Minerals are inorganic micronutrients found in plant and animal foods. The human body is not able to produce them itself. Minerals are essential for a functioning organism and must be supplied through a balanced diet. They are mainly involved in bone formation, in various metabolic processes and in the formation of hormones. Quantitative elements and trace elements Minerals can be divided into quantitative elements and trace elements. The organism needs the following in larger quantities: sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. The trace elements iron, iodine, fluoride, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium and molybdenum have a particularly low proportion in relation to body mass. In the Fairvital online shop you will find minerals and trace elements as mono-preparations and mineral complexes. The good bioavailability should be emphasised, because Fairvital minerals consist of easily usable organic compounds in citrate form or as chelates. Fairvital offers the trace element iodine from a natural source in various dosages. It comes from the brown alga kelp and is one of the best-selling food supplements in the mineral category.