Minerals

Minerals

Minerals and information on them and their use. Types of minerals. Descriptions, properties and uses for different minerals.
GlycosidesMineralsGlycosides
24 Mar.
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VanadiumMineralsVanadium
22 Mar.
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SiliconSilicon
15 June
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The main function of silicon is that of a structural element. The aging of cells in the body is linked to shortage of silicon, which is also responsible for the metabolic processes in the body.
AlkaloidsAlkaloids
05 May
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Alkaloids are natural nitrogenous substances that have a physiological effect on the human nervous system. Alkaloids are usually derived from amino acids. There are several thousand known alkaloids, some of them highly toxic.
FluorineFluorine
28 Apr.
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Fluorine is a micronutrient that is closely related to bone and tooth health. The greatest source of fluorine is water but people also get it from food additives, fluoride toothpaste and food.
MelaninMelanin
08 Nov.
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Melanin is a general term for a group of pigments that provide a brown, dark or black color in plants, animals and people. Melanin is responsible for our characteristic skin color and hair color.
SaponinsSaponins
16 Oct.
Topato
Saponins are glycosides that have been sophisticatedly arranged. Saponins are found in plants along with essential oils, fats, resins, and in rare cases along with alkaloids.
OxalatesOxalates
03 May
Ivan
Oxalates are a waste product which is released by the liver. Sources of oxalates. Fruits with high oxalate content.
SulfurSulfur
29 Apr.
Ivan
Sulfur is a mineral that has very pronounced acidifying functions. Sulfur improves the immune system. Daily dose of sulfur. Sources of sulfur.
PhytonutrientsPhytonutrients
24 Apr.
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Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals present a wide range of plant compounds that help maintain good health. Types of phytonutrients. Sources of phytonutrients.
PhytoncidesPhytoncides
24 Apr.
Ivan
Phytoncides are highly active plant substances. Phytoncides have been known since ancient times, and in Egypt, the ancients used them for mummification.
PolyphenolsPolyphenols
24 Apr.
Ivan
Polyphenols are a large family important antioxidants, which protect DNA and cell membranes. Polyphenols help the body to more easily cope with oxidative stress.