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Best Ways to Take Mineral Supplements

Minerals are essential, meaning the human body can’t make them, but requires them for normal, healthy function. Minerals fall into two categories: macro minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which are required in larger amounts, and trace minerals, which are required in much smaller quantities. To get the most out of your mineral supplements, here are a few things to know:

COMPETITION: If you take large quantities of minerals at the same time, they will compete with each other for absorption. When taking more than 250 mg of either calcium or magnesium, take each one separately, and at a different time than other supplements. Combinations of smaller quantities of minerals found in multivitamins are not problematic.

If you take

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