Essential minerals are crucial for growth of bones, teeth and soft tissue and provide critical support to muscle, blood and nerve cells.* These minerals facilitate activation of enzymes, hormones and antibodies.*
Macrominerals are calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Microminerals are iron, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese, iodine, molybdenum and chromium.
- green, leafy vegetables
- organ meats
When supplementing, look for products with:
- both macro and micronutrients
- vitamin D to aid calcium and phosphorous absorption and utilization
- chelation for enhanced absorption and reduction of stomach irritation
See also Calcium, Iron and Zinc
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