Vitamins and Minerals along with other nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and dietary fats are essential for our body to grow and develop well. The following vitamins and minerals play a very important role in our overall health.

VITAMIN A: important for reproductive, vision and immune system health.

VITAMIN B— B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate) and B12(cobalamin). They all help convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. Also necessary for cell development, growth and function.

 VITAMIN C: boosts the immune system and increases iron absorption. It’s an antioxidant, vitamin C protects our cells from damaging free radicals and  aids in wound healing by helping our body produce collagen. 

VITAMIN D: builds strong bones by helping our body absorb calcium from food and supplements. It also boosts the functioning of the immune system.

VITAMIN E: protects our cells from free radicals, boosts our immune system and helps prevent blood clots. In high doses can be dangerous. 

VITAMIN K : to prevent blood clotting and immune system. CALCIUM: found in bones and teeth, essential for structural support and it is a critical part of many metabolic, neurological and muscular functions.

IRON: essential part of building red blood cells, specifically hemoglobin, a protein  that bonds with oxygen to oxygen through the blood from the lungs to the cells throughout your body. 

MAGNESIUM: for the function of many enzymes that regulate various processes in the body, including muscle and nerve function, heart rhythms and glucose control. Older adults and people with diabetes may need supplements.

ZINC: for immune function and is essential for normal growth and development during pregnancy and childhood. 

Ask your pharmacist for more information, some vitamins and minerals can interact with your normal medication.