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Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements
by Robert A. DiSilvestro

Features:

  • Discusses positive and negative interactions between mineral supplements

  • Describes what actual evidence exists for the need to supplement minerals in various disease states

  • Scrutinizes popular claims for the value of nutrition supplements that have no direct research support

Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements provides a comprehensive presentation and interpretation of the current state of research on various mineral supplements. It discusses:

  • The science behind the major minerals
  • The latest research on the mineral's ability to correct deficiencies that may compromise health
  • Some of the popular health claims

Each chapter focuses on a particular mineral and features the same headings, ensuring that the retrieval of information is quick and easy. These headings are:

  • Overview of Function and Metabolism
  • Status
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Bioavailability of Different Supplements
  • Typical Intakes Versus Needs
  • Current Research on Supplement Uses
  • Toxicity Issues

As the first book on supplements written by a mineral researcher specifically for the biomedical research and professional health care community, the information is technical enough to satisfy a biomedical audience, yet avoids jargon used mainly by mineral specialists. The author presents various perspectives on controversial issues, and then offers his knowledgeable opinion on the best course of action, all in an effort to provide guidance on the wise use of mineral supplements.

Contents

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Others

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Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements
by Robert A. DiSilvestro
2004 272 pages $148.95 + shipping
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