Essential Vitamin mineral supplements

Vitamin Mineral Supplements...why are they so popular?

Some of the Essential nutrients that must be consumed in the diet (including vitamin-mineral-supplements)

are manufactured in the body to some favorable limits.

because the body cannot synthesize (manufacture) them all.The food we eat every day contains about 95,000 substances of which only 300 are nutrients and 45 Essential nutrients thus the need for fill ups.

The following are among the essential nutrients

  • Nine Amino Acids out of twenty found in Proteins
  • Certain fatty acids, including Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, Oleic acid and Stearic acid
  • Certain Minerals Including trace elements Like; Copper, Fluoride, Iodine, Zinc, potassium and Iron
  • Certain immune boosters and  foods rich in iron


  1. Knowledge of the sources and different food nutrients can help you to:
  • determine what to eat to solve a particular problem, whether what you are to eat is a food supplement or not
  • Advise others on what to eat in order to prevent and/or cure a disease;
  • Correctly determine the food supplement(s) that can help best in solving a given health problem.

In order to counteract these anomalies, here is a list of vitamin mineral supplements;

B Complex vitamin

  • Involved in a wide-range of Biological processes including the Release of energy, the synthesis of fatty acids, and steroids
  • Required by all cells in many aspects of metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein.
  • Vitamin B6 helps the body to make protein by using Amino acids
  • Vitamin B12 helps cells multiply.
  • B vitamin deficiency results in many problems such as nausea, severe exhaustion, irritability, forgetfulness, depression, loss of appetite and weight, pain in muscles, impairment of the immune response, loss of control of the limbs, abnormal heart beat, severe skin problems and many more.

Vitamin C&E

  • Helps in the prevention of oxidative damage in the body caused by free radicle cells.
  • Helping reduce asthma in some asthmatics.
  • Has Protective effects for cancer of the oral cavity.
  • Reduces the risk of degenerative diseases associated with aging.
  • Enhancing the immune response and thus protecting against infection.
  • Decreasing the duration and severity of colds.
  • Promoting wound healing and healthy blood vessels, joints and connective tissues.
  • Plays a role in nerve transmission.
  • Vitamin E supplements may reduce hormone-like substances that promote inflammation and helps with hormonal balance


  • Helps prevent damage to tissues by free radicles.
  • Reducing the risk of heart attacks caused by coronary heart diseases.
  • lowering the risk of lung, bladder, larynx, stomach, prostate and colon cancer.

D vitamin

It plays a leading role of supplements needed for daily diet by aiding in the proper absorption of calcium mineral for stronger bones and teeth Vitamin D has been shown to support prostate, breast, colon, ovarian health.
It also supports a healthy immune system in adults. unfortunately as the vitamin is stored under the skin and stimulated by sun shine, people living in areas of low to no sun shine should expect reduced stimulating
levels of vitamin D.

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