Selenium is a trace mineral that works as an antioxidant in the body.  Selenium is incorporated into glutathione peroxidase, an antioxidant enzyme that plays a critical role in reducing free-radicals and oxidation in the body.  Free-radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that are a byproduct of metabolism.  Diet and lifestyle also impact the amount of free-radicals… Continue Reading

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is the third most abundant mineral in the body (after iron and zinc).  Copper is found in skeletal muscle and skin but the highest concentrations are found in the brain and liver.   Several enzymes require copper making this mineral important for a number of enzymatic reactions.  Copper… Continue Reading

Potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.  This mineral is important for a healthy nervous system and a regular heartbeat.  Potassium also keeps your muscles and nerves functioning properly.   A diet low in fruits and vegetables accompanied by a diet high in processed, packaged foods typically results in a potassium deficiency. … Continue Reading