Minerals are found in nature in its inorganic form and play an important role in many biochemical and physiological processes in the body. Minerals enters the body through the foods of plant and animal origin, as well as the water in which they are dissolved. Minerals can be classified based on the amounts that are needed by the body:
The basic organic elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen
The essential elements: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine,
Trace elements: chromium, molybdenum, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine
Ultra trace elements (whose role is not entirely clear): lithium, vanadium, boron, silicon, arsenic, fluorine.