• Here’s How Zinc (Might) Increase Your Testosterone Levels
    By Historic Health Staff
    Jun 20

    Here’s How Zinc (Might) Increase Your Testosterone Levels

    Testosterone—the primary male sex hormone—is like jet fuel for men’s health and vitality. It’s no wonder guys are willing to try all sorts of pills, powders, and therapies to salvage (and boost) this hormone. In fact, the global testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) market recently passed $2 billion. But could boosting your T levels be as […]

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  • Zinc
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Zinc

    Zinc is a nutrient found in cells throughout the human body. It’s a trace mineral, which means the body needs very small amounts. Zinc is essential for more than 100 enzymes to carry out their function.

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  • Calcium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Calcium

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It’s most often associated with healthy bones and teeth, although it also plays an important role in blood clotting, helping muscles to contract, and regulating normal heart rhythms and nerve functions.

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  • Chromium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Chromium

    Chromium is an essential mineral that the human body needs in trace amounts. Chromium enhances the action of insulin, the hormone that helps blood sugar enter cells so it can be used for energy. It is also involved in the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrate, proteins, and fats.

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  • Iodine
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Iodine

    Iodine is an essential trace mineral. It’s not made by the body, so it must be obtained by food or supplements. Iodine is found naturally in some foods (mainly meat and sea vegetables) and is added to supplements and some salt seasonings.

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  • Selenium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Selenium

    Selenium is a mineral that occurs naturally in water and some foods. This nutrient is an essential component of various enzymes and proteins, called selenoproteins, that helps to make DNA and protect against cell damage and infections.

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  • Sodium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 23

    Sodium

    Sodium is an essential mineral that helps regulate fluid and electrolyte balance as well as blood pressure. The body needs a small amount of sodium to work correctly, but too much is detrimental to your health.

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  • Iron
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 22

    Iron

    Iron is an important mineral that keeps blood healthy. It’s a major component of hemoglobin, a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body. Without enough iron, there aren’t enough red blood cells to transport oxygen, which leads to fatigue.

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  • Potassium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 22

    Potassium

    Potassium is an essential mineral that is needed by all tissues in the body. Potassium is sometimes called an electrolyte because it carries a small electrical charge that activates various cell and nerve functions. 

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  • Molybdenum
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 22

    Molybdenum

    Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral that occurs naturally in foods and is available in supplements. It is a component of four different enzymes in the body that help break down proteins, alcohol, drugs, and toxins.

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  • Manganese
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 22

    Manganese

    Manganese is a trace mineral that is essential for the human body in small amounts. Because we can’t make it on our own, we have to obtain it from food or supplements.

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  • Magnesium
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 22

    Magnesium

    Magnesium is a mineral that plays an important role in more than 300 enzymes to carry out various bodily functions like regulating muscle function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.

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  • Fluoride
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 20

    Fluoride

    Fluoride is a trace mineral naturally present in many foods and available as a dietary supplement. Fluoride is the ionic form of the element fluorine, and it inhibits or reverses the initiation and progression of dental caries (tooth decay) and stimulates new bone formation.

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  • Copper
    By Historic Health Staff
    Nov 20

    Copper

    Copper is an essential trace mineral that works to assist various enzymes that produce energy for the body, break down and absorb iron, and build red blood cells, collagen, connective tissue, and brain neurotransmitters. 

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