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Avoid Mineral Deficiencies

This section provides details about each of the minerals listed to the left. It also explains the deficiency conditions, some of which can be quite devestating to health and enjoyment of life.

Two classifications of minerals

Many people make two lists when talking about minerals. Technically they are perfectly correct but it can be confusing.

All of the minerals listed to the left are indeed minerals. When considering bio-available dietary minerals however, use is made of a classifcation system that reflects the quantity of minerals required. When the amount required is very small, the mineral is listed as a trace element. Just remember that they are infact, all minerals.

The minerals required in relatively larger amounts include: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potasium and choline.

The minerals required in relatively smaller amounts, the trace elements, include: iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, iodine, chromium, molybdenum, cobalt and sulphur.

There are also some so-called research trace elements listed on our About section page related to minerals.

Learn about minerals

Some very serious and quite common health problems result from deficiencies of minerals. Well known examples would include osteoporosis from calcium deficiency and anemia from iron deficiency.

You can learn much more about the actual requirements for minerals, including the foods they are best found in, and details of the defficiency diseases in the pages listed on the left of screen.

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