What is Iron?

Learn what iron is and how it can help your body and health.

What is Iron? Videogram. Colorado Springs, CO: Mineralife LLC, 2011.

What is Calcium?

Learn where calcium comes from and how it helps your body.

What is Calcium? Videogram. Colorado Springs, CO: Mineralife LLC, 2011.

What is Magnesium?

Learn about Magnesium, benefits and what can happen to the body with lack of magnesium.

What is Magnesium? Videogram. Colorado Springs, CO: Mineralife LLC, 2011.

Benefits of Copper

Find out how copper helps your body.

Benefits of Copper. Videogram. Colorado Springs, CO: Mineralife LLC, 2011.

What is Zinc?

Learn about zinc and how it helps your body.

What is Zinc? Videogram. Colorado Springs, CO: Mineralife LLC, 2011.

Miraculous Magnesium

Lyle Hurd, of Total Health magazine, explains the many health benefits maganesium supplements provide the body (2007).


Pharmacist Max Motyka shares in this video (2008) the importance of magnesium. It plays a role in more than 400 enzyme reactions in our bodies, so we need to make sure we’re getting enough.


Nutraceuticals and Headache: The Biological Basis

Headaches are a common and debilitating ailment from which most people suffer at one time or another. Common types of headaches include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and sinus headaches. Headaches can have many causes, but serious causes of headaches are rare. 

This review discusses the biological basis for non-conventional or non-mainstream approaches to the treatment of migraine. Dr. Frederick Taylor discuss in this context magnesium, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, petasites, feverfew, marijuana/cannabis, and oxygen/ hyperbaric oxygen.  


Frederick R. Taylor

Nutraceuticals and Headache: The Biological Basis

Headache 2011; 51 (3): 484-501



Nutrition must affect the structure and functioning of the brain. Since the brain has very high metabolic activity, what we consume throughout the day is likely to dramatically influence both its structure and moment to moment function. It follows that nutritional approaches to all neurological disorders are being researched and entering medical practice, while nutraceutical use is a mainstay of public habits. This review discusses the biological basis for non-conventional or non-mainstream approaches to the treatment of migraine. This requires at least limited discussion of current migraine pathophysiologic theory. How nutrients and other chemicals and approaches are mechanistically involved within migraine pathways is the focus of this article. The nutraceuticals reviewed in detail are: magnesium, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, petasites, and feverfew with additional comments on marijuana and oxygen/hyperbaric oxygen. This article reviews the science when known related to the potential genetic susceptibility and sensitivity to these treatments. As we know, the basic science in this field is very preliminary, so whether to combine approaches and presumably mechanisms or use them alone or with or without conventional therapies is far from clear. Nonetheless, as more patients and providers participate in patient-centered approaches to care, knowledge of the science underpinning nutritional, nutraceutical, and complementary approaches to treatment for migraine will certainly benefit this interaction.


Recommended Mineral Intake

The following chart shows the recommended minimum daily intake and the recommended “not to exceed” daily maximums (tolerable upper intake levels) for minerals – as recommended for healthy adults by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine, USA. When there is more than one line for a mineral, the first line is for everyone, ages 14 and older, unless a second or third line specifies an age group.

It’s not necessary for your multi-vitamin-mineral to contain 100% of every nutrient. Even then, however, the recommended daily intake for calcium would not fit into a single pill (or if it did, the pill would be huge).

NK = means “not known”
Mg = milligrams
Mcg = micrograms (1,000 mcg = 1 mg)









Boron NK 20mg NK 20mg
Boron(ages14-18) 17mg 17mg
Calcium 1,000mg 2,5000mg 1,000mg 2,500mg
Calcium (ages14-18) 1,300mg 1,300mg
Calcium (ages51+) 1,200mg 1,200mg
Chromium 25mcg NK 35mcg NK
Chromium (ages51+) 20mcg 30mcg
Copper 900mcg 10,000mcg 900mcg 10,000mcg
Fluoride 3mg 10mg 4mg 10mg
Iodine 150mcg 1,000mcg 150mcg 1,000mcg
Iron 18mg 45mg 8mg 45mg
Iron (ages14-18) 15mg 11mg
Iron (ages50+) 8mg
Magnesium 310mg 350mg 350mg 400mg
Magnesium (ages14-18) 360mg 410mg
Magnesium (ages31+) 320mg 420mg
Manganese 1.8mg 11mg 2.3mg 11mg
Manganese (ages14-18) 1.6mg 9mg 2.2mg 9mg
Molybdenum 45mcg 2,000mcg 45mcg 2,000mcg
Molybdenum (ages14-18) 43mcg 1,700mcg 43mcg 1,700mcg
Nickel NK 1.0mg NK 1.0mg
Phosphorus 700mg 4,000mg 700mg 4,000mg
Phosphorus (ages14-18) 1,250mg 1,250mg
Selenium 55mcg 400mcg 55mcg 400mcg
Vanadium NK 1.8mg NK 1.8mg
Zinc 8mg 40mg 11mg 40mg

Metal Filings In Your Freaking Cereal

This video by Dr. Thomas E. Levy illustrates that the nutrients present in your “enriched” foods may not be as nutritious as you thought. Manufacturers of cereals are allowed to use indigestible iron filings in breakfast cereal. These cereal products can be dangerous for children and all patients with inflammatory diseases.