Micronutrients are essential nutrients that your body needs to live. They are often referred to as trace elements, or minerals. These nutrients are called micro because they’re needed in very small amounts.
Micronutrients include any dietary minerals that are required in amounts less than 100 micrograms per day. The FDA currently recommends you take the following micronutrients: iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, zinc, and molybdenum. They are also researching the need for sulfur, nickel, and boron.
In addition to these micronutrients, the FDA recommends taking the following mineral supplements: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Iodine: Iodine is great when combined with other minerals because it accelerates assimilation. Iodine is the confidence man on your mineral team. He is clever, full of ambition, and looking youthful.
Calcium: Calcium is needed to build strong bones. The best sources of calcium are from plants, not a calcium supplement. Calcium supplements can cause calcification of the joints and tissues. This is due to most calcium supplements coming from rocks. You have seen older people who have lost their flexibility as their joints and flesh have become cemented with calcification. The best place to get your calcium is from food and a good fulvic acid and mineral complex containing silica.
Foods loaded with good calcium include carrots, garlic, apricots, figs, almonds, walnuts, oranges, blackstrap molasses, chia seeds, carob powder, and green vegetables of all kinds such as kale, dark green lettuce, turnip greens, dandelion, and collard greens. Sesame seeds are also loaded with calcium, protein, and niacin. Your bones are made from a full spectrum of minerals which work synergistically together to make you strong and supple.
Silicon: Silicon is an essential trace mineral required by the body for strong bones, glowing skin, and flexible, strong joints. It helps in the production of collagen and in connective tissues. Silicon, or silica, is transmuted by the body into calcium.
Sunshine: Although sunshine isn’t a mineral, it is important for your body’s absorption of minerals, especially calcium, as exposure creates vitamin D.
Water: Drinking enough water is also important to distribute minerals and move waste out of your body.Learn more about Charlie Pulsipher