The body is in need of the mineral iron in order to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin. The oxygen-carrying red colored protein found in blood cells is known as hemoglobin while myoglobin is the protein responsible in carrying oxygen in muscle cells.
Vitamins are organic substances that serve as catalysts in the body’s metabolic processes. Vitamins work in subtle ways that ensure the smooth running of the metabolic machine but they do not supply the body with either calories or energy directly.
Mineral are primarily inorganic substances, unlike vitamins which are organic substances – carbon-containing compounds. Minerals are often found in soil and rocks, plants absorb these minerals and animals digest it through their diet.