Vitamins / Minerals
Many vitamins and minerals are considered "essential" nutrients meaning our bodies don't make them, so they must be obtained from either the foods we eat or from supplementation. These nutrients are vitally important to our health (and life), serving as the basis for proper brain function, muscular contraction, fluid balance, and energy production.
We are all aware that taking a daily vitamin every day is crucial to living a healthy life. From early on in life, vitamins help your body grow, develop and work the way they are designed to. Some may argue that we can get our vitamins through the foods we eat, however we may not have the diet that allows us to consume all of the vitamins and minerals we need.
There are two types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble. Fat Soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) are stored in the fat tissues and liver and then are transported by protein when needed. Water Soluble vitamins (B, C) are broken down, absorbed, and then are expelled each day. Our kidneys are constantly regulating the levels of these vitamins, using what the body needs, and eliminating the rest.