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Micronutrients - Vitamins and Minerals

Updated: Apr 9, 2023



So, what are micronutrients?


“Essential elements needed by life in small quantities."


(Hint: Micro = small)



The 2 Types of Micronutrients







VITAMINS

  • šOrganic substances

  • šFrom plants and animals

  • šNot stored in body

  • š2 types: water-soluble & fat-soluble (Soluble means can be devolved)


1. Water-soluble Vitamins:

  • šVitamin B1 (thiamine)

  • šVitamin B2 (riboflavin)

  • šVitamin B3 (niacin)

  • šVitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

  • šVitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

  • šVitamin B7 (biotin)

  • šVitamin B9 (folate)

  • šVitamin B12 (cobalamin)

  • šVitamin C (ascorbic acid)


2. Fat-soluble Vitamins

  • š Vitamin A

  • š Vitamin D

  • š Vitamin E

  • š Vitamin K


MINERALS

  • šInorganic substances

  • šStored in the body

  • šFrom water and soil

The different types of Minerals:

  • š Calcium

  • š Iodine

  • š Iron

  • š Zinc

  • š Magnesium

  • š Iodine

  • š Fluoride


FOOD VS TABLETS?















WHICH ARE MOST IMPORTANT?
















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