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Minerals: Essential for Health

Human body requires around 22 of these minerals to maintain a healthy state. These minerals are considered the Essential Minerals. The essential minerals can be categorized into three groups: Major Minerals, Trace Minerals, and Ultra Trace Minerals.

Essential minerals perform diverse functions throughout the body. These minerals are important for the conduction of nerve signals, inter-cellular signaling, muscle contraction and relaxation, regulating osmotic pressure, maintaining correct acid- base balance, and regulating the water absorption and blood volume. Minerals are also needed for maintaining the structure strength of bones and cell membranes.

Some of the minerals, most depleted in our foods, are Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium and Selenium.

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