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Selenium – Dietary Mineral

Brown Rice

Selenium though toxic in large doses, is an essential trace mineral and is essential for most living organism. Like Iodine it is also important for proper functioning of thyroid gland. It is a part of certain rare amino acids like selenocysteine and selenomethionine. It acts as cofactor for many anti-oxidant ... Read More »

Iodine – Dietary Mineral

Iodized salt

Iodine is an essential trace mineral and is required mainly for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine. A lack of these hormones can result in goiter. Other major function of Iodine is to act as an antioxidant, for extrathyroidal organs as mammary and salivary glands. It the heaviest ... Read More »

Manganese – Dietary Mineral

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Manganese is an essential trace mineral and is essential for all the living organisms from a bacteria to human. At any point of time the human body consists of 12 milli grams of Manganese, this is stored in bones and tissues (especially in liver and kidneys). It is very importance ... Read More »

Zinc – Dietary Mineral

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Zinc is an essential trace mineral and is essential for all the living organisms. At any point of time the human body consists of 2-4 g of zinc. Most of the zinc in the body is concentrated in brain, muscles, bones, liver and prostate glands. Human semen contains good amount ... Read More »

Phosphorus – Dietary Mineral

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Inorganic (inorganic compounds are those chemical compounds which don’t have carbon in them) phosphorus is very important for every life form as they are a component of DNA an RNA. Life cannot exist or evolve without DNA and RNA. At any point of time the body will have 70% of ... Read More »

Calcium – Dietary Mineral

Milk Rich in Calcium

Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet and is a mineral that is necessary for life. Ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium is stored in our bones and teeth and the rest 1% is in the body fluid and cells to perform many metabolic activities and muscle ... Read More »

Sodium – Dietary Mineral

Iodized salt

Sodium is the primary cation (positive ion) in extracellular fluids in animals and humans. These fluids, such as blood plasma and extracellular fluids in other tissues, bathe cells and carry out transport functions for nutrients and wastes. Sodium ions are important for the regulation of blood and body fluids, transmission ... Read More »

Chlorine – Dietary Mineral

Iodized salt

Chlorine is one of the most abundant element that is present in our body. It is classified as a dietary mineral. A healthy human needs sufficient quantity of this mineral, since the major source of chlorine is common salt (in the form of Sodium Chloride) there won’t be any case ... Read More »

Potassium – Dietary Mineral

apricots source of potassium

Potassium is one of the most common elements in the body and an important dietary mineral. It is the 8th major element that is present in our body by weight. A fully grown adult at any point of time will have around 120 grams of potassium in the body. the ... Read More »