Mineral therapy refers to a treatment program that uses mineral supplementation to improve a person’s health and wellbeing. Just like mineral imbalances in the soil affect the health of plants and animals, so too can mineral imbalances affect the health of humans. Mineral therapy was originally based on the Tissue Salts, which were originally identified by Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler of Germany in 1873. The Tissue Salts are also known as Biochemical Cell Salts or Mineral Salts, indicating their importance in the functioning of the human system. These salts are important for the functioning of the cells of our body and through getting these in balance we enhance our health and well-being.
Mineral therapy processes some extraordinary advantages such as affordability, efficacy, safety for all ages, easy to use and very little/no side effects as the mineral salts are made using a low dose that is easily absorbed by the body to enter into the blood stream for utilisation immediately after consuming to ensure fast, effective therapy.
In today’s blog, nutrition nourishment is going to look into one of the key minerals prescribed in mineral therapy known as Iron Phosphate. Read below to find out the key features, actions, indications, deficiency body signs and symptom qualifications.
Iron is an essential element for blood production. About 70 percent of your body’s iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues. Myoglobin, in muscle cells, accepts, stores, transports and releases oxygen.
About 6 percent of body iron is a component of certain proteins, essential for respiration and energy metabolism, and as a component of enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen and some neurotransmitters. Iron also is needed for proper immune function.
About 25 percent of the iron in the body is stored as ferritin, found in cells and circulates in the blood. The average adult male has about 1,000 mg of stored iron (enough for about three years), whereas women on average have only about 300 mg (enough for about six months). When iron intake is chronically low, stores can become depleted, decreasing hemoglobin levels.
“Kali Phosphate: Nerve Nutrient Constituent of nerve tissue and all body fluids. Important in formation and maintenance of tissue. Vital action in the brain, nerves, muscles and blood cells. Deficiency signs include feeling tired, weak, exhausted and stressed, nervous and edgy. Helpful in insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervous headaches and dyspepsia. All illness related to the brain and nervous system.”
Why Iron Phosphate:
In Nature, iron is commonly associated with phosphate, the main anion for energy storage and release. It is utilised by the immune system and does not provide loosely bound iron for uptake of pathogens which results in absorption control in the GIT. The absence of phosphate can result in uncontrolled absorption of iron, known as iron loading. By contrast, ferrous sulphate is rapidly absorbed in the upper Small Intestine, causing a rapid increase in serum iron, rather than a controlled flow. Ferrous sulphate has also been recognised to promote the proliferation of pathogens in larger doses. Side effects of commonly prescribed iron supplementation cause Gastrointestinal discomfort and irritation due to the generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species causing direct corrosive action of the gut mucosa.
Key Actions and Indications:
Cellular energy through oxygen transport in haemoglobin, production of first stage infection and inflammation management- commonly used with Potassium Chloride. Can help manage hypotension, anaemia, and iron-related fatigue.
Nails: Flat on top with squared edges, or upwards curled. Thin, weak. (also can be indicative of sodium phosphate).
Iris: Blue-grey haze at border of iris and sclera. Bright white fibres in specific areas of iris. Flared autonomic nerve wreath. (also indicative of Sodium Phosphate, and Magnesium Phosphate).
Tongue: Bright red in colour
A person with a deficiency in Iron Phosphate may feel better for cold, and worse for heat and motion. Iron Phosphate acts as an inflammation remover, indicated when there is acute presented as pain, heat and redness.
Recommended for: respiratory problems, bleeding, anemia, heavy menstruation, throbbing headaches, fevers and flu, sore throats, inflammation, congestion, muscular strains and sprains, high temperature, rapid pulse and rheumatism. Known as the ‘first aid’ salt, it’s recommended as a supplementary salt for all ailments and in particular for children and the elderly. A little powdered Iron Phosphate applied directly to a cut, wound or abrasion can stem bleeding.
**Nutritionnourishment recommends consulting with a physicians if you are experiencing any health concerns and to never self-medicated as it may cause some unwanted side effects. **
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