Minerals are essential to keep our bodies in good shape, in fact, our body consists of many minerals, but unfortunately does not produce the minerals necessary for a healthy body. A deficiency of minerals can lead to various health conditions, including arthritis!
The most common minerals used to lessen arthritic pains are:
Boron – This trace mineral aids in bone health.
Calcium – This is a much-needed mineral for bone health.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps maintain calcium in balance within the system.
Zinc – This mineral is necessary for bone growth, but is often with a lack of arthritic patients.
Manganese – Manganese is also necessary for bone growth. Do NOT ingest manganese with calcium because they are able to work against each other.
Copper – Copper really helps to strengthen connective tissue.
Germanium – This antioxidant helps with pain relief.
Sulfur – Too little sulfur can lead to deterioration of ligaments, cartilage, collagen and tendons.
Our traditional source of minerals has been from fruit, vegetables and some dairy products. Today we have to consider other sources to obtain sufficient minerals for a healthy diet.
Some of the reasons for this are:
Loss in minerals in the soil
Modern food processing methods
Popularity of junk foods
An increasing number of individuals are embracing mineral supplements for their source of minerals.
The info found in this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult an Eagle Ridge Fitness Personal Trainer before you begin any fitness program, or exercise schedule.