The ACE gene was one of the first linked to athletic performance, specifically VO2 max and maximal heart rate. Functionally, ACE helps regulate blood pressure and blood pressure variations in response to exercise and dietary salt. The variant associated with higher blood pressure may also provide a VO2 max advantage during prolonged exercise.
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.