Minerals are essential elements of health

A mineral is an inorganic chemical element, such as calcium or potassium that your body must have in very small amounts for normal growth, metabolism, and health and to make many enzymes and hormones.
Like vitamins, we must get your minerals from food.
We use the word mineral in a broad sense to mean all the many inorganic substances you need every day, but we should really be a little more exact.
Nutritionally speaking, a mineral is an inorganic substance that you need every day in amounts over 100 mg. If you need less than 100 mg a day, we call the mineral a trace mineral or trace element. Even though the amounts you need for a trace mineral are very small—sometimes no more than 50 mcg—they’re just as important to your health as the major minerals.
The minerals you need every day include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. How many trace elements we need to get and in what amounts is open to a lot of discussion. But for sure that we need very small amounts of boron, chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silicon, tin, vanadium, and zinc.


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