Trace minerals

Emily M. Haymes, Keith C. DeRuisseau

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Trace minerals are those minerals stored in the human body in quantities of 5 grams or less. Thirteen trace minerals are considered essential for body functions. However, the role of only a few of these in resistance exercises has been examined. This review will examine the role of four trace minerals: iron, zinc, copper, and chromium, in resistance training as well as show the evidence of nutritional and biochemical deficiencies among athletes who engage in resistance training as a part of their conditioning programs. Limited data for two other minerals, boron and vanadium, also will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition and the Strength Athlete
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781420036923
ISBN (Print)0849381983, 9780849381980
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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