An important part of human nutrition
Minerals in the human body?
The body needs many minerals; these are called essential minerals. Essential minerals are sometimes divided up into major minerals and trace minerals (elements).
What are the 84 minerals and trace elements?
Iodine, Calcium, Hydrogen, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon, Sodium, Fluoride, Chromium, Cadmium, Palladium, Aluminum, Nickel, Arsenic, Silicon, Vanadium, Lanthanum, Gallium, Rubidium, Indium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum , Selenium, Sulphur, Magnesium, Chloride, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Copper, Chromium, Zinc, Germanium.
Trace Minerals (elements):
bromine, antimony, silver, ruthenium, rhodium tellurium, scandium, titanium, cesium, barium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, mercury, thallium, lead, bismuth, polonium, astatine, francium, radium, actinium, thorium, protactinium, rubidium, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, niobium uranium, tin, neptunium and plutonium.
Why do we need minerals and trace elements?
Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different functions, including keeping your bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are also important for the production ofenzymes and hormones.
Your body needs
Minerals and Trace Elements