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Nutrition A popular term for a nonvitamin nutrient needed to maintain health
Dietary minerals
Major minerals–in bone Calcium, phosphate, magnesium
Major minerals–in electrolytes Sodium, potassium, chloride
Minor minerals–in metalloproteins Iron, copper, manganese, iodine, cobalt, molybdenum, selenium, chromium, fluoride, zinc
Trace minerals Nickel, silicon, vanadium, tin
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trace min·er·als

(trās min'ĕr-ălz)
Minerals that are essential to the body in quantities less than 100 mg/day.
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She conducts third-party lab tests every season on all of her products to ensure that her labels can honestly claim more than 80 trace minerals and no contaminants.
Blaurock-Busch, PhD, founded the specialty laboratories Micro Trace Minerals of Germany in 1975 and Trace Minerals International of Boulder, Colorado in 1984.
Table salt is chemically cleaned and processed at temperatures exceeding 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, this makes it void of any trace minerals or elements.
Most gardeners do their best to eradicate stones from their yards and gardens, but it turns out that some rock - in the form of volcanic basalt crushed very fine - is one of the best possible additions for putting essential trace minerals back into the soil, boosting the food value of already nutritious homegrown vegetables.
Large numbers of people in the less developed world experience serious deficiencies in needed elements due to farinaceous diets that are high in carbohydrates but low in proteins and trace minerals. In contrast, large population segment in developed countries ingest excess concentrations of these same elements due to the consumption of vitamin and mineral supplements and fortified foods.
Healthy mitochondria depend on a diet that stabilizes blood sugar levels, normalizes fatty acid ratios, and provides megadoses of trace minerals and phytonutrient antioxidants.