Minerals – are referred to as “ashes.” When all the other nutrients are oxidized (broken down), the end results are hydrogen and oxygen that dissipate into the air. The remains are ashes – the minerals. Minerals play a big role in human living tissue, such as building bone structures, muscle contraction, building proteins, energy production and more. Calcium and Phosphorus for example are responsible for making strong bones and teeth. Sodium, Calcium and Potassium on the other hand are used to conduct electrical impulses along the nerves.