classes of mineral salts and their deficiency symptoms

CLASSES OF MINERAL SALTS, MINERAL SALTS, Not with general view but with definite accuracy, animals need or require various mineral salts for metabolic activities within the body.
Except for sodium chloride which is table salt, and a few medicines like iron tablets under CLASSES OF MINERAL SALTS  which can be taken directly by man, other classes of mineral salts are usually taken in minute quantity through the food we eat. Lack of any of these minerals in a certain degree, will result in nutritional deficiency

CLASSES OF MINERAL SALTS

The various classes of mineral salts include the following
i. Calcium
ii. Phosphorus
iii. Magnesium
iv. Potassium
v. Sulphur
vi. Sodium
vii. Chlorine
viii. Iron
ix. Iodine
x. Manganese
xi. Fluorine
xii. Copper and
xiii. Cobalt

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The various classes of mineral salts include the following
xiv. Calcium
xv. Phosphorus
xvi. Magnesium
xvii. Potassium
xviii. Sulphur
xix. Sodium
xx. Chlorine
xxi. Iron
xxii. Iodine
xxiii. Manganese
xxiv. Fluorine
xxv. Copper and
xxvi. Cobalt c

CLASSES OF MINERAL SALTS

Here is a chat or CLASSES OF MINERAL SALTS,   their sources, functions, deficiency and symptoms of any of the afore mentioned mineral salts

MINERAL salts and fumctions
1. CALCIUM
Sources===== MILK, CHEESE, EGG AND fish
FUNCTION OF AS A MINERAL
I. IT FACILITATE bone and teeth formation
II. Calcium helps in blood clotting
III. Calcium helps in the normal functioning of the heart, the nervous system and muscles
DIFFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF CALCIUM
i. RICKET
ii. OSTEOMOLACIA AND TOOTH DECAY

2. PHOSPHORUS
SOURCES OF PHOSPHORUS=====Milk, cheese, egg, fishes and meat
FUNCTIONS OF PHOSPHJORUS
I. FOR STRONG DEVELOPMENT OF TEETH AND BONES
II. For respiration
III. Forms part of DNA and RNA

3. MAGNESSIUM
SOURCES OF MAGNESSIUM=======Green vegetables, milk and meat

FUNCTIONS OF MAGNESSIUM
i. Magnesium helps in muscle contraction
ii. Magnesium is needed for the utilization of IRON
iii. Magnesium is present in teeth and bones

DEFICIENCY SYMTOMS OF LACK OF MAGNESSIUM

i. Lack of magnesium in the body causes Nervous disorder

4. POTASSIUM
SOURCES OF POTASSIUM============fruits and other natural food

FUNCTIONS OF POTASSIUM IN THE BODY
I. POTASSIUM HELPS IN THE TRANSMISSION OF IMPULSES IN NERVES
II. Potassium helps in the proper functioning of muscles

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF LACK OF POTASSIUM IN THE BODY

i. Lack of potassium in the body leads to muscle paralysis

5. SULPHUR
SOURCES OF SULPHUR======beans, meats, fishes, eggs

FUNCTIONS OF SULPHUR IN THE BODY
i. Sulphur is a constituent of proteins, amino-acids and vitamin B

Deficiency symptoms of lack of sulphur in the body
i. Lack of sulphur in the body leads to poor growth

6. SODIUM AND CHLORINE
SOURCES OF SODIUM AND CHLORINE===========table salts, fishes and fruits

FUNCTIONS OF SODIUM ND CHLORINE
i. Sodium and chlorine help in the transmission of nerve impulses
ii. Sodium and chlorine helps in the maintenance of the osmotic balance of the cells

SYMPTOMS OF THE LACK OF SODIUM AND CHLORINE
i. Lack of sodium and chlorine in the body causes dehydration
ii. Lack of sodium and chlorine in the body causes muscle cramp

7. IRON
SOURCES OF IRON=========eggs, liver, kidneys, beans and vegetables

FUNCTIONS OF IRON
i. Iron helps in the formation of haemoglobin in the red blood cells

DEFFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF IRON
i. Causes anaemia

8. IODINE
SOURCES OF IODINE======SEA FOODS

FUNCTIONS OF IODINE IN THE BODY
i. Iodine is required by the thyroid gland to make thyroxin

DEFFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF IODINE
I. GOITRE

9. MANGANESE
SOURCES OF MANGANESE======egg, milk and meat

FUNCTIONS OF MANGANESE IN THE BODY
i. Manganese is required for normal growth of the body
ii. Manganese acts as co-factor in some enzymatic reactions

DEFFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF MANGANESE
i. As at the time of writing this lines, I could not lay my hands on the effects of the lack of manganese in the body.
ii. I hope to make it available as soon as I get details.
iii. You can also help using the comment box if you know the symptoms of the lack of manganese in the body

10. COPPER

SOURCES OF COPPER IN THE BODY========green vegetables, eggs, milk and meat

FUNCTIONS OF COPPER IN THE BODY

i. Copper catalyzes the use of Iron in the body
ii. Copper is used for proper respiration in some aerobic organisms

DEFFICIENCY SYMPTOMS OF COPPER IN THE BODY
i. Anaemia

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