Minerals are non-organic compounds that are used as building blocks to build up parts of the body.
Common symptoms and causes of high and low iron levels. Imbalanced iron levels can cause various conditions that may sometimes require treatment.
Calcium is important for muscles, nerves and heart. We get calcium from dairy products, leafy vegetables and nuts. Vegetarians and vegans can get added calcium from alternatives to milk.
Free calcium ions are crucial for the function of cells, including nerve cells, muscles, and cell membranes. The balance of calcium ions is important to maintain vital functions, and significant deviations can affect your health.
Potassium is an important mineral for body function, especially for muscle cells. A small part of the total amount of potassium is found in body fluids, and when the potassium level is measured, it is measured in the fluid around the blood cells.
Magnesium is a mineral that is important for many of the body's functions, such as metabolism and the functioning of the nerves.
Sodium is a mineral that we get in our diet through, for example, meat, fish and cereals, as well as ordinary table salt, which consists of sodium chloride.
Transferrin saturation measures the amount of iron bound to transferrin in the blood. Together with other markers, transferrin saturation can be used to investigate and monitor iron deficiency/excessive iron absorption.