Trace and Major Minerals Groups

Minerals are inorganic chemical elements needed by human body for healthy growth, repair and metabolism plus they are also important in hormone and enzymes production. Minerals work in conjunction with vitamins to perform important body functions, such as digestion, bone formation, heart function and many more body system functionalities. Two mineral subgroups exist, 1. Major Minerals and 2. Trace Minerals.

Major Minerals

The list of major minerals contains Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium & Sulfur (7 mineral items).

  • found in human body in quantities greater than 5g
  • required by the body in amounts greater than 100mg a day
  • help to maintain body’s fluid balance

Page with complete list of major minerals.

Trace Minerals

The group of these trace minerals contains items Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium and Zinc (9 mineral items).

  • found in human body in amounts smaller than 5g
  • required by human body in quantities of 1mg-100mg a day
  • involved in many chemical reaction in the body
  • part of enzymes and hormones

Page with complete list of trace minerals.

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