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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that are needed by the body in small amounts to maintain a healthy body. Vitamins can be classified as fat-soluble and water-soluble. While vitamins A, D, E, and K, require fat to get dissolved in the body, vitamins B and C break down in the water before being absorbed, therefore they are called water-soluble vitamins.

Similarly, minerals such as calcium, sodium, and potassium are the elements that are majorly found in water and soil but are essential for the proper functioning of the body. 

Vitamins and minerals can be obtained by consuming a balanced diet containing a range of nutritious and unprocessed foods.

What is a multivitamin?

A multivitamin is a comprehensive dietary supplement that provides additional nutrients to the body. A multivitamin can contain a combination of vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, and other nutrients. Multivitamins are usually available in the form of capsules and tablets.

Uses of a multivitamins

Multivitamins help maintain a healthy lifestyle by delivering a steady supply of essential nutrients that boost immunity, relieve stress, improve skin health, and speed up metabolism. Multivitamins are also prescribed to overcome nutrient deficiencies. Therefore, the dosage of multivitamins may differ depending on their specific needs. Multivitamins also act as antioxidants and help the body fight infections and viruses.

Different types of multivitamins

The most common vitamins available in a multivitamin include A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, E, and D. They may also include different amounts of additional nutrients such as ginseng, taurine, iron, magnesium, folic acid, and zinc. 

 

Different types of multivitamins are:

 

Multivitamin Tablets: These are the most widely available and affordable supplements that are packaged as hard pills with a long shelf life. A multivitamin tablet has the potential of delivering 10-20% of the nutrients into your bloodstream.

Multivitamin Capsules: These soft-shelled capsules contain a multivitamin in the form of a gel/liquid. Despite their limited shelf life, multivitamin capsules are efficiently absorbed by the body.

Multivitamin Syrups: Syrups absorb nearly all elements and minerals, making them the most effective way to consume multivitamins. They are widely used by children and older people.

Vitamins & minerals deficiencies and supplementation

While vitamins A, D, E, and K stay in body fat and liver for a long time, water-soluble vitamins get released out of the body after a short period, resulting in deficiencies. Similarly, a lack of enough minerals in the diet or increased demand by the body (for instance, in the case of pregnancy and lactation) can also result in a deficiency.  

In such cases, doctors may recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to correct the deficiencies. Supplements should only be used for a short period after consulting with your doctor or a dietitian.

Frequently asked questions

How many types of vitamins are there?

There are two types of vitamins: water-soluble and fat-soluble. B vitamins (1,2,3,5,6,8,9 and 12) and vitamin C are the water-soluble vitamins. Vitamin A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble vitamins.

What is the importance of vitamins?

Adequate amounts of vitamins are necessary for carrying out various functions in the body including maintenance of eyesight, energy levels, cell growth, bone health, a healthy immune system, blood coagulation, and others. 

Where can I find vitamins?

Vitamins are typically found in fruits and vegetables, but they can also be found in grains, dairy, meat, and meat substitutes. Vitamin-fortified drinks and snacks are also available in the market. One must consume a healthy and balanced diet to obtain all the required vitamins.

What is the importance of minerals?

Just like vitamins, minerals are essential for the maintenance of bones, muscles, heart, brain, and a variety of other body activities. Calcium, iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc are some of the most important minerals for your body.

Can I get symptoms due to the lack of vitamins and minerals?

 Yes, deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals can result in sickness. Some of the common symptoms of these deficiencies include: 

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Leg cramps
  • Difficulty in concentrating 

 

The presence of these symptoms does not conclude a deficiency. Therefore, you must consult a doctor for a comprehensive checkup to assess your condition.
 

Do I need to take any supplements?

Supplements are usually prescribed to achieve the nutritional requirements that cannot be fulfilled through diet. Depending on the requirement, the doctors may prescribe you specific supplements.