1. About 40 vitamins and minerals essential to life must be obtained from diet or supplementation because the body cannot synthesize enough to meet its needs.
2. Vitamins are essential, organic, (non-mineral) molecules required by the body as nutrients. Minerals are single elements, 16 of which are essential to the human body.
3. There are water-soluble vitamins and fat soluble vitamins, requiring water or fat respectively for absorption into body tissues.
4. Water soluble are Vitamin C and all B vitamins, each of which acts in aiding specific chemical reactions in the body.
5. Fat soluble are vitamins A, D, E, and K which play very specific roles in the maintenance and repair of the body cells and tissues.
6. Excess water-soluble vitamins are excreted in urine. Excess fat-soluble vitamins are not, so over saturation may lead to
7. The body needs 100mg or more per day of major or macro-minerals, such as calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium and sulfur.
8. The body needs only “trace” amounts or trace or micro-minerals such as iron, zinc, fluoride, copper, and manganese.
9. Minerals perform various specific functions, including water- and acid base balance, bone structure and co-enzyme activity.
10. There are many nutrients (other than vitamins and minerals) required by the body, such as essential fatty acids and amino acids.
Are you taking any vitamins? If not, ask the doctors at South Orange Chiropractic Center for recommendations.