Minerals Elements

Minerals (elements) are needed as cofactors for specific enzymes and for a wide variety of other critical functions. Those that are required daily in relatively large amounts include sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and chlorine (see table 19.2). In addition, the following trace elements are recognized as essential: iron, zinc, manganese, fluorine, copper, molybdenum, chromium, and selenium. These must be ingested in microgram amounts up to 30 mg per day, for pregnant woman taking iron (tables 19.2 and 19.4).

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