Multivitamins and Minerals
Why are multivitamins and minerals essential for my health?
At Swinton pharmacy near Manchester we offer a multivitamins and minerals service. Majority of people receive all these required nutrients from a balanced diet, although sometimes some people need extra supplements or just aren’t receiving enough of them. Minerals and vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to function properly. By eating a balanced diet, most people can get all the nutrients they need.
Multivitamins and mineral supplements are available at Swinton pharmacy for people who need more nutrients such as those who are pregnant/breastfeeding or just need the extra vitamins and minerals to function.
Multivitamins and minerals are essential to keeping your body operating properly. Some vitamins will help your body fight infections and keep your nerves healthy. While others may help your body get energy from food or help your blood clot properly. Whereas minerals are elements that our bodies need to function that can be found in foods. Minerals such as iodine and fluoride, are only needed in small quantities. Others like calcium magnesium and potassium, are needed in large amounts.
There are two main categories of vitamins that are essential for the body to function, these are:
- Water soluble vitamins – Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, so you need to have them more often. If you have more than you need then your body will get rid of the extra vitamins when you urinate.
- Fat soluble vitamins – These vitamins require fat for absorption. You are able to find these vitamins in fatty foods such as dairy foods and animal fats.
Why are they important for your overall health?
To have a balanced diet you need to consume all the water and fat-soluble vitamins. Multivitamins and minerals such as calcium are essential for your body to grow and remain healthy. Multivitamins help your immune system to function properly. However, for that to happen you need to eat a balanced diet. Unfortunately, not everyone consumes all the necessary food groups. That’s where multivitamins come in. When you don’t get enough vitamins, your body has to work harder to perform simple tasks, this can lead to fatigue and other health problems. Getting enough vitamins and minerals improves your brain functions that are responsible for your mood.
At Swinton pharmacy near Manchester we are here to provide the local community with the knowledge and advice regarding multivitamins and minerals. It can be beneficial to ensure your either consuming multivitamins through food or taking them.
For more information regarding this service, get in touch with us today.
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