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Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements




ISBN 9780849316524
Published September 29, 2004 by CRC Press
272 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Mineral supplements are receiving a great deal of attention and experiencing a tremendous period of growth. Despite their popularity, questions continue to arise regarding the research behind their claims, the efficacy of different forms, and their overall safety. It is critical for the health care community and the general public to have an unbiased source of authoritative information.

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, and 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.

As the first book on supplements written by a university 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.

Table of Contents

Calcium
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Magnesium
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Potassium
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Iron
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Zinc
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Copper
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Selenium
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Manganese
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Chromium
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues
Others
Overview of Function and Metabolism
Status
Assessment Methodology
Bioavailability of Different Supplements
Typical Intakes Versus Needs
Current Research on Supplement Uses
Toxicity Issues

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