Take a peek at the periodic table of elements and then look at your body. Every ingredient within you can be found on that chart. But do you actually know what, say, sulfur does in your body? How about magnesium? Potassium? Apart from a daily multivitamin or sprinkling some sodium chloride on your eggs, how much contact do you have with the elements?
The human body is made up of 60 chemical elements, but as it turns out, the vast majority of your body (nearly 96 percent!) is made up of just four elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen — and a lot of that comes in the form of water. The remaining 4 percent is just a smattering of other members of the periodic table.