Dietary Minerals

Dietary minerals are the chemical compounds required by living organisms, including humans, for normal metabolic function. These are in the form of metals with organic compounds. There are more than eleven chemical elements required to support human biochemical processes by serving structural and functional roles. The function of minerals in our body range from building bones, making hormones to regulating heartbeat.

The suggested mineral RDI (Daily Reference Intake):

Mineral RDI Mineral RDI
Potassium (K+) 4700mg Sulfur (S-2) no RDI
Sodium Na+ 1500mg Zinc (Zn+2 ) 11 mg
Calcium +3 1000mg Iron Fe++ 8mg
Phosphorus P 700mg Manganese Mn+2 2.3mg
Magnesium Mg+2 420mg Copper Cu+2 900 ug
Iodine ( I-) 150ug Molybdenum(Mo+2) 45ug
Selenium (Se+4) 55ug Chlorine (Cl-) 2300mg

There is a wide variety of foods containing these minerals, including fruits, meats, vegetables or supplements.

Adamson Laboratory’s Nutritional Department routinely performs mineral raw material by following USP methods.

The table below lists partially the USP mineral raw material acceptable specification requirements.

Calcium Ascobate
(98.0-101.0%)
Ferrous Gluconate
(97-102%)
Manganese Sulfate
(98-102%)
Calcium Carbonate
(98.0-100.5%)
Ferrous Ffumarate
(97-101%)
Potassium Citrate
( 99.0-100.5%)
Calcium Citrate
(97.5-100.5%)
Copper Gluconate
(98-102%)
Potassium Gluconate
(97.0-103.0%)
Calcium Lactate
(98-101%)
Calcium Gluconate
(98.5-102%)
Magnesium Gluconate
(98.0-102.0%)

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