WhiteMud Blog

The Importance of Minerals

Posted: February 27, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

Minerals are vital in body; they are the sparkplugs of life, the catalysts of all reactions in our bodies.  We cannot produce minerals on our own and must obtain them through our food.  Most minerals come from vegetables.  As the vegetables are growing, they absorb the minerals from the soil, when we eat these vegetables, we absorb the minerals.  However because of over farming, often the soil is lacking in minerals, meaning we become mineral deficient.  For this reason it is important for us to be taking a quality multi-vitamin or mineral supplement.  For more information on which mineral supplement is best for you, call your Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.
Because there are so many different minerals, being mineral deficient can have many different symptoms.  A group of minerals known as electrolytes are responsible for the nerve impulses and muscle contractions.  They create electrical impulses that let cells in our body send messages back and forth to one another – through this you can perform all the “bioelectrical” functions, such as thinking, moving and seeing.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor also ensures that your nervous system is functioning at its best, as your nervous system controls all of your systems.  To ensure your nervous system is working at its best, check with your Edmonton Chiropractor, they will be able to ensure you have all the minerals you need and that your spine is in line. 
There are so many other functions of minerals in the body.  Including building bones, maintaining pH balance, helping your muscles contract and relax, regulate tissue growth and providing structural support for the body.    Often we can find ourselves feeling achy or have muscle cramps; this can be due to a lack of magnesium in the body.  Hormone imbalance can also be related to a mineral deficiency.  For more information on minerals and how they are used in the body, check out our website at www.whitemudchiro.com and visit your Edmonton chiropractor!