Minerals for body

Minerals for body


Calcium  –recommended intake 1000 mg/day

Calcium helps strengthen bones, teeth, and muscle tissue. It regulates heartbeat, muscle action, nervous function, and blood clotting. Best sources of calcium are: dairy products

Chromium  –recommended intake 300 mcg/day

Chromium helps with glucose metabolism and it increases the effectiveness of insulin.
Best sources of chromium are: corn oil, clams, whole grains, and brewers yeast.

Copper – recommended intake 3 mg/day

Helps with the formation of red blood cells, bone growth and health. Works with vitamin C to form elasin.

Iodine – recommended intake 150 mcg/day

Iodine is a component of hormone thyroxine; it helps in the production of thyroid hormones, which control metabolism. Best sources of iodine are: seafood and iodized salt.


Iron – recommended intake 30 mg/day

Iron helps with haemoglobin formation. Improves blood quality. Increases resistance to stress and disease. Best sources of iron are: meats, organ meats, and legumes. 


Magnesium – recommended intake 500 mg/day

Helps with acid / alkaline balance. Important in metabolism of carbohydrates and minerals. Can improve strength by increasing protein synthesis. Best sources of magnesium are: nuts, green vegetables, and whole grains.

Manganese – recommended intake 5 mg/day

Helps with enzyme activation; carbohydrate and fat production; sex hormone production; skeletal development. Best sources of manganese are: nuts, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Phosphorous – recommended intake 1000 mg/day

Helps with one development and is important in protein, carbohydrate, and fat utilization. Best sources of phosphorous are: fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and grains.

Selenium – recommended intake 150 mcg/day

Protects body tissues against oxidative damage from radiation, pollution, and normal metabolic processing. Best sources of selenium are: seafood, organ meats, meats, and grains.

Zinc – recommended intake 25 mg/day

Involved in digestion and metabolism. Important in the development of the reproductive system. Aids in healing. Best sources of zinc are: meats, liver, eggs, seafood, and whole grains.