Minerals are one the essential nutrients in human nutrition, along with vitamins, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids. Minerals are indispensable to good overall health, but it can be hard to obtain optimal levels of all minerals from diet alone. Minerals are needed at all stages of life, but because absorption of minerals becomes less efficient as we age, mineral supplements are even more important for the elderly.
Health Benefits of Multi-Minerals
Multi-mineral formulas supply specific combinations of nutritional minerals. Some multi-minerals are formulated for specific purposes, such as bone building, whereas others are intended to supplement all the nutritionally necessary minerals.
Use as directed. In most cases minerals are best taken in divided doses with solid food.