In this article I will share information about the trace minerals, Boron, Carbonate, and Calcium.

Boron keeps our bones healthy and without it our bones become brittle. Carbonate helps in maintaining our blood at a balanced level, while Calcium is an extremely important element for building healthy bones and teeth.
Boron is a vital and required trace mineral that is required for normal growth and health of the body. Many disease conditions like arthritis, menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis among others are naturally managed by Boron. Without small amounts of Boron, bones would slowly break down and become brittle. The human body needs Boron in very small amounts to allow calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium to function properly. This element is also necessary to allow the brain to function properly. In fact, Boron can increase mental alertness. Boron is an essential trace element that is largely overlooked. However, it is very crucial to have Boron for a healthy and disease-free life.

When it comes to Carbonate or Carbon (as a trace mineral), it is important to know that Carbon is the center of life. It is a major component of DNA. Through the action of nitrogen and selenium, Carbon gets direction. More specifically, selenium does not allow Carbon to go where it is not supposed to. Carbonate is an inorganic salt and it works as a buffer in the blood, adjusting the pH levels and bring the blood back to a balanced level.

Calcium is an extremely important element in the human body. It is one of the most abundant elements in our bodies and accounts for 2-3 pounds of our total body weight. Calcium is necessary to build healthy bones and teeth. Calcium influences body coagulation, stimulates muscles and nerves and acts as a cofactor for vitamin D and the function of the parathyroid gland. Muscles cannot contract without Calcium. Calcium is essential for the regulation of heartbeat, maintains blood pressure, helps control the electrical impulses to the brain, and helps one’s blood to clot. Calcium depletion can result in a number of symptoms; the most notable is osteoporosis which results in decreased bone mass and increased chances of bone breakage. Other symptoms are leg cramps, muscle spasms and an increased risk of colon cancer. Calcium aids in maintaining bone health, dental care, prevention on colon cancer, reduces obesity, and etc. We need calcium right from birth till old age.

Disclaimer: I am an avid reader with a craving for learning about life itself, especially when concerns health, happiness, outer and inner beauty. I am not a medical professional. I am just someone having a need to share what I’ve learned and discovered.

My Sources
Trace Elements and Other Essential Nutrients, by David Watts
Minerals For the Genetic Code, Charles Walters, Jr.
Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, by Joel D. Wallach and Ma Lan
Minerals, Trace Elements, and Human Health, by Alexander G. Schauss

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Author's Bio: 

Kelley Curl is the author of, “My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.”