Vitamins and minerals are key micronutrients that are required for many of the chemical reactions your body performs every day. Many minerals – like Calcium and Magnesium – have structural roles in the body too.* However, the body can’t synthesise all the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best, which is why a healthy diet is so important.
A balanced diet helps to supply the essential vitamins and minerals, but it can be difficult to consume all the necessary nutrients simply through food. Daily vitamin and mineral supplements can help to ensure you reach the recommended daily amount of each, every day.
Most of the foods you consume will provide some essential vitamins and minerals. Some particularly nutrient-dense foods include fruits, vegetables and grains. Each nutrient has a different use in the body, so different people may benefit from increasing their intake of different vitamins or minerals. Spinach is rich in vitamins C and E, which help to protect cells from oxidative stress, while phosphorus and calcium found in milk, yoghurt and seeds help to support the maintenance of normal bones. Your B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel**, and vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal blood clotting.