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Manganese – Dietary Mineral


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 »

Magnesium – Dietary Mineral

Nuts are rich in minerals

Magnesium is an important dietary mineral and is essential for processing ATP and for healthy bones. Magnesium ions play a critical role in nucleic acid chemistry hence it is not only very important for humans for also for all form of life. Over 250 enzymes in our body needs Magnesium ... 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 »

Dietary Minerals – Trace and Quantity Minerals

Nuts are rich in minerals

Dietary minerals are elements that are required in our diet for proper functioning of our body. Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen are also elements that we need, however they are in abundance as anything that we eat is fundamentally made out of these four elements. When we say minerals in ... Read More »

Truth about Vitamins and Micro Nutrients Supplements

vitamin supplements

Vitamins and micro-nutrients supplements constitute a huge industry by itself. People are very keen today to buy some vitamin supplements as they are increasingly getting aware of the missing nutrients in their daily diet. However people don’t understand the science behind the micro-nutrients. Vitamins are classified in to two categories, ... Read More »