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Minerals are contained in the body in small quantities, generally makes up about 4 percent of body weight. Minerals are inorganic substances necessary for many life processes of bone formation to normal heart and digestive system.
Some minerals are involved in the prevention of cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. One has only to supply minerals, dietary supplement or food supplements. More than 60 different minerals in the body consists only of the 22 essential elements.
Of these, seven – calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur – are usually called principal components (mokroprvky).
The other 15 are trace elements (micronutrients) because the amount that a person needs daily to maintain good health is very small. Usually measured in micrograms (mcg, ie millionths of a gram).
Minerals – Content Section Articles
- Calcium – deficiency, dosage, foods and sources
- Chromium supplement – uses, dosage and side effects
- Copper supplement
- Information about Minerals
- Iodine supplement
- Iron supplement
- Magnesium Citrate – supplement
- Manganese sulfate supplement
- Phosphorus supplement
- Potassium chloride supplement
- Selenium supplement
- Zinc gluconate supplement