Mineral deficiencies can occur by simply not eating a good balanced diet, but can also occur through excessive fluid loss, bowl movements and vomiting, but also with some medications. All the minerals that we require are present in all good whole foods like fruits, vegetables and grains etc. If there is any mineral imbalances, when there is too much of one particular mineral.
Mineral Imbalances can include:
- Too much Potassium can cause the heart to race too fast
- Lack of Potassium can cause weakness and muscle cramping, constipation and bloating
- Too much Calcium and not enough Magnesium can cause muscle cramps.
- Lack of Calcium can cause weak bones, muscle cramps, fatigue, poor appetite and irregular heart beat
- Lack of Magnesium can cause fatigue, weakness, nausea and vomiting
- Lack of Iron will decrease the hemoglobin in your blood, this reduce the amount of oxygen that gets to your tissues. A deficiency in iron takes time to occur and can develop into anemia.