Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese & Phosphorus


I’m not a professional/nutritionist or a doctor; this is just the result of research that I’ve done for myself that I am sharing.  Please research for yourself and don’t forget to consult/discuss with your healthcare provider!


This month I am sharing about several minerals needed to be replaced when one goes dairy-free.  Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese & Phosphorus.

Copper ~ used in iron metabolism, building strong tissue and maintaining blood volume.  It also has a role in antioxidant protection, cholesterol balance, energy support & bone/tissue integrity.   There is additional information & food chart here.

Iron ~ this is a component of blood and many enzymes.  It is also involved in blood metabolism, energy production & oxygen transport.  There is additional information & food chart here.

Magnesium ~ this mineral supports bone metabolism & cellular health, including nerve function & blood sugar control.  Here is a list of foods and additional information on magnesium.

Manganese ~ there is a very small amount of this in milk ~ this mineral also supports bone formation & enzymes that are involved in amino acids, cholesterol & carb metabolism.  It also supports skin integrity and blood sugar control.  There is additional information & food chart here.

Phosphorus ~ this helps maintain body pH and storage & transfer of energy & nucleotide synthesis.  It also plays a part in bone support.  Here is additional info & a food list for phosphorus.

I hope these help your dairy-free journey of health!


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