Zinc- Zinc is a trace mineral that is needed for many important functions in the body. The human body contains approximately 2-3 grams of zinc, mostly in the skeletal muscles and bones. Zinc is also found in the kidney, pancreas, retina, teeth, hair, skin, liver, blood cells, prostate, and testes.
Zinc is available through foods such as beef, pork, shellfish, peanuts, and legumes.
Deficiency may cause problems with growth, diarrhea, hair loss, and immune function. Although it is rare in developed countries, some cases may be found in elderly and pregnant people. Mild zinc deficiency may be overlooked, since symptoms are not always obvious and may include loss of hair, appetite, weight, and the senses of taste and smell.
Zinc has been found to be effective for treating diarrhea, stomach ulcers, and zinc deficiency. There is good evidence to support its use for acne, ADHD, herpes simplex virus, immune function, and sickle cell anemia. Zinc has also been studied for Wilson’s disease (excessive copper in the body), although results are mixed. Zinc has gained popularity for preventing the common cold, but research is still unclear.
Selenium – is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism.
Selenium has attracted attention because of its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect cells from damage. Evidence that selenium supplements may reduce the odds of prostate cancer has been mixed.
Among healthy people, selenium deficiencies are uncommon. But some health conditions — such as HIV, Crohn’s disease, and others — are associated with low selenium levels. People who are fed intravenously are also at risk for low selenium. Doctors sometimes suggest that people with these conditions use selenium supplements.
Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate- Magnesium sulfate is a common pharmaceutical preparation of magnesium, commonly known as Epsom salt, used both externally and internally. Oral magnesium sulfate is commonly used as a saline laxative or osmotic purgative. Magnesium sulfate is the main preparation of intravenous magnesium.
Magnesium sulfate can also be absorbed into the skin, reducing inflammation; it is naturally present in some mineral waters
It may also be used as a coagulant for making tofu.
Chromium- Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body.
Chromium also appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism
Ondansetron blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.
Vitamin C( Ascorbic Acid) – Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development.
Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to
Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
Heal wounds and form scar tissue
Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth
Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.
The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process.
The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C. It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in your daily diet.
For many years, vitamin C has been a popular remedy for the common cold.
People who take vitamin C supplements regularly might have slightly shorter colds or somewhat milder symptoms.
B12– This helps keep the body’s nerves and blood cells healthy. It also helps in making human DNA, the genetic material present in all cells. Deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, pale skin, issues with the G I tract, numbness, depression, muscle weakness, vision loss, memory loss, etc.