To Your Health
October, 2009 (Vol. 03, Issue 10)
Since fulvic acid allows such an increase in mineral absorption, it has the ability to make a profound impact on a wide variety of health issues and diseases that have arisen in the past several decades due to mineral depletion in both foods and humans.
In order to ensure that you are getting all the minerals, vitamins and nutrients your body needs, it is crucial that you supplement with the right kinds of vitamins and minerals. The best absorption rate for mineral products comes in a liquid form from live food sources. Obviously we should be seeking a supplement that is not processed with heat (which destroys the viability of minerals and enzymes), contains fulvic acid and does not contain synthetic chemicals or preservatives of any kind. Only in this manner can we be certain we are getting the life-giving minerals our bodies need.
Good Food Sources of Minerals
So, how do you ensure adequate daily amounts of trace and other minerals? Check out these good food sources courtesy of WebMd.com, and remember that supplementation is also an option (talk to your doctor for more information):
| Mineral || Food Sources || Recommended Daily Amount or Adequate |
|Calcium ||Milk, yogurt, hard cheeses, fortified cereals and other products (orange juice), spinach ||Adults 19-50: 1,000 mg |
Adults 51 and older: 1,200 mg
|Chromium ||Meats, poultry, fish, some cereals ||Men 19-50: 35 micrograms; men 51 and older: 30 mcg; women 19-50: 25 mcg; women 51 and older: 20 mcg; pregnant women: 30 mcg; breast-feeding women: 45 mcg |
|Copper ||Seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat-bran cereals, whole grains ||Adults: 900 mcg; pregnant women: 1,000 mcg; breast-feeding women: 1,300 mcg |
|Iron ||Beans, lentils, beef, eggs, fortified cereals ||Men: 8 mg; women 19-50: 18 mg; women 51 and older: 8 mg; pregnant women: 27 mg; breast-feeding women: 9 mg |
|Magnesium ||Green leafy vegetables, Brazil nuts, almonds, soybeans, halibut, quinoa ||Men 19-30: 400 mg; men 31 and older: 420 mg; women 19-30: 310 mg; women 31 and older: 320 mg; pregnant women: 35-360 mg; breast-feeding women: 310-320 mg |
|Phosphorus ||Dairy products, peas, meat, eggs, some |
cereals and breads
|Adults: 700 mg |
|Potassium ||Sweet potatoes, banana, yogurt, yellowfin tuna, soybeans ||Adults: 4,700 mg; breast-feeding women: 5,100 mg |
|Selenium ||Organ meats, seafood, some plants (if grown in soil with selenium), Brazil nuts ||Adults: 55 mcg; pregnant women: 60 mcg; breast-feeding women: 70 mcg |
|Zinc ||Red meats, some seafood, fortified cereals ||Men: 11 mg; women: 8 mg; pregnant women: 11 mg; breast-feeding women: 12 mg |
Richard Drucker, ND, is a licensed naturopath who has been performing concentrated research and work in the natural health and nutraceutical fields for more than 20 years. He is the CEO of Drucker Labs (www.druckerlabs.com).