Thing I don't understand is that Bismuth is a naturally occurring mineral and is an essential mineral needed (why some need Peptol Bismol). There are like 70 minerals if not more and we don't get them in our nutrients because of depleted soils (why farmers have to treat their soils most times). The lack of bismuth can cause ulcers.
Edited to add this:
SILVER: Kills over 650 disease causing organisms, systemic disinfectant & immune support, subdues inflammation, & promotes healing. Anti-bacterial; Anti-viral; Anti-fungal.
BISMUTH: Ulcers result from lack of bismuth.
CALCIUM: Osteoporosis (& Dowagers Hump spontaneous fractures, lyphosis), Receding gums, Osteomalicia arthritis, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Kidney stones, Bone spurs, Calcium deposits (body is so starved for calcium that it takes calcium from your bones which your body cannot absorb), Cramps & twitches, PMS, Some lower back pains (sciatica. muscle spasms, disc problems), Bell's Palsy, Osteofibroisis, Tetany, Panic attacks.
COBALT: Emaciation, listlessness, starved look, pale mucus membranes, Anorexia, Anemia.
CHROMIUM: Low blood sugar (Vanadium & Copper also), Pre diabetes (Vanadium also), Diabetes (Vanadium also), Hyperactivity, Learning disabilities, Hyperirritablility, Depression, Manic Depression, Peripheral neuropathy, Elevated blood triglycerides and cholesterol, Coronary blood vessel disease, Aortic cholesterol plaque, Infertility and decreased sperm count. Shortened Life Span.
COPPER: (need in order for body to utilize Iodine), White or Gray hair, Dry brittle hair. Ptosis (sagging tissue, eye lids. skin, breasts. etc.), Hernias, Varicose veins, Aneurysms (artery wall bulges), Anemia, Hypo or Hyperthyroid, Arthritis (especially where growth plates are Involved), Liver cirrhosis (number 9 kill In U.S.), violent behavior, Learning disabilities, Cerebral palsy. low blood sugar, High blood cholesterol.
IRON: Hemoglobin, Pica (mineral lack and eats dirt or chews ice), listiessness and fatigue, Heart palpitations, Memory deficits, Sore tongue, Anemia.
GERMANIUM: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Low energy, Cancer.
IODINE: Under Active Thyroid which leads to fatigue, cold intolerance, muscle aches and pains, heavy period or less than 28 day cycles, low sex drive, brittle nails, weight gains, hair loss, muscle cramps, depression, constipation, elevated blood cholesterol, puffy face, dry skin & hair, inability to concentrate, goiter. over active thyroid which leads to insomnia, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, light periods or, longer than 28 day cycles, hand tremors, rapid pulse, bulging eyes, weight loss, increased appetite, muscle weakness, frequent bowel movements, nervousness, goiter.
LITHIUM: Depression, Manic depression, Reproductive failure, infertility, Reduced growth rate, Rages and fits.
MAGNESIUM: Asthma, Anorexia, Menstrual migraines, Tetany - convulsions, Depression, Vertigo, Calcification, Tremors.
MANGANESE: Congenital ataxia, Congenital deafness, Asthma, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, convulsions, Infertility (failure to ovulate or testicle atrophy), Still births or spontaneous miscarriages, Loss of sex drive.
NICKEL: Poor growth, Anemia, Depressed oxidative ability of the liver, High newborn mortality, Dermatitis.
SULFUR: Degeneration of cartilage, ligaments and tendons, Lupus, Sickle Cell Anemia.
SELENIUM: Anemia, Age spots or liver spots, Fatigue, HIV, Scoliosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiomyopathy. Multiple Sclerosis, Heart palpitations, Irregular heart beat, liver cirrhosis, Pancreatitis, Pancreatic atrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrilg's Disease), Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Infertility, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Cancer (number 2 killer), Sickle Cell Anemia, High infant mortality.
SILICA: Poor skin quality, Poor calcium utilization & arterial wall strength problems, Dry brittle hair, Brittle fingernails.
TIN: (Has Cancer prevention properties) Hearing loss, Male pattern baldness.
VANADIUM: Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, Hypoglycemia and Diabetes, Obesity, Infertility, High infant mortality.
ZINC: Zinc deficiency associated congenital birth defects - Down's syndrome, Brain defects, Spina bifida, Clubbed limbs, Webbed toes and fingers, Hietal hernia and Umbilical hernia, Heart and Lung defects, Urogenital defects:- other deficiencies - Pica, Loss of sense of smell and/or taste, Infertility, Slow wound healing, Weakened immune function, High infant mortality, Anemia, Alopecia, "Frizzy" hair, Diarrhea, Depression, Paranoia, Anorexia and/or Bulimia, Enlarged prostate, Bad body odors ("smelly tennis shoe" syndrome)