June 29, 2015

What are ultra-trace minerals?

Minerals are inorganic substances that are widely distributed in nature. They are the constituent which remain as ash after the combustion of plant and animal tissues.

Some minerals occur in the body tissues in relatively large amounts (100 milligrams to gram quantities) and are designated as macro-minerals, whole others are represent in much smaller concentrations (milligrams or micrograms).

Minerals are divided into:
*main elements
*trace elements
*ultra-trace elements

The body contains minuscule amounts of ‘ultra-trace’ minerals and as the name implies, the ultra-trace minerals are found in extremely small amounts in foods and in the body. It may require less than 1 milligram per day of each one.

Ultra trace elements (arsenic, boron, silicon, nickel, and vanadium, bromine, cadmium, fluorine, lead, lithium, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, rubidium, silver, antimony  and tin) are elements that have been theorized that these substances are essential for nutrition and deficiency of them contribute to a variety of diseases.
What are ultra-trace minerals?

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