Why We Have Minerals In The Body

Next to water, minerals are the backbone of cell physiology.  Although they are represented in the blood to a lesser extent, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, chromium, copper, manganese, boron, vanadium, silicon, and some others maintain life inside the cells of the body.  There are more of them inside the cells than there are in the blood.  The first thing they do is osmotically hold on to water and regulate the plum-like volume and structure of the cells from inside.  They also regulate the acid-alkaline balance inside the cell.

When these elements are adequately present in the cell interiors, they osmotically and naturally pull and keep water in the cell.  When these elements are less than adequately available, the method of water delivery into the cells is by forced injection through “showerheads,” which are formed in the cell membrane to let only water in.  To do this, added pressure-injection pressure-is needed.

Proportionate to the level of mineral deficiency in the cell interior, injection pressure is adjusted to do the work.  At a certain level, the rise in injection pressure becomes significant and is called hypertension.  Hypertension denotes mineral deficiency in the interior of the cells of the body-a state of general mineral deficiency.  Once this deficiency is corrected, and in conjunction with adequate salt intake, the blood pressure becomes normal once again.  The more functionally important intracellular minerals are:  Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Selinium.

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