Every person is unique. Due to genetic variability and an individual’s diet, not everyone receives the nutrition they require for optimal health.
At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we can organise nutrient testing and compound forms of supplementation that are suitable for an individual’s deficiencies and genetics.
Simply contact us and speak with our professional staff.
Available without a prescription
As a reference, the common minerals and B group vitamins are summarised in the following table:
Role in the body
Signs of deficiency
Signs of excess
|Calcium||Bone formation, formation of fibrin for blood clotting, maintenance of electrolyte and pH balance, nerve conduction||Anxiety, allergies, cognitive impairment, menstrual problems, insomnia, muscle cramps, osteoporosis||Anorexia, asthma, depression, memory problems, kidney stones|
|Chromium||Insulin function and glucose metabolism, reduces total cholesterol, increases HDL and reduces LDL||Diabetes, high cholesterol, infertility, peripheral neuropathy, obesity||Liver and kidney damage|
|Copper||Elastin and collagen synthesis, antioxidant, wound healing, nervous system, immunity||Enlarged heart, capillary damage, limb swelling, decreased hair and skin pigmentation, decreased muscle tone||Alzheimer’s disease, autism, depression, dementia, diabetes, cancer, anorexia, heart disease|
|Magnesium||Calcium regulation, heart muscle, protein synthesis, skeletal muscle, nerve function||Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, asthma, ADHD, autism, decreased apatite, dementia, hypertension, migraines, PMS, osteoporosis||Mental disturbances, heart rhythm disturbances, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, kidney disease|
|Manganese||Metabolism, energy production, tissue formation, hormone production, effects copper and iron levels||Anaemia, diabetes, dermatitis, fatigue, epilepsy, high cholesterol, weight loss, weak tendons||Anaemia, insomnia, high blood pressure, dementia, mental disturbances|
|Molybdenum||Cancer prevention, detoxification, fat metabolism||Asthma, autism, dental cavities, impotency||Anaemia|
|Selenium||Antioxidant, cancer prevention, detoxification, works with iodine for thyroid formation||Cancer, arthritis, cataracts, low thyroid, infertility, muscle pain, diminished cognition||Arthritis, nail and hair changes, skin changes, teeth mottling, fatigue, bad breath|
|Zinc||Protein synthesis, enzyme synthesis, neurotransmitter synthesis, sensory system, immune system, wound healing, prostate function, growth hormone and insulin function, detoxification||Acne, anorexia, ADHD Autism, decreased taste, slowed wound healing, dermatitis, diabetes, hair loss, impaired growth, pregnancy problems||Anaemia, tiredness, decreased iron and copper levels, low immune response|
|Vitamin B1||Converting carbohydrates into energy, fat metabolism, protein metabolism, skin, eyes, hair, liver, nervous system, brain function, stress reduction||Tingling or burning sensation in hands and feet, rapid eye movements, damage to nerves in central and peripheral nervous system, memory loss, cataracts, heart failure||Gastrointestinal upset|
|Vitamin B6||Protein and carbohydrate metabolism, red blood cell formation, brain processes, immune function, production of neurotransmitters such as melatonin and serotonin, regulation of homocysteine levels, mood||Muscle weakness, irritability, depression, brain fog, short term memory loss, heart disease, sleep disturbances, PMS, carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis||Neurological problems, loss of balance, sunlight sensitivity, loss of appetite|
|Vitamin B12||Nerve function, nerve health, production of DNA and RNA, works with folate, red blood cell formation, iron homeostasis, mood||Fatigue, shortness of breath, nervousness, numbness, tingling in fingers and toes, nerve damage, anaemia, heart disease, macular degeneration, breast cancer, male infertility||Imbalance of other B vitamins|
|Folate (Not folic acid)||Brain function, mental health, emotional health, production of DNA and RNA, works with Vitamin B6 and B12 to control homocysteine levels||Birth defects, heart disease, hearing loss, macular degeneration, depression, cancer, brain fog||Sleep problems, skin reactions, seizures, imbalance of other B vitamins|
Source: Nutripath Pty Ltd
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