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Finally, we are coming to the closing of the topic ‘Vitamins & Minerals’. We will be finishing the topic with more useful information about 5 trace minerals which are Chromium, Cobalt, Fluoride, Molybdenum, and Vanadium. Let’s see what the benefit of these minerals is and where it can be found!
CHROMIUM is a mineral which work together with insulin in the metabolism of sugar and transferring protein to different parts of our bodies. It also helps decrease the bad Cholesterol level, and increase the good Cholesterol level in our body, and prevent any fatigue and exhaustion eruptions. Lack of Chromium is one of the factors related to the occurrence of Arteriosclerosis and Diabetes. Chromium can be found in clams, calf’s liver, chicken, wheat germ, corn oil, etc.
COBALT is one of the components of VitaminB12. In general case, our body requires Cobalt in a very small quantity. Cobalt can be found in meat, milk, liver, kidney, oysters, and clams. Receiving excessive amount of Cobalt may cause the thyroid gland to be dysfunctional, but lack of Cobalt can also cause you Anemia.
FLUORINE is a basic mineral in our body and found the most in bones and teeth, especially in the enamel part. Fluorine can be found in seafood, tea, Fluoride-filled drink, water from natural wells, natural artesian water, river water, including coffee, peanut, butter, sunflower seeds, water chestnut, rice, egg yolks, cod liver oil, beet, carrot, radish, corn, garlic, greens vegetable, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, apples, bananas, grapes, cherries, pears, etc. Receiving excessive amount of Fluorine may cause tooth discoloration and mottled tooth, but lack of Fluorine can also caused you tooth decay or even Osteoporosis.
MOLYBDENUM helps with the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat, and also vital to the enzymes in processing Iron for use. Molybdenum can be found in dark green vegetable, un-grinded grain, peas and nuts, legumes, milk, etc. Lack of Molybdenum may cause your brain to be easily damaged, drowsiness, mental confusion.
VANADIUM helps prevent sudden heart attack and inhibit the formation of cholesterol in the blood. Bodybuilders believe that Vanadium helps with building muscle, increase strength and creating beautiful shape. Nevertheless, the suggested of the recommended intake of Vanadium for bodybuilders is 10mg per day and to be eaten before exercise for about half an hour. Vanadium can be found in fish, olive and un-grinded grain. Vanadium also acts similar to the hormone insulin as well; therefore, it has been used to treat diabetes in alternative medicine. However, if you are a diabetic, do not use vanadium therapy by yourself because it may cause your blood sugar levels to drop too quickly which will cause problems afterward. Therefore, those with diabetes should consult a doctor before any use of Vanadium.
And that is all practical fact we have for you about ‘Vitamins & Minerals, which have up to 6 continued articles! We hope you enjoy reading our articles and gain great knowledge to be further use in your daily life or even adopt the knowledge to be used in your healthy living.
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