Mineral tests measure the concentration of specific minerals. These minerals are substances that the body needs in minute amounts on a regular basis for normal functioning. They are absorbed from the diet and are used in the production of enzymes and hormones, in the regulation of glucose, and in the formation of bone, teeth, muscles, connective tissue, and blood cells. The minerals assist in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, promote wound healing, and are vital for the transport of oxygen throughout the body.
Trace minerals are a subset of micronutrients and essential minerals. They include:
Mineral deficiencies may occur as a result of insufficient food, insufficient variety of food, and/or mineral deficiencies in the soil where food is grown.
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