Dietary minerals are elements from the earth’s crust essential to the health and function of the body. There are many dietary minerals for which a recommended daily allowance (RDA), meaning daily intake, has been determined. Minerals needed in large amounts (RDA > 200 mg per day) include: calcium, chloride, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur. Minerals needed in smaller amounts (RDA < 200 mg per day) include: chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Other minerals such as boron, silicon and vanadium are also required, yet no RDA has been established.
Minerals and trace elements act as indispensable “triggers” in the body, without which the other vital substances, such as hormones, enzymes and vitamins, could not do their work for human metabolism as required.
Listed below are some of the most common minerals found in dietary supplements, along with their key roles in the body:
Calcium (bones, teeth, muscles), Chromium (proper metabolism), Iron (part of hemoglobin, cellular energy), Magnesium (healthy bones/teeth proper muscle function, cellular energy), Potassium (electrolyte balance heart & muscle contraction), Selenium (antioxidant), Silicon (bone, hair, nails and skin formation) and Zinc (antioxidant, cellular reproduction, hair, nails, immun system)
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