Body needs many minerals. Some of them in larger amount (macrominerals) than other trace minerals (microminerals). Macrominerals are: Sodium Chloride Potassium Calcium Phosphorus Magnesium Sulfur Microminerals are:…… Read more “Macro and micro minerals”
Selenium is an essential trace mineral. Your body only needs it in small amounts.This means your body must get this mineral in the food you eat. Small amounts…… Read more “Selenium: trace mineral”
The epidemiological data suggest that a modest increase in fruit and vegetable intake (rich sources of dietary potassium), especially in those with hypertension and/or relatively low potassium intakes, could significantly reduce the risk of stroke.
Increasing potassium intake by consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables may help lower blood pressure and may have other health benefits. Supplemental potassium might help lower blood pressure in some individuals, but potassium supplements should only be used in consultation with a medical provider.
Sodium in our body exist as sodium and chloride ion dissolved in body fluid. There is no fluid that contains only sodium (a positive ion) without chloride…… Read more “Sodium (chloride)”
Calcium supplements may be necessary for those who have difficulty consuming enough calcium from food. No multivitamin/mineral tablet contains 100% of the recommended daily value (DV) for calcium because it is too bulky, and the resulting pill would be too large to swallow.
Assessing magnesium status is difficult because most magnesium is inside cells or in bone: 60% of the magnesium in the human body is found in the skeleton, 39% in the muscle tissue, and 1% is extracellular. But you can recognize it by its symptoms:
Zinc is an important trace mineral that people need to stay healthy. Of the trace minerals, this element is second only to iron in its concentration in the body. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include: Frequent infections,
Loss of hair,
Problems with the sense of taste,
Problems with the sense of smell,
Wounds that take a long time to heal.