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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are vital nutrients needed for all sorts of roles in the body. Vitamins are divided into fat-soluble and water-soluble.

Fat-soluble vitamins:

Fat-soluble vitamins enter the blood via the lymph vessels in the intestinal wall. A lot of them travel through the body by proteins that act as carriers. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the fat tissues and liver and released when they are needed. This means it is possible to go a while without them and not feeling the impacts of deficiency as your body has those stored that are still being released. Fat-soluble vitamins include Vitamin A, D, E and K.

They help to:

  • Build bones – this would be impossible without Vitamin A, D and K
  • Protect vision – Vitamin A plays a part in this and keeps cells healthy
  • Interact favourably – Vitamin E helps to absorb and store Vitamin A
  • Protect the body – Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant against free radicals

Water-soluble vitamins:

Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins are located in the watery parts of the food you ingest. They are absorbed directly into the bloodstream as food is broken down during digestion. Many of the vitamins circulate easily around the body because our body is made up of lots of water. Water-soluble vitamins are regulated constantly by the kidneys and excreted in urine if there is too much so it is important to have these vitamins regularly as part of your diet. Although, saying this, it is possible a big supply of B12 in our liver that doesn’t need replenished everyday. Water-soluble vitamins include Vitamin B and C.

They help to:

  • Release energy – lots of the B vitamins are key components of certain molecules that aid enzymes that help release energy from food.
  • Produce energy – some B vitamins engage in energy production
  • Build proteins and cells – Vitamins B6 and B12 metabolize amino acids and help cells to multiply
  • Make collagen – Vitamin C helps to make collagen, which supports blood vessel walls, forms a base for teeth and bones and knit together wounds

It is important for both fat-soluble and water-soluble that too much isn’t ingested. Toxic levels can build up when fat-soluble vitamins are stored for a while and high doses of Vitamin B6 can damage nerves, which cause numbness and muscle weakness. Without vitamins, it would be difficult for some vital minerals to be absorbed into the body.

For information on minerals, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Below is our range of vitamins and minerals you may find beneficial:

  • Nascent Iodine

    Traditionally the role of iodine in the biological functioning of the body was focused on its ability to maintain the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. This was particularly the regulation of metabolism and the production of T3 and T4 hormones. As the understanding of iodine continued however, it is now understood that the responsibility of iodine in the body exceeds what people thought initially by quite a significant amount.

  • multimagnesio

    Multimagnesio is a magnesium supplement which consists of different salts in order to increase the bioavailability and efficacy. The absorption of magnesium, as well as for other minerals, is closely linked to the type of salt it is administered in. Multimagnesio magnesium is supplied in the form of 5 different salts in order to obtain efficient and controlled absorption.

  • Vitamin D3

    Vibrant Health's Vitamin D3 helps you avoid vitamin D deficiency. Able to nourish cells with readily absorbable vitamin D, the daily supplement – which is available in a certified organic tablet – supports the proper functioning of the immune system and promotes better skeletal health. Of particular benefit during dark winter months, the supplement provides 4,000 i.u. of vital vitamin D. 

  • Fulvic Restore

    Fulvic Restore is a concentrated fulvic acid supplement that has been extracted from ancient plant minerals by a special water-only process. Containing high levels of fulvic acid in addition to trace minerals, amino acids, electrolytes and trace elements, it is very likely the most concentrated natural fulvic acid supplement on the market and is perfect for boosting nutrient absorption.

  • Super Natural C

    Super Natural C is a highly effective dietary supplement for those wishing to up their intake of vitamin C. Derived entirely from plant sources, including sustainable, hand-harvested Amazonian camu-camu fruit, it provides a rich source of polyphenols, known to be among nature’s most potent antioxidants. The vegan-friendly Super Natural C is a healthy alternative to synthetic vitamin supplements.

  • Trilogy Men and Women

    Trilogy combines the three most popular food supplements into a convenient daily ‘power pack’. Vibrant Health’s innovational formulation contains a comprehensive multivitamin, fish oils with high EPA and DHA content, and probiotics. Packed with plant-derived vitamins plus alkalising minerals like potassium and magnesium, the all-in-one supplement helps with a swathe of physiological functions.

  • Super Natural Chromium

    Super Natural Chromium is a good source of natural, organically bound, bioavailable chromium. By taking Super Natural Chromium, you help encourage your body to metabolise fats and carbohydrates efficiently, help balance blood glucose levels and support cardiovascular health. The nutritious green plants used to manufacture Super Natural Chromium are a good source of bioavailable antioxidants, which help defend your cells against oxygen related damage.

  • A Man's Zinc

    A Man’s Zinc is a bio-available zinc supplement that provides you with a great way to support the health of your prostate, while also increasing immune function. Over the past decade, scientific research has increasingly highlighted the important role that zinc can play in the maintenance of prostate health; both in terms of protecting cellular DNA from oxidative damage, and in terms of improving the strength and stability of individual prostate cells.

  • Krebs Zinc

    Krebs Zinc is a bio-available zinc supplement made by binding elemental zinc to five essential organic acids needed to fuel your cells. Since there is constant and unwavering demand for all five essential acids, any minerals attached to them are understood to be given preferential treatment by your body, and are often carried straight to your cells without undergoing any of the lengthy digestive processes used to regulate the uptake of most nutrients in the gut.

  • EcoPure Coral Powder

    EcoPure Coral Powder is a multi-mineral supplement in fine powder form that contains all the minerals the human body requires to function optimally. A pure coral powder with a high calcium content, it is extracted from a land-based source of coral that does not have a destructive impact on the ocean ecosystem.

  • Super Natural Calcium Powder

    Super Natural Calcium supplies calcium from a natural source, which is much more easily absorbed by our bodies. Super Natural Calcium derives the vital mineral from two plants, Hydrilla verticillata and Lithothamnium sp. The benefits of plant-based calcium include additional vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and vitamins C and B1.

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Minerals

Minerals are essential for maintaining the proper balance of water in the body. Potassium, calcium and chloride mostly do this role. Other minerals like magnesium, calcium and phosphorus are vital for keeping bones healthy. Sulfur aids in stabilizing protein structures including some that make up skin, nails and hair. Benefits of minerals include:

  • Proper fluid balance
  • Healthy bones and teeth
  • Muscle contraction
  • Nerve transmission
  • Immune system health

Trace minerals are just as important as minerals so don’t be put off by the name. The body just doesn’t need as many trace minerals as minerals, hence the name. Trace minerals are vital for:

  • Oxygen transportation around the body
  • Making protein and genetic material
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Antioxidation
  • Iron metabolism