Your parents probably reminded you to take your vitamins, but I doubt that anybody ever mentioned minerals. Vitamins are sometimes expected to do more than they are capable. Our bodies can go far longer suffering with a deficiency of vitamins than they can with a deficiency of minerals. Did you know all the vitamins in the world would do us little good without minerals? The minerals in our bodies are so important that the body goes to complicated, even desperate lengths to maintain their balance. A lack of minerals inhibits detoxification. Also, proper breathing depends on minerals. Mental and physical ability depend on minerals. Heart and blood pressure stabilisation is directly related to minerals. Scientists theorise that mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness and destruction of our physical well-being than any other factor in personal health.