Minerals, together with enzymes, facilitate the course of chemical reactions in the body and form the structural components of the body. Many minerals are important for energy production.
A group of minerals called electrolytes, which include sodium, potassium, and chloride, are responsible for muscle contraction, nervous system function, and fluid balance in the body.
Calcium, phosphorus and manganese provide bone density and muscle contraction.
Sulfur is a component of all types of proteins, some hormones (including insulin) and vitamins (biotin and thiamine). Chondroitin sulfate is present in the skin, cartilage, nails, ligaments and myocardial valves. With a sulfur deficiency in the body, hair and nails begin to break, and the skin fades.
A summary of the main minerals is presented in the table.
Source: thehealthsite.com Translation: Lakshmi