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8.4: Trace Minerals

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  • Trace minerals are needed in amounts less than 100 mg per day and they are present in the body in amounts less than 5 grams. Important trace minerals include: iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, iodine, bromine, and selenium. These are also called minor minerals, with "minor" referring to their amount, as opposed to their importance.

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