Elements join together in crystalline structures to form bone, are responsible for nerve impulses, and serve at the heart of many enzymes to direct chemical processes. Because nutrient elements play diverse and vital roles, imbalances are frequently found to be factors in degenerative diseases.
The body does not manufacture the elements it needs- and daily losses are unavoidable. Nutrient elements are all “essential” and must be regularly taken in through diet or supplementation. Some elements are harmful and can accumulate in tissues causing toxic effects. A toxic burden of lead, cadmium, mercury, or arsenic can cause considerable damage to the brain and nervous system.
Assessment of elements is indicated in cases of bloat, seizures, weakness, hypertension, musculoskeletal disease, functional hypothyroidism, alopecia, cardiomyopathy, glucose intolerance and arrhythmias.