Vitamins & Health
Vitamins and Minerals and Its Importance in Daily Life
Vitamins and minerals are necessary for virtually all the Critical Functions in our body. While each has its own unique properties, they work synergistically to ensure proper functioning in the body.
Vitamins are essentially organic molecules that cannot be synthesized in the body and, like essential amino acids and fatty acids, they must be obtained from food.
Vitamins and minerals do not directly supply energy; however, they are both are required in for optimal functions of the body and repair and maintenance.
There are essentially two categories of vitamins:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Water Soluble Vitamins
- Vitamin C Pyridoxine
- Thiamine Pantothenic acid
- Riboflavin Biotin
- Niacin Folic acid
Minerals : One of the key tasks of major minerals is to maintain the proper balance of water in the body. Sodium, chloride, and potassium take the lead in doing this. Three other major minerals—calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium—are important for healthy bones. Sulfur helps stabilize protein structures, including some of those that make up hair, skin, and nails.
Major Minerals :
Trace Minerals : Trace minerals perform equally vital jobs, such as helping to block damage to body cells and forming parts of key enzymes or enhancing their activity.