The body needs many minerals. Trace Minerals are needed in smaller amounts than Major Minerals. The amounts needed in the body are not an indication of their importance. The 7 major minerals include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. Some trace nutrients known to be essential in tiny amounts include nickel, silicon, vanadium, and cobalt. For a complete mineral combination, try out AOR Ortho Minerals including Vitamin D3 for maximum absorption and utilization by your body's cells!