzymes. Lowers requirement
for vitamin B12. Nickel deficiency results in decreased growth, impaired liver
function, changes in skin color and reproductive problems.
is an essential component of bone mineral and needs to be in correct balance
with calcium for both of these minerals to be used effectively in the body. It
also plays a role in almost every chemical reaction in the body. Phosphorus
deficiency results in bone loss and is characterized by weakness, anorexia,
malaise, and pain. Deficiency in the calcium-phosphorus balance may result in
conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, pyorrhea, rickets and tooth decay.
is an important electrolyte in the body which is intimately associated with
sodium metabolism. In the correct ratio, sodium and potassium help regulate
water balance within the body; are essential for the transport of nutrients into
each cell and waste products out of each cell and help normalize the heartbeat.
Deficiency of potassium may lead to nervous disorders, insomnia, constipation,
slow irregular heartbeat and muscle damage. In severe potassium deficiency,
muscle weakness and paralysis may develop, leading to difficulties in breathing
and changes in the heart.
is an antioxidant that works closely with vitamin E in actions like production
of antibodies, binding of toxic metals like mercury, amino acid metabolism and
promotion of normal body growth and fertility. Selenium protects the cell
"machinery" that generates energy. It is also necessary for the production of
prostaglandins, substances which affect blood pressure and platelet aggregation.
It protects all membranes, reduces risk of cancer, enhances immune system,
protects against heart disease. Deficiency of selenium has been associated with
premature aging, heart attack, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, infertility
and increased risk of cancer.
also falls in the "trace requirement" category. It is needed for the connective
tissues of the body such as tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, nails, skin and
hair. It works with calcium to make strong bones so it is an important factor in
osteoporosis and can help with faster mending of broken bones. It has been found
helpful for preventing cardiovascular disease. It is probably best known as the
"beauty mineral" for helping maintain strong, healthy nails, hair and skin.
Silicon deficiency first shows as brittle or easily broken nails and dry,
splitting hair, and can eventually lead to structural abnormalities of the long
bones and the skull.
is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in normal electrolyte
metabolism. It works with potassium to equalise acid-alkaline balance of the
blood and water balance in the body and well as transport of nutrients into and
waste products out of body cells, muscle contraction and nerve stimulation.
Sodium also keeps other minerals in the blood soluble so they will not build up
as deposits in the bloodstream. It is necessary for the production of
hydrochloric acid in the stomach for digestion of protein and minerals and helps
in the elimination of carbon dioxide from the body. Excessive fatigue, muscle
cramps and weakness, intestinal gas, arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia short
attention span, and mental confusion can result from sodium deficiency.
supports hair growth and can enhance reflexes. Deficiency symptoms include
symmetrical baldness, reduced response to sound and loud noises and diminished
is required for glucose tolerance factor, for proper development of bones,
cartilage and teeth and for cellular metabolism. A deficiency may be linked to
reproductive problems and kidney disease; supplementation with vanadium may
assist with diabetes.
is found in all tissues. Its functions include enhancing the immune system,
specifically the functions of the thymus gland and the spleen; involvement in
the Krebs cycle and energy production; maintenance of healthy skin and taste
buds; a component of insulin; a constituent of more than 2000 enzymes involved
in digestion and metabolism including those for breakdown of alcohol, bone
metabolism, protein digestion and phosphorus metabolism. Zinc can prevent
toxemia. and protects against birth defects. Signs of dietary zinc deficiency
include susceptibility to infections, stress and fatigue, loss of appetite,
growth retardation (including dwarfism), delayed sexual maturity, skin changes
including acne and stretch marks, prostate disorders and immunological
Lanthanum, Praeseodymium, Neodymium, Thulium, Samarium, Europium & Ytterbium:
Enhance cell growth, extends life. Deficiency may shorten lifespan.