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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are vital nutrients needed for hundreds 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. Many of them travel through the body via proteins acting 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 feel the impacts of deficiency, as your body has stores 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 vital to have these vitamins regularly as part of your diet. Although, in saying this, there is a big supply of B12 in our liver that doesn’t need replenished every day. Water-soluble vitamins include Vitamin B and C.

They help to:

  • Release energy – lots of B vitamins are key components of certain molecules that aid enzymes which help release energy from food
  • Produce energy – some B vitamins engage in energy production
  • Build proteins and cells – Vitamins B6 and B12 metabolise 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 knits 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 vitamin and mineral supplements you may find beneficial.

  • Fulvic restore 100ml

    Fulvic Restore is a concentrated fulvic acid supplement that has been extracted from ancient plant minerals without the use of chemicals. 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.

  • Nascent Iodine

    Nascent Iodine from Harmonic Innerprizes is the perfect supplement for increasing your iodine intake and avoiding deficiency. Whereas conventional iodine has a molecular structure, Nascent Iodine is in atomic form – considered the safest, most effective form available. Indeed, the atomic structure is the same form of iodine the body creates from dietary sources.

  • Frunutta Vitamin D3 1000iu

    Frunutta's Sublingual Vitamin D3 supplement gets where you need it to, fast. The sublingual tablet dissolves and disperses quickly under the tongue, instantly absorbing into the bloodstream and bypassing the stomach. Two strengths are available – 1,000iu and 5,000iu – and both are free from chemicals, coatings and fillers. Frunutta keeps all of the good stuff and eliminates all of the bad.

  • multimagnesio

    Multimagnesio consists of five different magnesium salts to increase 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's constituents are activated using the spagyric method by the renowned Italian company Erbenobili, and a daily serving will meet 100% of your magnesium needs.

  • Frunutta Vitamin B12

    With Frunutta’s sublingual Vitamin B12 supplement, you can quickly and effortlessly top up your levels of this important nutrient. The supplement's Micro Quick Absorb tablets provide 1,000mg of vitamin B12 per serving and dissolve easily under the tongue to enter the bloodstream directly. They also contain none of the coatings, chemicals or fillers typical of the majority of vitamin supplements on the market.

  • 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, the vegan-friendly Super Natural C is a healthy alternative to synthetic vitamin supplements. Each serving provides 266mg of natural vitamin C.

  • Frunutta Biotin 5000

    Frunutta's Sublingual Biotin supplement is as pure as it is potent. Each Micro Quick Absorb® tablet provides 5,000 mcg of biotin, and the vitamin is free from preservatives, colours, chemicals and coatings – hence the reason it's much smaller than most vitamin tablets. Frunutta's sublingual pills dissolve quickly under the tongue, bypassing the stomach and quickly enterting the bloodstream.

  • Frunutta Vitamin C 500 mg

    Frunutta's sublingual Vitamin C is a small, potent dietary supplement that dissolves under your tongue, bypassing the stomach and quickly absorbing into the bloodstream. Easy to take and devoid of chemicals, coatings and fillers, it provides a generous daily dosage of 500mg vitamin C, allowing you to enjoy the nutrient's appreciable antioxidant properties.

  • Frunutta Iron 25mg

    Frunutta Women's Health Sublingual Iron will help you effectively raise your levels of dietary iron. The unique supplement, which dissolves easily under the tongue and thus quickly enters the bloodstream, is made without additives or preservatives in the USA. Each micro tablet contains 25mg of iron as ferrous fumarate, equal to 139% of your RDA.

  • Frunutta Zinc

    Frunutta’s sublingual combination supplement helps to boost your levels of zinc and vitamin C. Each highly absorbable instant-dissolve tablet contains 15mg of vitamin C and 5mg of zinc, and is free from the fillers, binders and preservatives typical of most supplements. Whether you wish to support immune health or nurture overall wellbeing, Frunutta’s sublingual Zinc + Vitamin C is perfect.

  • Frunutta Sublingual Vitamin K2

    Frunutta’s sublingual Vitamin K2 supplement is perfect for anyone wishing to increase their intake. Ultra-potent and free from unnecessary fillers, binders or artificial ingredients, the easy-to-take, one-a-day supplement supplies 500mcg of vitamin K2 (MK-4). By going sublingual, Frunutta are able to eliminate the chemicals and impurities found in ordinary vitamin supplements.

  • Frunutta Folic Acid 1000 mcg

    Frunutta’s sublingual Folic Acid supplement lets you quickly and easily increase your levels of this essential B vitamin. A high-strength, one-a-day supplement, its small Micro Quick Absorb® tablets are designed to offer superior absorption. Just place the tiny tablet beneath your tongue and let it dissolve. No swallowing, no shots, no water, no complaints!

  • WHC Vitamin K2 + D3

    Formulated by award-winning fish oil manufacturer WHC, Vitamin K2 + D3 is a high-quality dietary supplement. Engineered to support bone, muscle and immune health, it combines the superior forms of vitamin D and vitamin K in a single pearl tablet. If you're worried about getting enough of these important nutrients, just take one tablet per day to ease your mind and support good health. 

  • 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. 

  • Magnesium Table Salt

    Zechstein Miracle's magnesium-enriched, low-sodium salt was developed and manufactured by Oriola-KD, the company behind the world-famous PANSALT. Although it has the look, taste and texture of common salt, it contains half as much sodium. It also contains higher levels of magnesium and potassium. If your meal's healthy, why use processed, mineral-stripped salt?

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Minerals

Minerals are essential for maintaining the proper balance of water in the body. Potassium, calcium and chloride mostly perform this function. Other minerals like magnesium, calcium and phosphorus are vital for keeping bones healthy. Sulfur aids in stabilising protein structures including some that make up skin, nails and hair, while selenium has antioxidant properties. Although mineral consumption is important for maintaining overall good health, specific 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 simply doesn’t need as many trace minerals as minerals, hence the 'trace' part. Trace minerals are vital for:

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

While different minerals are required in different amounts, they are all essential. As ever where diet is concerned, balance is key.