(Uses): Development and maintenance of bones and teeth, regulating heartbeat, muscular activity, nerve transmission, and is necessary for cell division.
(Deficiency): Rickets in children, osteoporosis, toxemia in pregnancy, anxiety, nerbe sensitivity, brittle nails, irritability, heart palpitations, numbness, tingling, and chronic depression.
(Food Sources): asparagus, blackstrap molasses, brewers yeast, broccoli, buttermilk, cabbage, carrots, cheese, collards, dandelion greens, dulse, figs, goat’s milk, kale, kelp, milk, mustard greens, oats, prunes, salmon, sardines, seafood, seasame seeds, soybeans, tofu, turnip greens, watercress, whey, yogurt.
(Herbal Sources): Alfalfa, burdock root, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, chicory, dandelion, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, flaxseed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, shepherds purse, violet leaves, yarrow, yellow dock.
(RDA): 800 mg/ day (Adults and children 1-10 yrs), 1200 mg/ day (Children 11-18 yrs, pregnant and postmenopausal women)
(Assimilation): boron, EFAs, lysine, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins A, C, D, F