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What are non-essential minerals?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The non-essential minerals are minerals that are not required for human nutrition. In fact, many of them are considered toxic chemicals and should be avoided. Some of the non-essential minerals are:

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Bromine
  • Cadmium
  • Cerium
  • Cesium
  • Cobalt
  • Dysprosium
  • Erbium
  • Europium
  • Gallium
  • Gandolinium
  • Gold
  • Hafnium
  • Holmium
  • Indium
  • Iridium
  • Lanthanum
  • Lead
  • Lithium
  • Lutetium
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Niobium
  • Osmium
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Praseodymium
  • Rhenium
  • Rhodium
  • Rubidium
  • Ruthenium
  • Samarium
  • Scandium
  • Silver
  • Tantalum
  • Tellurium
  • Terbium
  • Thallium
  • Thorium
  • Thullium
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten
  • Vanadium
  • Ytterbium
  • Yttrium
  • Zirconium
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