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Minerals are chemical elements which come from the earth and we need minerals for health, they cannot be made within the body and therefore must be obtained via our diet.

Minerals are chemical elements which come from the earth and we need minerals for health, they cannot be made within the body and therefore must be obtained via our diet.

Plants, animal products and water contain various minerals and the majority of the minerals we get (or all if possible) should come from our diet.

Certain people may want to supplement with various minerals, for example, those who deplete certain minerals such as electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride) in endurance training/events may want a reliable electrolyte source to replace what they have lost and to maintain a high level of performance.

There are many minerals, which you will see in our Minerals category here at Discount Supplements, a few to look our for which may be of interest to you are outlined below…

Iodine
Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function

Calcium
Calcium is an essential mineral that your body craves for a plethora of reasons: firstly, Calcium contributes to normal muscle function and neurotransmission as it is required during the contraction and relaxation process. Moreover, it is the most abundant mineral in the human body, calcium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Lastly, calcium contributes to energy yielding metabolism (protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism) alongside playing a role in the process of cell division and specialisation.

Chromium
Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism and the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.

Copper
Copper contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues and normal function of the immune system.

Manganese
Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue

Phosphorus
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, the function of cell membranes and contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth and bone.

Potassium
Potassium contributes to normal muscle function, normal functioning of the nervous system and to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.

Magnesium
Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance and normal functioning of the nervous system.

Zinc
Zinc contributes to a number of roles in the body. Included in these are; a contribution to the normal function of the immune system and macronutrient metabolism, a contribution to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in blood and normal vision and the maintenance of normal skin/hair/nails and normal bones. It also contributes to normal cognitive function and helps protect cells from oxidative stress.

Who Are Mineral Supplements Suitable For?

Generally speaking, many of us don’t get enough of certain minerals and vitamins from our diet. Supplementing with a mineral supplement that contains the mineral(s) that we are not getting sufficient amounts of may, therefore, be of benefit to us, unless foods containing these specific minerals are added to our nutritional plan.



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