Inorganic nutrients needed in relatively high daily amounts (that is, more than 100 mg per day), for example, calcium, phosphorus, sodium.
Synonym(s): macrominerals

macrominerals (maˈ·krō·miˑ·n·rlz), one of three classifications of minerals; includes calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potas-sium, silicon, sodium, and sulfur.
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Chlorella contains an amazing amount of essential nutrients: vitamins, macrominerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids such as GLA, complete proteins, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorophyll and a vast spectrum of phytochemicals," said Ms.
Potassium is unique among the macrominerals required by animals, as dietary deficiencies of this element are uncommon.
Recently, some macrominerals and trace elements have gained recognition as important for the treatment and diagnosis of migraines.
The authors have organized the main body of their text in fourteen chapters devoted to energy, negative energy balance, positive energy balance, regulation of food intake, exercise, cell cycle and life cycle, nutrigenomics, protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, macrominerals, and trace minerals.
However, information about macromineral changes in the maternal body composition as well on the dynamics and even the onset of the macrominerals mobilization on pregnant goats is still scarce.
Macrominerals Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, Cl and S are of extreme interest as to their status relative to their role in milk fever, alert downer's cow and weak cow syndrome.
Body composition and net and dietary macrominerals requirements of Nellore steers under grazing.
Seasonal differences in the trace metal and macrominerals in shrimp (Parapenaus longirostris) from Marmara Sea.
Concentrations (mean [+ or -] SD, range) of plasma macrominerals in 3 species of wild Australian psittacine birds.
His book lists daily nutrients that he considers basic for everyone, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, carotenoids, biotin, choline, and inositol; macrominerals calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur; trace minerals copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, vanadium, zinc, boron, chromium, and silicon; essential amino acids tryptophan, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, and lysine; and essential fatty acids linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Depending on the amount required by the body, minerals in the diet are classified as macrominerals or microminerals (sometimes called trace minerals).