Iron level in brain linked to cognitive function in new study

Iron is an essential mineral that doesn’t receive the attention that “big vitamins” do. This is unfortunate cosidering there is a virtual epidemic of iron deficiency around the world. Iron is essential for the proper functioning of the immune and...

Iron commonly deficient in young athletes

Iron plays important roles for athletic performance, including red blood cell production and oxygen transport. Previous studies have demonstrated positive associations between athletic performance measurements and iron concentrations. It is now common knowledge that...

Zinc deficiency linked to high blood pressure

Inadequate zinc levels contributed to high blood pressure (hypertension) in a new study conducted on mice. The research demonstrated that lower-than-normal zinc levels altered the way the kidneys handle sodium. Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic...

10 foods to help keep your potassium level where it should be

An essential mineral Potassium is one of the seven essential macrominerals. The human body uses potassium constantly to support key processes. According to Medical News Today, high potassium intake reduces the risk of overall mortality by 20 percent. It also decreases...

10 signs that you may have a potassium deficiency

Potassium deficiency is known as hypokalemia. Normal potassium levels are between 3.5 and 5.0 millimoles per litre (mmol/L). When the level dips below 3.5 it is defined as hypokalemia. Consuming some potassium on a regular basis is important because it can be lost...

Young women run faster after taking nutritional supplement blend

A new study found that female athletes who took a supplement of of minerals and other nutrients for one month were able to accomplish faster running speeds. The research, conducted at Ohio State University, discovered women lowered the average time it took them to run...