Category: Minerals

Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is commonly used as a laxative or an antacid. The effect is a dosage dependent. It is sold in form of capsules, liquids and chewable tablets as a medicinal aid for constipation or a heartburn. Taken in a dosage as a laxative (2-5 grams), the osmotic function draws fluids from… Read More »

Potassium is a vital mineral to human body’s functions. Naturally, potassium can only be found in ionic salts and is a component of many mineral compounds. Potassium ions play an essential role in function of living cells, including regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance. The process of diffusion of potassium ions is the primary method… Read More »

Iron is a metal, defined as a chemical element with the symbol Fe. It is the most dominant by mass element on Earth. Iron is a very important biological element that forms complexes with molecular oxygen present in the blood components of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Side effects, conditions and dangers of too much iron intake… Read More »