What is a trace mineral?



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    A trace mineral is a mineral needed by the body in very small amounts. For example, humans need only very tiny amounts of copper, iron, and zinc to live.  Too much of these can be harmful.

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    Iron is a trace mineral that is involved in growth, healing, immune system functioning, reproduction and DNA synthesis. Zinc is also a trace mineral. Zinc occurs in all tissues of the body and is a critical component of over 200 enzymes and of many hormones.manganese is a trace mineral that occurs mainly in the bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas. It is involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and bone formation, blood sugar regulation and brain and nerve function.

    There are recommended food sources for each of these minerals but your doctor is the only one that can recommend a supplement.

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