There are somewhere around 75 trace minerals. But if you eat mass produced product from your supermarket grown on those same soils year in, year out, you will be lucky to get to 20 by the end of a week. And fertilisers, however good, have no effect on the soil replenishment of minerals.
To quote MedlinePlus: “Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including building bones, making hormones and regulating your heartbeat.
There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals”
Now, please be clear. Macrominerals means minerals your body uses in larger amounts like such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. Trace minerals are minerals used in smaller amounts, such as
– iodine (for good thyroid function; metabolism),
– boron (for brain function),
– selenium (ingredient of enzymes; works with antioxidants)
– copper (catalyst, red blood formation),
– molybdenum (for normal growth and development),
– iron (essential for healthy blood),
– zinc (essential part of 300 enzymes),
– chromium (glucose metabolism; shown to decrease diabetes risk).
Minerals such as selenium, zinc and iodine can protect us against this toxic world.
But to absorb minerals they need to be in an ionic form.
Are you taking a trace mineral supplement. Especially if you regularly drink Reverse Osmosis Water. We all do.
Ref: Trace minerals and where to get them: http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/HSmart/trace1.cfm