micronutrients

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mi·cro·nu·tri·ents

(mī'krō-nū'trē-ents),
Essential food factors required in only small quantities by the body; for example, vitamins, trace minerals.
Synonym(s): trace nutrient

mi·cro·nu·tri·ents

(mī'krō-nū'trē-ĕnts)
Essential food factors required in only small quantities by the body; e.g., vitamins, trace minerals.

micronutrients

Dietary substances necessary for health but required only in very small quantities. Vitamins and minerals.

Micronutrients

Essential dietary elements that are needed only in very small quantities. Micronutrients are also known as trace elements. They include copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, magnesium, iron, cobalt, and chromium.
Mentioned in: Malnutrition

mi·cro·nu·tri·ents

(mī'krō-nū'trē-ĕnts)
Essential food factors required in only small quantities by the body; e.g., vitamins, trace minerals.
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Fluoride is a trace nutrient that occurs naturally in water and foods.
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The trace nutrient is sufficient to selectively destroy cancer cells.
There is also trivalent chromium, which is considered an essential trace nutrient that helps the body metabolize fats and carbohydrates
Chromium picolinate is a trace nutrient that's said to combat aging.
Selenium is another often deficient trace nutrient essential for prostate health.
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This high-quality dog food is formulated with 30 percent protein and 20 percent fat, and also contains trace nutrients, minerals and vitamins.