micronutrient

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micronutrient

[¦mī·krō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in small amounts.
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But this latest finding on manganese "provides new insight," according to researchers, that could potentially help prevent preeclampsia by finding a way for women to increase their level of that trace mineral.
Antioxidants and trace minerals play important role in immune function, which in turn can influence health of mammary gland in transition dairy cows.
Table IV.- Effect of trace mineral boluses on colostrum composition of Naemi ewes raised under intensive system.
Blood analysis is a well-established and recognized tool to estimate the trace mineral profile of animals (Mills, 1987) and animal sera usually have <two ppm of trace minerals (Suttle, 2010).
There are fewer federal regulations for sea salt than table salt, so many products labelled "sea salt" are not the real deal; they may be stripped of trace minerals or may include ingredients other than salt.
Furthermore, feeding a diet supplemented with certain trace minerals and a mixture of microbes (Bacillus and Saccharomyces) improved the growth, meat yield, and quality of beef steers (Kim et al., 2007a).
"The microbial community in the soil acts on those trace minerals so they can be absorbed by the roots of the plants and transformed into added nutritional value."
The Trophy Rock Big Game Mineral Attractant is a natural trace mineral rock that is mined from an ancient deposit in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.
Trace mineral recommendations for pregnancy and lactation
Chromium, a trace mineral that is essential to health insulation function and proper blood sugar levels, has been at the core of the company's product development efforts.
Crab - contains the trace mineral copper essential for making melanin, the pigment in our skin which helps absorb ageing UV rays from the sun.
To our knowledge, this is the first article in which hemodynamically demonstrable improvement in a renal artery lesion has been shown after treating a patient with the combination of EDTA chelation and multivitamin, trace mineral therapy.