Nutrients & Supplements

  1. Trace Minerals — An Overlooked Part of Good Health and Well-Being

    Trace Minerals — An Overlooked Part of Good Health and Well-Being

    The body only requires a small amount of trace minerals, but they are essential to health. This article discusses mineral functions in the body, minerals in the diet, mineral deficiency, and trace mineral supplements, including manganese, boron, and zinc.

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  2. Zinc Plays Many Roles in Health and Well-Being

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    The mineral zinc helps us maintain optimal health and well-being. This article explores body functions and health benefits of zinc, who is at risk for zinc insufficiency, and problems related to zinc deficiency. Zinc containing foods and use of zinc supplements is also discussed.

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  3. Vitamin D — A Nutrient With Many Health Benefits

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," has many benefits that make it critical for almost all aspects of health. This article discusses the health benefits of vitamin D, why vitamin D deficiency is common, and how to get enough vitamin D, including by supplementation.

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