What are trace minerals?

Trace minerals are essential minerals found in a variety of animal and plant foods. They are referred to as “trace” minerals because a body needs them in very small amounts. These trace minerals are simply elements. The same elements you learned about in your high school chemistry class. These elements comprise this entire planet and everything on it, including you and your pet. There are 92 known elements, 22 hypothesized others, and hundreds of variations.