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Supplements, vitamins & minerals

Vitamins, Minerals and Dietary Supplements

A person can take a multi-vitamin/multi-mineral preparation every day. Your requirements of certain nutrients do vary over the years due to amny factors including lifestyle, health and eating habits. The body’s needs of certain nutrients may also vary depending on variables such as the state of general health, levels of stress or anxiety and outside toxic material influences (working with chemicals)

As a general rule, supplements are safe from the age of 3 months on. There is no age which you should stop. On the contrary, the older one gets, the more beneficial supplements become.

For example: Magnesium

Good food sources are nuts, grains, beans, dark green vegetables, fish and meat

Magnesium supports the following conditions:

Anxiety Asthma Chemotherapy support

Chronic fatigue Blood pressure Hypoglycaemia

Kidney stones Mitral valve prolapses Osteoporosis


A deficiency may be caused by any condition which increases loss or shifts the electrolyte balance (such as renal disease) or diuretic therapy

This supplement can be foundin multivitamins and sometimes combined with calcium. It should be avoided in the form of supplement while using tetracycline and shoul be taken with digoxin

Magnesium is needed for bone, protein, and fatty acid formation, making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing muscles, clotting blood, and forming ATP—the energy the body runs on. Insulin secretion and function also require magnesium.

Magnesium also acts in a way related to calcium channel blocker drugs. This effect may be responsible for the fact that under certain circumstances, magnesium has been found to potentially improve vision in people with glaucoma in preliminary research. Similarly, this action might account for magnesium’s ability to lower blood pressure.

And of-course, a relaxing soak in Epson salts (magnesium sulphate) helps to relax the muscles, especially after excessive exercise

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