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What vitamins/minerals need to be balanced?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 17, 2011 at 11:50 PM

If i take vitamin a i heard i need vitamin d and same with iodine selenium and i heard magnesium and calcium. Is this all true and which others need to be balanced?

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on September 10, 2011
at 10:13 PM

But that's not about ratios. Yes, ratios are important but in general, given sufficient amounts of all, the body will regulate as needed. There is so much complex interplay in all of biochem but some basics: Ca:Mg, Se:Hg, Na:K, Zn:Cu K/D/A etc etc The ones we generally don't get enough of are ime Mg and K (potassium). It's not tough to get sufficient iodine and selenium with sufficient seafood and plant consumption though some may need to supplement if they're been deficient for a long time and are fighting thyroid dysfunction.

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on September 10, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Weird, weird chart lay out. I get it but I don't...

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:33 PM

just found out about pyroluria (it seems overly ignored) and am getting tested for it.

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on August 18, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Red arrows pointing at another mineral mean it can inhibit them, green arrows mean they promote better absorption of that mineral.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:36 AM

either i'm not smart enough to understand that chart, or it's a way to make things look visually cool without really elucidating anything... jury's out...

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:59 PM

My interest in supplementation was stimulated by my recent reading of "Primal Body Primal Mind". I know what Gedgaudas has to say on the subject, but I'm interested to see what the Hackers think.

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:47 AM

Zinc and copper are very very important to get right - if supplementing, it's important to take a ratio of 10:1 zinc:copper, however it is possible to have an existing imbalance which may be made worse by supplementation. For example, I have pyroluria (which is a controversial diagnosis in orthodox medical circles) - this leeches B6 and zinc from my system, which royally screws up my immune system and my neurotransmitters amongst other things. It has resulted in not only a deficiency in those areas but also a massive copper overload which has its own problems. Copper has been able to build up because zinc is a copper antagonist.

So, my advice is that this particular balance has been personally very important for me to monitor. There are theories that many people (who don't have pyroluria) have a copper overload because of copper water pipes not being maintained properly (but not all places use copper pipes).

My advice if you're wanting answers that fit you is to see a good orthmolecular physician or an ND or osteo who knows how to do the right testing - probably a combination of hair mineral testing, blood and urine testing.

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:33 PM

just found out about pyroluria (it seems overly ignored) and am getting tested for it.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Here's a chart showing the synergy and antagonism of some minerals

what-vitamins/minerals-need-to-be-balanced?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on August 18, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Red arrows pointing at another mineral mean it can inhibit them, green arrows mean they promote better absorption of that mineral.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 18, 2011
at 01:36 AM

either i'm not smart enough to understand that chart, or it's a way to make things look visually cool without really elucidating anything... jury's out...

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 10, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Weird, weird chart lay out. I get it but I don't...

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on September 10, 2011
at 10:13 PM

But that's not about ratios. Yes, ratios are important but in general, given sufficient amounts of all, the body will regulate as needed. There is so much complex interplay in all of biochem but some basics: Ca:Mg, Se:Hg, Na:K, Zn:Cu K/D/A etc etc The ones we generally don't get enough of are ime Mg and K (potassium). It's not tough to get sufficient iodine and selenium with sufficient seafood and plant consumption though some may need to supplement if they're been deficient for a long time and are fighting thyroid dysfunction.

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on April 25, 2012
at 10:55 AM

+1 I also suffer from Pyroluria. It's definitely worth testing for if you have health issues and your symptoms seem to match the condition.

Once you get your supplements right with Pyroluria and your body has had time to adjust, you become a normal functioning person again.

I blog about life with Pyroluria at: http://pyrolurialife.com

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