Mineral Deficiency

Mg¹² MagneSoothe Magnesium Oil™ is a viscous, mineralized solution from the Dead Sea. Most people are lead to believe that magnesium oil is derived from magnesium and this is no where close to true. “Magnesium oil” was coined by the nutraceutical industry because of the thick, oily texture caused by a concentration of minerals in the solution, most of which is magnesium. Don’t discount the other minerals in magnesium oil; they play a vital role with the magnesium and your body. Dead Sea Minerals in Mg¹² MagneSoothe Magnesium Oil™, their benefits and common symptoms of having a deficiency in your body:

MagnesiumMagnesium

The Master Mineral - 115,000+ ppm (26–28)%

Daily Requirements – 80 to 450 mg

In more than 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium accelerates cell metabolism and is necessary for transmission of nerve signals, protein synthesis and utilization of other essential nutrients. Magnesium also benefits the body by converting vitamin D to its biologically active form, assists immune system function and protects cell membranes. It is also a building block for the skin’s structural elements and for enzymes that control the skin’s metabolism. It is beneficial for the heart by improving oxygen delivery, energy production and heart rate, and for preventing hearing loss and kidney stones.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Accelerated skin aging, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome, vertigo, hypertension, carbohydrate intolerance, depression, psychosis, heartbeat fluctuations, and kidney stones, sensitivity to sound, muscular twitching, rapid heart rate, aching muscles, muscle weakness & fatigue, menstrual cramps or pain, convulsion, depression, vomiting, insomnia, irritability, hyperacidity, anxiety, confusion, disorientation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension

CalciumCalcium

7,000+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 210 to 1,300 mg

Helps build and maintain bones, nails, and teeth. Calcium strengthens cell membranes, contributes to the formation of intracellular cement & is necessary for nerve transmission, muscular contraction and regulation of heart muscles. It is an important element in blood clotting (vital to heal wounds and prevent infections), helps metabolize iron, aids metabolism in skin cells, helps decrease symptoms of PMS, and even aids in cleansing pores.

Symptoms of Deficiency

May result in muscle spasms, back & leg cramps, softening of bones, brittle bones, rickets, poor growth, osteoporosis (deterioration of bones), tooth decay, depression. Acute deficiency symptoms are uncommon due to large skeletal stores. Prolonged chronic dietary deficiency results bone resorption which can lead to osteoporosis. Dietary calcium deficiency has also been linked to increased risk of hypertension, preeclampsia & colon cancer.

PotassiumPotassium

2,500+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 3 to 5 mg

The third most abundant mineral in the body, potassium is an electrolyte that works with sodium & chloride to balance pH & fluid distribution. It regulates nerve signals, muscle contractions, blood pressure, heart rhythm & the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. Potassium is required for carbohydrate processing, protein synthesis, insulin secretion, glucose storage, and excretion of body wastes. Other benefits include preventing kidney stones, promoting healthy adrenal glands, reducing plaque in the arteries, helping to prevent osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, strokes, free radical formation and acne.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Muscle fatigue & weakness, muscle cramps & spasms, acne, dry skin, nervous disorders, listlessness & mental apathy, lack of appetite, constipation, hypoglycemia, irregular or rapid heartbeat, hypertension, poor reflexes, paralytic ileus (obstruction of intestines due to paralysis) & actual paralysis of the muscles. Extreme cases may result in respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.

Sodium

180+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 120 to 3,000 mg

Sodium is beneficial in maintaining PH balance, protecting the body against fluid loss and aiding muscle contraction & nerve function. Deficiency is very rare and is often caused by prolonged diarrhea or heavy sweating. Prolonged excessive sodium intake is associated with Asthma, hypertension, edema, calcium loss, and gastric cancer. Mg12 Dead Sea Salts has a lower sodium content than other sea salts.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Feelings of weakness, apathy and nausea, as well as, cramps in muscles of the extremities.

Strontium

120+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 1 to 5 mg

Closely related to calcium, this essential trace mineral is found primarily in the skeletal structure and is well documented to promote bone formation and decrease bone absorption. Studies have shown that a 500mg – 1g dose each day can greatly reduce the rate of bone fractures, increase bone density & even prevent osteoporosis in pre-to post-menopausal women.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Trace Mineral. No symptoms of deficiency.

Boron

20+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 1 to 10 mg

Needed for healthy bones & teeth and for proper metabolism of calcium, magnesium & phosphorus, Boron helps keep calcium and magnesium in the body. It is essential for hormones involved in bone metabolism and for balancing testosterone and estrogen levels. This trace mineral has also been shown to enhance brain function, prevent osteoporosis, reduce arthritic symptoms & help build muscle tissue.

Studies indicate that in countries such as Mauritius & Jamaica, where boron intake is low, the incidence of osteoarthritis is around 50-70%. In countries such as the USA, UK and Australia, where boron intake is relatively high, the incidence of osteoarthritis is around 20%.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Increased excretion & decreased absorption of calcium & magnesium leading to detrimental changes in the composition, structure & strength of bones similar to osteoporosis & osteoarthritis. Unbalanced calcium & magnesium levels can also lead to the formation of kidney stones, decreased mental alertness, muscular atrophy, insomnia, muscle cramps, bone pain, backache, accentuated vitamin D deficiency, PMS, excessive menstrual cramping, & menopausal issues.

Lithium

10+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 0.2 to 1.1 mg

Lithium is one of three elements present on Earth at the time of its formation. A mood stabilizer & protector of neuropathways in your brain, it has been shown to increase brain cell survival & has both long and short-term benefits in the nervous system. Traditionally, this lightweight metal has been used to treat bipolar disorder and manic depression. Recent research has discovered a link between low lithium levels and several blood & nerve disorders. Testing done on children with Autism and their mothers has also shown a correlation between the disorder and low levels of Lithium.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Bipolar disorder, manic depression, nerve damage & Autism in children of mother’s whose lithium levels were low during pregnancy.

Nitrogen

4+ ppm

About this Element

Nitrogen is one of the basic elements, like carbon & oxygen. It receives almost no attention in the medical world yet it’s essential to our health. Nitrogen is part of thousands of substances our bodies produce and is the building block for proteins, hormones & amino acids. Everyday normal activity tears down protein in our body; therefore we need a good supply of nitrogen in the body stay healthy.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Basic Element. No symptoms of deficiency.

Silicon

9+ ppm

About this Element

The world’s second most abundant material and famous for its use in microchips, silicon has only recently been regarded as an essential trace mineral. Studies now show that silicon is important for normal bone growth, healthy immune system function, thickness and strength of the skin, arteries, trachea, and tendons, and for production of collagen in connective tissues. It is also benefits the body by improving the health of hair and nails and by aiding in the prevention of vascular aneurysms, cardiovascular disease, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Basic Element. No symptoms of deficiency.

Iron

3+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 12 to 60 mg

Occurring in the body in greater amounts than any other trace mineral, the health benefits of Iron are well known. Iron is present in every cell in the body and is critical to many metabolic processes such as carrying oxygen to cells, oxidation of fatty acids and production of many enzymes. Iron also affects the production of melanin, provides extra fuel to muscles during exertion, assists in production of thyroid hormones & promotes healthy skin tone.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Anemia, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, depression, dizziness, weakness, labored breathing, anginal pain, Brittle lusterless, flattened or spoon-shaped nails, swollen ankles, hair loss, pale skin, exhaustion. Can be a contributing factor in alcoholism, colitis, brittle nails, breathing difficulties, and menstrual problems.

Phosphorus

2+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 580 to 700 mg

A component of DNA, phosphorus is involved in nearly all biochemical reactions including blood clotting, bone, nail and tooth formation, normal kidney function, proper heart rhythm & rate, muscle contraction, nerve-impulse transmission & cell growth. Phosphorus also benefits the body by aiding in the proper utilization of vitamins, helping convert food into energy, maintaining central nervous system health & aiding in tissue growth and repair.

Malnourishment & alcoholism can cause hypophosphatemia. When large amounts of carbohydrates enter the body, the cells trigger a demand for large amounts of phosphorous. It is extracted from the blood causing a severe deficiency in phosphorous.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Loss of appetite, anemia, muscle weakness, bone pain, rickets (in children), osteomalacia in adults (softening of bones), increased susceptibility to infection, numbness & tingling in the extremities, decreased coordination & difficulty walking. Severe hypophosphatemia may result in death.

Manganese

2+ ppm

Daily Requirements – 5 mg

Manganese is essential for proper formation & maintenance of bone, cartilage & connective tissue. It also activates numerous enzymes, assists in blood clotting, contributes to protein synthesis, increases antioxidant production, helps to metabolize glucose and aids in the utilization of thiamin, vitamin E & iron.

Symptoms of Deficiency

Poor bone growth, dermatitis, lowered good cholesterol, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, unwanted weight loss, slow growth of hair and nails, poor muscle coordination, dizziness, and ear noises.

Cobalt

1 ppm

About This Element

Cobalt, a known component of vitamin B, is a vital trace mineral. The body requires a small amount of this mineral in order to conduct daily growth and maintenance. It plays a major role in the process of erythropoiesis, the process wherein erythrocytes, red blood cells, are produced. Along with Nickel and Manganese, cobalt can be a good alternative for Zinc. A deficiency in vitamin B12 is ultimately a cobalt deficiency, and vice versa. Proper intake of food or supplements rich in vitamin B12 can help alleviate the symptoms of deficiency.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Copper

1 ppm

About This Element

Copper is crucial for a healthy existence as this mineral enables normal metabolic processes in association with amino acids and vitamins. Copper cannot be produced within the body and must be sourced from external food & supplements. Copper is the third most prevalent mineral in the body and is mostly carried by the blood plasma protein, Ceruloplasmin.

The health benefits of copper include proper growth, utilization of iron, enzymatic reactions, connective tissues, hair, eyes, aging & energy production. Apart from these, heart rhythm, thyroid glands, arthritis, wound healing, RBC formation & cholesterol are other health benefits of copper. In order to enjoy health benefits of copper, it must be included in diet of an individual.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Fluorine [Not Fluoride]

> 1 ppm

About This Element

Small amounts of fluorine are naturally present in water, air, plants & animals. As a result, humans are exposed to fluorine through food & drinking water and by breathing air. Fluorine can be found in any kind of food in relatively small quantities. Large quantities of fluorine can be found in tea and shellfish.

Fluorine is essential for the maintenance of bone solidity & strength and protects us from dental decay.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Molybdenum

> 1 ppm

About This Element

An essential mineral required for many significant chemical reactions in the body, Molybdenum, along with copper, controls the movement and release of iron in the body. The role of iron utilization is important because iron provides oxygen to the body’s organ systems, which is essential for life. Without molybdenum, all body functions would be impaired because they would not receive the oxygen necessary for metabolism. Molybdenum functions as a co-factor for three enzymes in the body: sulfite oxidase (helps metabolize sulfur-containing amino acids, including cysteine and methionine), xanthine oxidase (helps create uric acid, which supports the plasma antioxidant quality of the blood) & aldehyde oxidase (helps metabolize drugs and toxins, according to the Linus Pauling Institute).

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Nickel

> 1 ppm

About This Element

According to the book, “Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport,” small amounts of nickel help your body form enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions in your body, especially the formation of new nucleic acids and DNA. Although we only require very small amounts of this trace mineral, it is found found in DNA & RNA, the chemical makeup of every cell in your body. Nickel plays a role in the circulation of proteins and can contribute to the production of hormones, lipids, and cell membranes. Nickel is also used by your body to break down glucose for energy.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Selenium

> 1 ppm

About This Element

One of the major nutritional benefits of selenium is balancing HDL to LDL cholesterol ratios for a healthy heart. Selenium plays an important role in antioxidant production & immune system functions, regulation of thyroid hormones and works with iodine & proteins. It has also been found to help the immune system defend against bacterial & viral infections, cancer cells, herpes virus, cold sores & shingles.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Vanadium

> 1 ppm

About This Element

The presence of vanadium in the brain inhibits cholesterol from forming in the blood vessels and it is active in many chemical reactions that take place in the body. Vanadium is also involved in energy production, acts as a co-factor to enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions in the body, assists in blood sugar & fat metabolism and in helping build strong, healthy bones & teeth.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.

Zinc

> 1 ppm

About This Element

Zinc, plays a vital role in protein synthesis and regulation of cellular production in the immune system. Zinc is mostly found in the strong muscles of the body and in especially high concentrations in white & red blood cells, eye retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones & pancreas. The semen and prostate gland in men contain large zinc stores. In a human body, over 300 enzymes require zinc to maintain normal function. Researchers believe that 3000 proteins out of 100,000 in the human body contain & rely on Zinc. It also helps with proper immune system function, digestion, control of diabetes, improving stress level, energy metabolism, acne, wound healing, pregnancy, hair care, eczema, weight loss, night blindness, cold, eye care, appetite loss and many other factors.

Symptoms of Deficiency

No symptoms of deficiency.
There are a hand-full of other trace minerals that are found in Mg¹² MagneSoothe Magnesium Oil™, but are not as important or ppm as high as the ones listed above.