Trace Minerals

Minerals are vital for health. They are essential nutrients for the body and are used for a variety of functions. Minerals are used to keep your bones, brain and muscles healthy. They are also used to make hormones and enzymes.

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Micronutrients, Mineral Supplements & Dietary Supplement

It is possible to gain all the minerals you need for your body from a healthy, balanced diet. However, in our busy daily lives, this is not always possible. If you are struggling to get all the essential minerals that you need from your diet, we stock a range of mineral dietary supplements that you can take when you need that little extra help.

Why Do We Need Minerals?

Minerals are needed for a range of functions in the body. They are needed for growth and development and maintaining health. Without the right minerals, in the correct amounts, your body simply won't be at its best.

As our bodies can't produce all the nutrients that we need to function, we must consume them in our diets. This is true of minerals.

The amount that you need to consume depends on a variety of factors. It depends on the mineral itself, your age and other health factors.

What Are Minerals

A simple definition of a mineral is a chemical element that the body needs to function. Minerals are just one group of essential nutrients that are needed for the body to function.

What Minerals Do We Need?

There are a number of essential minerals for the body. These are split into two groups: macrominerals and trace minerals. Which type a mineral is depends on how much is needed for the body to function.

Macrominerals

Macrominerals are needed in larger amounts than trace minerals, but this does not make them more important. These essential macrominerals are:

  • Sodium;
  • Chloride;
  • Potassium;
  • Calcium;
  • Phosphorous;
  • Magnesium;
  • Sulphur.

Trace Minerals

Trace minerals are needed by the body in smaller amounts. However, they are just as important to health as macrominerals. Trace minerals that you need are:

  • Iron;
  • Zinc;
  • Iodine;
  • Selenium;
  • Manganese;
  • Flouride;
  • Chromium;
  • Molybdenum.

What Mineral Supplements Should You Take?

What minerals you should take depends very much on what you need. If you are struggling to consume enough of one type of mineral, you should aim to just take that one.

Different minerals may also help with certain health conditions. You can browse via health issue if you are looking to tackle a specific issue.