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Sulfur
Sodium
Potassium
Chloride
Iron
Iodine
Fluoride
Zinc
Selenium
Copper
Cobalt
Chromium
Manganese
Molybdinum

 

SULFUR




Sulfur is a major mineral with an RDA which is provided by sulfur amino acids. Some major dietary sources are sulfur amino acids in dietary proteins. Some major functions are component of cartilage, tendons, and proteins. Some major functions are component of cartilage, tendons, and proteins. some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are related to protein deficiency. Some signs of severe excess in sulfur-containing amino acid intake leads to poor growth and liver damage.

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SODIUM

 



Sodium is a major mineral with no formal RDA. Some major dietary sources are salt, soy sauce, cured meats, pickles, canned soups, processed cheese. Some major functions are in body water balance and nerve function. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are muscle cramps, and reduced appetite. some signs of extreme excess are high blood pressure in genetically predisposed individuals.

 

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POTASSIUM




Potassium is a major mineral with no formal RDA. Some major dietary sources are meats, milk, many fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Some major functions are body water balance, and nerve functions. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are muscular weakness and paralysis. Some signs of extreme excess are muscular weakness and cardiac arrest.

 

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CHLORIDE




Chloride is a major mineral with no formal RDA. Some major dietary sources are the same as for sodium. Some major functions are in acid-base balance and formation of gastric juice. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are muscle cramps, reduced appetite and poor growth. Some signs of extreme excess are high blood pressure in genetically predisposed individuals.


 

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IRON






Iron is a trace mineral with an RDA of 15 mg for females and 10 mg for males. Some major dietary sources are meats, eggs, legumes, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables. Some major functions are components of hemoglobin, myoglobin, and enzyme functions. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are iron deficiency anemia, weakness, and impaired immune function. Some acute signs of extreme excess are shock, and death. Some signs of chronic excess are liver damage and cardiac failure.


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IODINE

 

Iodine is a trace mineral with an RDA of 150 micrograms. Some major dietary sources are marine fish and shellfish, dairy products, iodized salt, and some breads. Some major functions are components of thyroid hormones. Signs of severe, prolonged deficiency is goiter, enlarged thyroid. Some signs of extreme excess are iodide goiter.

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FLUORIDE

Fluoride is a trace mineral with an RDA of 1.5-4 mg. Some major dietary sources are drinking water, tea, and seafood. Some major functions are maintenance of tooth and maybe bone structure. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are higher frequency of tooth decay. Some acute signs of extreme excess are GI distress. Some chronic signs are mottling of teeth and skeletal deformation.

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ZINC




Zinc is a trace mineral with an RDA of 12 mg for females and 15 mg for males. Some major dietary sources are meats, seafood, and whole grains. Some major functions are components of enzymes. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are growth failure, scaly dermatitis, reproductive failure, and impaired immune function. Some acute signs of extreme excess are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Some chronic signs are adverse effects of copper metabolism and immune function and anemia.

 

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SELENIUM




Selenium is a trace mineral with an RDA of 55 micrograms for females and 70 micrograms for males. Some major dietary sources are seafood, meats and whole grains. Some major functions are components of enzymes and functions in close association with vitamin E. Some signs of sever, prolonged deficiency are muscle pain and maybe heart muscle deterioration. Some signs of extreme excess are nausea and vomiting, hair and nail loss.


 

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COPPER




Copper is a trace mineral with an RDA of 1.5-3 mg. Some major dietary sources are seafood, nuts, legumes and organ meats. Some major functions are components of enzymes. Some signs of extreme, prolonged, deficiency are anemia, bone and cardiovascular changes. Some signs of extreme excess are nausea and liver damage.
 

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COBALT




Cobalt is a trace mineral with no formal RDA. Some major dietary sources are animal products. Some major functions are components of vitamin B-12. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are not reported except as vitamin B-12 deficiency. Some signs of extreme excess with alcohol are heart failure.


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CHROMIUM




Chromium is a trace mineral with an RDA of 50-200 micrograms. Some major dietary sources are brewer's yeast, liver, seafood, meat and some vegetables. Some major functions are involved in glucose and energy metabolism. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are impaired glucose metabolism. Some signs of extreme excess are lung and kidney damage (occupational exposures only).


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MANGANESE




Manganese is a trace mineral with an RDA of 2-5 mg. Some major dietary sources are nuts, whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and tea. Some major functions are components of enzymes. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are abnormal bone and cartilage. Some signs of extreme excess are central nervous system damage (occupational exposures).

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MOLYBDENUM




Molybdenum is a trace mineral with an RDA of 75-250 micrograms. Some major dietary sources are legumes, cereals and some vegetables. Some major functions are components of enzymes. Some signs of severe, prolonged deficiency are disorder in nitrogen excretion. Some signs of extreme excess are inhibition of enzymes and adverse affects of copper metabolism.

 

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