10 minerals and why they are essential for your body…

  1. Calcium – Builds and protects bones and teeth. Important in nerve functioning, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation and immune system health.
  2. Phosphorus – Helps convert food into energy. Also helps build teeth and bones.
  3. Copper – Part of many enzymes, lays an important role in iron metabolism.
  4. Fluoride – Keeps dental cavities from starting or worsening.
  5. Iron – Needed for energy metabolism. Helps hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells ferry oxygen throughout the body.
  6. Magnesium – Works with calcium in muscle contraction, blood clotting, and regulation of blood pressure. Also part of many enzymes.
  7. Potassium – Balances fluids in the body, plays important role in nerve transmission, and muscle contraction.
  8. Zinc – Needed for normal fetal development, production of sperm, normal growth and sexual maturation, necessary for immune system, taste, smell, and wound healing.
  9. Sulfur – Essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
  10. Vitamin A-  Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids. Vitamin A has multiple functions: it is important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune system and good vision.Wikipedia

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