Quick Navigation

Mineral

Minerals are elements originating from the Earth that play an essential role in life. They cannot be made by living organisms. Plants obtain them via soil. Animals obtain them via eating plants and animals and drinking water. Macrominerals are those needed in large amounts (more than 100 mg per day), microminerals are those needed in small amounts (1–100 mg per day), and trace minerals are those needed in very small amounts (less than 1 mg per day).

Research analysis led by .
Reviewed by
Examine.com Team
Last Updated:

No fake reviews. No selling you supplements. Just evidence-based information on what works

Our free supplement mini-course teaches you what works, what's a waste, and how to achieve your health goals.

Join the over 200,000 people who have gone through this course (saving themselves time and millions of dollars).

Get access to the latest research

By becoming an Examine.com Member, you'll have access to all of the latest nutrition research on over 300 supplements across over 500 different health goals, outcomes, conditions, and more.