Key minerals and B group Vitamins

November 14, 2018

Key minerals and B group Vitamins

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:

Nutrient

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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