A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound having an orderly internal structure and characteristic chemical composition, crystal form, and physical properties. Common minerals include quartz, feldspar, mica, amphibole, olivine, and calcite.

Minerals are part of the human body and essential for our physiology, metabolism and structure (anatomy). Minerals are also essential nutrients that we get in our food and/or with nutritional or dietary food supplements.

Learn the difference between the minerals, what trace minerals are and more…