Minerals provide structure to our skeletal system and promote nerve impulses, along with an array of other functions. The minerals calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur are required in abundance in the body. While all these are essential, chlorine, sodium and phosphorus are abundantly available in food and water.
Other minerals are also needed in the body but only in trace amounts including boron, chromium, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc. Iodine is needed to regulate metabolism and iron is responsible for carrying oxygen in the red blood cells. While both are vital, they too are only required in trace amounts. Multimineral formulas make it easy to ensure that you are getting an adequate supply of essential minerals, in one easy to take supplement.