Overview of Minerals and Vitamins – Biological Times

Overview of Minerals and Vitamins

Publication Date : 06/11/2023

Author(s) :

Tasawar Iqbal, Sidra Altaf, Muhammad Faisal, Farooq Wazeer Khan Niazi, Ali Ahmad.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 10
(11 - 2023)

Abstract :

Vitamins and minerals are key for maintaining good health and bodily functions. Vitamins are important for metabolism and are classified into two groups based on solubility: water-soluble vitamins (such as vitamin C and B-complex) and fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamin A, D, E, and K). Water-soluble vitamins aid energy generation and antioxidant defense, while fat-soluble vitamins improve vision, skeletal strength, and the immune system. Mineral elements like calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium are vital for structural support, nerve function, and electrolyte balance. Imbalances in the body can cause conditions like osteoporosis or hypertension. A good diet usually meets these needs, but sometimes extra nutrients are needed. Understanding the importance of these nutrients is crucial for maintaining well-being, preventing deficiencies, and avoiding toxicities. Consulting with healthcare professionals or dietitians can provide expert guidance on customizing nutrient intake for overall wellness. Knowing about vitamins and minerals boosts overall well-being.

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