- Boron has been found to play an important role in mental acuity and brain function.
- Calcium helps build strong teeth and bones. It is an essential mineral for maintaining overall health as well as heart health.
- Chromium is essential for glucose tolerance and blood sugar regulation. For athletes, chromium is a healthy, safe way to convert body fat to muscle. For dieters, chromium curbs the appetite as it raises the metabolism.
- Copper aids the body in iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation and blood clotting. Copper helps protein to make up bone, skin and connective tissue.
- Germanium improves cellular oxygenation, helps to fight pain and supports the immune system. Germanium increases calcium absorption and improves stamina.
- Iron is important in the formation of hemoglobin, which transports and stores oxygen in red blood cells and nourishes the entire body. It's important in preventing anemia and stimulating immune system function. Magnesium assists the body with the synthesis of nucleic acids, fats and protein as well as the absorption of calcium. Magnesium also supports heart health.
- Potassium works with an enzyme that is used to break down carbohydrates for energy production in cells. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that balances the acid/alkaline system, transmits electrical signals between cells and nerves, and enhances athletic performance. Potassium works with sodium to regulate the body's water balance, and is necessary for heart health against hypertension and stroke.
- Selenium is used in the body in antioxidant enzymes, by the immune system, and in conjunction with iodine to control metabolism. Selenium helps protect the body from free radical damage and heavy metal toxicity.
- Silica helps maintain healthy hair, skin and nails, and promotes calcium absorption in the early stages of bone formation. Silica is needed for flexible arteries, and plays a significant role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Silica also improves elasticity and thickness of skin.
- Vanadium is necessary for cellular metabolism and formation of healthy bones and teeth.
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Lindsey Duncan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredHere's a quick look at various minerals and their health benefits: