Minerals are micronutrients with many functions in the body. They are highly important in optimal health. Minerals have been classified into three groups: macrominerals, microminerals, and trace minerals.
Macrominerals are calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. Microminerals are fluoride, chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, silicon, and zinc. Trace minerals are boron and vanadium.
Click on them below for detailed information about common minerals, their food sources, functions, athletic and health benefits, doses and interactions: