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Minerals and their requirement

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Following are the essential minerals and their requirement.

  • Calcium: 1000–2500 mg
  • Chloride: 2300–3600mg
  • Magnesium: 420–350 mg
  • Phosphorus: 700–4000 mg
  • Potassium: 4700 mg
  • Sodium: 1500–2300 mg

Trace elements are those, which are required in very small quantities. Trace elements are usually cofactors for coenzymes.2 The trace elements include:

  • Chromium: 35 µg
  • Choline: 550–3500 mg
  • Copper: 900–1000 µg
  • Fluoride: 4–10mg
  • Iodine- 150–1100 µg
  • Iron: 8–45 mg
  • Manganese: 2.3–11 mg
  • Molybdenum: 45–2000 µg
  • Nickel: 1.0 mg
  • Selenium: 55–400 µg
  • Sodium: 1500–2300 mg
  • Zinc: 11–40 mg

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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: April 24, 2012