Boron

Boron is an essential nutrient for plants, and may be for humans too.  It is a trace mineral, stored predominantly in bones and tooth enamel, whose role in human health is now being actively explored.  Research suggests that boron may play roles in metabolism and bone health. Since it’s not well-understood what boron does for…

Calcium

As the most prevalent mineral in our bodies, calcium is an essential part of bones and teeth.  It is also critically important to the normal functioning of the heart and other muscles, nerves, and blood-clotting system.  About 99% of the body’s store of calcium resides in our bones and teeth. Calcium-rich foods include milk and…

Copper

Copper is a mineral that is found in many foods, such as organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, grain products, and cocoa products.The body concentrates its stores of copper in the bones, certain organs and muscles. The amount of copper in the blood is regulated by the liver. Copper is an essential component…

Iodine

Iodine is an essential element that your body uses to make thyroid hormones.  These hormones regulate your metabolism; they influence the rate at which your body either uses energy or stores calories as fat. Iodine deficiency and the resulting low levels of thyroid hormone can be a cause of infertility in women. It can also…

Iron

Most of people know iron is a very important mineral for health because it helps to transport oxygen in the blood.  What you may not know is that iron is also needed (directly) for the function of muscles and other organs because tissue cells use iron to generate energy from food in their metabolic processes….