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Minerals

Minerals Questions

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by 432 · about 13 hours ago

I assume food is the best way to obtain all necessary nutrients (for the most part); however, for those of us recovering from the typical american diet, which vitamins, minerals, or other supplements might be beneficial for short term therapy? ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DHA/EPA: The reason is simple. Most people start off their lifestyle change with excessive omega 6/3 ratio???s in their diet and tissues. I strongly recommend everyone getting a O6/3 blood assay done prior to making the shift. I did and mine back... (more)

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by 2485 · about 13 hours ago

Magnesium has come up in a few questions and it certainly seems like something worth trying to get more of. My question is, how the heck do we get enough of it? Looking at magnesium levels in food, it seems like hitting 100% RDA from just... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · February 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

~A day's worth of paleo food-sourced magnesium without supplementation: 2 oz. nuts (macadamia, almond, walnut...) - 16-38% DV 8 oz. broccoli - steamed, sauteed, raw - 8% DV small can sardines or salmon - 9-38% DV 4 oz. kale with four eggs - 12%... (more)

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by 8 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, so after supplmenting with magnesium glycinate after a suggestion from someone on here (and having it relieve my muscle cramps almost entirely), I'm very interested in learning more about how and in what combinations vitamins and minerals... (more)

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moors 0 · July 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM

I recently searched acu-cell's claim that excess pyridoxal-5-phosphate makes spinal/nerve degeneration in google scholar and there doesn't seem to be anything that confirms it.I also would benefit from a good source of information about... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've logged my diet, and it's a bit low in zinc and magnesium.. What foods can I include in my diet to improve this? :)

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schultz 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

A cup of coffee made with 15g of coffee beans provides around 20mg of magnesium. 1 Therefore 5 cups of coffee made with 15g of beans will provide somewhere around 25% of the DV for magnesium If you search "coffee magnesium" on google you'll... (more)

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by 598 · about 13 hours ago

I've fallen into the (good?) habit of drinking lots of coconut water. It's usually between 8-24 oz per day. I feel like this stuff is really amazing! What's your take on packaged coconut water? This started when struggling to... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Is this wrong? http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2 says it contains fiber, but @Stephen 4 angrily insists it doesn't. Anyone want to take a shot at breaking the tie with some real data? (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, first post: All I've seen are vague numbers like the numbers in the appendix at the bottom of the post. I haven't seen a full list, such as phytates in cashews, chia seeds, etc. Does anyone have one? These numbers, to me, don't mean... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Along with its functions as a precursor (for inositol, the brains secondary messenger system), and its potent cell culture shown anti-cancer effects (which are actually pretty compelling), here's some more info about how phytic acid can be good... (more)

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by 396 · about 13 hours ago

So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i dont focus on this at all and my bloodwork is good.

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by 4991 · about 13 hours ago

After years of rarely getting cramp, I am beginning to get quite frequent cramping, mainly in my fingers or feet, though sometimes calf. Is this a sign of a mineral deficiency? Or just a consequence of ageing?

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eddieosh 0 · November 10, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Too many nuts (brazil, almond, caschew, etc) too often seem to give me cramps in my knuckles.

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by 529 · about 13 hours ago

I've always found tap water generally unpleasant. I want to hydrate/ find a solution to tasty/healthy/clean-feeling water. (TL;DR: Tap water tastes bad. Mineral "(filtered over minerals for a clean, crisp taste") PUR filter + tap water tastes... (more)

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AdamM 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Well for the shower issue, what I would suggest getting is a shower filter, as in a hot shower with the steam, the chlorine changes to a gas, and turns to chloroform, a highly toxic chemical, which can cause dizziness. As for the drinking water,... (more)

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by 529 · about 13 hours ago

Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)

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glib 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:04 AM

If you are focusing on K2 alone, natto is off scale. For zinc, by far the best common source is beef. It is not nearly as high as oysters, but when you compare daily eating of beef with once a year oyster platter, beef dominates. You want to make... (more)

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by 126 · about 13 hours ago

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I... (more)

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by 2318 · about 13 hours ago

"Liquid Light is a plant-based fulvic acid liquid mineral complex created by nature in an ancient petrified plant deposit of Utah. The ionic trace vitamins and minerals are extracted using a cold process to create a liquid supplement that contains... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · July 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I have not used what you have described - but used the following with good... (more)

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by 723 · about 13 hours ago

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · May 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats... (more)

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by 3280 · about 13 hours ago

I'm trying to get up to speed on phytic acid and I'm still confused: If you eat almonds, is the problem that: phytic acid binds to the minerals in the almond and prevents the almond's minerals from being absorbed, or the phytic acid also... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Let's see if I can elucidate a bit. Phytic acid binds phosphorous (the phytate part of the molecule) - it is literally comprised of phorphorous, which renders it unusable to humans. Phytic acid chelates other minerals - meaning, that it "traps"... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding the rationale behind why I'm taking my minerals as I do, and hoping someone can break this down for me so that I can better construct my schedules. I currently take supplements of the 4 minerals in the title,... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

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by 3280 · about 14 hours ago

Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? ) Can mineral supplements cause dehydration (like copper, zinc, or those Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops)? If so, what is the mechanism? (Does it draw water into the colon to dilute the minerals... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:01 PM

"Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? )" Yes, grains for example. Especially flax seeds. Dried fruit are also very dehydrating. Dairy can also be dehydrating if you're intolerant to lactose. I don't know much about number 2 but... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all, I've been using the excellent website Cron-O-Meter to plan a balanced diet and quickly realised that the only way of hitting RDA's on minerals is to consume a few hundred grams of various nuts and seeds, namely brazils and pumpkin seeds as... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM

My verdict would be: in moderation. That means a small fist-sized serving once every two or three days maybe. Regarding minerals and vitamins most of them are loaded with them and that's good but most are also high in either omega-6 PUFAs or... (more)

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by 3280 · about 14 hours ago

I'm really not sure my problem is electrolyte balance (though for some reason I keep coming back it this hypothesis), and I'm kinda grasping a straws here but: Twice recently, I went from feeling great to severe systemic muscle cramps (calves,... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Hi CaveMan_Mike, I've battled with cramping, too. I can't speak to your question on Kale, but I can share what's killed my cramping problem. I've found three things to be helpful on this front: taking a daily magnesium supplement, eating quality... (more)

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by 343 · about 14 hours ago

I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There are water based vitamins and minerals, and there are fat based. Vitamins; Water soluble are like C and B complex Fat soluble are A, D, E, and K Minerals, You can definitely overdue Zinc, Magnesium, Copper etc... We can take quite a bit.... (more)

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by 329 · about 14 hours ago

Today while in a pharmacy I was offered a free test for vitamins and minerals. It was performed as a quick electro-dermal screening. It seems my Omegas are low. I've been supplementing with fish oil (2000 mg a day) for about a month. Is this test... (more)

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Richard_10 0 · January 07, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Your basing your mineral and vit intake on fish oil...vit d3 and vit d 6. If your not taking multi vits then yes your prolly low especially in your vit b's, if your vegan then in iron as well

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by 80 · about 14 hours ago

I need a supplement that I can mix with water or shakes. Something that has the following: K2 (is natto the best source for k2?), zinc/copper, selenium, iodine. An all in one would be fantastic. Bonus if it's a real food supplement (liquid). ... (more)

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PeacefulPlanet 0 · March 31, 2013 at 4:59 AM

PerfectAquatic Greens Powder is a fantastic whole food source of zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, and some vitamin k. It is a spirulina and chlorella powder that is virtuallly tasteless when added to a smoothie or juice, and has high... (more)

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by 1191 · about 14 hours ago

So, do you have to eat bone broth AND fat in order to get all the nutrients from it or does eating only bone broth (because the fat is discarded) works just fine? EDIT: What I actually meant: Can you absorb all of the minerals, amino acids, etc.... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · December 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I could be wrong, but I don't think broth is known as a good source of fat soluble vitamins. It's more for the easily absorbed minerals and amino acids (proline, lysine, and glycine, mostly). You can leave some of the fat in the broth, but it's... (more)

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by 432 · about 14 hours ago

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 63 · about 14 hours ago

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some... (more)

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by 12677 · about 14 hours ago

I'm interested in making a list of how to best absorb specific nutrients. Whether or not we always want to best absorb each nutrient is debatable, but I think putting this information together could be really beneficial. I started with iron and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good gut biota FTW.

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