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Sharon asks…

what is importance of vitamins and minerals in our life?

i want it for the purpose of science talk

vti answers:

Vitamins and minerals keep the body healthy and running well from the inside out. The majority of our vitamins and minerals come from a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – one apple has over 140 nutrients.

Remember when Mom would try to make you eat lima beans with corn? That’s because corn has vitamins that the beans are missing.

In doing your research, try looking up the different vitamins and minerals and see what they are used for in the body and what foods they come from.

Linda asks…

vitamins and minerals help the body cell activity?

vti answers:

Many vitamins and minerals are vitally important to the activity of our bodies’ cells. Among the essentials are:

Vitamin A (retinol, retinoids, and carotenoids), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin, Folic acid, Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol), Vitamin E (Tocopherols, tocotrienols), Vitamin K (phylloquinone, menaquinones), Calcium, Chloride, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, and Zinc.

Thomas asks…

In which food items there is Vitamin & Minerals ?

vti answers:

You can basically find your vitamins in minerals in fruits and veggies 🙂
and water I guess, since they add it in for “taste”.


That link will tell you what vitamins and minerals are in what fruits and vegetables.
Extra knowledge?
First of all, there are two type of Vitamins: Water soluble and Fat soluble.

Water soluble such as B and C cannot be stored, so we need those everyday.
Fat soluble like A, D, E, and K can be stored in the body’s fats.

“The main minerals the body requires are calcium, magnesium, iodine, chromium, phosphorus, iron, copper, selenium, fluoride and zinc.”

And the 13 vitamin types are :Vitamin C
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B6
Folic Acid (Folacin)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Pantothenic Acid

James asks…

Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Question’s?

I have been doing some research regarding deficiency’s associated with Vaplroic Acid, and from what I have read there are vitamins and minerals that can be taken to reduce these deficiency’s. In particular:
Selenium — 100-200mcg daily.
L-Carnitine — 500-1000mg three times daily.
Vitamin D — 600 IU daily.
Calcium — 200mg daily.
Vitamin B12 — 30mcg daily.
Vitamin B6 — a lower dose??
Possibly a supplement of Biotin.

I would just like to know if anybody has/is taking valproic acid and has experienced side effects such as fatigue, shakiness, hard time getting to sleep, and staying asleep, blurry vision, head ache, and has been taking the medication for more then 6 months. I am at a dosage of 250mg twice daily of Valproic Acid treating Epilepsy, having one serious seizure almost a year ago, 17 years old, 5’7, 150 lbs, and run 5km 3 days a week. If anyone has knowledge of these supplements and if they may help with these side effects i would like to know. As well are these supplement doses reasonable??, and anything else to consider with these supplements such what to mix, what not to mix?? times of day?
Another question about melatonin, is it safe to use on Valproic Acid and will it help with my sleep?

vti answers:

Vitamin D lack, or just hypovitaminosis , is undoubtedly widespread for People in america, particularly those that are living in wintry, upper environments, also as the aged population. This really is because our own potential to generate the particular vitamin lowers as we grow older.

Within the active condition, cholecalciferol goes thru your bloodstream, focusing on a number of bodily organs, which include brain, impacting on just what exactly that particular organ really does. Vitamin D3 will be vital for the purpose of regulating tissues growing, improving calcium and also phosphorus ingestion, keeping immunity process integrity and cardiovascular system healthiness. This may possibly be involved when it comes to tumors reduction. Essential vitamin D3 may help to keep our blood calcium mineral degrees good for making bone as well as the teeth, muscles contracting, as well as the relocating for neurological impulses.

When it comes to emotional health condition and learning, this important vitamin has a tendency to trigger receptors on nerves in portions of your brain liable for actions adjustment. This boosts release of important brain chemical substances and also defends the brain by being free radical cleansing. Vitamin D also performs as the anti- — inflammatory agent up against general problems.

Ken asks…

compare vitamins to minerals . is one more important then the other?

compare avitamins to minerals . is one more important then the other

vti answers:

Vitamins and minerals are both essential for daily nutrition (which is why most of them have a Recommended Daily Allowance) and they each do different things. If you do one or the other, your body will have all sorts of problems over time.
Each vitamin and mineral are needed for various daily maintenance and/or fuel for one bodily function or another… You can’t go without any of them for very long.
If you’d like more details or information on any particular vitamin or mineral, you can look at

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