ESSENTIAL TRACE MINERALS

CHROMIUM (35 MCG): AI FOR MEN AGES 19-50 IS 35 MCG

 

  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Chromium-
  • Chromium enhances the action of insulin, the hormone that determines how your body uses and stores sugar or glucose
  • It is also directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism itself.

 

COPPER (900 MCG): RDA FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 900 MCG

 

 

IODINE (150 MCG): RDA FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 150 MCG

 

  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-Consumer/ 
  • Iodine is needed to make the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones regulate many processes like protein synthesis, enzymatic activity, and metabolic activity
  • Thyroid hormones also help develop the skeletal and central nervous systems. If your body does not get enough iodine, then your thyroid gland will enlarge and cause a goiter. 

 

MANGANESE (2.3 MG): AI FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 2.3 MG

 

  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Manganese-Consumer/ 
  • Manganese is a cofactor for many enzymes that take part in the metabolism of glucose, cholesterol, and amino acids.
  • It is involved in reproduction, the immune response, and making bones. It also works with vitamin K for blood clotting.

 

MOLYBDENUM (45 MCG): RDA FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 45 MCG

 

 

SELENIUM (55 MCG): RDA FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 55 MCG

 

  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-Consumer/ 
  • Selenium makes up selenoproteins, which play critical roles in the body. They help with reproduction, DNA production, and thyroid hormone metabolism. 
  • It also helps protect your body from infections and damage caused by free radicals. 

 

ZINC (11 MG): RDA FOR MEN AGES 19+ IS 11 MG

 

  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-Consumer/ 
  • Zinc is required by about 100 different enzymes to work. It is needed by the immune system to defend against invaders as well as help wounds heal. 
  • It also plays a role in protein synthesis, DNA synthesis, cell division, taste, and smell