Minerals

Minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic (noncarbon-containing) material in the body and fall into two categories: macrominerals and microminerals. There are seven macrominerals - also known as major or bulk minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur. They are present in virtually every cell in the body. In fact, the human body needs at least 100 milligrams (mg) of each every day - just for normal functioning and well-being. Microminerals, commonly called trace minerals, are required in smaller quantities - typically less than 100 mg per day.

 

Still, some are considered "essential" for good nutrition. Essential microminerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Dietary minerals serve a life-sustaining function by helping the body operate properly and remain strong. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes - such as heartbeat, normal blood clotting, internal fluid pressure, nerve reactions, impulse transmissions, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, acid-base balance to keep the body pH neutral, and enzyme and hormone systems.

 

Why and who needs to supplement with a multiple vitamin and mineral formula?

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals rely on fast food and a not-so-well-balanced diet. Therefore, most people do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are required for optimal health and wellness. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental in the growth, development, metabolism, maintenance and repair of tissues, coenzyme systems and general ongoing health.

 

Multivitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge the nutrient gap in daily diets. So, no matter one's activity level, dietary habits, age, gender or health status, supplementing the diet with a multivitamin and mineral formula can provide benefits that the whole body can utilize. In fact, the human body requires a broad range of essential and nonessential nutrients for general health and well-being, each of which has a specific function. Essential nutrients are ones that the body cannot manufacture and/or are produced in limited amounts; therefore, they must be obtained from the diet. These include carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water.

 

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