Mineral Deficiency Symptoms

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. Continue reading “Mineral Deficiency Symptoms”

Function of Calcium

Calcium, a common and essential mineral in the human body, is mostly found in the teeth and bones; only 1% is located in the soft tissue and blood.

The levels of calcium in the extracellular fluid (fluid surrounding the cells) as well as in the blood need to be kept within a very narrow concentration range for normal physiological function. Continue reading “Function of Calcium”