Mineral elements

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Main functions and deficiency diseases of the major mineral elements - inorganic compounds

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MACRO ELEMENT sodium FUNCTIONS nerve impulse transmission water regulation DEFICIENCY coma & seizures swelling nerve problems
MACRO ELEMENT potassium FUNCTIONS nerve impulse transmission water regulation DEFICIENCY fatigue dry skin with acne slow reflexes
MACRO ELEMENT calcium FUNCTIONS bone strength muscle function DEFICIENCY osteoporosis irregular heartbeat muscle spasms
MACRO ELEMENT phosphorus FUNCTIONS bone strength energy production structure phospholipids DEFICIENCY muscle/nerve dysfunction osteoporosis
MICRO ELEMENT iron FUNCTIONS produce haemoglobin enzyme function & production DEFICIENCY anaemia lethargy
MICRO ELEMENT iodine FUNCTIONS produces thyroxine maintains metabolism DEFICIENCY hypothyroidism goitre cretinism
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