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Handbook of Minerals as Nutritional Supplements

1st Edition

By Robert A. DiSilvestro

CRC Press

272 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science