There are several minerals that are combined in various forms to make up a good multimineral dietary supplement. These are needed to support the biochemical processes in the body. Many of these play a role as electrolytes and in cellular function.
Important Mineral Supplements
Calcium - necessary for proper heart, muscle, and digestive system function. Also helps to build bone and neutralize acidity.
- is a required mineral for processing Adenosine-5'-triphosphate, or ATP,
which is necessary for cellular energy. Magnesium also helps to build
bones and increase alkalinity.
Phosphorus - another important component of bones and needed for increased energy.
Potassium - an important electrolyte. Also necessary in proper ATP function.
Important Trace Minerals
There are also many minerals that are required only in trace amounts.
Cobalt is a needed trace mineral for the biosynthesis of vitamin B12.
Copper is a required constituent of many enzymes.
Iron is required for numerous proteins and enzymes, particularly hemoglobin.
Manganese is a cofactor in the function of many antioxidant enzymes.
Molybdenum is required for xanthine oxidase and related oxidases.
Selenium is required for proper antioxidant function in the body.
Zinc is needed throughout the body and required for several enzymes.