From babyccinos to play dates: a glossary for parents-to-be
by Katja Fischer
Vitamins and minerals are essential for a strong immune system and energy in everyday life. That's why you will find all the necessary substances from magnesium to vitamin D and omega 3.
Under certain life circumstances such as pregnancy, increasing age, winter or increased stress, the need for vitamins and minerals can be increased. Moreover, the body cannot produce most vitamins itself, which is why intake through the diet or dietary supplements is essential for some bodily functions.
The following overview shows which vitamins and minerals are particularly important for which areas.
Magnesium: Is one of the most important minerals for humans and serves primarily the heart as well as the muscles and nerves. It can counteract muscle cramps and general restlessness.
Calcium: Helps the body maintain strong bones and teeth.
Vitamin A: Helps the eyes distinguish between light and dark. That's why it's also known as the eye vitamin. In addition, vitamin A helps build and regenerate skin and contributes to skin elasticity.
Vitamin B: This is a whole series of different vitamins that have different effects or functions depending on the B vitamin. The most popular B vitamin for dietary supplementation is vitamin B12. This contributes to the formation of red blood cells, cell division, as well as reducing fatigue. It is also important for normal mental function and the nervous system.
Vitamin C: It is involved in many metabolic processes in the body and protects it from free radicals, which is why it is especially known for its positive effect on the immune system. Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, which is why it is often taken in combination.
Vitamin D: Is mainly responsible for the formation of strong bones, muscles and teeth and also strengthens the immune system. Since the body can produce vitamin D itself, for example when sunbathing, it is also called sun vitamin.
Vitamin E: Serves as a defuser of free radicals and is thus considered a cell protection vitamin. Vitamin E is said to counteract skin aging and make it more elastic.
Vitamin K: Supports the body in blood clotting factors.
With us you will find a wide selection of vitamins and minerals in the form of tablets, dragées, powder or liquid of the brands Nu3, Supradyn, Berocca and many more.