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The Ultimate Minerals and Supplements Quiz
by Staff
Whether in large doses, like calcium, or only small traces, like chromium, our bodies need minerals to function properly. Take this quiz to learn about minerals and supplements and decide for yourself.

Minerals, like vitamins, cover a wide variety of functions in the body and microminerals are only needed in small doses. Which of the following are microminerals?

  • magnesium and sodium
  • zinc and iron
  • potassium and chlorine
  • vitamin A and vitamin C

Zinc is responsible for keeping _______ functioning.

  • bones and teeth
  • nerve cells
  • muscles
  • immune system

Which vitamin is needed in order for the body to absorb iron?

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin D

According to a national survey, what percent of Americans aren't getting the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals?

  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 33 percent
  • more than 50 percent

A diet high in the macromineral potassium may protect against ______?

  • respiratory diseases
  • high blood pressure
  • degenerative diseases
  • cancer

Multivitamin supplements must contain what percent of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (USRDA) of vitamins and minerals?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 100 percent
  • Any amount is OK

True or false? Women consume more calcium-rich foods than men.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What group of children are most likely to take a daily multivitamin supplement?

  • high-income, healthy children
  • high-income, overweight children
  • low-income, underweight children
  • low-income, overweight children

What are some common side effects of taking too many doses of minerals?

  • fever and irritability
  • a limp feeling and nausea
  • fatigue and hunger
  • there are no side effects

True or False? Minerals are inorganic.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE