Molybdenum is a trace element that is essential for almost all life forms. Although you may not have heard of it, this mineral does quite a

Manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts within the body. It is found mostly in the bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas.

Fluoride is a very controversial trace mineral. It is not needed for any biological functions within the body and is only found in very small

Copper? Really? Isn’t that a metal? Yes, it is, and while you might not find it listed on most food labels, the body does need

Chromium plays a very important part in helping to regulate your blood sugar. It helps the hormone insulin to transport glucose (sugar) into your cells

Most of us associate zinc with immune function—perhaps you have zinc lozenges on hand for sore throats during a cold. You may not realize that

Selenium is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of your thyroid gland and also plays many other roles in the body. Selenium is incorporated into

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency [I]. This is especially true amongst pregnant women

Iodine is an essential part of growth and development. When iodine levels are low, we may heal slower because our cells our unable to grow

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,