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Minerals
Minerals are essential for good health. However, they don't supply the body with energy. Trace elements are minerals present in the body in extremely small quantities. At least 15 minerals have been...
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Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body (1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) for an average adult. Ninety-nine percent of the body's calcium is in the bone. Calcium: - provides structure and...
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Magnesium
Magnesium is an intracellular mineral (in the interior of the cells). The adult human body contains approximately 24 grams: - 60% in the bones, - 39% in the organs and tissues, - 1% in the plasma....
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Iron
Iron is a mineral essential to life: - 30% of the body’s iron is stored in the liver, spleen, and spinal cord, - 70% of the body’s iron is functional and located in red blood cells. Iron is essential...
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Chloride
Chloride is a mineral, which is an important component of our blood and organs. The human body contains approximately 74 grams of chloride, most of which is found outside of cells and is especially...
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Phosphorus
Phosphorus is a mineral second only to calcium in the amount contained in the body. Bones are the major stockers of phosphorus, containing approximately 85% of the body’s supply. Phosphorus plays a...
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Potassium
Potassium is the main mineral found inside our cells. Potassium also plays a role in: - transmitting signals between nerves, - synthesis of protein, - glyconeogenesis (formation of glycogen from...
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Sodium
Sodium is an abundant mineral in the blood and other bodily fluids. Sodium has a major role in: - fluid balance and the appropriate distribution of water throughout the body in association with...
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