What minerals does is plays a key role when it comes to the organs and cells in the human body. When these vital minerals aren’t present in the daily diet, or once they’re not assimilated properly as they should, this because of certain factors, the normal development of the body becomes hindered significantly.
For instance, a deficiency of magnesium has been associated with elevated anxiety, mood swings, and potential hallucinations. Low calcium levels are related to weakening of the bone and teeth, while iron, which is one of the key components to hemoglobin, is needed to efficiently transfer oxygen between cells.
10. EMF Electromagnetic Radiation
Electromagnetic radiation is extremely difficult to avoid these days, this since practically every electronic device such as smartphones, tablets, computers, to power lines, does is emits its own electronic field.
In addition to all the known negative effects to the exposure of EMF, another side effect is that it negates the body’s ability to assimilate a variety of minerals.
What constant exposure to EMF radiation does, is reduces the absorption of minerals in the body by up to 15% percent.
9. Exposure To Toxic Metals
Mercury is a toxic metal that’s found common everywhere, from dental fillings to fish. Mercury is not only toxic, but what it does is binds with the molecules magnesium and zinc, which nulls their benefits.
Aluminum is another, which is found present in cosmetics, antacids, and antiperspirants. What aluminum does is penetrates then voids the absorption of minerals such as magnesium and calcium.
What lead, another toxic metal, does is binds the calcium molecules, rendering them obsolete in the organism.
8. Poor Fatty Diet
It’s no secret that there’s an increasing number of people who are cutting out fresh fruits and vegetables from their diet, and replacing them with hyper-processed, highly refined foods.
The fruits and vegetables which have been cultivated on mineral-depleted soil, their nutritional benefit becomes practically zero.
So most argue there’s no reason to bother eating fresh produce these days, since they don’t bring any real benefits to the table anyways. Produce is also more expensive than processed food.
7. Excessive Insulin And Estrogen
High levels of hormones in the body is known to quickly deplete mineral stores. What extremely high levels of insulin and/or estrogen are responsible for, is calcium deficiency in the bones.
What insulin does is facilitates the re-absorption of the molecules, this at the kidney level. Estrogen just simply reduces the excretion of calcium.
6. Conditions Such As Hyperthyroidism
Similar to excess insulin and estrogen levels, what hyperthyroidism is responsible for is severe loss of calcium stores in the body, and its attempts to “recycle” it from the structure of the bones.
At the same time, what the re-absorbed calcium does is determines the need for more magnesium, this to support its assimilation.
5. High Sugar Consumption
Empty sugar is extremely problematic, the reason because processing these sugar molecules in the body requires an extremely high quantity of magnesium, which then wears out the body’s supply quickly.
Also, if the body is found to be deficient in potassium, zinc, and chromium, what that indicates is the individual has an extremely high sugar rich diet.
4. Coffee, Soda, Alcoholic Beverages
Drinking coffee and caffeinated beverages in general are diuretics, and during their processing, the body becomes rapidly depleted in its supply of calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium.
In addition to that, regularly consuming alcoholic products exhausts iron, manganese, and potassium stores. What soda has are high amounts of phosphorous, which obstructs the assimilation of calcium and potassium.
3. Lower Stomach Acid Levels
Minerals are depleted from the aliments we ingest. It becomes impossible for the stomach to break down the molecules and then absorb them, this if the stomach acids aren’t working properly.
What’s known is that it’s calcium along with other minerals that’s necessary for the body to function, and all are in direct correlation with one other. Zinc for instance, is directly responsible for regulating stomach acid.
2. Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs
Even just regularly taking antacids can reduce minerals, since they contain aluminum hydroxide. What this compound has is a devastating effect on the calcium that’s in the body.
One of its key side effects, is blocking the assimilation of calcium that’s in the intestinal tract.
Cortisone is responsible for potassium and calcium deficiencies. Magnesium and zinc levels are depleted by birth control pills, and with continuous use, will reduce copper levels.
1. Mineral Depletion In Agriculture Soil
The mineral depletion in cultivated soil is the main reason why we’re experiencing deficiency today, this because we can’t ingest the required mineral dosage. This happens even if it’s organic.
What constantly growing certain grains, fruits, and vegetables year after year in the same soil does, is inevitably wears it out. What results is the level of minerals in the soil becomes depleted.
To avoid this soil depletion, annual crop rotation and adding fertilization via compost is needed.
However, since the costs aren’t feasible for the farmer, most fruit and vegetable producers grow their stock as is in this damaged soil.