Vitamins and minerals are the main substance for the body function and health. Various kinds of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, biotin, cholin, inositol and folic acid), C, D, E, Calcium, Fluoride, Iodine, Iron , potassium sodium and so forth.
The recommended amount per day needs or RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is the amount of vitamins and minerals needed each day. Standard amount needed by the body created by the USA Academy of Sciences and the estimated enough for a child’s development and prevention of vitamin and mineral deficiency in adults. The number of these needs differ according to age and gender.
The best way to get vitamins and minerals is from food daily. A balanced diet with a variety of food, enough to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals daily (cereals, fish, chicken, meat, milk, eggs, fruits, nuts, dried beans, fresh green vegetables).
According to Barbara Paulsen, when consumption of vitamins and minerals have been obtained through actual food you no longer need additional supplements of vitamins and minerals, except in special circumstances. Now a lot of vitamins and mineral supplements on the market and can be purchased without a prescription.
Vitamins and minerals are provided primarily on during pregnancy, lactation, in infants born prematurely. Patients with chronic diseases resulting from malnutrition. In certain conditions such as kidney failure, requiring a low protein diet, impaired gastric absorption, dehydration (which required the mineral potassium / sodium / others).
For colds disease, can be aided by vitamin C – even though not all doctors agree with that opinion. For people who run a vegetarian diet (is diet of vegetables without milk / eggs), will experience a shortage of vitamin B12.