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Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients we require day to day because of the many roles they play inside the body. These essential nutrients can be obtained by eating a healthy and varied diet however due to several factors, supplements are required to fulfil the low nutrient intake.

Water Soluble Vitamins

  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C

Absorbed directly into the bloodstream but only in limited amounts. Excess vitamins are removed via urine as waste. 

Fat Soluble Vitamins

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

Enters the blood via carrier proteins and are stored in fats to be released once required.

Trace Minerals

  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

Essential minerals only required in small amounts. 

Author: Michelle Nguyen
July 2018
Vitex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd