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The Specific Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Your Body

Your body needs a complex array of nutrients to thrive - over 90 in total, so it's essential that your diet is as varied as possible.
 
There are cases where individual supplementation is useful and / or important, a good example would be folic acid in pregnancy.  But for most people, adding a broad spectrum supplement that contains an array of nutrients in the way nature intended is an excellent step towards good health.
 
Listed below are some of the key roles of vitamins and minerals in your body (this is not a complete list). It should be noted your body looks for these vitamins and minerals to be in perfect balance with other co-factors as is the case in nature and as in a broad spectrum supplement.

 

  • Beta-carotene - (with Vit E and C) contributes to eye health and vision, 2mg per day for skin health, 10mg per day for immune health / function
  • Biotin - contributes to fat metabolism and energy production, protein and amino acid metabolism, normal function and structure of skin and mucosa neurological system function, energy and vitality
  • Calcium - necessary for the normal structure of bones and teeth, normal nerve and muscle function and normal coagulating (blood clotting)
  • Chloride - necessary for normal water and electrolyte balance throughout the body, and the normal production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which is required for digestion
  • Copper – contributes to the normal structure of connective tissues, transport and metabolism of iron, cell protection from free radicals, and is necessary for normal energy production, neurological function, function of the immune system, colouration of the skin and hair
  • Fluoride - contributes to the maintenance of healthy teeth
  • Folic Acid (Folate) - necessary for normal cell division, blood formation, normal blood homocysteine levels, Fatty Acid Oxidase, Glutamic Acid,
    Iodine - necessary for the normal production of thyroid hormones
    Iron - necessary for the normal transport of oxygen in the body, contributes to normal energy production, normal immune function and blood formation
    Magnesium - necessary for electrolyte balance, energy metabolism, normal structure of bone and teeth and nerve and muscle function
    Manganese - contributes to normal bone formation, energy metabolism and cell protection from the damage caused by free radicals
  • Niacin - necessary for the release of energy from food, structure and function of the skin and mucous membranes and normal neurological function
  • Pantothenic acid – necessary for the normal metabolism of fat
  • Phosphorus - Necessary for the normal structure of bones, teeth and cell membranes and normal energy metabolism
  • Potassium - necessary for normal water and electrolyte balance throughout the
  • Riboflavin - contributes to the normal release of energy from food, necessary for the normal structure and function of skin and mucous membranes and normal neurological function
    Selenium - necessary for cell protection from some types of damage caused by free radicals, the normal utilisation of iodine in the production of thyroid hormones and the normal function of the immune system
  • Sodium - necessary for normal water and electrolyte balance throughout the body and absorption of nutrients during digestion
  • Thiamin - necessary for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates and neurological and cardiac function
  • Vitamin A – necessary for normal vision, for the normal structure and function of the skin and mucous membranes (such as in the lungs, intestines, nose, eyes and female reproductive tract and normal cell differentiation such as in the immune system
  • Vitamin B1 - bone, teeth, hair, skin and nail health and energy and vitality, cardiac function, energy and carbohydrate metabolism at 0.7mg per day which equals 50% of accepted daily intake
  • Vitamin B12 - necessary for normal cell division, blood formation, neurological function, maintenance of blood homocysteine levels
  • Vitamin B2 energy and vitality and bone, skin, teeth and nail health
  • Vitamin B3 - energy and vitality and bone, skin, teeth and nail health
  • Vitamin B5 - energy and vitality and bone, skin, teeth and nail health
  • Vitamin B6 - necessary for the normal metabolism of protein and iron in the body, and maintaining normal blood homecysteine levels
  • Vitamin C - necessary for the normal structure and function of gums, skin, healing processes, bone and cartilage, blood vessels, the absorption of iron from food, protection from the damage caused by free radicals and normal neurological function
  • Vitamin D - contributes to normal cell division and the structure of bone
  • Vitamin E - necessary from cell protection from free radical damage
  • Vitamin K - necessary for normal coagulation (blood clotting) and bone structure
  • Zinc - Necessary for the normal function of the immune system, normal cell division, reproduction development, normal skin structure and wound healing
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