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Different minerals have different benefits and no mineral can be termed as more beneficial or less beneficial. All minerals are critical for proper functioning of the body. Most of the minerals aid in body metabolism, water balance, and bone health.

Given below is list of some of the minerals found in their body, with their benefits. Click on the mineral for more details. Click on the disease for home remedies.

Boron: Bone health, brain function, anti aging, sexual health, cancer, treating Alzheimer’s disease, muscle pain

Calcium: Bone health (osteoporosis), arthritis, dental care, insomnia, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, cramps, weight loss, colon canceracidity, heart diseases, high blood pressure

*Chromium: Aids in glucose metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar by potentiating insulin and serving as a component of glucose tolerance factor.

*Cobalt: Promotes the formulation of red blood cells and and serves as a component of the vitamin B-12.

Copper: Brain function, arthritis, skin care, throat infections, hemoglobin deficiency, heart diseases, immunity

Iodine: Goitre, fibrocystic breast disease, dermatology, cancerhaircare, pregnancy, body metabolism

Iron: Haemoglobin formation, body metabolism, muscle activity, anemia, brain function, immunity, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, regulation of body temperature

Magnesium: High blood pressure, heart attack, alcoholism, bone health, cramps, diabetes, menopause, pregnancy, asthma

Manganese: Body metabolism, osteoporosis, fatigue, reproduction, sprains, inflammation, brain function, Epilepsy

*Molybdenum: Contributes to normal growth and development Key component in many enzyme systems including enzymes involved in detoxification.

Phosphorus: Weakness, bone health, brain function, sexual weakness, dental care, body metabolism

Potassium: Low blood sugar, regulate blood pressure, heart diseases, water flow in the body, muscle disorders, cramps, brain function, diabetes, kidney disorders, arthritis

*Selenium: Essential component of a key antioxidant enzyme, necessary for normal growth and development Role in detoxification of heavy metals. such as mercury. Role in production of antibodies by the immune system. Component of teeth.

Silicon: Bone healthskin carehair care, nail health, sleep disorders, Atherosclerosis, tissue development, dental care, tuberculosis

Sodium: Water balance, sunstroke, brain function, muscle cramps, anti aging

*Sulfur: Needed for structure of most protein, including muscles and hair. Critical role in liver detoxification. Important functions in antioxidant nutrients and oxygen handling Role in growth.

Zinc: Skin careeczemaacne, healing of wounds, postrate disorders, cold, weight loss, pregnancy, reproduction, hair care, appetie loss, eye care, night blindness

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Health Benefits of Vitamins

The health benefits of vitamins include their ability to prevent and treat various diseases including heart problems, high cholesterol levels, eye disorders, and skin disorders. Most of the vitamins also facilitate the body mechanism and perform functions which are not performed by any other nutrient. Click on a vitamin below to find its health benefits.

Vitamin A or Retinol: Eye disorders, acne, skin disorders, infections, healing of wounds

Vitamin B1 or ThiamineBeriberi, heart diseases, indigestion, body metabolism, blood circulation, brain development

Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin: Cataract, skin disorders, body metabolism, immunity, nervous system, anemia

Vitamin B3 or Niacin: Weakness, digestion, nervous system, skin disorders, migraine, heart disorders, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetesdiarrhea

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid: Stress, arthritis, infections, skin disorders, greying of hair, high cholesterol

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxamine: Diabetes, piles, convulsions, excessive menstrual bleeding, stress, insomnia, morning sickness, travel sickness

Vitamin B7 or Biotin: Skin disorders, body metabolism, hair care

Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid: Anemia, digestion, sprue, pregnancy, brain growth, skin disorders, gout, red blood cell formation

Vitamin B12 or Cyanocobalamin: Anemia, smoking, pregnancy, liver disorders, kidney disorders, mouth ulcers

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid: Eye disorders, cancer, scurvy, common cold, infections, diabetes, stress, high blood cholesterol, heart diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, internal bleeding, piles, corneal ulcers, inflammations, lead poisoning, immunity

Vitamin D: Rickets, arthritis, tooth decay, bone repair, immunity, blood pressure, diabetes

Vitamin E or Tocopherol: Anti-aging, skin care, heart diseases, blood circulation, sterility, brain function, menopause, painful menstrual cycles, eye disorders

Vitamin K: Internal bleeding, blood clotting, biliary obstruction, osteoporosis, excessive menstrual flow, menstrual pain

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