Vitamins and Minerals are essential nutrients because they perform hundreds of roles in the body everyday. In order for your body to produce skin, muscle, bone and rich red blood that carries nutrients and oxygen all over, your body requires some raw materials which include vitamins, minerals and dietary components that your body needs but cannot manufacture on its own in sufficient amounts.
Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients because acting in synergy they perform numerous roles in the body as well as converting your food into vital energy. Most of us are very familiar with the term ‘Supplements’ by now and have probably purchased some Vitamins or Minerals at some point. While Vitamins and Minerals differ in basic ways, we need adequate levels of both for optimum performance.
For example .. Most of us would reach for the Vitamin C when feeling the onset of a cold, but how do you know it is Vitamin C your body actually requires?
Research has confirmed that catching colds and flu may actually be a symptom of an underlying Vitamin D deficiency, so it makes more sense to strengthen your immune system by checking your Vitamin and Mineral levels regularly in order to AVOID deficiencies or depletion in any essential nutrient, and ensure your body is really getting the Vitamin and Minerals it really requires.