Function: Calcium is crucial for the development of bone and teeth and is involved in a variety of other functions, e.g. blood coagulation, the transmission of impulses in the nervous system and muscle contraction.
Function: Together with sodium, chloride regulates both the body’s water levels and osmotic pressure in the cells. Again together with sodium, it plays an important part in nerve and muscle functions.
Function: Chrome plays an important part in carbohydrate metabolism and also affects fat metabolism. It is involved in lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and raising “good” HDL cholesterol. It is also important for protein synthesis.
Function: More than two thirds of the body’s iron content are contained in haemoglobin (the protein in blood that transports oxygen). Iron is especially important for the transportation, storage and activation of oxygen. This trace element is also necessary for the immune system.