Mineral salts - Definition

March 2017

Mineral salts are essential to the body and its metabolic function.
They take part, inter alia, to the fluids balance, development of enzymes and hormones, the composition of bones and teeth, transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contraction.
We distinguish macronutrients (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus ...) present in large amounts and trace elements (iron, copper ...) present in infinitesimal quantities.
The body can not manufacture them so they must be supplied by food.

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