I get enough iron through red meat and liver (sometimes capsules when I don't cook liver).
I think I get enough copper through liver and dark chocolate? How would I know?
I already supplement with magnesium, B complex, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, kelp (iodine), selenium, and zinc.
I'm wondering about these minerals: Chromium, Molybdenum, Manganese, and Boron, etc.
Would 5 servings (half to 2/3 cup) of bone broth per week + Himalayan Salt cover me for these trace minerals?
If not what would you recommend? Thanks.
Also aren't some of these minerals radioactive (uranium, plutonium, etc.) or considered toxic (thallium in insecticides and rat poison)?
Maybe there is so little it doesn't matter, and we are probably exposed to these in other ways ...
List of Elements The Meadow lists elements found in Himalayan salt in addition to sodium and chloride. In alphabetical order, they are: actinium, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, astatine, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, cadmium, calcium, carbon, cerium, cesium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, dysprosium, erbium, europium, fluorine, francium, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, holmium, hydrogen, indium, iodine, iridium, iron, lanthanum, lead, lithium, lutetium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, neodymium, neptunium, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, osmium, oxygen, palladium, phosphorus, platinum, plutonium, polonium, potassium, praseodymium, protactinium, radium, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, samarium, scandium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, thulium, tin, titanium, uranium, vanadium, wolfram, yttrium, ytterbium, zinc and zirconium.
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on April 13, 2012
at 03:28 PM
I think I found it!
Thorne Trace minerals (take 1-2 tablets/day)
1 tablet contains:
Zinc (as Zinc Citrate) 15 mg.
Selenium (as Selenium Citrate) 100 mcg.
Manganese (as Manganese Citrate) 2.5 mg.
Chromium (as Chromium Citrate) 100 mcg.
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Citrate) 50 mcg.
Boron (as Boron Citrate) 700 mcg.
on April 04, 2012
at 04:02 PM
First of all I wouldn't put too much stock in anything you read at LiveStrong.com without good references and doublechecking. The list of elements in the sea salt they got from atthemeadow.com, which is a web site that sells salt. No reference for where they got the data. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and say the table is correct (at the meadow). Many of the elements listed, especially the scary sounding ones are listed at <0.001 ppm by Frequency Spectroscope. I gotta assume that they are listed that way because there was no detectable trace of them!
Of course, Ray Peat says not to eat the "dirty" sea salt, ie. pink or gray, I think fearing other contaminants (he cracks me up!). Meh, I never really got the point of sea salt, the amount of good mineral content is so low that you could get tons more from eating almost any real food.
I think the best thing to do (if you are really concerned or anal retentive) is plug your food into something like fitday and see where you might be short. Then look to add a food or two that is high in those nutrients and call it a day.