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What is the function of trace elements in the body?

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What is the function of trace elements in the body?

Trace elements are minerals. They occur only in small quantities (in traces) in the human organism. Yet they take over vital tasks. The main task of trace elements are the metabolic processes.

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Vitamins, minerals and trace elements: daily requirement

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Vitamins, minerals and trace elements: daily requirement

The daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements varies greatly. On the one hand, it is particularly important to consider factors such as gender, size and age. On the other hand, life circumstances such as pregnancy should be taken into account.

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What function do minerals have?

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What function do minerals have?

Minerals are inorganic substances. They fulfil different functions in the human organism. They should be taken in daily through a healthy and balanced diet. The body needs them, for example, to maintain a normal metabolism.

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The daily requirement of iodine

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The daily requirement of iodine

Iodine is an essential trace element. It is an essential part of the thyroid hormones. Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. In Germany about 30% of the entire population is affected by a deficiency of this trace element. The need for iodine in the body is determined by the production of thyroid hormones.

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The importance of iodine for the thyroid gland

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The importance of iodine for the thyroid gland

Iodine is a natural trace element, more precisely a mineral, which is essential for the human organism. It occurs in the body in very small quantities only and must be taken in with food, as it cannot be produced by the body itself. However, the thyroid gland can store small amounts of the trace element and fall back on it when needed.

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