The winter months are not only harsh on the hydration of our skin, but the heat blasting indoors can also cause us to become dehydrated and lacking in essential minerals– leading us to potentially have a mineral deficiency. Unfortunately, most of our drinking water is void of minerals that support hydration and the general functioning of the brain and body.
WHat are the symptoms of a mineral deficiency?
A mineral deficiency can have several effects on the body, depending on which mineral is lacking. Minerals are essential for various bodily functions, such as building strong bones and teeth, carrying oxygen in the blood, regulating fluid balance, and supporting muscle and nerve function.
When the body lacks essential minerals, it can lead to a range of symptoms and health problems. For instance, iron deficiency can cause anemia, which can lead to fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Calcium deficiency can cause weakened bones, muscle cramps, and even seizures. Magnesium deficiency can cause muscle twitches, cramps, and irregular heartbeat. Zinc deficiency can lead to a weakened immune system, slow wound healing, and hair loss. Similarly, other minerals like potassium, sodium, and iodine are also essential for various bodily functions, and their deficiency can cause a range of symptoms.
It’s important to maintain adequate intake of all essential minerals through a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods to prevent mineral deficiency and its associated health problems.
Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic substances that are essential for various bodily functions. They are found in soil, water, and food, and are required in small amounts to maintain optimal health.
Our Naturopathic Physicians recommend adding minerals to your water (like our Complete Mineral Complex by Designs for Health) to help you not only stay hydrated but to assist in overall health and well-being.
Feeling under the weather?
If you have recently been under the weather, feeling lethargic, or looking to boost your energy levels, we highly recommend booking an IV Therapy Assessment. Our Naturopathic Physicians will put together an IV Infusion that utilizes a complex of all trace minerals and combine them with other nutrients and amino acids to support your specific needs and concerns.
Starting at $115
Whether you are recovering from strenuous exercise, looking to strengthen your immune system, are preparing for a medical procedure, are feeling run down or have a more specific condition you’re looking to get some support for, this may be something to inquire about.
Complete Mineral Complex
NON-GMO | Vegan | Gluten, Soy & Dairy Free
Complete Mineral Complex is ideal for use when looking for mineral replenishment. This product is iron-free and utilizes the finest chelated mineral from Albion Advanced Nutrition for optimal absorption.
Supports overall mineral status in the body
May help support repletion of essential minerals
Promotes normal enzyme function