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Dietary minerals

What are dietary minerals?

There are four main chemical elements –hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. These four elements are base building materials of all living stuff. Besides these main elements, there are other chemical elements, called “dietary minerals”, which play a highly significant role in the biochemical and physiological processes of our body. For proper functioning, our body needs more than 20 dietary minerals.

Dietary minerals must be consumed with food or supplements always in the appropriate quantity. Shortage or excessive consumption may be harmful. The only way the body gets the minerals- is intake with the food or food additives. Natural sources of minerals are always preferable.

Dietary minerals

Ca - Calcium

P - Phosphorus

S - Sulfur

Na - Sodium

Fe - Iron

Zn - Zinc

Mn - Manganese

Co - Cobalt

Ni - Nickel

Cu - Copper

Se - Selenium

Br - Bromine

Mo- Molybdenum

- Iodine

Si - Silicone

- Vanadium

Li - Lithium

- Boron

Cr - Chromium

Sr - Strontium 

F- Fluorine

Dietary minerals

P - Phosphorus

S - Sulfur

Fe - Iron

Zn Zinc

Mn Manganese

Co Cobalt

Ni Nickel

Cu Copper

Se Selenium

Br Bromine

MoMolybdenum

Iodine

Si Silicone

Vanadium

Li Lithium

Boron

Cr Chromium

Sr Strontium 

FFluorine

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