(80) Nutritional Imbalances Tested

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Nutritional Items

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How Does It Benefit The Body?

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Where Is It Found?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Alanine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An essential nutrient, but synthesized by the body. “Non essential” to get from diet. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. Together with histidine, it produces carnosine, which helps improve exercise performance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Alpha-linolenic Acid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Fatty Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text](ALA) Polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3. Mainly used by the body for energy. Converted by the body into EPA and DHA.  See Omega-3 for benefits to body.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chia, walnuts, flaxseed, soybean, pumpkin, perilla seed oil, tofu, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Aluminum[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Our bodies absorb only a small amount of the aluminum we take in with our food. Cooking in aluminum pans does not greatly increase the amount in our diet, except when cooking acidic foods such as rhubarb. Some indigestion tablets are pure aluminum hydroxide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]It is commonly found in most water (except filtered and bottled). Also found in cereals, fruits, vegetables, baked goods prepared with chemical leavening agency (i.e. baking powder), processed cheese, grains, vegetables, herbs, tea; aluminum cookware; antiperspirants.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Arginine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Conditional)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function.  Cardiovascular system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Arsenic[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Organically-bound arsenic is an essential mineral that comes from plants and animals and are not toxic.  In fact, they are handled fairly easily by the body and eliminated by the kidneys. Inorganic arsenic is toxic to humans. Despite arsenic’s toxic reputation, it has some therapeutic efficacy and was used as far back as 18th century. Used as an antibiotic and treatment for leukemia and other cancers.   Possible bio-chemical role that affects metabolism of amino acid methionine, enzyme activations, regulation of gene expression, role in central nervous system, vascular diseases and cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Organic arsenic is commonly found in seafood. It’s also found in cereals, grains, dairy products, eggs, meat, water, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Asparagine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An essential nutrient, but synthesized by the body. “Non essential” to get from diet. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. A nontoxic carrier of residual ammonia to be eliminated from the body.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Aspartic acid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An essential nutrient, but synthesized by the body. “Non essential” to get from diet. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. RNA and DNA,  promote a robust metabolism.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Barium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used as contrast agent in x-ray imaging.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Present in foods such as carrots, onions, lettuce, beans, and cereal grains.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Beryllium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used in x-ray equipment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Bioflavonoids (anthoxanthins)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential for the absorption of vitamin C. Injury healing, arteries, eyes, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Citrus fruits, green peppers, lemons, limes, oranges, cherries, and grapes. Quercetin is a highly concentrated form of bioflavonoids found in broccoli, citrus fruits and red and yellow onions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Boron[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Growth and maintenance of bone; wound healing; affects use of estrogen, testosterone, Vit D; brain function, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chickpeas, almonds, beans, vegetables, bananas, walnuts, avocado, broccoli, prunes, oranges, red grapes, raisins, pears, beans, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Bromine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Growing evidence that it’s essential. Possibly aids in tissue development, catalyst to make collagen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Grains, nuts, fish.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Calcium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]99% of the body’s calcium is found in bones and teeth. Also helps with muscle function, blood clotting/pressure, neural transmission, hormone secretion and enzyme activation.  If any critical function has insufficient calcium, the body will pull it out of the bones and teeth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Dairy products; canned fish with bones (salmon, sardines); green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Cerium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used to prevent bacteria growth, treatment of burn wounds.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Cesium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Non-essential trace element. Found in muscle, bone, blood. Used for medicinal purposes such as high pH therapy and radiation therapy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Chloride[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chemical reactions in the body (electrolyte).  Needed for fluid balance and food digestion.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Table salt, soy sauce; large amounts in processed foods; small amounts in milk, meats, breads and vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Choline[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Considered one of the B-complex vitamins. Brain and central nervous system, gallbladder regulation, liver function, cell membrane structure, glandular tissues,[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Broccoli, oat bran, egg yolks, lecithin, legumes, liver, meat, milk, shrimp, soybeans, whole grain cereals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Chromium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Works closely with insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels. Also needed for protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Broccoli, apples, bananas, grapes, orange juice, potatoes, liver, turkey, fish, whole grains, nuts, cheese[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Cobalt[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Vital role in the coenzyme Vitamin B12. Used in cancer treatment and as a medical tracer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Copper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Plays important role in iron metabolism; red and white blood cell and hemoglobin formation; growth; brain development; immune function; strong bones.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Liver, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, prunes, cocoa, black pepper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Cysteine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Conditional)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. Detoxification.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Cystine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chief sulfur-containing compound in protein. Builds hair, skin and nails.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, whole grains, red peppers, garlic and onions[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Dysprosium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used in nuclear equipment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Erbium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known but it has been noted that it stimulates metabolism. The levels are highest in bones, with smaller amounts in the liver and kidneys.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Europium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  Potential for use as MRI contrast agent[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Formic Acid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Miscellaneous[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Toxic but useful at low concentrations as preservative and antibacterial agent. Used for pest control, to produce food, in cosmetics.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Gadolinium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used regularly as contrast agent for MRI.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Gallium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Potential for treating osteoporosis. Used for tumor imaging.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Inhibitory neurotransmitter produced naturally in the brain. Increases relaxation, reduces stress, alleviates pain, improves sleep. Also regulates muscle tone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]GABA found naturally in green, black, and oolong tea; fermented foods like kefir, yogurt and tempeh; whole grains, fava, soy, lentils and other beans, nuts including walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds, fish, including shrimp and halibut, citrus, tomatoes, berries, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and cocoa.  There is little evidence that GABA can pass through the blood-brain barrier and increase GABA levels in the brain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Germanium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Acts against inflammation, antioxidant properties, immune system, cardiovascular system, treats eye conditions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Garlic, ginseng, aloe, comfrey[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Glutamic acid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An essential nutrient, but synthesized by the body. “Non essential” to get from diet. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters.  Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Enhance mental alertness and mood. Immune function.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Glutamine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Conditional)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Glutathione[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Miscellaneous[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Produced by the liver. Antioxidant.  Immune function and controls inflammation. Detoxifier.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Garlic, onions, cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) whey products, colostrum.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Glysine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Gold[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used in medicine since ancient times. Target sites for gold drugs are likely to be proteins. Many other uses being developed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Hafnium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Histidine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Produce histamine, a neurotransmitter that is vital to immune response, digestion, sexual function and sleep-wake cycles. It’s critical for maintaining the myelin sheath, a protective barrier that surrounds your nerve cells.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Holmium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Radioisotope used for radiation therapy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Hydrogen[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Element)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Most of the hydrogen in the body is bound with oxygen to form water. Acts as a positive ion in chemical reactions.  Plays crucial role in energy production. Protects from free radical damage.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Stay hydrated.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Iodine (Aqueous)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Needed for the production of thyroid hormone which helps set body temperature. Needed for growth and development, metabolism, reproduction and nerve and muscle function.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Organ meats, red meat, fish, poultry, shellfish (especially clams), egg yolks, dark leafy greens, iron-enriched breads and cereals[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Iron[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Red and white blood cell and hemoglobin formation; energy production; growth and development; immune function; reproduction; wound healing.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Aqueous Iodine, also known as Lugol’s iodine, is a strong iodine solution that also contains potassium iodide and water.  Iodine is found in iodized salt, seafood including fish, shellfish, kelp and seaweed, dairy products, grains, beef and poultry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Isoleucine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet.  Muscle metabolism, immune function, hemoglobin production and energy regulation.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Lanthanum[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used to treat electrolyte imbalance.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Biological role not known.  In clinical development for treating cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Lecithin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Fatty Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used to treat electrolyte imbalance.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Helps with nutritional absorption, regulates metabolism, improves digestion and the nervous system. Dissolves cholesterol, triglycerides and other lipids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Leucine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Protein synthesis, muscle repair, regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing and produces growth hormones.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Helps with nutritional absorption, regulates metabolism, improves digestion and the nervous system. Dissolves cholesterol, triglycerides and other lipids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Egg yolks, soybeans[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Linoleic Acid[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Fatty Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text](LA) Polyunsaturated fat. Omega-6. Must come from diet.  See Omega-6 for benefits to body.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Pine nuts, sunflower seeds, safflower oil,  sunflower oil, corn oil, walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Lithium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Element)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brain health, mental health, cardiovascular function.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Most common source of natural lithium is tap water, natural waters, thermal baths, bottled mineral drinking water. Also available in nutritional supplements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Lutetium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Used in cancer treatment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Lysine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Protein synthesis, hormone and enzyme production, absorption of calcium, energy production, immune function and the production of collagen and elastin.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Magnesium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chemical reactions in the body (electrolyte). Needed for fluid balance, neurological and muscle function, heart regulation, etc.  Helps build bones and teeth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Nuts and seeds; legumes; leafy, green vegetables; seafood; chocolate; artichokes; “hard” drinking water[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Manganese[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Cartilage and bone formation. Carbohydrate, protein and cholesterol metabolism. Wound healing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, pineapple, sweet potato, tea[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Melatonin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Miscellaneous[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Hormone produced primarily by the pineal gland. Helps one get to sleep/regulates wakefulness. Extends life. Antioxidant. Reduces graying of hair.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Getting more sunlight exposure during the day is the best approach for increasing melatonin production.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Methionine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet.  Metabolism, detoxification, tissue growth, digestive system, muscles, hair and the absorption of zinc and selenium.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Moybdenum[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Enzyme production[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Beans, peas, nuts, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, milk, liver[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Neodymium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]A biological role not known. Used to make flint for lighters, a component in glass, used in powerful permanent magnets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Nickel[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. May be component of certain metalloenzymes. Nickel is one of the most common allergies in the world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Nuts, legumes, grains, chocolate, fruits, vegetables, milk, fish, eggs[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Niobium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Biological role not known. Potential antiviral agents.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Nitrogen[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Element)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Important component of amino acids, used to build peptides and proteins. Essential component of DNA and RNA and other molecules.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Omega 3[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Fatty Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Polyunsaturated fat.  Must come from diet. Includes eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), used to make eicosanoids, which help reduce inflammation; and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is extremely important for brain development/function.  Also includes alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is converted into EPA and DHA.  All support heart, mental, bone and skin health, immune system, metabolism and reduce risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis.  EPA also helps reduce inflammation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Fish: Mackerel, salmon, cod liver oil, herring, sardines, etc.   Plants/seeds/oils: Chia seeds, walnuts, flaxseed, soybean.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Omega 6[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Fatty Acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Polyunsaturated fat. Must come from diet. We need omega 6 in the right balance with omega 3. Omega 6s includes linoleic acid (LA) and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is the more desirable form. LA is converted by the body into arachidonic acid (ARA), which can increase inflammation. This makes some omega 6s less healthy than others and less healthy than omega 3s. Primarily used by body for energy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]LA-Soybean oil, corn oil, walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, etc. GLA-evening primrose, black currant and borage oils and blue-green algae.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Omega 9[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Fatty Acid-Non Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An essential nutrient, but produced by the body. “Non essential” to get from diet.  Monounsaturated fat.  Most common is oleic acid. May benefit health by lowering triglycerides and LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and raising HDL (“good cholesterol”). Also helps control blood sugar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Olive oil (predominantly omega 9, but also contains omega 3&6), Cashew oil, almond oil, avocado oil, peanut oil, almonds, cashews, walnuts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Ornithine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. Detoxification.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Oxygen [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Element)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Every cell in the body needs oxygen to survive. Optimal oxygenation of cells starts with entry through the lungs, then circulation and delivery of oxygen within the body. Needed to burn fat and perform during physical activity.  Also abundant in the body in the form of water. Needed for countless metabolic reactions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Increase the level of oxygen through exercise, fresh air, deep breathing through nostrils, stay hydrated. Foods: Fresh, steamed vegetables such as spinach, bell peppers, potatoes, carrots, green beans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Phenylalanine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Production of neurotransmitters, structure and function of proteins and enzymes, and the production of other amino acids.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Phosphorus[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chemical reactions in the body (electrolyte). Needed for fluid balance, nervous system and muscle function, heart regulation, etc.  Helps build bones and teeth. Part of DNA and RNA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Red meat, dairy, fish, poultry, bread, rice, oats.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Potassium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chemical reactions in the body (electrolyte). Needed for fluid balance, nervous system and muscle function, heart regulation, etc.  Benefits bones.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Sweet potato, tomato, potato, beans, lentils, dairy products, seafood, banana, prune, carrot, orange[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Praseodymium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Used to make flint for lighters, to color glass, metals in aircraft engines, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Proline[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function. Cardiovascular system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Rhenium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Used in radiation to treat cancer[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](MISC)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]A substance produced during metabolism[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Samarium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Has no biological role but is said to stimulate metabolism. Used as radioactive drug to stabilizes pain in bones[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Scandium [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Has no biological role and only trace amounts found in the food chain. Used in PET & SPECT imaging[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Selenium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Antioxidant; immune, brain, reproduction, thyroid function[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brazil nuts, halibut, yellowfin tuna, oysters, sunflower seed, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, eggs, sardines[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Serine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function.  RNA and DNA. Tryptophan, used to make serotonin, can't be produced without serine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Silica[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Helps calcium and other minerals absorb.  Bone, nails, skin, hair, nervous system. Helps stabilize the pancreas's release of insulin.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Whole grains, melons, cucumbers, artichokes, asparagus, leafy greens, beans.  Herbs: dandelion, nettle leaf, horsetail, oat straw, rose hips[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Silicon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Connective tissue, bones, skin, flexible joints[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Drinking water, beer, unrefined grains (oats, barley, rice, wheat bran), fruits, vegetables (spinach) and beans (red lentils).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Silver[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Has no known biological role. Best known for potent antimicrobial properties. Used for wounds, ulcers. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Sodium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Chemical reactions in the body (electrolyte). Needed for fluid balance, nervous system and muscle function, heart regulation, etc.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Unrefined mineral salt is the best source.  Also in sea vegetables, milk and spinach.  "Enhanced" poultry has been injected with a salt mixture to make juicier/more tender. Also found in processed meats, snacks, cheese, etc. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Strontium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Not thought to be essential. Utilization of calcium. May be beneficial in strengthening tooth enamel. Drug, strontium ranelate aids bone growth & bone density.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Toothpaste additive, corn, cabbage, onion, lettuce[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Sulfur[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Trace Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Helps shape and stabilize some protein structures. Needed for healthy hair, skin, and nails.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Occurs in foods as part of protein; meats, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, legumes, nuts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Tantalum[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Has no known biological role. Used in implants and bone repair[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Taurine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]An amino sulfonic acid that's a required building block of protein. Found in the brain, retina, heart, blood platelets, muscles. People who's bodies can't make taurine must get all they need from their diet or supplements. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Terbium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Used to change electrical properties in semiconductors, in solid-state devices, in production of electronic devices and as a crystal stabilizer of fuel cells, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Threonine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Structural proteins such as collagen and elastin, in skin and connective tissues. Fat metabolism. Immune function.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Tin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Little evidence if essential element. No biological role in the body however has been found to speed up metabolism. Being studied for anti-cancer and antiviral activity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Canned foods, dinnerware[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Titanium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Minerals) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Not thought to be essential. Used for implants, anti-cancer complexes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Tryptophan[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Associated with causing drowsiness and relaxation. Needed for proper nitrogen balance and the production of serotonin. Helps regulate appetite, promotes better sleep quality, elevates mood.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Tyrosine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Non-essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Essential, but synthesized by the body. When sick or under significant stress, the body may not produce enough to meet needs. Used to produce proteins and neurotransmitters. Immune function[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Valine[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Amino Acid-Essential)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Must come from diet. Promote normal growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar, provide energy, stimulate central nervous system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Foods that contain all amino acids are complete proteins; including, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, quinoa and buckwheat. Incomplete sources, which lack one or more essential amino acid, include beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains & vegetables.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vandium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Helps Build strong bones and prevents Osteoporosis[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Shellfish, grains, mushrooms, spinach, beer, and wine.  Also found in spices including black pepper, parsley, and dill seed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin A (retinyl Palmitrate[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Vision, growth and development, immune function, reproduction, red blood cell formation, skin and bone formation[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Cantaloupe, carrots, dairy products, eggs, fortified cereals, green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, red peppers, sweet potatoes, dried apricots[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B1 (thiamine)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Conversion of food into energy, aids nervous system function. Prevents beriberi.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, beans, brown rice, egg yolks, fish, liver peanuts, peas, pork, poultry, rice bran, wheat germ, whole grains, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B10 (PABA)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Used by the body to promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms within the bowels. Vitamin B10 protects the skin from free radicals that may otherwise damage the skin and make it prone to infections.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Vitamin B10 is found abundantly in plant and animal sources. Rich sources of vitamin B10 include: green leafy vegetables, whole grains, molasses, eggs, yogurt, wheat germ, and mushrooms[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B11 (salicylic acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Skin health, creation of DNA and RNA, immune function, production of red blood cells, metabolizes fats and proteins. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Raspberries, granny smith apples, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, red grapes[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B12  (cobalamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Conversion of food into energy, nervous system function, DNA and red blood cell formation, increases melatonin production.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/Nutritional yeast, clams, eggs, herring, kidney, liver, mackerel, milk, dairy products, seafood.  Found in sea vegetables such as dulse, kelp, nori, etc., and soybeans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B13 (orotic acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Compound produced in the body via a mitochondrial enzyme or a cytoplasmic enzyme. Was formerly considered part of the vitamin B complex.   Metabolism. Central nervous system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Cows milk and other dairy products derived from milk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Conversion of food into energy, growth and development,  red blood cell formation, maintains mucous membranes, protects eyes from sun damage[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, cheese, egg yolks, fish, legumes, meat, milk, poultry, spinach, whole grains, yogurt, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B3 (niacin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Conversion of food into energy, growth and development,  red blood cell formation, maintains mucous membranes, protects eyes from sun damage[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, cheese, egg yolks, fish, legumes, meat, milk, poultry, spinach, whole grains, yogurt, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B4 (adenine)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Whole grains, propolis, bee pollen, raw unprocessed honey, fresh fruit, vegetables, various herbs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, cheese, egg yolks, fish, legumes, meat, milk, poultry, spinach, whole grains, yogurt, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Known as the antistress vitamin. Conversion of food into energy, fat metabolism, hormone production, nervous system function, red blood cell formation, adrenal stabilizer[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, liver, soybeans, avocado, beans, peas, broccoli, eggs, milk, mushrooms, poultry, seafood, sweet potatoes, whole grains, yogurt, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Seratonin production; immune, nervous and digestive system function; protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism; red blood cell formation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, carrots, chicken eggs, fish, meat, peas, spinach, sunflower seeds, walnuts and wheat germ, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B7 (biotin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Cell growth, fatty acid production, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, cooked egg yolks, meat, milk, poultry, saltwater fish, soybeans, whole grains, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B8 (Myo-Inositol)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]A form of glucose. Supports healthy cell function,cardiovascular health, vital for hair growth, treats psychological disorders, reproductive function, etc. Our bodiescan produce inositol on their own.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, fruits, lecithin, legumes, meats, milk, unrefined molasses, raisins, vegetables, whole grains.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin B9 (folic acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Considered a brain food.  Needed for energy production and red blood cell formation. Immune system, cell division/replication, metabolism. Very important during pregnancy for fetal nerve cell formation and normal development. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Brewer's/nutritional yeast, asparagus, avocado, barley, beans, beef, brown rice, cheese, chicken, green leafy vegetables, lamb, liver, milk, mushrooms, oranges, pork, salmon, tuna, wheat germ, whole grains, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Antioxidant; collagen and connective tissue formation; immune function; wound healing; supports adrenal glands[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Kale, collards, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, citrus fruits, kiwi, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Properties of both a vitamin and hormone. Absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus. Growth, especially bones and teeth in children. Protects against muscle weakness, regulates heartbeat, enhances immunity, thyroid function, blood clotting. Vitamin D from food or supplements is not fully active. It requires conversion by the liver and then the kidneys.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Comes from food sources: fish liver oils, fatty saltwater fish (especially mackerel), dairy products, eggs, liver, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Properties of both a vitamin and hormone. Absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus. Growth, especially bones and teeth in children. Protects against muscle weakness, regulates heartbeat, enhances immunity, thyroid function, blood clotting. Vitamin D3 is considered vitamin D's natural form. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Synthesized in the skin in response to exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Exposing the face and arms to the sun for 15 min, 3 times a week ensures adequate amounts of vitamin D in the body. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory; helps with formation of blood vessels; improves circulation and immune function; provides protection from the sun (ingestion).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Wheatgerm oil,  soybean oil, avocado, spinach, broccoli, nuts, seeds, peanuts, whole grains, juices[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Dietary vitamin K. Supports blood clotting, bone formation and repair, protects vascular system, intestines, liver function, immune system. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Asparagus, blackstrap molasses, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chicken, dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, leaf lettuce, liver, oatmeal, rye, safflower oil, seaweed, soybeans, wheat and yogurt. Herbs: alfalfa, green tea, kelp, nettle, oat straw, chepherd's purse. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Vitamin K2 (menaquinone)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Vitamin)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Made in the body by intestinal bacteria and found in some food products. Same benefits as K1.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Butter, cow liver, chicken, egg yolks, fermented soybean products, some cheeses. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Zinc Orotate[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Essential Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Form of zinc more readily absorbed by the body. Needed for growth and development, immune function, nervous system function, protein formation, taste, smell, and wound healing. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Red meat, dairy products, poultry, seafood, nuts, whole grains, beans, peas[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"]Zirconium[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text el_class="txt_vrtcl_algn_cntr_cls"](Ionic Mineral)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][vc_column_text]No known biological role.  Used in knee & hip replacements, middle-ear reconstruction surgery, dental implants, antiperspirants.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/4"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]