Nutrition Intelligence – Vitamins, Minerals & Trace Minerals – Part 1

Vitamins, minerals and trace minerals are the basic essentials for good health and peak energy.

With the exception of some Vitamin Bs and Vitamin D, they are not made in the body, and therefore must be obtained from our food and drinks. They are mutually dependent upon each other for proper utilization. Importantly, a lack of one of these vitamins can cause a lack of other vitamins as well. We are complicated!

These nutrients assist in the formation of hormones, blood cells, nervous system, chemical and genetic material. They are needed for all the chemical reactions in the body. Without these vital elements, many of these essential reactions would slow down or cease, and the body would fail to function.

Put simply, if our organs are not getting the nutrients they need, they simply go into a slow process of degeneration.