What are some common micronutrients?
The body only needs small quantities of micronutrients to remain healthy, but they are essential. Sodium helps maintain the correct amount of fluid in the body and regulates pH levels in the blood. Magnesium is important for maintaining heart health and helping the body convert blood sugar into energy, as well as assisting in metabolizing other micronutrients such as calcium and vitamin C. Manganese assists in metabolizing the macronutrients' protein, carbohydrates and fat, in addition to helping form healthy bones and producing energy. Iodine is important for maintaining and developing a healthy thyroid gland.