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vitamins and minerals

Vitamins
&
minerals

Many different vitamins and minerals are present in food and are required
in small amounts to maintain good health. To ensure we get all the vitamins and minerals we need, it is important to eat a well-balanced, varied diet.

vitamins-minerals-1-vitamin-a

Vitamin AGood for vision, skin and immune function

vitamin D

Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin

Good for bones, teeth and muscles as well as playing an important role in the immune system

folate

Folate

Particularly important during pregnancy as well as being good for energy and immune function

vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Good for energy and immune function

vitamin E

Vitamin E

A great antioxidant vitamin

vitamin k

Vitamin K

Good for bones and blood clotting

zinc

Zinc

Good for bones and fertility

copper

Copper

Good for immune function, skin and hair

phosphoru

Phosphorus

Good for teeth and bones

rion

Iron

Good for oxygen transportation around the body, cognitive development and prevents fatigue

iodine

Iodine

Good for thryoid function

vitamin B6

Vitamin B6

Good for energy and reducing fatigue

vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

Good for heart health

vitamin c

Vitamin C

Good for immune function and energy and surprisingly bones, teeth & gums

vitain B3

Vitamin B3

Good for skin and energy

potassium

Potassium

Good for maintaining a normal blood pressure

magnesium

Magnesium

Good for bones, teeth & muscle as well as energy

calcium

Calcium

Good for bones, teeth, muscle and blood

manganese

Manganese

Good for energy and bones

selenium

Selenium

Good for immune function, hair & nails

Vitamin supplements

Most of us should meet our vitamin and mineral requirements by eating a healthy, well balanced diet. Certain groups, however, for example the sick, elderly, post-menopausal women, pregnant women or individuals following restrictive diets, may need to take an additional vitamin or mineral  supplement. Please consult your doctor for advice.