Vitamins and Minerals
Minerals - Minerals are vital for the growth and development of different organs within the body. They are required in small quantities eg to develop strong bones or to maintain a balanced pH (neither acidic nor alkaline). Vegetables, fruit, grains, and pulses are good sources of minerals, absorbed from the soil.
Vitamins - Vitamins are organic compounds required in small quantities by cells in order for the body to work effectively. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K have defined benefits in maintaining health and well being.
Vitamin D and Ageing - Why is Vitamin D (also known as the sun vitamin) important for our health? What are the main sources? Why might we be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency as we get older? What do we need to do to avoid this?
Vitamin D Awareness - Our survey results - Most people surveyed didn’t know their Vitamin D level. Of those who did, nearly two thirds had Vitamin deficiency.
Vitamin D in the spotlight - Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with a range of diseases. So if we increase our Vitamin D levels will that protect us? How can we do this? Who is most at risk of Vitamin D deficiency? What counts as Vitamin D deficiency? And what are the symptoms?