Minerals are vital, inorganic nutrients, which the body cannot produce itself but needs to remain healthy. Minerals are absorbed from food. Minerals include iron, iodine, fluorine, zinc, selenium, copper, calcium, chromium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride. They are important for strong muscles and bones, healthy teeth, metabolic processes, brain development and many more bodily functions. Infant formula contain all the important minerals, vitamins and macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) a baby needs for development and growth.