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Trace Minerals

Are a trace element required for nutrition

Iodine

Found in thyroid hormone, which helps regulate growth, development, and metabolism

Iron

Part of a molecule (hemoglobin) found in red blood cells that carries oxygen in the body; needed for energy metabolism

Manganese

Part of many enzymes

Copper

Part of many enzymes; needed for iron metabolism

zinc

Part of many enzymes; needed for making protein and genetic material; has a function in taste perception, wound healing, normal fetal development, production of sperm, normal growth and sexual maturation, immune system health

Fluoride

Involved in formation of bones and teeth; helps prevent tooth decay

Chromium

Works closely with insulin to regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels

Molybdenum

Part of some enzymes.