Dietary minerals are inorganic compounds that are obtained directly, or indirectly through our food, from soil and water. Your body uses minerals to build bones and teeth, during muscle contractions, for proper red blood cell function, to support water balance in your body, and in the production of proteins.
Minerals are divided into two categories: macro-minerals and trace minerals. The only difference between these categories is the amount of mineral stored in your body.
The information in the mineral metabolism section of Athletigen’s Nutrition Report provides you with an overview of how efficiently your body responds to and uses the macro- and trace minerals that you consume everyday:
The report also gives numerous recommendations to improve your mineral intake, if required. As always, ensure that you consult your physician or certified nutrition professional before making significant alterations to your diet.
Find out how your DNA influences your body’s ability to metabolize minerals and get expert recommendations with Athletigen’s Nutrition Report.