Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are critical for health and well-being. They are known as "micronutrients," as they are compounds and elements needed in only very small amounts. Despite the small amounts required, many people can unknowingly have deficiencies in many of these key nutrients.

The purpose of this guide is to provide in-depth information on these important nutrients. We have compiled comprehensive articles on what they are, how vitamins and minerals function in the body, why you need them for good health, signs and symptoms of deficiency, good dietary sources, supplementation info, and more.

We keep this guide up-to-date with the articles covering the information, news, and research on vitamins and minerals. Visit often to stay current on the most recent information and recommendations. You can find articles on specific vitamins and minerals from any page in the site by selecting any of the article categories listed on the right-hand menu. Or, use our search function located on the top right-hand side of each page to find exactly what you're looking for.

Vitamin Guide

Browse our General Articles About Vitamins or view articles and information on specific vitamins listed below.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin B5

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin B5 Articles and News

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin B9

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin B9 Articles and News

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin B12

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin B12 Articles and News

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin C

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin C Articles and News

Vitamin D (Calciferol)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin D

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin D Articles and News

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin E

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin E Articles and News

Vitamin H (Biotin)

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin H (Biotin)

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin H (Biotin) Articles and News

Vitamin K

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin K

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Vitamin K Articles and News

Mineral Guide

Browse our General Articles About Minerals or view articles and information on specific minerals listed below.

Calcium

Benefits and Functions of Calcium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Calcium Articles and News

Chromium

Benefits and Functions of Chromium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Chromium Articles and News

Copper

Benefits and Functions of Copper

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Copper Articles and News

Flourine

Benefits and Functions of Flourine

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Flourine Articles and News

Iodine

Benefits and Functions of Iodine

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Iodine Articles and News

Iron

Benefits and Functions of Iron

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Iron Articles and News

Magnesium

Benefits and Functions of Magnesium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Magnesium Articles and News

Manganese

Benefits and Functions of Manganese

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Manganese Articles and News

Molybdenum

Benefits and Functions of Molybdenum

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Molybdenum Articles and News

Phosphorous

Benefits and Functions of Phosphorous

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Phosphorous Articles and News

Potassium

Benefits and Functions of Potassium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Potassium Articles and News

Selenium

Benefits and Functions of Selenium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Selenium Articles and News

Sodium

Benefits and Functions of Sodium

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Sodium Articles and News

Sulphur (Sulfur)

Benefits and Functions of Sulphur

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Sulphur Articles and News

Zinc

Benefits and Functions of Zinc

Requirements and Dietary Sources

Signs of Deficiency and Overdose

Zinc Articles and News