Micronutrients are those nutrients needed in small amounts as opposed to macronutrients required in large amounts. For example, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are nutrients humans need; however, proteins are needed in amounts higher than vitamins, making the latter considered as micronutrient. Although micronutrients are needed in small amounts they are crucial in normal and healthy condition of an organism.
Micronutrients are nutrients required by humans and other living things throughout life in small quantities to orchestrate a whole range of physiological functions, but which the organism itself cannot produce.
Via the Fluoride Action Network:
According to the National Academy of Sciences, fluoride is not an essential nutrient. This means that no human disease – including tooth decay – will result from a “deficiency” of fluoride. Thus, unlike real nutrients like calcium and magnesium, the human body does not need fluoride for any physiological process.
And so we present our latest candidate for the worst fluoride article of all time:
Catapult the propaganda indeed!
UPDATE: Since this post originally went online, the Grocery.com article featured above has been edited. Where it once said plainly that fluoride is a micronutrient, it now says that fluoride “was once considered a micronutrient for the body. However, with new facts coming to light, it has been found that fluoride may actually do more harm than good in the body.”