→ They take part in many steps of metabolic activities.
→ They enable to provide work of enzymes.
→ It are especially important for the immune system, nervous system, antioxidant capacity, mitochondria function, gut and bone health and hormone balance.

Because of ıt have a pretty common role in metabolism, their deficiencies can cause different complaints.

For example; Recurrent infections, inflammatory diseases, cognitive dysfunctions such as memory, concentration, perception, learning, reasoning, and hormonal disorders can be observed.

Excessive use of one mineral can cause deficiency of others. 

When minerals are overused, they can damage metabolic processes. For example, when zinc added to many supplements and drugs is used excessively, it can reduce the absorption of copper mineral and cause histamine intolerance symptoms (nasal congestion, itching, rash, redness, diarrhea, headache, etc.).

Mineral levels should not be evaluated ıtself.


Some metals can inhibit the action of vital minerals. In this case, even if the minerals are within normal limits, they do not bind to the enzymes and the metabolism does not work properly. E.g; It exists between cadmium/zinc, nickel/magnesium, lead/calcium and mercury/selenium. Therefore, along with calcium, zinc, magnesium and selenium, lead, cadmium, nickel and mercury measurements should also be made. It is necessary to detect these interactions in order to correctly evaluate the mineral balance. Therefore, intracellular and extracellular metal mineral analyzes are recommended.


Minerals have different roles in metabolism steps. For example, zinc participates in more than 300 reactions for the metabolism to work. In case of deficiency, immune problems, delayed wound healing, growth-development and problems during pregnancy can be seen. In addition, hair loss, diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis, frequent infections, behavioral disorders, delayed wound healing, white spots on nails, appetite and taste disorders can also be seen in zinc deficiency. In childhood zinc deficiency, symptoms of short stature, growth retardation and delayed puberty may occur.

Although red meat, eggs, dairy products, offal, seafood, nuts, almonds, walnuts, seeds, legumes, cereals, flaxseed, wheat bran, fruits and vegetables are consumed regularly, mineral deficiency is still very common. The cause of mineral deficiencies may be insufficient intake with food or other minerals and metals blocking them.

Are minerals important for intestinal permeability?

The healthy functioning of the intestines is necessary for the absorption of all food items, minerals and vitamins. Metals are the most common toxins worldwide that pose serious health threats. Therefore, it should not be absorbed from the intestines. Selenium, magnesium, calcium and zinc are very important in maintaining this delicate balance in the intestines. It has been shown in clinical studies that intestinal permeability increases in deficiencies and decreases when supplemented.


Why are intracellular and extracellular evaluations of MINERALS and METAL levels important? 

Almost all of the minerals and metals are found inside the cell. In routine laboratory analyses, extracellular (serum) evaluation is not sufficient. For this reason, studying metals and minerals both in the intracellular and extracellular areas provides the most sensitive evaluation. With various analyzes, we can determine metal and mineral levels with the latest technologies and provide clarification of the individual situation.