Ingredient insight Key Minerals

Our bodies need a plethora of different minerals to live and function properly, which we cannot produce naturally, meaning that they must come as a part of a healthy diet. However, many of these vital nutrients are not easily found in traditional modern diets – meaning that some people are likely to benefit from a supplement. Onnit’s Key Minerals is an intelligent blend of four important minerals that our bodies need to survive and thrive – making it vital to anyone who isn’t getting enough of them from their diet.

Onnit’s Key Minerals is made up of four essential minerals, including – calcium, which is primarily associated with bone and teeth health; magnesium, which takes part in a host of different biological processes in the body; molybdenum, which is an important cofactor for several enzymes; and iodine which is used by the thyroid to produce hormones. Each one of these important minerals is vital to a happy and healthy lifestyle and the lack of them may lead to health complications.

Onnit’s Key Minerals seeks to use more bioavailable forms of the minerals than standard supplements – making it potentially easier for our body to absorb and then utilise them. These more bioavailable minerals are high quality ingredients that are sourced from a world-leading manufacturer, ensuring that Onnit’s Key Minerals is a supplement that you can trust.

Onnit’s Key Minerals can be used as a standalone supplement, however, many people find that they get the best results, when they use it as part of Onnit’s Total Human Complete Supplement Packs – an intelligent blend of nutrients that gives your body the things it needs when it needs them. Key Minerals forms a part of the Total Human Night Pack, enabling your body to carry out the vital processes that it needs to, when you are resting. If you want to optimize your health, then Onnit’s Key Minerals has the potential to really make a difference.

The Ingredients of Onnit’s Key Minerals

Onnit’s Key Minerals is an intelligently designed supplement that seeks to use the most bioavailable ingredients. This has the potential to enhance your body’s ability to absorb them, making it more effective than its competitors. It can be taken as a standalone supplement, although many people find that their results improve, when they take it as a part of Onnit’s Total Human Complete Supplement Packs – an intelligent blend of nutrients that gives your body what it needs, when it needs it.

CALCIUM – Calcium is an essential mineral that our bodies do not produce naturally, meaning that it must either form part of our diet or be taken as a supplement. It is the most abundant mineral in our bodies and is vital to bone and teeth health. Calcium is most important to our skeletal structure and 99% of the calcium found in our bodies is in our bones. Studies show that it helps to prevent osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), making it absolutely vital to our skeletal health (Aggarwal, 2012). Calcium is also believed to help with muscle contraction, including the besting of our hearts and is also associated with blood clotting and the creation and use of several enzymes. This ensures that calcium is very important to our overall health and a lack of it could lead to health complications. Onnit’s Key Minerals contains the calcium that your body needs to function, ensuring that you don’t miss out on its myriad of potential benefits.

Onnit’s Key Minerals utilises patented forms of DiCalcium Malate (DimaCal®) and Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate (TRAACS®), as opposed to the more commonly used calcium carbonate. Research suggests that these are more bioavailable, allowing our bodies to better absorb and use the calcium better.

MOLYBDENUM – Molybdenum is a much overlooked, essential nutrient, that acts as a cofactor for a number of vital enzymes. This makes it absolutely for several of the important chemical reactions that our bodies carry out. It helps the body create – ‘Sulphite Oxidase’, which prevents the build-up of harmful sulphates in the body (Mendel, 2006); Aldehyde oxidase, which breaks down potentially toxic aldehydes and also helps the liver break down things such as alcohol (Kitamura, 2006); Xanthine oxidase, which helps break xanthine into uric acid (Dawson, 2006); and mitochondrial amidoxime, which is believed to help remove the potentially toxic leftovers from the metabolic process (Plitzko, 2006). Onnit’s Key Minerals contains a patented version of molybdenum, known as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate (TRAACS®) – selected because it may have a better absorption rate.

MAGNESIUM – Magnesium is essential for hundreds of bodily functions and research suggests that it – supports heart health, helps maintain blood pressure levels, aids bone health and has the potential to relieve stress and anxiety. It is also one of the essential building blocks for DNA and RNA, making it absolutely vital to our overall health. Onnit’s Key Minerals uses DiMagnesium Malate and patented Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate (TRAACS®), which are believed to be more bioavailable than standard versions of magnesium. This ensures that Onnit’s Key Minerals delivers the nutrients that you need in a form that should be easier for your body to absorb.

IODINE – Iodine is another essential nutrient, which is associated with the health of our thyroid gland and the production of many of the crucial hormones that the thyroid creates. These hormones are important for a plethora of different bodily processes, including growth, neurological development, reproductive function and metabolism (Chung, 2014).

Less Toxic Organic Ingredients

Onnit’s iodine supplement is derived from organic kelp that is harvested from the coast of Iceland. All the companies that Onnit deals with adhere to Iceland’s strict sustainability laws – meaning that the removal of the kelp will not damage the ecosystem. The waters around Iceland are less industrialised than many places around the world, meaning that the ingredients are less likely to come into contact with potentially harmful toxins.

Soy-free, Gluten-free and Vegan

Onnit’s supplements are designed to be taken by everyone, ensuring that no-one is forced to miss out on the opportunity to improve their overall health. To this end, each Onnit supplement is both soy and gluten free, alongside being suitable for vegans to consume. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the potential benefits that Onnit’s Key Minerals and Onnit’s Total Human Complete Supplement Pack offer.

Try Key Minerals Today

Onnit’s Key Minerals is an intelligently designed nutritional supplement that gives your body the essential minerals that it needs to operate at optimal rates. Many of these minerals come in a highly bioavailable form, making them easier for the body to use than in comparable supplements. It can be used as a standalone supplement, although many people find that better results come when they use it as a part of Onnit’s Total Human Complete Supplement Packs – an intelligent blend of nutrients that give your body the things it needs when it needs them. If you want to give your body the things that it needs, then try Onnit’s Key Minerals today and see the host of benefits that it has the potential to offer.


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Dawson. (2006). Uric acid and xanthine oxidase: future therapeutic targets in the prevention of cardiovascular disease? Br J Clin Pharmacol. , Dec; 62(6): 633–644.

Kitamura. (2006). Drug-metabolizing ability of molybdenum hydroxylases. Drug Metab Pharmacokinet., 2006 Apr;21(2):83-98.

Mendel. (2006). Cell biology of molybdenum. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Cell Research, Volume 1763, Issue 7, July 2006, Pages 621-635.

Plitzko. (2006). The Pivotal Role of the Mitochondrial Amidoxime Reducing Component 2 in Protecting Human Cells. From the 1Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Institute, ChristianAlbrechts-University,