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Micronutrients: How To Use Them For Your Benefit

Micronutrients are essential components of the diet and have a profound impact on health.

Micronutrients are vital to healthy development, disease prevention, and wellbeing.

Micronutrients are the collective name for vitamins and minerals and are one of the large groups of nutrients, that is necessary for us.

Importance Of Micronutrients

Nearly 30 vitamins and minerals that your body cannot manufacture in sufficient amounts on its own are called essential micronutrients 🗗.

You don't need micronutrients in the same large amounts as macronutrients. But they are still vital for your health, and deficiencies can lead to severe health implications.

Not To Much Not To Little

An adequate intake of micronutrients is necessary, but to use excess supplements when you do not need them can be harmful.

Many countries have developed recommendations for the intake 🗗 of micronutrients from the diet. Although these are relevant for populations, the difficulty is to determine how adequate intake is for a particular person.

Deficiency Of Micronutrients

Micronutrient deficiencies affect billions of people globally. They are less prevalent in higher-income populations.

These deficiencies do occur in all groups 🗗, but especially among premature infants, children, and the elderly.

All Our Micronutrients

Below you will find information about micronutrients.

Vitamins

Vitamins are vital micronutrients. We cannot synthesize them in the body in sufficient amounts, which means we need to get vitamins through our diet.

Our body requires vitamins to carry out normal functions. Vitamins are either fat-soluble or water-soluble.

You can find more information about vitamins, their benefits and side-effects, and the research behind them in Vitamins: How To Use Them For Your Benefit.

Minerals

Dietary minerals are chemical elements in our foods that our bodies need to develop and function normally.

There are three kinds of minerals that you find in food: major minerals, trace minerals, and ultratrace minerals.

You can find more information about minerals, their benefits and side-effects, and the research behind them in Minerals: How To Use Them For Your Benefit.

Other Important Micronutrients

To other important micronutrients, counts nutrients that aren't vitamins or minerals. But they still are of vital nutritional value and are not needed in large amounts.

You can find more information about other important micronutrient, their benefits and side-effects, and the research behind them in Other Important Micronutrients: How To Use Them For Your Benefit.

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