Like the major minerals, trace minerals are inorganic substances that are found in the earth. They play a key role in energy production, cell repair, balancing bodily fluids, and muscle and brain function. Minerals are required for the nerve impulses that are fired when we form a thought and for our muscles to contract as we walk. Minerals are also responsible for healthy bones and teeth, as well as transporting oxygen.
Trace minerals are needed in relatively smaller amounts than major minerals but are still just as important!
Nuts, seeds, legumes, liver, and seafood are all good sources of trace minerals, as is brewer’s yeast.
Let’s get into the specifics of each of the 9 trace minerals. First up, chromium.