Minerals do not operate independently of each other but instead are codependent. Just consuming a specific mineral alone will not get the job done. Each mineral we consume needs at least one other mineral to be fully effective. Minerals are harmonious and does not work on an individual bases. We were taught to believe that if someone has a calcium deficiency they can just go to the drug store and get some calcium supplements and that will fix the problem. Calcium alone by itself will not do much justice to your problem. In order to reap the benefits of calcium you will also need magnesium.
Magnesium is necessary for the proper digestion of calcium. The same thing applies for zinc which needs calcium for proper absorption. And likewise iron is dependent upon phosphorus. Natural plants are always complete with the entire package of minerals that are required. For example, a plant that is high in zinc will not only be composed of zinc but also the other minerals that are needed for the proper digestion of zinc. Sometimes one plant is not good enough and you may still need to include another plant that contains the complimentary mineral.
Natural Sources for Minerals