What is it?
INORGANIC (carbon-free) elements that turn to ash when burned. Of the
more than three dozen known minerals, nineteen are necessary for good
health. See the individual minerals —
IRON; MAGNESIUM; MANGANESE;
NICKEL; PHOSPHORUS; POTASSIUM;
SODIUM; SULFUR and
Macrominerals are comprised of the seven MINERALS needed by the human body in relatively large amounts: CALCIUM, chlorine (see CHLORIDE), MAGNESIUM, PHOSPHORUS, POTASSIUM, SODIUM and SULFUR.
Microminerals also known as trace elements or trace minerals are the twelve minerals we need in minute quantities for good health: ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, COPPER, FLUORINE, IODINE, IRON, MANGANESE , MOLYBDENDUM, NICKEL , SELENIUM, SILICON and ZINC. Many nutritionists now believe that four others should be added to this list: BORON, RUBIDIUM, TIN and VANADIUM.
For a detailed discussion of the trace minerals go here.