Click on the sections below to learn about what vitamins can do for you and to see the recommended daily allowances. Women: lower end, Men: higher end

Water Soluble    Fat Soluble    Minerals

Water Soluble Vitamins: Vitamin C and all of the B vitamins

Water soluble vitamins are vitamins that the body does not store. These vitamins dissolve in water when they are ingested and then after that they go in to the blood stream. The body keeps what it needs at the time and then whatever is not used is excreted in the urine. Since your body cannot store these types of vitamins it is essential that you have a continuous supply of these vitamins on a daily basis to maintain good health.

Fat Soluble Vitamins: Vitamins A, D, E and K

Fat soluble vitamins are those that are stored in the body. When these types of vitamins are ingested they dissolve in fat. In the digestive system, the body uses what it needs at the time and stores the rest for future use.

Macrominerals (greater than 100mg): calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur

Traceminerals (less than 100mg): iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride, selenium

Remember not to exceed the RDA for vitamins and minerals because it can lead to negative health effects. Taking a multi-vitamin or any other vitamins/minerals that are not found in your daily food intake are not necessary if you have a healthy diet.

Daily Vitamin Intake: 1mg = 1,000mcg