Well, it depends on which minerals, how much your body needs, and the amount you’re taking in. Did you know that most of the food you eat, even the fruits and vegetables we eat are not as nutritious as they used to be due to mineral depletion in the soil. We know what minerals our bodies need, but it’s important to add them to your diet in the right amounts and in a way your body can actually absorb and benefit from.
It’s also important to note that not all minerals are created equal and our bodies need different minerals in different amounts for different purposes. Some are beneficial, some are harmful, and some are beneficial but harmful at high levels. Common macro-minerals such as Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium are necessary for the normal functioning and development of bones, muscles, heart, and brain. But there are also more uncommon ones such as Chromium, Fluorine, Molybdenum, and Selenium that are required in trace quantities.
According to the Merck Manuals, there are six macro-minerals which are needed by your body in gram amounts:
- Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, and Phosphorus
By the same token, there are nine trace minerals needed in minute amounts:
- Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, and Zinc
If you would like to learn more about these minerals, please find linked below the referenced Merck Manuals webpage. There contains information on all the above-mentioned minerals, common sources for those minerals, their specific functions, and the effects of deficiency and toxicity. There also includes guidelines to the daily intake of those minerals, separated out by age and gender.
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Overview of Minerals – Merck Manuals