See the list of minerals, and in what amounts, here:
I’m taking the minerals for quite a few reasons:
1. The soils our food is grown in are notoriously deficient in minerals.
2. Sugar has no minerals, and uses up the little minerals we have.
3. I’ve noticed more benefits from minerals than vitamins.
4. Taking a few minerals can lead to depletion in the other more trace minerals, so it’s better to take them all.
5. Many trace mineral supplements don’t have enough.
6. Even a multi mineral supplement does not have nearly enough.
7. I have discovered that you have to take the minerals at different times to avoid nausea, especially taking zinc by itself at night.
Iodine is my most important mineral supplement. Iodine fixes 180 conditions that are linked to iodine deficiency and fluoride toxicity, and iodine detoxes fluoride. Fluoride also induces iodine deficiency. They block each other. Iodine makes you smarter and fixes about 14 brain conditions, including depression. Iodine is an anti fungal, and anti bacterial. Iodine boosts testosterone.
Potassium iodide is much stronger than Lugol’s iodine. 1 Drop of Lugol’s iodine has 2.5 mg of iodine. 1 drop of 100% fully saturated potassium iodide has 70 mg of iodine. To really take a lot of iodine, you need potassium iodide.
Selenium also boosts testosterone. Selenium is needed with iodine to make thyroid hormones.
Colloidal Gold boosts the mind. Dr. Abraham, who pioneered the modern high iodine protocol, was also into colloidal gold.
MSM Sulfur: Sulfur is a key detoxing mineral. It’s a solvent, and anti inflammatory, diuretic, and pain reliever. Sulfur is a vital nerve regenerator.
Boron also detoxes fluoride and also boosts testosterone, and also boosts the brain. Boron has a pH more basic than baking soda. Many of the minerals do the same things. Boron is best known for fixing the joints, and healing arthritis. Boron makes the bones stronger. Boron helps the body hold onto and use calcium and magnesium.
Sea Salt contains about 15% of “micro minerals”, the main components of the rest are magnesium chloride, and sulfur. Salt is a vital food preservative, and is unfairly villified by mainstream medicine, as are most of the minerals. Refined table salt, depleted of other minerals, may well deplete the body of minerals like sugar. Sea Salt helps the body detox from bromine, a toxic halogen that is mobilized by iodine, and is a vital part of the high iodine protocol.
Potassium helps the body keep the other minerals in balance, helps the body stay hydrated, and helps the body avoid muscle cramps, and is also great for the nerves and muscles.
Copper helps boost the adrenals, make collagen to prevent wrinkles, melanin to tan and create color in the hair, boost testosterone, and vital for energy. Copper also helps stop bleeding. Copper is blocked by iron, sulfur, vitamin C, and perhaps iodine and boron. Copper is depleted through sweat, and pain medicines.
Molybdenum helps the body make cereloplasmin (exercise also does) which helps the body use copper. Moly also assists sulfur detox the body. Personally speaking Moly helped relieve a few spots of pain in my body.
Chromium helps the body make insulin. I also find it to be a brain booster.
Vanadyl Sulfate helps the body make insulin. I also find it to be a brain booster.
Magnesium oil is magnesium chloride and other trace minerals. It’s what is left over after refining salt from sea salt. Applied to the skin, it is absorbed and is another great way to get magnesium without nausea.
Iron is unfairly villified, yet up to 30% of people are low in iron. I understand. High iron can be a problem. But iron is needed to make red blood cells, and prevent anemia. Several other things help iron: Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, as does orange juice. Copper and B12 help the body turn iron into red blood cells. I was diagnosed “high iron”. Several years later, I think I became low iron from too much copper. Copper can block iron, just as iron can block copper. Balance, and all the minerals, are needed together.
Vitamin C helps the body make collagen, and stop bleeding. Lack of C causes scurvy. Too much Vitamin C can block copper. Copper is also needed to stop bleeding. Too much vitamin C, or the wrong kind, can cause “rebound scurvy” if you suddenly stop taking C, or if you run out. Bioflavonoids help keep C in the body longer. Vitamin C also tends to strongly detox the body, and demineralize it.
B Complex: The B vitamins, in general, are needed to make energy. They also prevent a whole host of vitamin B deficiency diseases. All the vitamins and minerals do. The B’s are used up by eating too much sugar, or carbs. They work well with magnesium, which is also used up with eating sugar.
B12 is needed to help the body convert iron into red blood cells, and B12 can also help stop nerve tingling. So can iron, and calcium, and copper, and sulfur. Many minerals do similar things, or just one can be the key to help the others work properly. There is a B12 deficiency induced anemia problem. Anemia causes nerve tingling from low blood supply. B12 can be thought of as a mineral, cobalt. It’s called methylcobalamin or cyanocobalamin.
Calcium often gets a bad rap, because too much calcium can precipitate out into the joints and cause arthritis. Magnesium helps keep calcium in solution and can quickly and easily fix that problem. Calcium is a buffer for Vitamin C, and calcium is a base. Calcium can be lost through too much protein. Boron helps the body retain, and use calcium. I tried to not take calcium for a long time. Yes, I got too low in calcium, even taking boron and magnesium, and milk products and greens, which I thought would have helped prevent low calcium. Calcium and magnesium are both relaxing.
Zinc helps the body make testosterone, perhaps more even than iodine and boron and copper do. Zinc also aids sleep, and is thus best taken at the end of the day. Zinc, like copper, helps keep histamine from being excessively released. Zinc especially is good for skin rashes (caused by histamine). Zinc blocks copper, and copper blocks zinc, but they also work together; we need both.
Colloidal silver kills over 600 germs and pathogens. Along with iodine, which is also one of the strongest mineral antibiotics, together they can kill very difficult things like lyme or MRSA. Boron and copper and zinc are probably next in line for their antibiotic strengths.
Silica, in diatomaceous earth (DE) and ionic silica is “glass”, but is really a mineral. DE is a powder, and is the skeletal remains of one celled organisms. DE cleans the gut and kills parasites. Silica is great for the bones, and the heart. It helps put calcium into the bones, and makes the back stronger.
Niacin, a B vitamin, can be taken alone in higher doses to get a flush, to aid detox, or to get blood to the skin, or to carry vitamins or minerals like copper or zinc to the skin to help the skin heal.
Pantothenic Acid, a B vitamin, is great for helping the body have endurance in the cold. It also boosts the adrenals.