It can be useful to keep checking in on all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Hopefully this can help you check in with each group. We keep a chart in our kitchen for easy reference which you can find here.
Vital to get Omega 3. Essential for brain and nerve function.
For growth and repair of body tissue. For hormones and enzymes.
Needed for bones and teeth, sight, growth and repair. Also an antioxidant
Needed for Calcium use. Healthy bones and teeth. May need to supplement in the winter
Used to protect against disease and for skin health Antioxidant
Fights infection. For blood clotting and healthy bones
B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxin)
Important for energy, using fats and protein. For cell growth and nervous system
Used in nerve formation and cell production. Deficiency can lead to anaemia
Used to fight infection and heal woundsAntioxidant
Used in production of red blood cells and oxygen transportation. Best absorbed with Vitamin C. (avoid tea and coffee around meals)
For teeth, bones and muscles. Also for hormones and blood clotting
Important for the immune system and wound healing
Important for metabolism and healthy functioning of thyroid gland. Iodine in veg depends on the soil, seaweeds are the best sources.
For bone strength, nerve and muscle function.
Selenium is an antioxidant and fights disease. Potassium for blood pressure and Calcium balance
Fluorine, copper, cobalt, chromium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum For bones, teeth, skin, hair, and red blood cells. Fighting against diseases.
For energy. Use complex carbohydrates Avoid sugar, white flour and processed grains.
Keeps bowels healthy, lowers cholesterol, and regulates appetite.