In this video I discuss what are minerals, what do minerals do in the body, as well as minerals nutrition.


Whats up dudes, and whats up ladies, Bryan here and in this video we are going to look at minerals. This video is going to be a general overview VIDEO. I will be posting individual mineral videos in the near future.

In this video we are going to look at what minerals are. The degree at which they are absorbed. And the 2 groups they are divided into. So, Lets roll.

Minerals are an inorganic, not derived by a living matter substances needed in trace to small amounts to help regulate bodily functions, such as assisting with muscle contraction and regulating enzyme activity.

Nearly All minerals with the exception of iron are absorbed in their free form. In most cases, When a mineral is bound to other molecules the mineral absorption is impaired. Also, Mineral-mineral interactions can interfere with how well minerals are absorbed.

One example is that iron supplementation may decrease the ability of the body to absorb zinc. This is worth noting when considering taking mineral supplements.

The degree at which a mineral can be absorbed is known as its bioavailability. High mineral bioavailability can be categorized when 40% of the mineral can be absorbed. The minerals included in this category are chloride, fluoride, iodine, potassium, and sodium. Minerals that have low bioavailability 10% include chromium, iron, manganese, and zinc. All other minerals have a bioavailability of 30 to 40%.

The minerals that the body needs are called essential minerals. There are 16 of them, which I have listed on the screen. These can be divided into two groups; macrominerals and microminerals.
Macrominerals are major elements and include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. These elements have a recommended daily intake of 100 mg per day or more for adults.

Microminerals are trace minerals and include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc. Of these trace elements the only ones that have an established recommended daily intake are iodine, iron, selenium and zinc.

Bottom Line Time…A great approach is to consume A balanced diet that contains a variety of nutrient dense foods that are not highly processed, That can provide the body with the essential minerals.

0:00 Intro
0:20 What are minerals nutritionally?
1:01 Mineral absorption
1:30 What are the essential minerals?

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