Recommended Dietary Intakes

Adults - 2.0 mg to 5 mg (There is no amount specified in Australia, however these levels are thought to be adequate).

This Mineral Is Essential For...

  • proper formation and maintenance of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.

  • contributing to the synthesis of proteins and genetic material.

  • producing energy from foods.

  • it acts as an antioxidant.

  • normal blood clotting.

  • nervous system.

  • blood sugar regulation


Brown rice, nuts, seeds, avocados, seaweeds, wheat germ, beans, whole grains, peas, and strawberries.


Deficiencies are rare and toxic levels are rare.

Deficiencies Can Cause...