Major Minerals Versus Colloidal Trace Minerals
The government and the scientific community have grouped minerals into two categories. Those that are considered to be required in our diets in amounts greater than 100 milligrams per day are called major minerals. Those that are considered to be required in our diets in amounts of less than 100 milligrams per day are called trace minerals.
There are seven major minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, and chlorine. Our bodies should contain significant amounts of each! Trace minerals, on the other hand, are present in the body in minute amounts. It is thought that each makes up less than one-hundredth of one percent of our body weight.