What are micronutrients?

Micronutrients are nutrients required by the body in relatively small amounts, hence the term ‘micro’. These are comprised of vitamins and minerals. Micronutrients play vital roles in the functioning of our body’s systems, and deficiencies can lead to detrimental effects on our health. They are termed ‘essential’ because we have to obtain them from food.


what are vitamins?

Vitamins are organic compounds containing carbon molecules which are required for us to live. They support a wide range of functions such as growth, repair and maintenance, which are essential for the optimal functioning of our body. There are 13 essential vitamins, all of which can be obtained from food, but can also be obtained via supplementation.

There is a recommended daily intake for each vitamin, which is measured in mg.

If we obtain less than the recommended level, this will result in deficiciences. However, for some vitamins, obtaining excessive amounts, can be toxic.

There are two types of vitamins, fat-soluble and water-soluble.


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What foods contain b12?

B12 is found primarily in animal-based products: meat, fish, eggs and dairy.

B12 can also be found in a wide variety of fortified products such as yeast extracts (marmite), fortified plant-based milks or fortified cereals.


what vitamins are good for energy?

The best way to maintain energy levels is by consuming a healthy, balanced diet, based on whole foods.
Vitamins play an essential role in our metabolic processes, in particular, the process of generating energy.

Several vitamins which play an essential role in this process are our B-vitamins: vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9 and B12, as well as Magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin C.


What vitamins are good for immunity?

The best way to maintain energy levels is by consuming a healthy, balanced diet, based on whole foods.

Vitamins do help to support the healthy functioning of our immune system.Several vitamins play an essential role in this process. These include Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, selenium, and vitamin A.



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