What are Minerals?
Minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs to keep healthy and function normally. They are considered essential as they can’t be made by the body, and so we have to get them from our diet. They are usually found in foods such as dairy products, nuts, greens, and meats. Minerals include calcium, magnesium, selenium, manganese, copper and many more, and they all play a different and important role in the body.
What are the Benefits of Minerals?
Minerals contribute to a variety of functions in the body. For example, magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness, normal muscle function and the maintenance of normal teeth, whilst iron contributes to normal oxygen transport, and zinc supports normal cognitive function. As they are typically found in dairy products and meats, those who follow a plant-based diet or don’t have a balanced diet may struggle to reach the daily recommendation. That’s where our convenient supplements can be an excellent alternative to reach your daily targets.
Our Mineral Products
Our selection covers a huge range of minerals including zinc, iron, and calcium. For those who struggle to keep topped up on their mineral intake through diet alone, our supplements can provide an easy way to boost your intake.
Our Electrolyte Plus tablets are great after an exhausting training session to replenish electrolytes:
• Packed with 5 key electrolytes
• Developed with 400mg of potassium
• Vegetarian and vegan friendly
• With chloride which supports normal muscle function
For supporting your metabolism, try our Chromium Picolinate:
• Contains 200µg of chromium
• Convenient, easy-to-take supplement
• Supports the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels
Or, view our Calcium & Magnesium tablets to feel refreshed:
• Crammed with 800mg of calcium
• Supported by 375mg of magnesium
• Ideal to stay topped up on these two essential nutrients
• Magnesium helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue
If you're looking for a specific mineral, check out our Calcium Supplements, Magnesium Supplements, Potassium Supplements, or Zinc Supplements.
Should I take minerals?
Taking minerals can be a great way to ensure you're not dealing with any diet-related deficiencies. Certain groups may benefit from taking certain minerals (for example, anyone following vegan or vegetarian diets that may miss out on naturally iron-rich food sources).
Why are minerals important?
Minerals are essential dietary components because we cannot produce them ourselves. They also play a wide variety of roles in processes that help sustain life and optimise health.
How do I hit my mineral daily target?
By achieving a diverse, nutrient-dense diet rich in fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, beans and legumes, dairy and certain animal sources, depending on whichever dietary practice you follow. Supplements can be a great way to avoid any deficiencies.
How many minerals are there?
There are 16 essential minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, and selenium, molybdenum, chromium, and fluoride. There are many more trace minerals as well that exist in the body.
Do minerals help hair, skin, and nails?
If you are deficient in certain minerals it can affect the health of your hair, skin and nails. Avoiding deficiencies and ensuring you're getting the minerals that your body needs can help protect and strengthen your hair, skin and nails.
Do minerals help the immune system?
Yes, minerals do play a role in supporting the normal function of the immune systems. For example, zinc, which affects multiple elements of the immune system including the development and function of immune system cells.
Do minerals help with cognitive function?
Minerals do play important roles in supporting cognitive function. Iron, magnesium and zinc are all minerals known for their beneficial role in cognitive function. As is the case, avoiding deficiencies will have the greatest benefit.